Hearty White Sandwich Bread

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Michele says: I’ll never forget the first time my childhood friend showed me how to make one of her favorite treats.    The recipe was simple: one piece of white bread, squished and squeezed into a compact ball.  It was kind of like a bread bonbon, and the thought of it horrified me immensely.  You see, I grew up eating sprouted wheat bread—the … [Read more...]

Balsamic Marinated Chicken Thighs

Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Heather says: This recipe for balsamic marinated chicken is sort of a repeat. Why? Because sometimes you don't want to cook a whole chicken and grab the super-value pack of chicken thighs or leg quarters when they go on sale. Like the garlic and soy chicken thighs, this recipe is simple, the only drawback is it's much better with a longer … [Read more...]

Easy Italian Bread

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Michele says: A little over ten years ago today, I enrolled in home economics as a school elective.  To say I was excited would be an understatement, and I showed up for my first day of class eager to learn anything and everything I could about sewing, cooking, cleaning, and—most important to me—baking.  The pace was slow; by the middle of the … [Read more...]

Thai Inspired Beef and Cabbage Skillet

Thai Inspired Beef Cabbage Skillet Recipe

Heather says: I'd like to thank Bobbie for helping out with the name of this quick beef skillet, I was staring at it last night and drawing a blank. This ground beef cabbage skillet recipe will feed six, more if you serve over cooked rice or noodles. Feel free to play with the ingredients as that would be exactly how I came up with this recipe. … [Read more...]

Simple Scalloped Potatoes from Scratch Recipe

Simple Scalloped Potatoes - 1 from simple wholesome ingredients

  Bobbie says:   Lately, Home Ec 101 has been focusing on cooking basics, and in my opinion, Scalloped Potatoes are about as basic as it gets when it comes to side dishes. They go with practically anything, and with the right recipe, made-from-scratch scalloped potatoes are almost as easy as a boxed mix, so much better for you, … [Read more...]