I grew up eating real cheese, real eggs, real butter, real food. Maybe I’m trying to bring back those days in my own kitchen. Plus, food production today is quite different than it was in the 60’s and 70’s when I was a child and young adult. Our food supply has changed a great deal and I’m just trying to get back to basics. So, in no particular order, here’s a list of simple but yummy foods to make from scratch. None of them are difficult at all and when you sprinkle some homemade croutons on your Caesar salad, your family will practically swoon! Master these 5 and you are a certified Kitchen Princess!
Sweet and Spicy Apple Butter
Fall is in the air. Leaves are turning, apples are ripe for the picking, pumpkins appear on doorsteps. It’s the season for all things apple!
I adore apple butter and I’ve discovered how really easy it is to make. What I love about this recipe, other than the warm fragrance of apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves filling your kitchen, is the fact you don’t have to peel a single apple. When you’re staring 6 pounds of apples in the face believe me, you’ll be glad not to have to peel them!