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Mostly Homemade Mondays

So, here goes.  Week 1.  If you guys don’t link, I’m going to look like a dick.

Is that what you want?

For me to look like a dick?

Not cool!

Mostly Homemade Mondays – the link party for people who like cooking healthy food, but sometimes have to rely on the occasional store-bought item.  And for crafty people.  And gardeners.

Got something cool you posted recently on your blog?  Link up so that the rest of us can see the awesomesauce!

The “rules”:

1) Please link back to this post so that people reading your blog know they can find more fantastic posts here!

That’s it.  I think!  The rules might evolve over time if this becomes a weekly “hop”.

Yo yo, head’s up, this post might contain affiliate links which help to support my site. And my canning, seed buying, and aggressive saving habits.

Making this recipe or others?

Post a photo on my Facebook page, share it on Instagram, or save it to Pinterest with the tag #sustainablecooks. I can't wait to see your take on it!

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10 comments on “Mostly Homemade Mondays”

  1. I totally DO NOT want you to look like a dick. That would be a terrible outcome of all of this. So I went ahead and shared a link. And to do one better, I even clicked on some of the other links that were already posted. Yay! That’s the way it’s gonna work around here, so you, my friend, are not a dick!

  2. I also shared a link, mostly because I like your blog and get a kick out of reading it.

  3. I don’t have a blog, but have been reading all the great links others have posted!

  4. I warned you that I use stuff from cans…just look at my recipe! Too bad you haven’t figured out that block function yet… 😛 Now I’m gonna go explore the links from other people helping to keep you from looking like a…well, you know.

  5. Glad you started a blog hop! 🙂 Linked up my skillet raspberry bars as I am always trying to bake on top of the stove. Wish I could post a pic though. 🙂

Mostly homemade Mondays

Welcome back to Mostly Homemade Mondays, week three! It’s a series for people who are striving for better food and a better lifestyle, but for whatever reason need a helping hand from a pre-made ingredient now and then.
The ground rules:

1) knock yourself out in being creative. Want to share a new recipe? Cool. Want to post a photo of something you made? Rock on with your bad self. Want to talk about a dresser you bought from a thrift store and refurbished? Back that truck up cause that is something I want to see!

2) Some part of your post should be “homemade”. While a post on the Hamburger Helper you made last night doesn’t seem to cut the bill, making your own casserole from meat and noodles that you didn’t make from wheat you grew yourself is something to crow about!

3) If you want to, go ahead and note on your post that you’re linking to this series. And if you don’t want to? Well, that is no skin off my nuts.

Let’s get started!

Yo yo, head’s up, this post might contain affiliate links which help to support my site. And my canning, seed buying, and aggressive saving habits.

Making this recipe or others?

Post a photo on my Facebook page, share it on Instagram, or save it to Pinterest with the tag #sustainablecooks. I can't wait to see your take on it!

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  1. As you know, I’ve been trying to post this for a while but a) I’ve been rushed for time and b) your blog hates me.

    I made The Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls over spring break (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/cinammon_rolls_/)

    Good lord they were good but I learned some things I should share. The dough needs to be really, really cold before you roll it, otherwise it’s just too sticky. I should have put the second half of dough back in the fridge while rolling out the first half. I also should have stuck my knife in the freezer before cutting it up.

    When I made the frosting I left the coffee and maple out. I used extra milk and vanilla instead (per her tips). My frosting was very thin which I liked because I can’t stand the thick stuff and it created a nice layer on the bottom of the pan. I think next time I’ll melt some chocolate and drizzle it on the bottom of the pan.

Mostly Homemade Mondays

Postscript: So I drafted this post yesterday and scheduled it to post on Monday (tomorrow).  Whoopsie, got the day wrong.  So, this week it’s mostly homemade Sunday AND Monday! ;-D

A few blogs/sites that I like to read have days when people can post things and it’s all linked up in 1 cool post.  Most of these blogs I pursue are food blogs.

This week when I went to read them I saw many had some new rules, one of which that if you’re posting a recipe it shouldn’t contain processed ingredients, white sugar, etc.  It is their site, and I’m more than happy to abide by their rules, but my problem is usually every recipe I made has some ingredient that comes from a can, box, or a jar. 

I make a lot of homemade stuff like bread, vanilla, yogurt, cleaning supplies, crackers, etc., but still I often have to rely on things purchased from a traditional grocery store to round out a meal.  Comparing myself to someone who makes cheese and sourdough starter from scratch accomplishes nothing for me.  Am I impressed by those who can do all that stuff?  Absolutely!  Do I wish I had time to make more stuff from scratch?  Yeppers!  But, I can’t do it all, so instead I choose to pat myself on the back for what I can accomplish

So, if you’re out there in the blogsphere (man that is an obnoxious term!) and are in the same boat as me, I welcome you to post a favorite recipe or tip/trick to Mostly Homemade Mondays*.  It’s a series for people who are striving for better food and a better lifestyle, but for whatever reason need a helping hand from a pre-made ingredient now and then. 

*And because I find Sandra Lee oh so annoying, this is in no way related to her series.

The ground rules:
1) knock yourself out in being creative.  Want to share a new recipe?  Cool.  Want to post a photo of something you made?  Rock on with your bad self.  Want to talk about a dresser you bought from a thrift store and refurbished?  Back that truck up cause that is something I want to see!

2) Some part of your post should be “homemade”.  While a post on the Hamburger Helper you made last night doesn’t seem to cut the bill, making your own casserole from  meat and noodles that you didn’t make from wheat you grew yourself is something to crow about!

3) If you want to, go ahead and note on your post that you’re linking to this series.  And if you don’t want to?  Well, that is no skin off my nuts.  Awesome saying courtesy of a junior high friend.

So, let’s get started!

Yo yo, head’s up, this post might contain affiliate links which help to support my site. And my canning, seed buying, and aggressive saving habits.

Making this recipe or others?

Post a photo on my Facebook page, share it on Instagram, or save it to Pinterest with the tag #sustainablecooks. I can't wait to see your take on it!

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One comment on “Mostly Homemade Mondays”

  1. I’m hoping that in Heaven, there will be plenty of room for all my stuff and that it’ll be completely organized – I will be able to find what I want when I want it ). I expect to have no NEED 🙂 And I’m hoping I’ll be able to and have time to do, and have all the equipment to do all the crafts, art, cooking that my heart desires and with Jesus at my side encouraging me and joining in! Right?