Superfood Nut Butter


I’ve been creating my own superfood-infused nut butter for a while now. I got the idea from Trader Joe’s. They sell a really yummy peanut butter with chia and flax seeds. So what I’ve been doing is mixing almond butter with natural peanut butter (ratio of 1:1) and adding hemp seeds, chia seeds, ground flax…

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream {vegan}


I’ve seen recipes for vegan banana “ice cream” floating around Pinterest for a while now. I’m big into real ice cream (have my own ice cream maker and cardboard pints for storing in the freezer) so I thought I would try out the substitute and see how it compares. This particular recipe was found at…

Homemade Cream Cheese


This weekend I helped host my friend Julie’s baby shower (see pictures at the bottom of this blog). First of all, I should say that it was probably the best baby shower I’ve ever been to, in part because of the great ladies invited to the party, in part because of the way in which…

Clotted Cream


Still in the do-it-yourself mood, I decided to make some clotted cream. To have on hand in the new year. This recipe from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel was sent to me by my grandma. You can find the on-line version here. Everything I’ve read about making clotted cream insists it’s easy. And oddly I read about…

Homemade Buttermilk


As a natural result of making your own butter, you also get homemade buttermilk. This recipe yields one cup of buttermilk, enough to make one recipe of Herb Cheddar Biscuits. ingredients. 2 c. heavy cream (not ultra-pasteurized) directions. Ripen cream by placing it in a 1-quart Mason jar and letting it sit, lightly covered, until…

Homemade Butter


A few years ago my grandma sent me a recipe for homemade butter (which also yields homemade buttermilk). Since receiving the recipe, I’d found the idea of making homemade butter kind of daunting. Turns out, it’s not at all. Especially when using a stand mixer. I’m not sure if it was my imagination, but I…