Category Archives: Pasta & Baked Goods

Peach & Blueberry Breakfast Crisp

Blueberry season is under way here in Connecticut, eagerly awaited by my husband and I.  We nearly made it the full year without running out of blueberry jam, finishing the last jar up only about a month ago.

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This year, we picked at a different local farm, enjoying the trip as part of our last family-weekend before our new baby arrives.

In addition to canning more jam, as well as some whole berries in syrup, we froze some of the blueberries, made smoothie packs, and I made two trays of this delicious peach & blueberry crisp. Continue reading

Nettle Pasta

Stinging Nettles are wonderful! Not only are the unusually high in protein for a plant, but they contain a lot of vitamins A & C, iron, calcium and potassium. Stinging Nettle can be substituted anywhere you would usually use spinach or even kale. Continue reading

Cooking Basics: Egg Noodles Recipe

Making your own pasta is so simple, really doesn’t take a lot of a time, and delivers a high-quality product that will blow away any pasta you can purchase off your grocery shelves.

It’s a simple, basic recipe that is worth keeping in your recipe book and honestly, after a time or two of making it, you’ll probably have it memorized!  Continue reading

Homemade Penne Twists

Making homemade pasta is one of the easiest and fulfilling “kitchen crafts”! Sure, you need some time to work the dough and crank it through the machine, but it isn’t the hours and hours of horrible work most people imagine when you tell them you make your own pasta. Continue reading