Category Archives: Scratch Cooking

Cooking From Scratch: Apple Fritters From Dehydrated or Fresh Apples

IMPORTANT NOTE: ADD 1/2 CUP SUGAR OR SUCRALOSE TO INGREDIENT LIST. Nothing says Fall to me like apple fritters. These are a quick and easy dessert, or a special breakfast treat. My personal preference is to make these from dehydrated … Continue reading

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Candy Roaster, or Pumpkin Biscuits. Any Winter Squash Will Work

Every year I grow Candy Roaster Squash in my garden. It grows well and I love them, so I have lots of recipes using them. Most of those recipes can also be made with pumpkin, sweet potatoes or any kind … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Pudding with Chicken a la King Topping

Yorkshire Pudding is one of those dishes that allow you to show off a little. It is not difficult to make but it looks like something very fancy. I am serving this with my favorite chicken dish, Chicken a la … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: King Arthur’s Crusty White Bread – It’s Magic Bread

I found this little recipe on the King Arthur Website. It is the easiest white bread recipe I have found. No kneading, no mixer, not much work, one bowl, one skillet, and it tastes like you worked for hours — … Continue reading

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Cooking From Scratch: Cornish Pasty, A Meal In A Crust

IMPORTANT NOTE: I forgot to show that you should cut two vent holes in the top before baking. Cornish pasties are the original lunchbox. These were taken down into the mines with Cornish miners for a hearty lunch with no … Continue reading

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Chicken and Andouille Etouffee

I have been craving authentic Etouffee, but since I cannot get to New Orleans, I will have to make it myself.  I have chicken and andouille sausage on hand (always), so I am good to go. This is an easy … Continue reading

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Basic Brioche: This Is Not Hard. You Can Do It

Bioche is so beautiful it seems intimidating to a new baker, but believe me, it is not hard.  There are several steps, and it takes some time, but it is worth the little bit of trouble. This is a dessert … Continue reading

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My First Baguette. You Can Do It, Too.

I had always believed you couldn’t not make authentic French bread in a home oven, but boy was I wrong.  I learned the simple truck of making that wonderful crusty bread from Julia Child.  Now I am sharing it with … Continue reading

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Italian Bread: Easy Peasy, No Mixer Needed.

If you are new to baking bread, this is a great recipe to learn on.  The steps are simple and no mixer is required.  

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Cooking From Scratch: Buttery, Flaky Crescent Rolls. Ditch the Tube

Doesn’t everyone love crescent rolls?  I think so.  You can make better crescent rolls than you get in the tube.  Please watch and share.  Thank you.  

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