Easy, Homedmade Recipes

Below you'll find our collection of homemade recipes that you can easily make for you and your family. If you start to take the time to read labels of prepared food, you'll soon realize that there is often more unnatural ingredients than natural and you can certainly do better by preparing your food from scratch. Not only will homemade meals be healthier for you without all those unnecessary additives, but it will in the long run be much cheaper. And it goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway, taste way better; just like mom, dad and/or grandma used to make. Sure you can buy all natural prepared food, but it typically is expensive and we would still say not as tasty as a good ol' fashioned homemade meal.

3 Unordinary Cranberry Sauce Recipes – Fresh Relish, Cooked Whole and Jellied

homemade cranberry sauce recipesLike many of you, I grew up eating jellied cranberry sauce from the can…Plop. Then one Thanksgiving, a guest brought homemade orange-cranberry sauce that [Read more…]

Copycat Cronut Recipes For Your Croissant-Doughnut Fix

Have you heard of Cronuts®? It’s the resulting pastry love-child from a [Read more…]

Quick and Easy Cast Iron Skillet Clafoutis Recipe

Clafoutis has been one of my favorite cast iron skillet recipes because it such a quick and easy dessert to make. With our abundant fruit this year from our trees,I have alternated between making peach and apple clafoutis, straying from the traditional cherry.

So feel free to [Read more…]

Easy Homemade Old-Fashioned Hard Candy Recipe

I like eating all kinds of hard candy, but I don’t like artificial flavors or colors in them.

Sometimes I even find the bags of old-fashioned candy has weird stuff in them. So I decided to make [Read more…]

Cast Iron Skillet Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

I first made a Dutch baby pancake with peaches in the skillet, but decided I liked to cook a plain Dutch baby and then add our peach preserves when serving. This way the crispy integrity of the pancake is held up and not softened by the peaches.

A Dutch baby pancake, or sometimes called a German or [Read more…]

Easy Cast Iron Skillet Cobbler and Crisp Recipes

It only made sense to make some cast iron skillet peach cobbler and peach crisp when our two peach trees produced a bumper crop of ripe, juicy fruit this year. Of course you can substitute any fruit you like for these recipes such as apple, cherry, blackberry or [Read more…]

Homemade Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe with Chewy Graham Cracker Crust Morsels

Because I love cheesecake, it only makes sense to make homemade cheesecake ice cream. I love having chunky ice cream with bits and pieces of yummy mix-ins, so it also only made sense to add buttery-sweet, soft and chewy graham cracker crust morsels to [Read more…]

Easy Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Ice Cream Topping Recipe

Homemade magic shell is another one of those ridiculously easy recipes that can be made for less cost and better flavor than the store-bought brands. You just need two ingredients: chocolate chips and [Read more…]

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

I love the marriage of chocolate and peanut butter. One of my favorite treats has been Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but my deal now is that if I want dessert I have to make it from scratch. So I decided to make no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars (love no-bake recipes in the summertime) that are similar in taste to [Read more…]

Easy Homemade Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet Recipes

Here are some of our favorite homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet recipes we have tried using the Cuisinart ICE-21 Ice Cream Maker (our review).

Basic Vanilla Ice Cream Base Recipe

You can of course flavor this vanilla base anyway you like. We have made strawberry, [Read more…]