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Whole Grain Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies

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…

I was given a gift package from Bob's Red Mill, which included five different products to try, with no strings attached. Just a sweet and fun gift. It was hard to make the decision on which five products to try, and I decided to select items that were new to my kitchen and have some fun along the way.

Oh, I almost forgot, here are my chosen items: Whole Grain Ivory Flour, Extra Thick Rolled Oats, Dry Rye Flour, Roasted Carob and Chocolate Protein Powder.

Whole Grain Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies. Using Whole Grain Ivory Flour from Bob's Red Mill.

The first product I was keen to start working with was the Whole Grain Ivory Flour.


The first test was to make our favorite Cobbler using the Whole Grain Ivory Flour, and it was delicious! I knew there would be more good baking in store.

This evening was Whole Grain Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies, with a little help from our granddaughter. This little batch of cookies solves all your summer time dessert needs. They are just right on their own or along with a dish of berries. Then as the summer ends, when you want and need a cookie to send to school, these are perfect again. Or for an extra special treat, spread on a bit of frosting, you won't regret it.

On their own, these cookies are chewy, not too sweet and so easy. They are the perfect recipe to bake for kids (of all ages!) and with kids, as a fun activity. I hope you give them a try!

Whole Grain Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies, made with Whole Grain Ivory Flour.
Whole Grain Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies.

Whole Grain Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies
adapted from:  hillbilly housewife
375-degree oven

1/2 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 T milk
1 t vanilla
1 egg
1/2 t salt, rounded slightly
1 t baking powder
1 1/2 c Whole Grain Ivory Flour

additional sugar if desired

Cream together the butter, sugar, milk, vanilla, when blended well, add egg and beat until creamy.

Add the salt, baking powder and approximately 1/2 of the flour, beat well. Add remaining flour, mix in completely leaving no dry pockets and no wet pockets.

Drop by small spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8 - 10 minutes, or until done in your oven.

Note:  You may also roll the spoons of dough into balls and roll them in sugar before baking, for a slightly more festive cookie.

Let cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes, remove to a wire rake or clean toweling to cool completely. Makes 18-24 cookies depending on size.

Please note, this is not a sponsored post, I truly believe in whole foods, and baking with whole grains. I have been a Bob's Red Mill fan, for many years. 

Enjoy!

Whole Grain Quick and Easy Sugar Cookies.

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friendship friday @ create with joy
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
the art of homemaking @ stranger and pilgrims
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4

Wordless Wednesday, Avocado Caprese Salad



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2

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef

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…

I was just thinking that I am the last cook standing to make this one-pot pasta dish. And honestly, the reason it took me so long is that I thought it would be boring.

But of course the very fact you are reading these words, it is safe to say, this is anything but boring. It is delicious, and the basic recipe begs to be played around with.

You can vary the amount of pasta used based upon your appetite or preference, As I said this most basic of recipes is so easy to modify. This dish is not heavy on tomato so if you have someone at your table who does not care for a lot of tomato flavor, this will be a favorite of theirs.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef. Easy, delicious and only one pot to wash!
One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef
adapted from: countless other dishes from great cooks everywhere!

1 large onion, diced
2 to 4 cloves garlic - use as much as your family enjoys
1 pound extra lean ground beef - pinched into small pieces
2 - 141/2 oz cans diced tomatoes - do NOT drain
2 T tomato paste
1 1/2 c broth
1 t oregano
1 1/2 t salt
fresh ground pepper
1 - 3 t sugar (if you more fond of a sweeter Ragu, use the full amount)

6 - 8 oz spaghetti - broken (I prefer the smaller amount, use what works for your family)
1 - 2 T Olive oil

Parmesan Cheese

In the bottom of a large pan, layer the ingredients as listed, diced onions, chopped garlic, ground beef, broth, tomatoes, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

Remove lid, stir well, making sure the ground beef is in separate pieces, add spaghetti and the olive oil. Stir again.

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes, remove lid simmer, cook an additional 5 minutes or until pasta is done to your liking, stirring once or twice.

If you have some fresh spinach in your fridge, feel free to add a couple handfuls to the pasta, stir well and let sit while you set the table and quick as can be, dinner is done!

Offer parmesan cheese at the table.

Serves 4 - 6.

Enjoy!

One Pot Two Step Pantry Pasta with Ground Beef.

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full plate thursday @ miz helens
simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
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6

Sunday Supper Suggestion, Stove Top Cabbage Rolls.

Celebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Stovetop Cabbage Rolls, a simple and delicious meal!
Stovet Top Cabbage Rolls.

I believe there is an element of cooking that is lost, in all the busyness of our days. This belief seems to be observed by the many recipes offered to get a delicious, wholesome meal on the table for your family, quickly. The missing element? Tactile enjoyment of the cooking process. I will be the first to admit that after a 10 hour day has ended, I don't want to spend hours in the kitchen.

But what I do want in addition to a meal to feed my hunger, is a meal that also feeds my soul. I do want interaction with the ingredients that will come together and form that same meal that I look forward to eating.

Especially after a long day, the hands on approach is just what you need to disconnect from the traffic and the noise and the remains of the work day and ease into what you came home for, the family. Yes, the food may take a bit longer, but it is so worth it. I enjoy a meal prepared for me, but I need to prepare a meal. Because after work; I need to let everything else, but home, go.

Give these a try, oh and there are plenty steps for those that want to help, help with dinner!

Stove Top Cabbage Rolls
by the seat of my pants
serves 4-6

1 medium-large head of cabbage
a large pot of boiling water

1 small onion, minced
olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 egg
1/2 c dry bread crumbs
1 t salt
fresh ground pepper, as desired
1./2 t ground nutmeg
flour for folding

olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
2 bay leaves
1 14-16 oz canned tomatoes
2 T brown sugar
2 T minced sun-dried tomatoes
2 c rich stock or bone broth

Sour Cream, for serving
A pan of boiling water is the trick to removing individual leaves from a head of cabbage.
Remove individual leaves for Stove Top Cabbage Rolls

Remove the core from the cabbage, discard. Place cabbage into a pot of boiling water, and after a minute the outer leaf will begin to separate from the head, remove and place on a tray to cool down. Quickly the remaining leaves will do the same, as each can be loosened and remove, place on a tray and continue until you have 12 large leaves.

Cooled cabbage leaves, ready for the ground beef filing for Stovetop Cabbage Rolls.
Ready to stuff!

Remove the rest of the cabbage from the water and set aside for another use.


Saute the minced onion until lightly golden, remove and set aside to cool. Combine the remaining ingredients beef through nutmeg, mixing completely. Set aside in the refrigerator.

Cut the thick middle spine from each cabbage leaf in a thin V shape. Discard the spines. Remove meat mixture from refrigerator, like a pie, divide into 12 portions.


Take a cabbage leaf, dust with flour, position the leaf so that the spine area is over lapping, add a portion of the meat by folding the end over the meat, the sides in and then one additional fold over to enclose the meat.

Place open seam down, and continue until each leaf and meat portion are made into a cabbage roll.


In a flat pan large enough to hold the cabbage rolls, add a bit of olive oil and saute the garlic, add the canned tomatoes, minced sun-dried tomatoes, and brown sugar.

Cabbage Rolls ready to simmer.
If you count, you will see that I have 14 cabbage rolls, my head of cabbage was a bit on the small side. It took 14 smaller leaves to roll the meat mixture properly. 

Carefully arrange the cabbage rolls on the top of the surface, add stock, cover, and cook on simmer 45 minutes.

Remove cabbage rolls to a serving platter, let rest 10 minutes. Turn the heat up and simmer sauce to reduce and concentrate the flavor. Spoon over cabbage rolls and serve with sour cream if desired.

Enjoy!

Leftover Stovetop Cabbage Rolls freeze and reheat very well.
Fortunately, we had leftovers!
Leftovers freeze and reheat very well.

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simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
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friendship friday @ create with joy
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads

8

How to make your own Pizza Sauce, easy pantry recipe.

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…

I like to do it myself, but I like being able to do it myself, even more.

We had homemade pizza for our dinner on Sunday. When I went to the pantry cupboard there was no tomato sauce. Around here tomato sauce is usually purchased as part of a recipe that is planned for, except for that lone can in wait for "those times" and apparently I had already used it! Not wanting to go back to the store a third time (yes twice, short story, I forgot the pizza cheese on the supplies list, for Pete's sake!), I improvised.

And as luck would have it, this turned out delicious and is now our preferred pizza sauce. It is worth the little bit of extra time, and the bonus? I always have cans of diced tomatoes, I could not get along without them. This sauce is flavorful with just the right touch of tomato goodness. This is also perfect to have on the stove while you are working on other kitchen chores, multi-tasking, it is a beautiful thing!

How to make Homemade Pizza Sauce. Easy pantry recipe.

Pantry Pizza sauce
by the seat of my pants

1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes - do not drain
1 T sugar
1/2 t oregano leaves
1T basil leaves
1/4 t garlic salt
1 T olive oil

Empty tomatoes into a medium sized saucepan.


Mash the tomatoes with a potato masher, to break up.


Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil.

How to make Homemade Pizza Sauce. Easy pantry recipe.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thick, 30-45 minutes.

How to make Homemade Pizza Sauce, easy pantry recipe.












Homemade Pizza Sauce, from your pantry.
Pizza Sauce, homemade from your pantry.
 This is at the 15-minute mark. Just beginning to thicken.






This is done at 30 minutes. Thick enough to stay where the spoon pushes it!
This smells so good!





Now you're ready to make pizza. Choose your dough, along with your favorite flavors and bake!

Pizza is fun, easy to personalize and best of all delicious!

Enjoy!

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foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm
whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
good morning monday @ darling downs
modest monday @ the modest mom
the art of homemaking @ strangers and pilgrims
tickle my tastebuds @ lori culinary creations
hearth and soul @ apriljharris.com
homestead blog hop @ the not so modern housewife
to grandmas house we go @ grandmas house diy
full plate thursday @ miz helens
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26

Wordless Wednesday, Fudgy Chocolate Cake!


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2

"Dusty" Potatoes, very easy and delicious!

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…

I am going to introduce you to the easiest and most delicious potato side dishes you will ever want to meet! Simple, yet so delicious. This is also a perfect dish to have children or even visitors help you with so everyone can be in the kitchen. Use a jelly roll pan for baking, you want them to get crispy.

Ready? You can thank me later!

"Dusty" Potatoes, easy and delicious! Customize with your favorite herbs to change up the flavor.
"Dusty" Potatoes. 

"Dusty" Potatoes
adapted from: a picnic dish of potatoes from Memorial Day Weekend!
350-degree oven

4 average size russet potatoes
1 small white onion
3 - 4 T olive oil
garlic salt to taste (don't be shy with the salt, potatoes need salt...)
fresh ground pepper to taste
1/3 - 1/2 c dry bread crumbs

Scrub and dice the potatoes into 3/4 inch pieces (you may peel if that is your preference!) Dice the onion into 3/4 inch dice.

"Dusty" Potatoes, easy and delicious!

Combine diced potatoes and onions in a large bowl, season with garlic salt and pepper. Drizzle on olive oil (start with 3 T oil, use more if needed). Toss well.

"Dusty" Potatoes, easy and delicious!

"Dusty" Potatoes, easy and delicious! Seasoned and ready to bake.

Add dry bread crumbs, toss again, immediately spread out onto a prepared baking pan.

"Dusty" Potatoes, easy and delicious! Ready for the oven.

Bake 50 - 60 minutes or until soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Enjoy!

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homestead blog hop @ the not so modern housewife
full plate thursday @ miz helens
simple homestead blog hop @ oak hill
weekend potluck @ mommys kitchen
create bake grow gather @ shabby art boutique
pintastic party @ the whole serving
foodied friends friday @ wine lady cooks
friendship friday @ create with joy
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
good morning monday @ darling downs

8

Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake

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 been enjoying this cake for years. Yes, it can be a challenge to remove from the pan, but I have worked that out and have shared that same tip (and photos) on cake making and removing from the original post. 

This is one of the first recipes of our family favorites that I am remaking and sharing in whole grain form. And if anything this cake is better when made with whole grains, it is moist, delicious and you will be proud to serve it to family and friends. 

Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake.

Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake
adapted from: this recipe!
350-degree oven

1 stick butter, melted and set aside to cool
1/2 c oil
2 c applesauce
2 eggs
2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar

2 3/4 c whole wheat flour - we prefer pastry grind spelt
1 T dry cocoa
2 t soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t cardamom
1 t salt
1/4-1/2 t ground cloves, if you love cloves use the larger measure
1/4-1/2 t fresh ground pepper, (don't leave this out), if you love heat, use the full measure

2 c chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, oil, eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and sugar. Beat well with a wooden spoon.

Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake, another wooden spoon, saucepan cake.

In a medium sized bowl combine the whole wheat flour, cocoa, soda, spices, and salt. Whisk to mix well. Stir into the applesauce mixture, until smooth, with no dry pockets or wet pockets, remain.

Prepare the bundt pan for baking, by buttering and flouring the inside surface. Using a ladle, add 2 ladles of the cake batter to the bottom of the bundt pan. Pick up the pan, tilt to evenly coat the bottom of the pan with cake batter. See photo below, left to right.

Applesauce and Spice Cake, easy removal in one piece, with this technique.

Stir the chocolate chips into the remaining batter in the mixing bowl.

Spoon the batter evenly into the bundt pan (Important: Do not pour, this might disturb the plain batter and allow chocolate chips to sink to the bottom of the pan.). Trust me on this tip...

Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done in your oven. This is one cake you will want to see some pulling away from the side of the pan, as evidence that it is completely baked. Remove from oven, let cool in the pan 15 minutes, carefully loosen edges from pan, turn out onto a wire rack or clean toweling to cool.

Let cool completely before Sprinkling a bit of powdered sugar over the top or whipped cream on the side and serve.

Whole Grain Applesauce and Spice Chocolate Chip Cake.

Enjoy!

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homestead blog hop @ the not so modern housewife
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create bake grow gather @ shabby art boutique
pintastic party @ the whole serving
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friendship friday @ create with joy
foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm
weekend cooking @ beth fish reads
whats for dinner @ the lazy gastronome
good morning monday @ darling downs

12

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread, easy ABM recipe

 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…

Now that I have a whole grain recipe for our daily bread, we like to mix it up a bit with a single loaf of specialty bread. Today we made Whole Grain Carrot Chia Honey Bread. This is a snap to load in your ABM, which is my choice for a single perfect loaf of bread. However, I have only used my ABM for dough, preferring to bake it up old school in the oven.

As with all of the single loaves featured here, this is also very easy to accomplish by another method, the old-fashioned way, by hand!

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Use ABM for dough only or complete loaf.
Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread
adapted from:  Bread Machine Magic
350-degree oven for baking

1 large carrot, peeled if desired, then grated
1/2 warm water
2 t instant yeast
1 1/2 T butter
2 T honey
1 rounded T chia seed
2 c whole wheat flour
2 T vital wheat gluten
1 t salt

Add all ingredients to the bread pan, in the order given. Ending with salt on top of the flour. Use the dough cycle, to process.

Remove dough from machine,

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Dough ready for shaping.

deflate, shape into a loaf pan, let rise in a warm place 45-60 minutes.

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Final rise before baking.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until done in your oven.

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Ready to bake.

Let cool briefly in the pan, turn out to cool completely.

* You may process the entire loaf in your ABM using the whole wheat setting. Oven baking is simply my preference.

Whole Grain Carrot Chia & Honey Bread. Ready to serve!

Enjoy!

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14

Wordless Wednesday, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

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Sunday Supper Suggestion, Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Feta and Toasted Walnuts

elebrate the family with your own Sunday Supper. Sunday Supper is one of our favorite ways to bring the family together! We offer the following suggestion, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

That is a long name for a salad............but this is a salad worthy of a long name, it is that delicious!

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes Feta and Toasted Walnuts
Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes Feta and Toasted Walnuts

We have green beans coming off the vines daily. I have processed many packages for future meals. There has even been a second planting started. Today instead of preparing this picking for the freezer, I decided to make a refreshing salad.


This is simple, even the blanching step is a snap. Well OK, it is a snap now that we have an ice maker, because to be honest the blanching and chilling step would have been a reason to skip making this salad in previous times. And to think I thought I did not need an ice maker..................

Fresh Green Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, and Toasted Walnuts
inspired from: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

1 pound fresh green beans - you could use more there is plenty of dressing, but it was a "picking" that day
1 c halved grape or cherry tomatoes
1 T minced onion

1/4 c oil - I used avocado oil
3 T red wine vinegar
1/8 t garlic salt
1/8 t salt - additional salt for blanching
fresh ground pepper to taste
1/4 t sugar
1/4 t prepared mustard - I used plain old deli style yellow

1/4 -1/2 c Feta cheese crumbles - we used 1/2 c
1/4 - 1/2 c broken toasted walnut pieces - we used 1/2 c

Blanching process:
Bring a large pan of water to a rolling boil.
Add 1 T salt.
Set timer for 5 minutes.


Add green beans, recover with a lid.
Stand and watch pot, as soon as a rolling boil is reached, remove lid.


Let boil, stirring to keep beans moving.
When timer sounds, drain.


Cover beans with ice and cold water to chill quickly.


When chilled, drain well

Assemble the salad:
Combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl, add tomatoes, stir to coat the tomatoes with dressing.

Add green beans, combine well.

Add Feta, stir on more time. Arrange on serving platter, scatter walnut pieces over the top.


Serves 4 - 6

Enjoy!

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