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Coconut Custard Pie With One Whirl of the Blender

Preheat the oven to 375 degreesPut the following ingredients in your blender and whirl around until smooth: 1/2 cup flour (we use whole wheat pastry flour)1 tablespoon oil4 eggs2 cups milk (we’ve used regular whole milk from the store and raw goat’s milk from a friend, both work fine, though the goat’s milk version seemed […]

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Skillet Meat Supper

Make up a batch of this meat sauce. Freeze in one pint portions, or use one pint immediately to make the following skillet supper: Heat in a separate pan:Corn- either one can, drained (about 1 1/2 cups) or frozen (1 1/2 cups, and diced peppers- one fresh green one, about 3/4 a cup of frozen […]

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Slice the top off of four beets- put the tops in a shallow pan of water- you don’t want them to float, just remain moist so they can grow more greens. Peel the beets and slice them, put them in a small baking dish. Dot with butter, and bake at 350 until they no longer […]

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Caraway Seed Quick Bread- Soaked Grain Version

This has always been one of my favorite quick breads, and now that I’ve had the soaked version, I love it even more.  WOW.The original recipe is from A World of Breads., by Delores Castella.  I have posted the original, which, again, is incredibly delicous, here. For this batch, because I am trying flour soaking, […]

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Caraway Seed Quick Bread

This is one of my favorite quick breads, and though I think it is especially good in the fall, it’s good other times as well. We had it just last week with pineapple sausage, and it was a yummy side-dish.The recipe is from A World of Breads., by Delores Castella. The original recipe is for […]

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Welcome to The Common Kitchen- the recipe blog for The Common Room.  I will be using this blog to stash all our posted recipes to make it easier to find them again! Welcome, look around, leave a comment, cook a recipe, and leave us a note in the comments. And if you have a recipe […]

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Fry some diced onion: Onion is optional, but I like to start by frying some onion in a heavy duty skillet with just a bit of oil- this is my grandmother’s cast iron pan, well seasoned. I have used green onions, yellow onions, sweet onions, and red onions- it just depends on what is in […]

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Turnip Slaw

Salad- Turnip Slaw 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper (we have used green, and we also buy bags of frozen chopped peppers in the winter and just use some of that)1/4 cup green onions, thinly snipped with scissors1/4 cup mayonnaise1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar1 tablespoon sugar or honey1/4 teaspoon sea salt1/4 teaspoon pepper4 cups of […]

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Salmon Quesedillas

Salmon Quesedillas Ingredients:Salmonlemon juicegarlicbasilgreen oniontortillascoconut oilbuttergrated cheese Combine cooked salmon- either two cans of salmon or the equivalent amount of fresh or frozen cooked salmon- with lemon juice (about two tablespoons), minced garlic (about two tablespoons, but there could always be more garlic), a couple of tablespoons of basil, and some diced green onion (about […]

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