15 Pioneer Recipes That Survived The Oregon Trail

Just think about riding in a covered wagon across the United States. Weeks upon weeks of travel in all sorts of terrain and weather conditions. The early settlers were a hardy and brave group of people.  One route traveled was the Oregon Trail. This was a 2,170 mile wheeled wagon route which connected the Missouri…Read more »

14 Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes for the Holiday Season

My quest for healthy recipes, led me to this article at cookstory.com with healthy holiday recipes for kids. There’s a little of everything, 14 recipes in total: Balsamic Chicken & Stuffing Muffins Creamed Spinach & Mushrooms Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Pear-Stuffed Baked Apples Pork Chops & Cinnamon Apples Raspberry Chicken Slow Cooker Ham & Pineapple…Read more »

The Wellness Potion’s Favourite Vegan​-Gluten Free – Refined Sugar-Free​ Christmas Cookies

This is a wonderful article…filled with healthy alternatives to traditional holiday cookie favorites, including biscotti, shortbread and gingerbread, among a few others. Head over and check it out! YUM! I”m definitely making some of these this year!

Hundred-Year-Old Recipe for Apple Johnny Cake (Apple Corn Bread)

Originally posted on A Hundred Years Ago:
Can I let you in on a secret? March is one of the most difficult months to eat local seasonal foods. Winter staples like squash, onions, cabbage. . . even apples are starting to seen humdrum. And, it will be at least a few weeks until local fresh…

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Dulce De Leche Candy Bar Terrine

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK. Dulce De Leche Candy Bar Terrine   Ingredients 14 Snickers Fun Size Bars, cut into…Read more »

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Peanut M&M’s and Jelly Cookies

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK. Peanut M&M’s and Jelly Cookies Ingredients 1 1-pound log store-bought sugar cookie dough (or your…Read more »

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Peppermint Patty Brownies

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK. Peppermint Patty Brownies Ingredients canola oil, for the pan 1 19-ounce box brownie mix (Or…Read more »

Halloween Treats ~ Using Leftover Candy: Caramel-Cookie Cheesecake Pie

No videos this week. I thought I’d just share some recipes and creative ways to use leftover Halloween candy…other than eating it! These recipes can be found in an article from REAL SIMPLE. To see the article FOLLOW THIS LINK. Caramel-Cookie Cheesecake Pie Ingredients 2 8-ounce bars cream cheese, at room temperature ½ cup sugar…Read more »

20 old-fashioned cake recipes from the turn of the century (1900’s) – Click Americana

I’m ready to continue my adventure into pioneer cooking, with cakes. I’ll be sharing my latest attempt in the next edition:  a Spanish chocolate cake from my 1903 Good Housekeeping Cookbook. Before I do that, however, I wanted to share some other cake recipes from that same era. Here is a link to 20 different…Read more »