Cheesy Quinoa Crackers Recipe

Cheesy Quinoa Crackers

Do you ever just crave a crunch? I know that I do. When I gave up almost all store-bought chips and crackers, I was really missing that crunch in my life. Doesn’t it seem like you always want the things you can’t have!?

Savoury Cheesy Jalapeno Bun Recipe

Savoury Jalapeno Cheese Bun Recipe

Smell. Scent. Aroma. No matter which word you use, the sense of smell can cause the most amazing and immediate reactions (good or bad). Chocolate chip cookies baking on a cold and rainy day. The slightly salty, fishy smell of a riverside market. Freshly baked bread filling up a house with a warm and comforting aroma.   My favourite has …

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant with Naturally Free Spice Blends

Naturally Free Spice Blends: A Cook’s Favorite “Easy Button” {Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Recipe}

Publisher Note: Today’s post supports a good friend to Scratch Mommy in her new business endeavor. Loriel has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for Scratch Mommy, pretty much from the start. I hope that you enjoy the recipe that Contributor Claire shares here using Loriel’s UhMaaaaZing new organic, non-irradiated spice blends. You are going to *love* Naturally Free! Make …

Homemade Ketchup Recipe with Easy Canning Instructions

Healthy Homemade Ketchup Recipe with Easy Canning Instructions

On my personal blog I share a lot about my “city girl” background. It’s true that I was born in downtown Chicago and spent much of my young adult years at a country club pool with no clue to how food was produced. But my mom also had a little Better Homes and Gardens influence, so gardening was actually a little …

Turkish Style Sandwich Bun Recipe - Scratch Mommy

Turkish Style Sandwich Bun Recipe

Nothing beats fresh bread. Nothing. No store bought, mass produced package can compare to a fresh, warm loaf, especially when that loaf is pulled fresh from your oven at home! I could live on that blissful combination of yeast and flour. While I love a slice of bread slathered with butter, my favourite way to enjoy a sandwich is by …

Chickpeas after roasting and drying out - Dry Roasted Chickpeas on Scratch Mommy

Dry Roasted Chickpeas (a snack or side dish!)

My daughter started full day kindergarten in September and while I knew she’d be tired after school, I had no idea she would also be ravenous. She bounds off the school bus and heads straight for the kitchen. After a few weeks of the same after school snacks (apples with peanut butter! cheese and crackers! whole grain muffins!) we were …

Homemade Terra© Chips (easy root vegetable chips recipe) - Scratch Mommy

Homemade Root Vegetable Chips (aka Terra© chips)

This past summer I picked up a couple pots of sweet potato slips for the garden at a road side stand. Before this summer, I had never grown sweet potatoes and I could have never imagined just how many sweet potatoes I would yield come fall from those two little plastic pots. Just about two months ago, my husband and …

Vegetarian Power Bowl- This is a MUST MAKE- Nutrition packed bowl for anytime of the year- Scratch Mommy

Vegetarian Power Bowl (layered with colorful vitamins!)

There’s no denying that a diet rich in fresh, local, organic, in-season produce is a diet that will be nutritious and vitamin rich. In the summer it’s easy to eat this way, whether picking fruit or veggies from your backyard or heading to the local farmer’s market for the best your local farmer has to offer. But then winter rolls …

Super easy peasy smashed potatoes recipe (only 4 ingredients)!- Scratch Mommy

Easy Peasy Smashed Potatoes (4 ingredients for a scrumptious side)

Who doesn’t want a heartwarming, soul pleasing, deliciously warm breakfast in the morning? Sounds good, right? How about all the work that goes along with it? Hmm, not quite as good. Well, worry not, because while I love scrumptious meals, I definitely don’t love hours of prep and clean up. And, let’s be honest, who has time for that? Definitely …

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Poppyseed Dressing - Definitely a hit at a potluck this spring or summer! - Scratch Mommy

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

No matter what part of the country you live in, it’s right about now that people start itching to get outside and start entertaining! If you’re in a cold spot, you’re probably soaking in the sun while also wearing a scarf, and if you’re a lucky one who lives in a place that’s eternally warm, you’re just laughing at us …