Category Archives for Bread & Grain Recipes

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

A bowl of perfectly cooked steel cut oats prepared in the instant pot

If I had to limit myself to only one electric pressure cooker dish, this instant pot steel cut oats recipe would be it. It’s by far my most prepared dish and a breakfast favorite around here throughout the week. It’s simple, inexpensive, and filling. Don’t let the length of directions intimidate you. Since this is […]

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Plain Cornbread

Here's simple cornbread recipe you can make from scratch. As frugal as it is good and perfect with chili, soup or stew.

Cornbread is a staple around here. It comes together quickly and goes perfect with chili, soup or stew. And of course you need a cornbread when you make a big batch of pinto beans. Here’s how I make mine from scratch. 2 medium eggs 1-1/4 cups milk 1/4 cup oil or melted butter 1-1/2 cups cornmeal […]

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Beginner’s Bread

  3 cups of white or whole wheat flour, or 1-1/2 cups of each (plus a little extra flour for kneading) 1 teaspoon salt 1 packet, or about 2 teaspoons yeast 1 tablespoon sugar or brown sugar or honey 2 tablespoons oil 1 cup warm water (not hot, just warm) When you need a recipe […]

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Bread Pudding

Dish of Homemade Bread Pudding

Whenever we need an easy weeknight dessert or just have some leftover bread that needs using up, I whip up a batch of this bread pudding. You can use any type of leftover bread for this. Just toast it and cut or tear it into small chunks. This recipe is from my 35 Homemade Bread […]

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Homemade Beer Bread

Loaf of homemade beer bread with some slices cut and buttered.

We love making beer bread around here. It’s so quick and easy and comes out great every time. It’s the perfect thing to throw together and take over to friend when you’re invited for dinner. Beer bread and a little butter makes a great appetizer or snack. Make sure you use self rising flour or […]

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Homemade Strawberry Muffins

These muffins are perfect for Valentine’s Day. They are yummy, look cute and best of all they freeze really well. In fact the recipe is straight out of my Freezer Muffin Kindle Cookbook. Homemade Strawberry Muffins Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 3/4 cups flour 1 cup strawberries, chopped 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup […]

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Nutty Pumpkin Bread Recipe

One of the best things about fall is all the yummy pumpkin spice recipes. I shared my favorite pumpkin spice mix with you a few days ago and today would like to share a recipe that uses it. This makes a fantastic loaf of pumpkin bread. I love the added flavor and texture from the […]

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Homemade Zucchini Bread Recipe

One of the kid-friendliest ways to use up a bunch of zucchini is to “hide” it in a yummy breakfast bread like the one below. If you don’t tell them, they’ll never know it’s got a nice serving of vegetables right inside the warm loaf of yummy breakfast bread. My husband even went so far […]

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Cast Iron Skillet French Toast

You know that I love my cast iron skillets. I won’t bake up cornbread in anything else, but they are useful for so many other cooking jobs as well. Once you’ve built up a nice bit of coating on them, they cook better than any non-stick pan. Today I’d like to share my recipe for […]

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Tuna and Rice Salad with Veggies

This is such a great summer salad. It’s full of veggies, rice and tuna. It’s a perfect example of healthy eating on a budget. It’s not just for summer though. Enjoy it as a yummy lunch throughout the year. You can make it ahead of time and pack it for lunch. Of course as with […]

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Fried Rice with Vegetables

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it is so versatile. Serve the veggie fried rice as a main dish or lunch, or as a side when you’re making fish or baked chicken.  Vary the veggies depending on what you already have at home, what’s on sale at the store or what’s […]

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