My Baby Baker

Teaching your children to love the kitchen brings many perks to the parents.

 

Here is a link to my Baby Girl’s homemade French bread/French toast.

 

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Frugal Foodie!

I generally shop once a month, on or near the 24th of the month, then I may pick up fresh produce items everyday or so to add to my planned meals. I typically feed six people per meal. This months items cost me $635. Just slightly greater than $100 per person for a month of meals. Two years ago, we would spend $100 A DAY on food, either dinning out or convenient foods from the grocery store. People ask me all of the time “how do you do it?” Simple, I meal plan, buy in bulk, turn off the television a nd use that time prepping, read cooking blogs, and watch YouTube videos to learn food skills. Now, on top of saving money cooking at home, I’m actually making even more money blogging about my adventures in cooking/baking. Switch up your life, eat food you KNOW is fresh, made with clean hands. Stop paying for rent, utilities, wages, insurance and someone else’s profit every time you eat out. Cook at home, eat well, live well and pay off your own mortgage, and feel the joy of accomplishment. It’s a good life! You never know, it may even make you famous!

Here are some super tasty, super cheap meals from this week.

Brianna asked for a bag of regular potato chips, $4.99 for 9 ounces. Crazy! So, I wanted to show her how to make potato chips for pennies.

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Next meal, was kosher Beef short rib prepared Japanese style, wasbi mashed potatoes and Sriracha green beans with fried onions and a creamy Sriracha sauce.  This dinner cost me about $4 a serving. No Gluten, No Dairy.

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Yesterday, was a creamy Alfredo/Veggie pasta with chicken breast medallions.

 

 

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Then of course desserts!

 

this is is a sugar free ice cream/mousse made from soy milk, eggs, corn starch and Splenda. Low sugar white and traditional semi sweet chocolate chips melted on top.

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Sugar free apple, Splenda and cinnamon tart. Ice cream, well, sorry to tell ya, it has sugar.

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Left over bread dough, rolled, cut and fried made for a perfect treat to go with chilled apple cider.

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It’s All Greek to Me!

This Finnish/Irish/English girl woke up this morning feeling “Greek” so on the menu today I have seeing clients, making Feta and Spinach Bread and hand mixed Gyro burgers. Oh, yeah, I also homeschooled my kids. Here, you can take a look!

I get to do this at “Work” it’s so good to be me!

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Then got home and took my leftover feta and spinach.

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Added it to my bread dough.

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Shaped into buns.

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Baked the bread.

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While LifeSchooling my kids

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Then put together the Gyro Burgers.

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This is homemade Tzatziki Sauce.

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Tada!

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Oh, oh, almond cake for dessert!

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It it was a good day!

Switched Up Soup and a Sandwich

All I can think about is cool weather comfort food. I know this is completely ridiculous since it’s still in the 100’s here in Phoenix.

I’ve had been practicing making cinnamon buns, so today I thought to my self, “Self, why not a savory roll?” So, here is what I came up with.

Chunky Veggie Soup and Twisted Turkey and Spinach.

Basic Bread Machine dough recipe, blended cream cheese with herbs, sliced turkey breast, fresh spinach, and Roma tomatoes all rooked up and baked.

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Soup is two cans of stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, dried beans, fresh mushrooms, fresh spinach and a few bay leaves.
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The final product was a new twist on soup and a salad.

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Cozy Soup on a Chilly 98 degree September Day

It was a rainy day today in Phoenix, actually the wettest day on history. Many serious situations and extremely large amount of water damage for many homes, schools and businesses. So, if you could please consider saying a prayer for those suffering from negative effects of today’s rain.

Soup just seemed like the meal of choice today. I didn’t want to leave the house and I had plenty of items in my panty to make this extremely low cost, high flavor meal.

I started midday by making a new bread recipe I created, Sweet Basil & Tarragon.
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Then, I made a Chicken, Corn and Potato Chowder.

 

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A day of simple, satisfying and extremely low cost meals. Thank You YHWH for Your amazing blessings.

“Kosher” Kitchen still as Cozy Kitchen?

This was my first week of  being “Kosher” in my families meals. First it stated with me cleaning out my freezers of all the non-kosher foods I had. Then I studied and shopped for Torah friendly items, I was scare of the cost at first, however, it really cost me less than what I anticipated since I could buy two or three kosher cuts of beef at Costco.

Below is my first kosher meal. I had never made a meal without butter, and I personally chose not to do dairy with beef. Even though Biblically, it simply calls for calf not to be boiled in the mother’s milk. Here I have braise Beef short ribs, smashed red potatoes with hericot verts and sautéed mushrooms.

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Next day I decided I would use butter since I was not serving beef. Here I made peach and tarragon compound butter. I just loved it!

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Then, in, my first “official” Challah bread for Shabbat.

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This is morning, I put together “French” toast from the left over bread. My guys here loved it!image

 

So, my first week being mindful of YWHW’s (God’s) instruction on food according to the Torah (Not the Talmud) was actually a delight. I can honor the Father in my behavior, giving, service and tithing, but to honor Him with what I ate and what I fed my family gave me an even greater sense of connection to my Beloved Creator. Maybe my Kitchen became even cozier since YHWH, Yeshua and the Holy Spirit are free to visit with me without finding items that they may be offended by.

 

Shabbat Shalom

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