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Braided Sourdough Wreath Bread With Pumpkin, Cranberries, and Pecans

  This gorgeous, vibrant, cozy Braided Sourdough Wreath Bread is here to welcome back the sun as the days grow longer yet again. Here in Oregon it’s the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, and that which marks the true beginning of winter.  I’m always moved by how our natural world works. Even …

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Perfect Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

  This Peppermint Pinwheel recipe is an old family favorite introduced to us by my maternal grandmother, who we lovingly called Ponana. About 20 years ago my mom compiled a binder of the treat recipes we loved when we were growing up, some of our favorite “sweeties and fatties.” Written above the recipe for peppermint …

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Raw-Honey-Sweetened Cranberry Sauce With Fresh Orange and Thyme

  The color of this cranberry sauce is simply stunning. But it’s the flavors that will have your guests asking for the recipe! I take a few of the best ingredients of the season and combine them in an organic and thoughtful way to create a sauce that has a bright, zippy, herbaceous flavor that …

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Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

  These soft Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are the perfect way to dress up your holiday table! Made with all-natural ingredients like puréed pumpkin or winter squash, eggs, milk, cream, and low-glycemic coconut sugar, this recipe uses my classic overnight fermentation technique for the best flavor, texture, and digestibility.  I don’t think you will find …

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Super Soft and Chewy Sourdough Bagels

  It’s hard to believe that during my 18-year sourdough journey I had never made a real boiled and baked sourdough bagel.   I’ll be the first to admit I was always a little intimidated, knowing that the bagels needed special shaping, boiling, and baking. My intimidation was unfounded. The process is so much easier …

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Sourdough Toaster Tarts with Blackberry, Sage, and Honey Filling

  This Fall you will find me in my kitchen making these magical sourdough toaster tarts by the dozen! While they take a little extra effort to prepare, the real fermented dough, perfectly sweetened filling, and touch of garden magic make these worth the time.   Toaster Tarts Anytime! You can serve these little beauties …

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Sesame Seed Sourdough Starter Batter Crackers

  This isn’t my first rodeo with sourdough starter batter crackers. I started making them back in the winter of 2018. I had been experimenting with drying Sourdough Crepes in the oven to get a slightly sweet cracker when the idea for a batter style cracker hit me. I have to admit, it’s been one …

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Buttermilk Sourdough Bread With Honey and Oats

  This is the kind of bread that makes a sandwich exceptional.  When I set out to develop this recipe I spent a lot of time testing different shaping techniques. I finally settled on a beautiful and functional sandwich loaf. Baking this rich bread in a loaf pan really supports the hearty oat-filled dough.  The …

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Soft and Sweet Sourdough Milk Bread

  Let me introduce you to the softest, most pillowy, and most delicious Sourdough Milk Bread I’ve ever had. This super soft and light bread is made with fresh milk and honey for the perfect tender sweet crumb. It makes excellent sandwich bread, French toast, and croutons…if it lasts that long.     Just like all …

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Sourdough Potato Pancakes – Fully Fermented, Tummy Friendly

  Potato pancakes or “latkes” happen to be one of my favorite comfort foods. When I was young my mother served up the gluey, chewy, potato pancakes from a box mix. They are delicious in their own right, but honestly they have nothing on my sourdough potato pancakes.     My sourdough version uses an …

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Raw Sour Cream – Made with Fresh Cultured Raw Cream

  Sour cream is one of those ingredients that makes just about anything taste better. It’s right up there with butter in my opinion, especially when it’s fresh raw cream that has been cultured to boost probiotics and flavor!     Sour cream is an essential ingredient in so many recipes. This easy technique will …

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Hot Buttered Apple Sauce – with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

  A few years ago in my recipe group on Facebook I posted a picture of myself eating a bowl of hot apple sauce with lots of butter. The comment went something like this, “If you aren’t eating your apple sauce hot with butter and cinnamon then you aren’t living!” I was pretty shocked at …

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Overnight Sourdough English Muffins – A Long Fermentation For Better Digestibility

I bet you can guess why I love English Muffins! Yep, all those nooks and crannies, making little empty pools, perfect for catching all the melted butter! This easy recipe ferments and rises overnight at room temperature so you awaken to a soft, manageable dough.     In the morning roll out the dough, cut …

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Cranberry Rosemary Shortbread Cookies – Honey Sweetened Sprouted Grains

  Are you ready to delight your senses? Rosemary takes these chewy cranberry shortbread cookies to the next level! They are made with seven simple, nourishing ingredients, lots of love, and a little herbal magic.       The Ingredients Matter Spelt or other Sprouted Grains Spelt is an ancient grain that is rich in …

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Easy Cultured Raw Butter

  I hope this becomes my most popular recipe. I’m a huge advocate for real butter being incorporated into every meal. Butter is a nourishing traditional food, full of fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. The saturated fat in butter also contains cholesterol – one of the most important building blocks for the nervous system, …

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