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 →

Properly Storing Cast Iron

Cast iron is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I’ve learned quite a bit about utilizing this type of metal in cooking as it truly is a skill to learn as you go. One of the keys to success with cast iron is proper storage of the skillets. Problems such as rust and infrequent use... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Banana Bread

Banana bread has to be one of my most favorite quick breads of all time! It's subtle sweetness and moist texture make it a perfect comfort food for any occasion. Unfortunately, just because it contains bananas doesn't necessarily make it the healthiest snack. I wanted a homemade banana bread recipe that contained zero conventional sugars... 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 →

Maintaining and Feeding a Sourdough Starter

Once you've successfully Created a Sourdough Starter, you'll want to keep it thriving with regular feedings. This entire process may seem a bit overwhelming for the new sourdough baker...which Sourdough Mistakes to Avoid, Why Sourdough is One of the Healthiest Breads, and Frequently Asked Questions About Sourdough...but you'll quickly get the hang of it all!... 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 →

Fluffy Sourdough Breadsticks

In my childhood memories, breadsticks were always an item that either came from restaurants, our annual youth group spaghetti supper, or pasta night at church camp. I don't remember having them very often in our home or in other gatherings. They accompanied special occasions, which is kind of neat to me because eating them now... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Recipes for Breakfast

We love our breakfast foods here on the Hilltop! Big Saturday morning brunches, breakfast for dinner, and quick weekday morning grabs. Items such as muffins, pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, ham, waffles, and biscuits are our most popular choices. Unfortunately, all of those bread items aren't the healthiest choices. The gluten in them is hard on... Continue Reading →

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