• Sourdough Hamburger & Hot Dog Buns
  • Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips
  • Why A Food Dehydrator Is a Must-Have in my Kitchen
  • Simple Oil & Honey Facial Steam Treatment
  • Tasty, Frugal, and Meatless Tex-Mex Taco Lentils

Sourdough Hamburger & Hot Dog Buns

These sourdough rolls make the perfect buns for hamburgers and hot dogs. They offer much more flavor and a heartier texture than anything you can buy in the store!

Sourdough Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns. These sourdough rolls make the perfect buns for hamburgers and hot dogs. They offer much more flavor and a heartier texture than anything you can buy in the store!

As a real food family, hot dogs are a rare occurrence. The standard dogs contain ingredients we try to avoid, at least on a regular basis, and the more natural hot dogs are cost-prohibitive to eat frequently.

However, for my middle daughter’s past two birthdays, hot dogs have been her requested meal, and so hot dogs are put on the menu. A local butcher sells some really quality beef franks for a pretty penny, but they’re worth it once a year.

Good hot dogs require good buns, and sourdough is the way to make that happen in my book. With a few tweaks on my regular sandwich bread recipe, I was able to make some excellent buns for her hot dog meal, as well as some hamburger buns for later in the week!

These are much more filling than the fluffy white buns typically found in stores, but I prefer that. They have excellent flavor, hold up well to burger and hot dog toppings, and really make for a delicious sandwich!

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Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips 2

Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips

Kale chips are an addictive way to eat your greens. This recipe features salt and vinegar for a great flavor that’s sure to please the whole family! If you know me well or read here frequently, you know that I love kale. I really, truly do. I said here once that kale is a love language,…

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Why a Food Dehydrator is a Must-Have in my Kitchen

Why A Food Dehydrator Is a Must-Have in my Kitchen

A good food dehydrator can do so much in a real, whole foods kitchen! I’d never want to be without mine, and here’s why. Years ago when I was a young teenager, my sister and I would often spend our Saturday afternoons watching infomercials. Yep, those corny, scripted marathons of advertising genius were our choice…

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oil and honey facial steam

Simple Oil & Honey Facial Steam Treatment

Natural facial care doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive. This simple home steam treatment features just oil and honey, but leaves the skin smooth and moisturized! If I wrote a whole post about how I wash my face, it’d be pretty short: With really warm water, I gently scrub my face with a microfiber or…

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Tex-Mex Taco Lentils 2

Tasty, Frugal, and Meatless Tex-Mex Taco Lentils

Tex-Mex Taco Lentils are a simple, nutritious, and very frugal meal to make any night of the week. Try them on nachos, tacos, taco salads, or as a filling for burritos! I try to serve a meatless dinner once a week. These dinners-sans-meat are easy on the budget and help me incorporate various foods into…

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Herbal Pregnancy Tea Blend 2

Herbal Pregnancy Tea Blend

Herbal tea is a great way to stay hydrated and help prepare the body for birth during pregnancy. This blend is suitable for before, during, and after pregnancy, and really, anytime! Staying hydrated is a major concern during pregnancy. Our bodies are building an entire new person, another organ, and increasing our blood supply by…

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Call About Calendula 2

All About Calendula: The Herb of the Month for July

Welcome to another Herb of the Month post! I love, love, love the herb for this month for a few reasons. It’s so beneficial for families with young children, it grows easily in the backyard, and it’s downright bright and cheerful. It’s time to meet calendula! Calendula is an herb commonly found in products that…

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