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Honey Maple Caramel Corn

March 12, 2010
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Inspired by our recent trip to Sugar Camp where they taught us where maple syrup comes from.


Ingredients:

1 Cup Organic Popping Corn Kernels

4 T Butter ( I used Amish Salted Rolled Butter )

1 T Unsulphured Molasses

1/3c. Raw Filtered Honey

3 T Grade B Maple Syrup

1/2t. Pink Sea Salt (or any salt you prefer)

1t. Vanilla Extract

1/2t. Baking Powder

Honey Maple Caramel Corn Step 1

Directions: Preheat oven to 300.

Step One – Pop One Cup of Corn Kernals into a large lasagna pan. I use an air popper which requires no oil. We love it.

Step Two Honey Maple Corn

I didn’t quite use the full cup, I ran out of room in my pan. This was two cycles in the popper.

Step Two – in a small saucepan add remaining ingredients except for the vanilla.

4 T Butter ( I used Amish Salted Rolled Butter )

1 T Unsulphured Molasses

1/3c. Raw Filtered Honey

3 T Grade B Maple Syrup

1/2t. Pink Sea Salt (or any salt you prefer)

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Honey & Butter

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Molasses

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Maple Syrup & Salt

Warm on the stove medium high heat until it comes to a rolling boil. Once it comes to a rolling boil, boil for three minutes stirring and being careful not to burn.

Boiled Pot

Step Four – Remove from stove and stir in vanilla and baking powder. Continue to stir so that the mixture does not overflow in your pan.

Honey Maple Mixture Over Popcorn

Step Five – Pour mixture over popcorn. Stir to combine. Don’t worry if it doesn’t coat all of it.

Step Six – Place in the 300 degree oven for 15 min, checking not to burn. Remove from oven and stir mixture from the bottom up. Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Remove and let cool, stirring again if you’d like.

I didn’t have very much stick to the pan, if you’d like you could coat the pan with a cooking spray. They make that in an organic variety now too.

Caramel Corn
Honey Maple Caramel Corn

Yummy Cumin Green Beans

March 11, 2010
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You’re probably thinking the only way to eat green beans is the traditional ” greasy green beans” as we call them. You know bacon grease, cottage ham. Well, this recipe will change your mind. We love these in our house, including the kiddos!

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen green beans or use fresh

1 Medium Onion Diced (optional but adds a ton of flavor)

1T Olive Oil

1 T Butter

1 T Cumin

2 Cloves of Garlic

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Directions:

1. Add green beans to a saute pan, add 1/3 cup of water. Steam green beans on medium heat until slightly soft and most water is absorbed.

2 Add olive oil and diced onion to the pan. Saute until onions are translucent and soft.

3.  Add chopped garlic, cumin and 2T more of water

4. Finish with 1T of butter continue to saute until flavors meld.

5. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

♥ Gabreial

TATER TOT CASSEROLE

March 1, 2010
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Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey cooked, seasoned, drained

1  2 lb bag tater tots (we use the tater crowns)

1 can cream of mushroom

1 can cream of chicken

2 cans milk (use soup can)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

Brown meat & place in large casserole dish.

Mix soup & milk together.  Pour over top.

Add grated cheddar cheese.

Cover with tater tots.

Bake at 350 for 1/2 Hour.

Photo Tutorial: How to Dice an Onion

February 25, 2010
Start off with an very chilled onion, and a very sharp knife to hold back the tears.

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1. Trim the ends off, leaving the root somewhat attached.

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It should stand flat on your cutting surface now.

Cutting an Onion_Half

2. Cut your onion lengthwise to form two halves. (Remove any green parts)

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3. Lay your onion on the flat part of the half. Start by cutting at the opposite end of where the root was. Make one large horizontal slice almost all the way through, but not through.

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4. Follow the natural lines of the onion and make vertical slices from root towards you, but not through the root, you’ll want to keep that in tact to keep everything uniformly chopped.

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5. Turn your onion half so that the vertical slices you just cut are now horizontal. Here you can decide if you would like a tiny petite dice or a medium dice. Cut vertical slices until you reach the end where the little bit of root you have is left.

Finished Chopped Onion

There you go, now you’re an expert onion chopper!

Eggless Baked Oatmeal with Honey Butter Drizzle

February 25, 2010

Ingredients:

3 Cups of Rolled Oats
1 Teaspoon of Aluminum Free Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Apple Sauce
1/3 Cup Black Strap Molasses
2 Tablespoons of warm water
2 Teaspoons of Flax Meal (optional)
Mix-ins;  Currants, Cranberries, Walnuts, Chopped Dates (optional, use what you like)
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
1 Cup Almond Milk (or regular milk)
3/4 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375
Grease 9×13″ Glass Dish

1. Mix all wet ingredients until combined

2. Mix all dry ingredients until combined

3. Mix the two together.

4. Pour into greased baking dish
5. Bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.


Optional Drizzle

2 Tablespoons of Honey
1 Tablespoon of Butter
1. Melt together honey and butter, drizzle on top of each serving to control sweetness.

Serve warm or room temperature.

This dish cuts great and makes for an easy to go snack.

(sorry about the blurry pictures, still tweaking)

♥ Gabreial

Hello Fellow Homeschooling Foodies

February 24, 2010

Welcome to the Homeschooling Foodies Blog!
I’m excited to finally have a place to publish and share recipes with you.

Why not take our first poll below!

♥ Gabreial

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