Hippie Meat(less) Loaf

Hippie Meat(less) Loaf Whole foods, veggies, chickpeas, all packed into a meatless version of your favorite comfort food, meatloaf. This recipe is from the cookbook, Plant Pure Nation, under the name "Beanie Veggie Loaf." I seldom make it as written. I will share the recipe and some ideas for adaptation. It is a little involved... Continue Reading →

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole (Vegetarian Option)

  Chicken Pot Pie Casserole (Vegetarian Option) Easier than making a pastry crust but just as delicious, this biscuit-style topping is baked golden brown over a layer of vegetables and chicken in tasty gravy. You can easily make this dish vegetarian by skipping the meat altogether and its just as tasty as a vegetable potpie!... Continue Reading →

Favorite Banana Bread (vegan option)

Favorite Banana Bread (vegan option) I recently served both the vegan and regular options for this bread at a church breakfast and everyone asks for the recipe! The crushed pineapple makes it so moist. 2 cups all purpose flour (I use white whole wheat for this)1 1/2 cups sugar (I use raw)3 bananas (mashed)2 *eggs... Continue Reading →

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels A wonderful soft pretzel recipe that's fun to make with family and friends. A cheese sauce and honey mustard dip recipe to serve alongside. These are a little labor-intensive, but that's part of the fun of working together. Pretzels3 cups warm water2 TBSP yeast2/3 cup brown sugar10 cups flour3 cups boiling water for... Continue Reading →

Blackberry or Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake

Blackberry or Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake This melt-in-your-mouth dessert will wow your family and friends. Velvety lemony cheesecake with berry puree swirled through on a gingersnap crust. A little bit of work to make it, but absolutely worth the effort! From A+ Recipes from Hickory Hollow Christian School, submitted by Laura Showalter. 9-inch springform pan 1... Continue Reading →

Ginger Turmeric Immunity Shots

These are a bit messy to make and the turmeric turns your juicer and your hands orange. If you are not interested in making these on your own, a pre-made version of them can be bought in most supermarkets. They can be found locally-made at The Village Juice and Kitchen in Harrisonburg, a place you... Continue Reading →

Mom’s Creamy Grape Salad

Mom's Creamy Grape Salad This creamy grape salad is refreshing during the summer and a lighter alternative to traditional desserts of the holiday season. Using red and green grapes makes it a nice Christmas dish, and kids and adults LOVE it! Naturally gluten free. 2 lbs red grapes, seedless2 lbs green grapes, seedless1 8 oz... Continue Reading →

Hot Cocoa Drink Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix This creamy delicious mix is a great way to enjoy hot cocoa all winter long! The children prefer it to the store-bought pre-packaged. 8 cups dry milk powder1 16 ounce chocolate milk powder1 8 ounce powdered coffee creamer1/2 cup malted milk powder (optional)2 cups sugar (optional or use half)1/2 teaspoon salt4 cups... Continue Reading →

Russian Tea

Russian Tea Powdered Drink Mix This easy spiced drink mix was a Christmas staple in my childhood home, and tastes of sweet winter holidays. 2 cups instant tea with lemon2 cups Tang or other orange powdered drink mix1 cup sugar (optional)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Mix well and store in container in cool... Continue Reading →

Tips for using leftovers

I'm breaking my rule of adding words/story associated with a recipe. I'll share the recipe link first, but it's worth a view past that to see ideas on how to use leftovers. Repurposing leftovers into casseroles or bowls can be one of the best ways to reduce food waste, and the combinations and ideas are... Continue Reading →

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