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Bacon and Butternut Squash Risotto {And a Winter Squash Recipe Round-Up!}

By | October 31, 2013

We had our first snow today in my part of Michigan! It was beautiful, but cold, and it finally convinced us to turn our heat on for the first time this season. Warming, hearty dishes are definitely in order these days. Winter squash such as pumpkin, butternut, and acorn are very filling and can be Read More

Raspberry Fool: An Old-Fashioned Dessert

By | September 19, 2013

Autumn raspberries are in season now throughout most of the United States. Head to a pick-your-own farm and get them fresh! There is simply no comparison between fresh-picked berries and store bought. You’ll have until the first frost to collect them, but don’t let that date sneak up on you! You will be in much better Read More

Easy Crock Pot Yogurt Tutorial

By | August 16, 2013

Making my own yogurt was one of the first projects I took on when I adopted a real food diet. I was excited by how easy it was, and how much money I could save that way (we’re big yogurt-eaters around here!). Two years later, yogurt-making is still a regular part of my cooking routine. Read More

Soak Up the Sun…In Your Tea!

By | July 24, 2013

By Elsie, Contributing Writer Where I live in Michigan, we’re only supposed to “need” air conditioning eight days out of the year. Trusting the locals, my husband and I have passed our second summer here with all fans blasting and a steady supply of iced tea on hand. We’ve lost track of the days that Read More

Southern Blueberry Cobbler

By | June 27, 2013

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer One of the reasons why food is so powerful is because it creates a bridge to the past. Food reminds us of our roots and connects us to people who cooked for us, fed us, and ate with us. Blueberry cobbler reminds me of my paternal grandmother, born and raised Read More

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