I love mayo. Growing up, my grandmother used mayonnaise in so many of my favorite recipes. Not just for sandwiches, but in cole slaw, egg salad, deviled eggs, the list goes on. I even like to dip my french fries in it. And I’m not French, I grew up in West Virginia! Needless to say, I go through quite a bit of mayo!
Then it happened. I decided to start caring about my health and the health of my family, I began delving into eating “real food”, reading labels, avoiding processed foods AND I learned about GM foods. Now for you new real food eaters, that’s not General Motors, it stands for Genetically Modified. So I started doing everything in my power to avoid these GM foods.
Then one day, I thought to take a peak at the back of my Kraft Real Mayo. #1 Ingredient, soybean oil. Ugh! If you don’t know already, Continue reading Marvelous Mayonnaise
If my oldest son had his way, it’s very possible that he would eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every single day. Actually, it’s much more likely that he would request peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for every single meal.
This means that all it would take for me to achieve “Mom of the Year” status in his five year old eyes would be to produce a never ending stream of sandwich bread. Fortunately for me, I can make his dreams come true with my simple Bucket Dough recipe.
(I could. Continue reading Sourdough Sandwich Bread (Bucket Dough Method)
Everybody needs a beginning point. For me, the beginning of my bread making addiction was Honey Whole Wheat bread.
During my 3rd pregnancy, Daniel and I started moving towards a more “real food” type lifestyle. Well, in all honesty, it might have been more likely that I was pushing real foods onto Daniel. In any case, he’s a good sport and so I tried to persuade him to join me along the real food path by tempting him with homemade sandwich bread. After all, who doesn’t love homemade bread?
He agreed to give it a shot, which put me in a little bit of a pickle. I should have thought it through a little more before offering to start baking all of our family’s bread, because the reality was that I had 2 little ones underfoot and a big pregnant belly in my way. Continue reading Honey Whole Wheat Bread Machine Recipe