Archive of ‘Food’ category

Gluten-free pancakes

Top of the morning to ya! (Or whenever you read this blog post) Have you been thinking about moving toward a more gluten-free diet, but feel daunted by the different flours and starches and mixes out there? If you’ve ever tried it, you’ve probably discovered that gluten free flours rarely behave like regular flour does. […]

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Cookies

Every December, my mother made Christmas cookies. Gingerbread boys and girls, sugar cookies cut out like snowmen and holly, and shortbread squares popped in and out of the oven, and we were delighted to help her decorate them with icing and candies. I am passing along this delicious tradition to my own children and we’ve […]

The busy parent’s guide to canning tomato sauce

Wow, fall sure is a busy time of year (at least at our household). As a farming family, our work schedule during this part of the season is relentless. Add on top of that the start of the school year, the beginning of all those fun after school activities, the first round of colds and […]

Stutzman Ranch: An early autumn tradition

We are so blessed to raise our families in the Wenatchee Valley, aren’t we? The small-town vibes. The adorable downtown streets up and down valley. The mountains and rivers and lakes. And of course, all that fresh fruit — miles and miles of orchards surrounding our neighborhoods and creeping up into the foothills. It seems fitting to […]

Packing cleaner lunches

Fruit, Veggie, Protein, Treat*. Appealing display, nice to eat. Whether you’re a Stay-at-home or a I’ve-got-another-job-too Mom, it feels good to have a handle on lunches. The sense of accomplishment attached to knowing that I fed my children, husband, and myself WELL really boosts the level of energy I apply to the day-to-day grind. Over […]

Cold foamy wonders

On a hot summer day, who doesn’t relish the flavor and bubbly goodness of an old fashioned root beer float?! But have some of you moms, like me, started to become increasingly concerned about the amount of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) threatening to enter into your child’s system through stuff like cookies, beverages, etc. on a daily […]

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