How to Make fresh whipped cream

How to Make Fresh Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is a weakness of mine. I’ll eat a whole bowl if I don’t practice self control, and that’s not good, because then there isn’t any left for pie. I love making my own whipped cream, because it’s fluffy and delicious and oh-so-lovely, and it’s super simple too. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a…

Date Apple Pie Recipe

Date Apple Pie

When I gave up refined sugar I was desperate for options that replaced traditional Thanksgiving pies with a healthy alternative.My family relies on good pies from my kitchen, so I wanted something that would stand up to the family taste test, while being something we could all enjoy. Taking a lot of notes from Raw Foodists, I…

Date Apple Pie Recipe

The Perfect Pie Crust Recipe

My mother always made great pies. Every year at Thanksgiving she would make two pumpkin and two apple to share with our large family, and every year there were oohs and ahhs from her admiring in-laws. And now, following her example, whether I’m the dinner cook or not, I make pies as well.  When I…

Recipe for Epic Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Epic Pumpkin Spice Muffins

This week in the Absolutely Tara Scratch Kitchen, we are using the Pumpkin Puree we made from scratch last week in a batch of pumpkin spice muffins.  I’d like you to know that the title “Epic” is not used lightly in the case of these muffins, and I only decided to grant the Epic identity…

Super Easy Homemade Fruit Roll Ups

I know I’m not the only parent whose kids get crazy excited whenever fruit snacks or roll ups are brought home from the store and saved for their lunch boxes. The only time I get more love and attention from them is if I am making breakfast for dinner, because apparently pancakes and bacon trump any…

Banana Bread Recipe

My Mother’s Banana Bread

All throughout my childhood, when there was a batch of bananas that was getting a bit too ripe, my mother would throw them into the freezer to be used in banana bread when the mood struck.  The peels would turn black in the freezer and look absolutely rotten, but the white flesh inside would be…

Hungarian Red Potato Goulash

In continuing with my goal of trying a new healthy and homemade recipe each week, I made Hungarian Red Potato Goulash. I’ve never made a goulash before, but this one looked too good to pass up. I mean, you can’t go wrong with smoked sausage and potatoes, can you?This was a premium comfort food. Everyone in the…

Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup

  Winter is definitely the time for a nice warm soup recipe, and I’m trying to incorporate more of them into our rotation. This Sausage, Kale, and Potato soup recipe was excellent… except that I accidentally added a LARGE amount of red pepper flakes, so it was beyond spicy. We didn’t even let the kids…