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The Dough Also Rises—Making Great Bread.

Way-to-go! This is written so  anyone, I mean ANYONE can make amazing, real bread. Nothing is better. It smells good,  looks good, and tastes like a little slice of heaven.

Herbal Secrets for Health and Beauty

REAL FOOD for your insides and your beautiful outside.

I'm writing as fast as I can!

REAL FOOD is soon to be a series of cookbooks, for beginners and seasoned cooks.

I poured my heart into these books and include great info plus recipes: adapted, made up all by my little ol' self, and lifted from my mother's and grandmother's 3 x 5 recipe cards.

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Sourdough Baking from Ancient to Modern

Once upon a time, sourdough was the only way to leaven bread. It is still the most delicious bread ever. From San Francisco Sourdough to Banana Nut bread, to pancakes, sourdough makes baked goods just a little special.

Preserving Summer Bounty—Jams and Preserves

Old fashioned jams have more sugar than fruit. Many taste only of sweet without recognizable fruit flavors. Unbelievably delicious jams and preserves can be made with half the sugar or less. They are sumptuously sweet and delicious and taste like the fruit they are made from. Easy to prepare in small and large batches, for a fraction of the cost of commercial product.

For the Kid in Us—Cookies, Cookies, Cookies

Who doesn't love cookies. Nothing beats home baked cookies. These recipes are missing the artificial flavorings, texturizers, chemical whatevers, and preservatives. They are crunchy, chewy, big and small. You'll want to try them all. Recipes are low sugar when possible and full of goodness.

The Best Pie Ever—Nothing More Need be Said

Pies are fabulous. Well, homemade pies are fabulous. Commercial fruit pies, in my never-to-be-humble opinion are mostly tasteless crust, a lot of glop and very little fruit. Cream and custard pies are often so full of additives, they have a strange, gluey texture. Fruit pies should be full of fruit! Like granny or great granny made. Cream and custard pies should be delicate, creamy, and flavorful.

Here is how to make the BEST PIE EVER! No. It's not a lot of work. Modern kitchen appliances make most pie creating a lot easier. Even the pies that do take a little time in the kitchen are so amazing, it is nothing compared to the rewards.

Fermented Foods at Home—The Fountain of Youth?

Yogurt, KimChee, Sauerkraut, Kombucha, and more. Fermented foods are the original probiotics. With natural antibiotic agents, and agents to keep your digestive system healthy and vital, they are as close to a fountain of youth as we can get.

I Scream. You Scream. We all Scream for Ice Cream

No matter how you try, you can't make smooth, scoopable ice cream at home. Oh, yeah, it's great right out of the ice cream freezer, but the next day it is as hard as a brick and not so good. UNLESS YOU KNOW THE SECRET! I know the secret and I'm sharing it with you!