• Sourdough

    How to Make Sourdough Discard and Put It to Use

    Understanding what to do with sourdough discard can elevate both your baking routine and reduce food waste. Discard isn’t as potent as your starter, but it gives a mild sour flavor and tender texture to baked goods. It can be incorporated into pancakes, waffles, crackers, and even cake recipes, providing a unique taste and extending the range of sourdough beyond bread. Seasoned bakers have come to treasure this byproduct for its versatility and flavor-enhancing properties. Key Takeaways This post is all about ‘what is sourdough discard’. What is Sourdough Discard? Sourdough discard is a byproduct of maintaining a sourdough starter,…

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    What’s the Best Sourdough Starter Jar?

    The allure of homemade sourdough bread entices many baking enthusiasts to venture into the world of sourdough starters. In recent years, people started picking up on this trend of making their own sourdough. Forget about using store bought yeast. People started making their own by combining two simple ingredients – water and flour. Central to this process is the sourdough starter jar, an unassuming vessel that plays a critical role in the creation and maintenance of a healthy sourdough culture. By nurturing a blend of flour, water, and naturally occurring yeast in the right jar, bakers coax a living mixture…

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    How to Make Tomato Puree from Fresh Tomatoes

    If you’ve grown a boat load of tomatoes in the garden this year, or maybe you have a bunch of tomatoes you’d like to process, then making tomato purée is the perfect choice to use them up. Making tomato purée is a straightforward process that can elevate many dishes with its rich, concentrated tomato flavor. The best type of tomatoes to use are either Roma or plum tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are one of the most ideal tomatoes to use to make sauce, ketchup, and preserving. The reason for this is that they have a lower water content in comparison to…

  • Dinner - Lunch - Recipes

    Simple Instant Pot Mushroom-Potato Soup

    This savory mushroom-potato soup bursts with so much flavor. It’s a medley of simple ingredients – cremini mushrooms, potatoes, onion, dried thyme, and garlic – creating a crowd pleaser to be on repeat. This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no extra cost to you. See my full disclosure here. Instant Pot Mushroom-Potato Soup It’s been cool on and off here on the East Coast. During one of our cooler days in the 60s, it was the appropriate weather for a nice soup. A good soup simmers for a good few hours. If you’re pressed…

  • Gluten-Free - Recipes

    One-Pot Lemon Ricotta Pasta in 15 Minutes

    This quick and easy lemon ricotta pasta takes just 15 minutes. So if you’re looking for a quick lunch or dinner, this may be a great option for you. It has a subtle lemon taste in a creamy ricotta sauce. Not a lot of prep, not a lot of time This quick and easy recipe just takes 15 minutes to make. As the pasta’s cooking, the ricotta sauce can be whipped up in no time. Not only does it take just 15 minutes, but you only need a few ingredients to make it. Tools You’ll Need Large pot knife Small…

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    One Pan Sausage and Potatoes

    A quick and easy recipe of sausages, potatoes, onions, and garlic all cooked up in just one pan. It’s been hot on and off over the past few weeks. Temperatures reached into the 90s with “feel-like” temperatures at 100 degrees Fahrenheit. We’ve been trying not to use the oven at all costs. Thankfully it wasn’t as hot today as it has been. But I still wasn’t prepared to use the oven so I whipped up this one pan sausage and potatoes recipe. Tips for the Sausage and Potatoes Recipe Opt to boil the potatoes first for about 10 minutes to…