Category: It’s Time to Cook

Homemade Pancakes Recipe & Tips for the Perfect Pancake

You know it’s the weekend at our house when you smell bacon and hear the sizzle of homemade pancakes hitting  the griddle.  I’ve made more pancakes than any other breakfast food and have picked up a few tips along the way to make the perfect homestyle pancake just like Grandma made. Here are some of my favorite tips for making homemade pancakes: For the fluffiest pancakes substitute club soda for the milk, it will make them lighter and fluffier. Heat the griddle until drops of water dance and evaporate immediately. Use only a 1/4 cup measuring cup full of batter for...

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Melt in Your Mouth Amish Sugar Cookies

On a cold winter day nothing hits the spot better than a cup of tea and a couple melt in your mouth Amish sugar cookies.  Made with simple ingredients that you should have in your pantry these are one of my family’s favorite cookies. Melt in Your Mouth Amish Sugar Cookies 2017-01-11 20:46:20 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup sugar 1 cup unsalted softened butter 1 cup Canola oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 eggs 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tarter Instructions...

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Pumpkin Cranberry Walnut Bread

There’s always an abundant supply of pie pumpkins at our house this time of year.  Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cookies and since I am not a big sweet fan my favorite Pumpkin Cranberry Walnut Bread.  This recipe is not overly sweet and has half the sugar as regular sweet bread.  A perfect pair to a cup of tea or coffee on a cool fall evening. Pumpkin Cranberry Walnut Bread 2016-11-13 18:49:21 Serves 12 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 15 min Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 1...

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Old Fashion Apple Crisp

 Straight from my Grandmother’s Recipe Box Nothing makes a house feel more like a home than the smell of something baking in the oven!  As hubby was outside mowing fields I spent the day in the kitchen filling my house with a yummy warm cinnamon and apple smell. I had the windows open and could hear the chickens peeping, the pigs snorting and an occasional moo from the cows.  The butterflies were dancing from zinnia to zinnia in my flower garden drinking up the last of the nectar before frost took them away until next year. It was a...

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Too much zucchini? Try Chocolate Zucchini Bread

It looked like a great idea when I planted a whole package of zucchini seeds a couple months ago!  I think every seed grew and I am now drowning in zucchini!  I’ve shredded, fried, grated, and frozen as much as my family can take and still have them popping up everywhere. Who feels my pain? I look forward to this time of the year, but have to admit I have zucchinied my family to death:) In my quest to find a new recipe and a clever way to include more zucchini in my families diet I came across this wonderful...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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