{FREE EBOOK} from scratch holidays

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Coined ‘from scratch holidays‘, we wanted to dedicate most of November & December’s content to various seasonal recipes for your holiday table, edible gifts and reflections on the holiday season as a whole. We have more to come, including radish toasts, DIY coffee creamer, beef jerky, dark chocolate covered…

{recipe recap} Edible Gifts, Part 3

(you can click in the link above for all of our ‘fsc holiday posts from 2010-2012) This is this final recap of our 3-Part Edible Gift Recipe Recaps so that you can quickly reference the posts when you need them, because to be honest, these edible gift recipes are great year-round for any special gift-giving occasion. This is…

{recipe recap} Edible Gifts, Part 2

(you can click in the link above for all of our ‘fsc holiday posts from 2010-2012) This is PART TWO of our 3-Part Edible Gift Recipe Recaps so that you can quickly reference the posts when you need them, because to be honest, these edible gift recipes are great year-round for any special gift-giving occasion. We hope you…

{recipe recap} Edible Gifts, Part 1

We have completed two months of our yearly project: from scratch holidays: recipes & homemade edible gifts.  (you can click in the link above for all of our ‘fsc holiday posts from 2010-2012) We hope you were inspired by the various ideas and recipes and that your friends & family members might get a yummy gift…

{edible gifts} Chocolate Coconut Popcorn

I really love popcorn.  When I make a bowl of popcorn for my daughter to snack on, I find myself unable to stop eating it and usually consume an entire batch in one sitting.  Most often I eat it sprinkled with nutritional yeast, but when given the opportunity to consume sweetened popcorn, I get excited….

{edible gift} Biscotti, Cookies for Adults

I am not a real fan of cookies. I mean sometimes I will eat one but I am usually disappointed and think they are not worth the calories.  So when people bring Christmas cookies to my house, I let my husband, sons and granddaughter polish them off without regret.  There is one kind of Christmas…

{from scratch holidays} Gingerbread Gift Tags

The holidays are upon us, and many people are in the midst of exchanging presents with friends and family.  If you have kids on the list of those you are giving to, consider this fun {and delicious} way to decorate and label your gifts. Gingerbread Cookie  Gift Tags Gingerbread cookies make a sturdy base in…

{Reflection on a Tragedy} Cooking for the Moment

This post is about the powerful impact that allowing yourself to be present in the moment can have on your mental health, and on your family (and how your kitchen can help).  On Saturday morning I had caught myself, for the hundredth time in 24 hours, glancing at my iPhone looking for information about the…

{edible gift} Apple Jalapeno Beef Jerky

As Erika will tell you, so many sweet things are given out this time of year.  Seems that she and I think a lot alike as we both wanted to write about our beef jerky recipes! (We do share a mutual love of bacon, so really this is no surprise.) I really do think jerky…

{edible gift} Cornmeal Rye Pancake Mix in a Jar

If anyone loved me as much as I love pancakes, they’d give me Twelve Days of Pancakes, starting with the perfect griddle and ending with the funnest flours. Luckily, I already have all I need in that department, but if you want to prove your love via pancakes, here are some hints. The perfect griddle…

{from scratch holidays} Building A Home Bar 101

Whether you are throwing a big holiday shin-dig, or you just want to keep a well-stocked cabinet of libations, it is good to know how to create a home bar to suit a variety of tastes and palates. You don’t need to spend tons of money or buy-out an entire liquor store to achieve this……

{edible gift} Candied Grapefruit Peels

A few months ago, I bought a satchel of organic grapefruits. When I tried one a day or two later, I realized they were unbearably sour (serves me right for buying them out of season). They sat on my shelf for a couple of weeks, until I finally decided it was time to stage an…

{edible gift} Crunchy Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Before our family was whacked with a bunch of food allergies to corn, peanuts and some tree nuts (among other things), I used to make a terrific almond brittle every holiday season for Christmas and Chanukah gifts to friends and family. It was an easy recipe for brittle, as it only required a microwave and…

{fsc podcast} Episode 9: Holiday Stories From Your Kitchens

With the holidays right around the corner, we thought we’d bring you a special storytelling episode of the From Scratch Club podcast. We talked with a few of our blog readers, podcast listeners, FSC Swappers and other friends and asked them to share holiday tales from their kitchen. The good, the bad & the ugly….

{edible gift} Butternut Squash Pickles, Two Ways

The holidays are upon us all and I love getting and giving gifts in mason jars. Holidays, birthdays, any days! There are so many fun and unusual things to do with them all year long. It’s not that common to see hard squash pickles, so they make an interesting gift for the hard to please…