Honey Sweetened Mug Brownie

This post and recipe was updated on September 20th, 2022. My husband and I sat down for a movie night last week and before long my sweet tooth started nudging me. Ice cream or a yogurt parfait are my normal go-to's, but neither of those were available at the time. So I pulled out an... Continue Reading →

Homemade Chili Seasoning | Recipe

The Autumn season quickly approaches. Mornings are just brisk enough to call for the wearing of a sweater. I, as so many others do, love this cozy season. One of the better aspects of the cooler seasons, in my opinion, is the food. Warm and wholesome, there's just nothing like the dishes we customarily enjoy... Continue Reading →

Food That Tells a Story

There is a story behind all food products. Whether purchased from a local grocery store, farmers market, restaurant, or small farmer, it all comes with a story. The difference between food grown in my personal garden and food I pick up from the store is that I typically know the entire story of what comes... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Sourdough Brownie Recipe

I created a Sourdough Brownie recipe a few months ago and it really is such a great, healthier than your average brownie, dessert! I wanted to give the recipe a try in the cast iron skillet just out of curiosity. The process was just as easy as making homemade brownies in a regular baking pan!... Continue Reading →

Homemade Cottage Cheese

I started making homemade cottage cheese for two reasons: my husband loves it, and I wasn't pleased with the ingredients found in store-bought cottage cheese. I wanted a cost effective and healthier option for my husbands favorite snack food. Homemade cottage cheese is more cost effective to make from scratch than purchase at the grocery... Continue Reading →

No Bake Cookies | Naturally Sweetened

No-bake cookies have to be one of the simplest cookie recipes out there. They are especially ideal as a summer dessert when I don't want the oven heating up the whole house! Just one sauce pan for the whole mixture, so minimal dishes too! I've been on a journey of replacing white and brown sugars... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Pizza

I created a Sourdough Pizza Crust recipe a few months ago and it is our family's 'go-to' for Friday night pizzas! I wanted to give it a try in the cast iron skillet just out of curiosity. The process was just as easy as making a homemade pizza in a regular baking pan or sheet!... Continue Reading →

How to Make a Basic Frittata

Frittata is one secret weapon I pull out when our egg supply is getting overwhelming! There's no limit to what you can add to a frittata, so why not mix up this high-protein dish for breakfast a few times each week? Oh, they're also super quick and easy to whip together! Looking for a few... Continue Reading →

From Scratch Peanut Butter

I find so much enjoyment in cooking from scratch. There's something so special about making items yourself instead of purchasing them pre-made at the grocery store! Here at the Hilltop we strive to make as many things as we can homemade: Fermented Pickles, Cinnamon Applesauce, Garden-Fresh Tomato Sauce, Sourdough Tortillas, and so much more! Peanut... Continue Reading →

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