Finger jello is a favorite treat of my crew, even now that the boys are bigger. It's fun food. We like to use the Knox gelatin finger jello recipe, so we can use the fruit juice of our choice. If you want to make finger jello without gelatin, try substituting agar agar. During apple season, we make apple cider gelatin, which is quite yummy. [Read more…]
This coconut oil fudge recipe has no refined sugar (it's sweetened with honey or maple syrup) and is loaded with healthy coconut oil. (Yes, coconut oil is good for you!) You can mix it up in just a few minutes – without turning on the stove – and it's a great not-too-sweet treat to keep on hand in the fridge.
Just so you know, if you're looking for ways to cook roadkill, i.e., critters that have met their ends in traffic, this is not that kind of post. This is about a quick and easy, budget friendly sandwich spread recipe. It's a great way to stretch leftover bits of meat into another meal. I grew up calling it “roadkill”; it may have different names other places. If you're skipping bread, you can also use it as a dip with some veggie sticks. [Read more…]
Cow tongue, beef tongue, ox tongue – no matter what you call it, learning how to cook beef tongue may seem intimidating, but it's surprisingly easy to do. The simple cooking method that I like to use creates a tender, delicious cut of meat that can be served like a roast or sliced thin and used cold for sandwiches. Since we buy our beef in bulk from a local friend who raises grassfed steers, it's important for us to be to be able to use up all the odd bits. [Read more…]
These easy Christmas cookies let you turn one batch of dough into three different cookies. Two of the recipes are sliced and one is rolled, making it easy to prep them for baking. (No cookie cutters needed!) The basic dough makes lemon-almond cookies, chocolate-mint thumbprint cookies and chocolate freckle cookies. [Read more…]