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    Cooking & Baking,  Recipes

    Homemade Apple Sauce

    This easy Homemade Sugar-Free Applesauce is flavorful and delicious. You’ll never buy store bought applesauce again! If you’ve never made Homemade Applesauce you are in for a treat. This recipe is super easy, incredibly delicious, and far better than the store bought stuff – seriously no comparison. You will love it! Every fall we visit Gross’ Apple Orchard in Bedford, Virginia.  They are a family operated apple orchard near the Blue Ridge Parkway, this is a tradition that MeMe started when Henleigh was not even a year old.  Side note- one of my favorite pictures is of MeMe and Henleigh in the apple orchard. Anyway we love them for the…

  • dessert,  Recipes,  recipes,  Sourdough

    Sourdough Brownies

    I have a sweet tooth but brownies have never really been my go-to. My dad loves brownies and because I just love making anything sourdough I had to make Sourdough Brownies. These Sourdough Brownies are fudgy with a thick gooey center and crackly top. Definitely Granddad’s cup of tea!! Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 egg yolk 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sourdough starter discard 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line a 9″ x 9″ baking dish with…

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    Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Jamie loves chocolate chip cookies, maybe not as much as peanut butter cookies but they are still at the top of his list.  These sourdough discard cookies are easy to make and smell AMAZING!!  They will be a favorite in your farmhouse too!  Learn how to make sourdough chocolate chip cookies at home with your sourdough discard the easy way! These bakery-style cookies are soft, thick, and chewy.  Makes 12 Large Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (cold & cubed) ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup white granulated sugar 1 ½ cup chocolate chips (semi- sweet or milk chocolate) 1 ¾ cups flour 1 teaspoon fine sea…

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    How to Make Hot Chocolate with Milk

    Friends, I am all about easy and simple and this Homemade Hot Chocolate is just that. No more powdery packets that don’t quite dissolve. Put some real ingredients into a saucepan and you will have Homemade Hot Chocolate in minutes!  It will be simple, delicious, and so much more satisfying than the store-bought stuff. Keep reading to learn how to make Hot Chocolate with Milk. Homemade Hot Chocolate with Milk This recipe is made with a combination of cocoa powder and chocolate chips. The cocoa powder adds the distinct “hot cocoa” flavor, and the chocolate chips melt into the mixture making this drink extra creamy, rich and luxurious. A splash…