Healthy Pumpkin Bread

healthy pumpkin bread

Fall is the perfect time to whip up a batch of pumpkin bread. It makes the house smell wonderful and tastes delicious. My kids love this pumpkin bread (and so do I). The recipe is from Wholesome Comfort, (which is one of the 86 eBooks included in the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle sale) Healthy Pumpkin Bread […]

Homemade Granola Bars

kitchen stew camping book cover

Have you ever looked at the back of a box of store-bought granola bars? The ingredient list is quite lengthy. Products that have more than 6 to 8  ingredients usually cause me a little concern. Especially when some of them are not recognizable as real food in the slightest. Thankfully, it is easy to make […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

family favorite oatmeal cookies

I make these cookies so often it is laughable. The entire family enjoys them. Even my husband, who doesn’t really care for cookies. In fact, I think he asks for them more than anyone. These oatmeal cookies are not overly sweet and full of real food ingredients. The batter itself is pretty good, too. I […]

45 Uses for Baking Cups! (Or cupcake liners!)

45 uses for baking cups

If you are following along with the baking cup fiasco, in which I order 4,320 baking cups by mistake, you might be happy to know that Azure Standard is allowing me to return two of the boxes! Hooray. So, now I only have 1, 440 baking cups. Still more than the 180 I intended to […]

How to Make Kale Chips

how to make kale chips

It seems that kale is the new super food of choice. No matter what healthy eating philosophy you follow, kale is always recommended. Kale chips are also a growing in popularity. After seeing kale chips mentioned so many times, I had to try them myself.  I purchased a bag at my local health food store […]

How to Roast Almonds {and a Spiced Almond Recipe}

how to roast almonds

I love roasted almonds. Do you? My family enjoys roasted almonds much more than raw ones. I’m thankful that it is so simple to roast them myself. It’s also not too hard to prepare some fancy spiced nuts that are suitable for gift giving. I’m sharing how to do both at Simple Homemade. Read the […]

Granola Energy Balls

granola energy balls

I’ve mentioned these tasty treats a few times, but I’m not sure if I communicated just how much I like them! The recipe is over at The Marathon Mom if you would like to try them for yourself. I make a few changes when preparing them for my hubby (and he really likes them): Roast […]

Real Food Snacks for Kids – 45 Ideas!

apples

My kids are hungry all. the. time. Are yours? Having enough healthy snacks on hand makes a difference to the tone of my home. It’s a struggle to stay on top of snacks sometimes. especially when your striving to provide good ones. If you need ideas, check out my post at Keeper of the Home. […]

Healthy Maple Banana Muffins

healthy banana muffins

This month, Hyacynth posted a Simple Swap challenge that was right up my alley: Swap out unhealthy fats for healthy ones (replace with coconut oil, if possible). As you may (or may not) know, I like to use coconut oil in cooking and baking. For some reason I still get a little nervous each time […]

Quickest Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Homemade wheat bread

This is the quickest yeast bread recipe I have ever come across. It only requires one rising instead of two, which means I can go from grain to hot, yummy bread in about an hour! (I also use a Bosch mixer which speeds things up a little.) From my studies it seems that sourdough is […]