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Salsa Verde Chili

It’s cold here in Chicago, but I miss summer. How can I blend the two in a dinner? I made up some salsa verde in the summer and froze it. 405 more words

Scratch Cooking


The first thing I ever made at the start of The Unpackaged Kitchen was, you guessed it: butter.

When I first was thinking about committing to this whole no-packaged-foods thing, I gave myself two weeks to think it through first – to really decide whether I was ready to wholly commit to… 1,180 more words


Drawing the Line at DIY - High Steaks

We celebrate birthdays around here like many.  On your special day you get to pick a special meal, and maybe go to a show, or do something fun related to a hobby.  308 more words

Farm Life

White Nut Bread

On Sunday afternoons, after church, we often go over to my parent’s house for lunch.  I always try to bring something to share, to help with the meal.   474 more words


Monster Cookies

Mmmm….wait until you try these cookies! Perfect with tea, milk, coffee, beer, wine; really anything! They are gluten free but I never point that out to my kids. 345 more words

Scratch Cooking


My parents have a cherry table stored in their basement.  It belonged to my Grandpa and Grandma Dora.  It’s a beautiful, solid table, with lots of carved wood and intricate patterns. 576 more words


Hilda Would Be Proud

The last thing most of my friends want to do after coming home from a busy work day is cook. Not me. I love being in the kitchen. 548 more words