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Quinoa and Amaranth Crockpot Breakfast

This was ridiculously simple. It made more than enough to feed 5 people with leftovers (because two of the 8 people here are teenaged boys who rummaged for leftover pizza). 2 cups of amaranth 2 cups of quinoa 8 cups of water brown sugar to taste about 1/3 cup coconut oil or other fat Melt […]

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Gingerbread Muffins

Memorial Day Weekend we had our oldest daughter and her family of four, the single man who had been a groomsmen in their wedding three years ago, a teenaged boy who is a friend of our son’s, and a friend of mine from church (a deaf lady who is teaching me sign while pretending I […]

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Oatmeal Muffins, using leftover oatmeal

Not for beginners.  Click on the picture to enlarge.  If your muffin tin was new when you got it, and it doesn’t look like this one- you probably should not attempt this recipe yet.   This money-saving recipe comes from one of my great-grandmother’s many cookbooks, this particular cookbook focused on saving money on the […]

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Slow Cooked Grains Version 632

See here for previous incarnation 2 cups oat groats1/4 cup quinoa1/2 cup yogurt, plain or flavored Tablespoon or a bit less of cinnamon1/2 teaspoon cloves and allspice2 teaspoon vanilla1/2 cup dried fruit (more if you like. I had some dehydrated peaches and home-dried berries)1/2 cup coconut sugar1/2 cup or more of coconut oil or butter. […]

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Artichoke Cheese Squares

Artichoke Cheese Squares 2 tablespoons oil, olive, coconut, or other1/3 cup minced onion (or green onion, snipped)2 teaspoons minced garlic4 eggs 1 jar (10 ounce) artichoke hearts packed in oil – drained and chopped- reserve drained oil to make an italian salad dressing. 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 2 teaspoons dried parsley1/4 teaspoon oregano 1/2 […]

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Yet Another Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole

4, 2, 1, 1/2 That’s not a cryptic combination to my high school locker or a secret code. It’s what I had to keep saying in my mind over and over to remember the recipe I put together, half from memory of another family favorite, and half ad libbing, improvisational cooking in the kitchen. Each […]

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The Apricot Coffee Cake that Slaughtered My Grain-free, Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Aspirations

1 cup butter, softened1 1/2 cups sugar3 eggs1 cup sour cream3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour (used all wheat pastry flour)1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 (12 ounce) jar apricot preserves,divided Cream butter, sugar, and sour cream. Whip eggs, add with remaining ingredients, except the apricot preserves. Grease and lightly flour a ten inch […]

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WFand GF Pumpkin Nut Muffins

Somebody sent me this recipe, but I forgot to make a note of who or where it came from: Pumpkin Nut Muffins(wheat-free and gluten-free) ½ cup coconut flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon ground nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground clovesOR 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mixture½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt6 eggs, whisked4 Tablespoons coconut oil (or unsalted […]

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Oatmeal Casserole

Here’s another favorite oatmeal standby- I first discovered the original about 18 years ago in the big family newsletter Bill and Mary Pride’s family published (I cannot think of the name right now, but it was full of helpful, practical advice and recipes from other larger than average families). The original recipe used butter or […]

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Here’s our granola recipe:Skillet Granola- this recipe is quicker to make than most granola recipes (you can mix it up, cook it and eat it in less than half an hour), but it doesn’t store for as long because it’s moister than the oven dried granola. This does not matter to us because we eat […]

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