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Christmas cookies, that don't seem like Christmas cookies, but they are!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Christmas cookies are in fact any cookie you serve for Christmas. These are tried and true, delicious in flavor, plus they are easy to make. Just about everything you need, when the time is tight to get it all done.

Christmas cookies, that don't seem like Christmas cookies, but they are!
Fruit Cocktail Cookies
Fruit Cocktail Cookies. A sweet and tender little fruit cookie. Perfect for everyone, especially little tykes to enjoy with milk.

Christmas cookies, that don't seem like Christmas cookies, but they are!
Chewy Chocolate and Dried Plum Drops
Chewy Chocolate and Dried Plum Drops. Be brave and use those good for you prunes that you have in the pantry. Prunes and chocolate are made for each other...

Christmas cookies, that don't seem like Christmas cookies, but they are!
Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies.  These are so simple and yet delicious. Perfect on every cookie tray, for gifts to friends or for your own family.

Christmas cookies, that don't seem like Christmas cookies, but they are!
Cranberry Bliss Bars
Cranberry Bliss Bars. Yep those bars, so very very delicious!

Christmas cookies, that don't seem like Christmas cookies, but they are!
Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Triangles. Chocolate and Peanut Butter have been the best of friends forever, these are perfect to bake and share with those you love.

Christmas cookies, that don't seem like Christmas cookies, but they are!
5 Minute Brownies
5 Minute Brownies.  Sometimes our old favorites are really what we enjoy the most...

Christmas cookies, that don't seem like Christmas cookies, but they are!
Almond Butter Cookies
Almond Butter Cookies. Your new best friend in cookies! Perfect for any GF foodies you love to bake for.

Enjoy!

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A festive collection of "scratch made" salad dressings for your healthy table!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

Salads can be eaten year round now, as salad greens and other greens that work well in salads are easy greenhouse crops. A couple of our favorites are Romaine and Tucson Kale. This year I decided to try a flower box of Swiss Chard through the winter on the deck, so far, so good! We have had a few frosty mornings, but the chard is doing fine. Lucky us, as everyone benefits from something raw at least once a day, or as part of your dinner if the day got away from you...

This collection is easy and delicious, plus there are no ingredients that did not come from your own pantry. We think you will find one or two (at the very least!) that you will enjoy. It definitely makes it easy to offer a salad or even just simple sliced vegetables when you have something delicious and homemade to top them with.

A festive collection of "scratch made" salad dressings for your healthy table!
Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette. Super easy and super delicious. Good on just about anything!

A festive collection of "scratch made" salad dressings for your healthy table!
Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette
Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette. A tad bit of work, but the results are so worth it! This is also perfect on sliced tomatoes.

A festive collection of "scratch made" salad dressings for your healthy table!
Roasted Lemon and Basil Vinaigrette
Roasted Lemon and Basil Vinaigrette. Roast up a cut lemon next time you have an open fire on the grill, you won't regret it. We like to roast up a few lemons and put them in the freezer, to enjoy this one in the winter.
A festive collection of "scratch made" salad dressings for your healthy table!
Julia's Caesar
Julia's Caesar.  A stand-by we enjoy often. This is hearty enough to stand up to a kale salad. Add some sliced chicken or salmon and turn it into a main dish meal.

A festive collection of "scratch made" salad dressings for your healthy table!
Tangy Cranberry with Thyme Vinaigrette
Tangy Cranberry with Thyme Vinaigrette. Unusual and unusually delicious. Plus with dried cranberries in the pantry, this can be made at a moments notice. This is wonderful on a mixture of baby spinach leaves (also available year round) and romaine.

A festive collection of "scratch made" salad dressings for your healthy table!
Creamy Paprika
Creamy Paprika. This one is never a bad idea! This one is perfect for folks that like to dunk their vegetables in a dip.

A festive collection of "scratch made" salad dressings for your healthy table!
Ginger Carrot Dressing

Ginger Carrot Dressing. Traditionally served over an iceberg wedge. But we usually don't follow tradition.... we enjoyed this on romaine with diced cucumber and slivers of sweet red pepper.

Enjoy!

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A tasty collection of Whole Grain Fruit Sweetened Quick Bread to enjoy!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

As we continue on this journey all so known as life, we are finding the foods on our table has changed, depending on what we are doing and how we are feeling. Add in the natural changes that occur for warm and/or cold weather plus the dreaded change in metabolism and you will see that there is an increasing list of fruit sweetened baked goods. And for good reason, nutrition is also very important.

These recipes for quick bread that I have grouped are not only delicious, but they are whole food recipes. Nothing artificial or refined, only whole grains, fruit and good nutrition. They would be perfect for those friends and family that prefer eating in this style of food preparation as well as added to any gift tray to offer the recipient the chance to enjoy something a bit different.

I hope you give them a try, they really are good, especially the brownie loaf or is it the Brandied Cranberry loaf? Hey, try them all!

A nice collection of whole grain, all fruit sweetened quick bread recipes.

 Carrot Raisin Banana Bread. This is not the same banana bread that you might be thinking about. Think more carrot cake meets banana bread and forms a deep and rewarding friendship. It is so moist it does not need anything, not even a glaze. But a bit of cream cheese beaten with a bit of honey makes a nice spread and for some reason, most folks (myself included, OK especially me!) likes a spread to slather on!
A nice collection of whole grain, all fruit sweetened quick bread recipes.

Simple Nut Bread. There is not a single day where this nut bread would not be welcomed by eaters around the world! I have enjoyed this with walnuts, but you may (of course!) change up the nuts or use a variety. Keep in mind the hardness of the nuts being used, you might wish to chop any hard nuts such as hazelnuts quite small.

A nice collection of whole grain, all fruit sweetened quick bread recipes.

Brandied Cranberry White Chocolate Quick Bread. Not much more needs to be said about this one. I do have to be honest, the white chocolate does contain a bit of sugar, you may elect to not use it if desired. (But boy, is it good in there!) PS, you could easily substitute dried cherries for the cranberries...
A nice collection of whole grain, all fruit sweetened quick bread recipes.

Fruit and Nut Brownie Bread. Enough said in the name!

And lastly, we have...

A nice collection of whole grain, all fruit sweetened quick bread recipes.

Banana Date Quick Bread. This banana bread has a deep and rich flavor. All banana bread lovers will appreciate this loaf.

Enjoy!

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Time Management Bread, something we all need in our kitchen!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

We have enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with family, stocked the freezer with delicious Turkey Soup and are in the middle of winter wind and rain here on the peninsula. And while I have all the time in the world to make my standard yeast bread, this one with beer, caught my eye.

To be honest, I love the name, and who doesn't need a little kitchen time management from time to time?

So for the busy days ahead (or anytime really!) Stir this up, pop it in the oven and relax a bit. When you top the loaf with the melted butter, heat up some soup or stew you had stashed away in the freezer for just a day like today.

Plus look at that recipe, who does not like the multiples of 3...recipes like this always seem to work.

With a delicious bread this easy, that my friends, is time management!

"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!
"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!

Time Management Bread
adapted from: Easy Beans
375-degree oven

3 c self-rising flour - you may find our recipe for whole grain self-rising flour here. 
3 T sugar
1 12oz can or bottle beer, room temp
3 T melted butter
"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!

Stir together flour and sugar, add beer and beat 60 strokes with a wooden spoon (you will want to count, it is more than you will think, while in the process) to develop a bit of gluten in the dough.

"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!

Spoon dough into a prepared 9X5 inch loaf pan.

"Time Management Bread", whole grain beer bread, delicious!

Bake 40 minutes, pour butter over the top of the dough, bake 10 minutes more. Let cool, turn out to cool enough to slice.

Note: some folks think that slices of quick bread don't make good sandwiches, and while this bread is not as tender or pliable as a yeast bread, it makes a fine sandwich. Plus the bread toasts up in the toaster or under a broiler flame, perfect for breakfast! This never goes to waste around here.

Enjoy!

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