Category Archives: From My Kitchen

Here you will find blog posts with recipes and ideas for healthy and nutritious meals and snacks that you can easily make yourself.

Apple Butternut Squash Soup

I recently had a wonderful time serving lunch to some dear friends from my high school years,  Beccy and Judy. Both Judy and I were bridesmaids for Beccy when she got married nearly 37 years ago. It had been over 30 years since I last saw Judy,  but thanks to Facebook, we were able to reconnect. It was so good to be together again and get caught up on what's happened over the years. Since this was a pretty special occasion, I wanted to share one of my favorite winter time soups with them: Continue reading >>

My Favorite Granola Recipe

I have been making this tasty and nutritious granola recipe for many years and wanted to share it with you. Here's what you will need: 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup honey or pure maple syrup 1/2 cup almond  butter (any kind of nut butter works--peanut or hazelnut) 1/2 cup water 1 tsp. vanilla 1 to 2 tsps. cinnamon 8 cups regular oatmeal 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut 1 to 2 cups of chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, or hazelnuts work well)   Preheat oven Continue reading >>

How to Make Soup Mmmm Good!

One of my favorite things to do when making some of my soups in the wintertime is to use homemade chicken broth. I have found that this gives my soups a good foundation for a rich full flavor. Once you taste soup that is made this way, you will never want to go back to using chicken bouillon or commercially canned chicken broth again. I have learned some simple techniques that I would like to share, especially with our daughter, who is newly married. Homemade Chicken Broth As you will see by the Continue reading >>