Sunday, November 6, 2011


Here are a few more recipes we do on a regular basis, with the exception of the last one. I haven't ever made these but they sound real yummy and you can cook a whole pot of pinto beans and freeze the ones you don't need in this recipe. Beans to me are a very easy way to save on the grocery bill and in turn, a healthy and frugal option for a large family.


(You can half the recipe)

12 cups rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 1/2 tsp. celtic sea salt
1 1/3 cup honey
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup sucanat
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup olive oil or coconut oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 cups nuts of your choice, chopped
2 cups raisins, optional

In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut, flour, powdered milk, cinnamon and salt and mix well. In a saucepan, heat the oil, honey and vanilla until just warm. This helps the mixture pour easily. Pour this over the oat mixture and stir well. Start out by stirring with a large spoon but in the end, mix with hands, as it is hard to get the mixture thoroughly mixed with a spoon. Spread this into a thin layer on about 2 - 3 large cookie sheets and bake in the oven at 300 degrees for about 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. When the granola is golden brown, let cool and stir in the nuts and raisins. Store in an air tight container. Makes approximately 20 cups.


Homemade pizza dough or store bought
Scrambled eggs
Meat of your choice, bacon, ham, sausage, etc.
Shredded cheddar cheese
Mushrooms, onions, bell peppers or any other toppings, optional

Prepare homemade pizza dough. If you opted for store bought. Remove from packaging. Take dough and divide it into individual pieces and roll out into a circle. It is left up to you on how big you want your pizza to be. After you have your pizza circles rolled out, top with scrambled eggs, meat of your choice, toppings of your choice and shredded cheese. Broil in your oven until cheese has melted and is bubbly. Enjoy!


1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons of warm water
2 teaspoons butter, softened
3 1/4 cups bread flour
1 Tablespoon of sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon yeast

We use our Kitchen Aid mixer for this recipe, although you can use it in a bread machine or make it by hand. In your mixing bowl, combine your warm water and yeast and let it proof until bubbly. The add the rest of the ingredients and knead with the dough attachment until it forms a dough ball that pulls away from the sides of the bowl. You can also mix the ingredients and knead by hand for about 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a french loaf shape and let rise. Bake at 375 degrees for about 14 minutes or until golden brown. I found a french loaf pan that works great for this recipe.


I am gonna use my french bread for this recipe instead of the rolls she uses in her recipe.

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