Classic Butter Balls

A Christmas Classic! These Butter Balls, also known as Russian Tea Cakes, are so easy, but so delicious and perfect little snowball bites of Christmas!

A Christmas Classic! These Butter Balls, also known as Russian Tea Cakes, are so easy, but so delicious and perfect little snowball like bites of Christmas! ?It’s the final countdowwnnn! ?  Can you believe we’re just a couple of days away?   We’re wrapping up our Christmas Cookie Platter Gifts for our neighbors and no cookie plate would be complete without Classic Butter Balls!  

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Hard Pretzel Rods From Scratch

By making your own snack foods you make them healthier and much more fun to eat. Try your own Hard Pretzel Rods From Scratch!
By making your own snack foods you make them healthier and much more fun to eat. Try your own Hard Pretzel Rods From Scratch!

We’re in full Christmas mode around these parts!  Which means we’re making a lot of our holiday favorites around here and not too many new things.  But the other day I had a serious craving.  But not really for a particular food, but for the memory of eating a favorite childhood snack.  Which meant I had to finally try my hand at making Hard Pretzel Rods From Scratch!

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Cheddar Sour Cream Potato Chips From Scratch

Is there anything better than crispy, salty, homemade potato chips?  Only when they’re homemade Cheddar Sour Cream Potato Chips From Scratch!
Is there anything better than crispy, salty, homemade potato chips?  When they're homemade Cheddar Sour Cream Potato Chips From Scratch!

Cheddar Sour Cream Potato Chips FROM SCRATCH.  Like made with just… wait for it… Cheddar, sour cream, and potatoes!  No artificial flavors, no fake cheese, just the real, whole foods and their real, flavors.  What a concept, right?

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Copycat French’s Fried Onions From Scratch

Take your holiday classics to a whole new level by making Copycat French’s Fried Onions From Scratch and never buy store bought fried onions again!

Take your holiday classics to a whole new level by making Copycat French's Fried Onions From Scratch and never buy store bought fried onions again!Hellooooo! Phew, sorry it’s been crickets around here for a while!  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you know that we’ve been in Montana witnessing two incredible people tie the knot and exploring a lot of the outdoor beauty the gorgeous state has to offer. We’re just now settling back into our normal crazy lives again.  Just in time for the holidays, which what the wha Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK?!  Wasn’t it just July?!  It’s cool, that just means it’s also the perfect time to continue to try to make some our favorite classics from scratch, like these Copycat French’s Fried Onions From Scratch!

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Condensed Cream of Celery Soup From Scratch

No need for a can full of preservatives. Make your OWN Condensed Cream of Celery Soup From Scratch with fresh, whole ingredients – and it’s dairy free!

No need for a can full of preservatives. Make your OWN Condensed Cream of Celery Soup From Scratch with fresh, whole ingredients - and dairy free!It’s a mouthful, but say it with me: Condensed Cream of Celery Soup From Scratch.  Did you hear that?  That’s right.  From. Scratch.  Oh and it’s dairy free!  This is just like a few cans (3-4) of the canned cream of celery soup.  Just like how you’d use it for a crock pot recipe… hint hint to what we’ll be using this for!  😉 

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BOO-Ringues

BOO-Ringues!  Light, airy, slightly sweet puffed Halloween treats that are fun and easy for kids to make!BOO-Ringues, light, airy, slightly sweet puffed ghosts that are fun and easy for kids to make!

Happy Halloween, friends!  And here’s a treat I’ve been wanting to make for the past 3 Halloweens but just haven’t ‘gotten around to because, well, life. But in honor of little M’s 1st Halloween that isn’t surrounded by moving boxes, I decided that this year was the year.  The year to start the BOO-Ringue tradition!

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Shrimp Zoodle Scampi

Watching carbs? Then make “Zoodles” with some fresh zucchini for this healthy, fast, and easy Shrimp Zoodle Scampi!

Cut the carbs and make "Zoodles" with some fresh zucchini for this healthy, fast, and easy Shrimp Zoodle Scampi!You guys.  I have an incredibly embarrassing confession to make.  I have been wanting to make “Zoodles,” or zucchini noodles, for soooooo long.  Like we’re talking years. YEARS.  But I haven’t wanted to buy / store yet another kitchen gadet – a spiralizer.  So for years, YEARS, I have deprived myself from the wonderous amazing deliciousness that is a zucchini noodle because of this reason.  Annnndd it turns out a gift from my studly husband for 1st wedding anniversary FOUR years ago (can I again emphasize the YEARS), a mandolin, CAN ZOODLE MY ZUCCHINIS.  >face palm<

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Homemade Pancake Mix From Scratch

Put the box away! Make your own Homemade Pancake Mix From Scratch that you can keep in your cupboard for anytime that pancake craving hits! Put the box away! Make your own Homemade Pancake Mix from scratch that you can keep in your cupboard for anytime that pancake craving hits!

After a scorcher of a summer, the mornings are finally cool and crisp, it’s raining (yay!), and Fall is definitely in the air.  And I am sooo ready.  Bring on the cozy sweaters and comfy boots!  Also, there’s something about Fall that brings on the urge to nest and stock the cupboards and break out all of the baking supplies.  That must be why I not only had the craving for pancakes (goodbyyyeeeee summer clothes!), but also the desire to make a Homemade Pancake Mix to add to our Sun Dried Cherry Tomatoes, Bread and Butter Pickles, and Zucchini Relish in our summer stockpiling!

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