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Favorite Breakfast Recipes | The Family Homestead Archives #7

Overnight Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes Crystal Miller 2 cups quick oats 2 cups milk, buttermilk would work also ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour 2 T fructose or Sucanat 1 t. baking powder 1 t. baking soda ½ t. cinnamon ½ t. salt 2 eggs ¼ cup very soft butter The night before mix together the quick oats and milk, and refrigerate until morning. In a separate bowl mix together flour, fructose or Sucanat, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set this aside. In the morning mix the oatmeal mixture, eggs and butter into the dry ingredients. You will most likely need to add more milk. Add one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency. Cook on an ungreased skillet or griddle over medium heat. These take a little longer to cook than regular pancakes. The edges will looked cooked and the centers be slightly bubbly and the bottoms will be lightly browned when it is time to turn them.    Brunch Baked Eggs Crystal Miller Prepare this one the

A Trip to Town | Take a Drive with Me

Good Morning! In today's video I'm sharing a little road trip with you. We normally try and do several things at once when we head into town since we live a ways out. I thought it would make a fun little video as I show you a typical cloudy winter day in the Pacific Northwest. I hope you enjoy the trip. :)

First Grocery Haul of 2020!

Good morning friends!! Life has been a bit busy for me but I finally got into town for some groceries.  Today's video is the first grocery haul of 2020.  At the end of the video I also share my menu plan for the week.

Bread Making 101: The Family Homestead Archives #6

There are different ways to make bread, by hand, in a stand up type mixer like a Kitchen Aid or in the heavy duty type mixes like a Bosch.  With each of these different methods comes different instructions and kneading and rising, etc..  For starters we will discuss the basic ingredients needed to make bread.  You will need flour, a fat of some kind like oil or butter (I can’t recommend shortening because I think shortening is very bad for you!), yeast of course, you can buy yeast at the grocery store in little packets or a jar or better yet at stores like Costco you can buy it a large 2# bag for additional savings. Yeast can be stored in the freezer or refrigerator after you have opened it, a sweetener, which can be optional but does help the yeast to rise, liquid such as water or milk and salt.  That is all that is required, some recipes may call for an egg or other spices but for basic bread the above is all that is needed.  I think it is best to find a very basi