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 →

Sourdough Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Sourdough discard is always in abundance around here, so I'm always seeking out new ways to use it up rather than throwing it out. Thankfully there are endless varieties of recipes that call for sourdough discard. No shortage of options here! I frequently use up any sourdough discard in pancakes, waffles, crepes, pizza crust, or... Continue Reading →

How to Can Tomato Sauce

My tomato harvest came to a close in early October. I stored just about every Roma tomato that was pulled from the garden in the freezer until I was ready to process them all (find all the info about What to do with Roma Tomatoes here). That time finally came a few weeks ago as... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Drop Biscuits

Around here, slow Saturday mornings often involve a hearty brunch. That almost always means eggs, potatoes, and some form of sourdough bread. We often rotate between sourdough pancakes, waffles, chocolate chip muffins, crepes, or biscuits. I love these bread items because they give us the health benefits of fermentation and they are all naturally sweetened... Continue Reading →

Homemade Fermented Pickle Recipe

I love from scratch foods. There truly is nothing like that kind of cooking. Homemade Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce on a cool autumn day will fill anyone with joy. Lathering early morning biscuits with a Homemade Butter. The smell and flavor of a Honey-Sweetened Monster Cookie in the afternoon. I'm telling ya...you just can't find... Continue Reading →

Homemade Sourdough Tortillas

Tortillas were one of the first food items I made from scratch when my husband and I were first married. I mixed them up in our little apartment kitchen, rolled them out into odd shapes (I could not make them into a circle to save my life!), and baked them up on the skillet. That... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Today is a very gray, rainy summer day in the Midwest. The amount of rain we've received over the past few weeks is definitely not normal for this time of year, so I'm looking for ways to enjoy the time inside (even when we'd rather be outdoors). Dinner tonight will be a weekend favorite: ham... Continue Reading →

Honey Sweetened Mug Brownie

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 old winter favorite: a warm, homemade, fudgy brownie in a... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Peanut Butter Crepes

Our weekend breakfasts usually include sourdough pancakes, waffles, muffins, bacon, sausage, biscuits, or eggs. But sometimes I want something that can be whipped up a bit faster and is still filling and healthy for my family. I also find that I lose interest in scrambles eggs. The texture and flavor begin to weird me out... Continue Reading →

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