I’ve been making this recipe here at Chiot’s Run years, tweaking it here and there. I’m not sure where it came from originally, but it’s always a hit. Around the holidays I make up 5 or 6 batches to distribute to all the friendly folks that make our lives easier throughout the year; bank […]
When there are only two people living in the house, it can be difficult to eat up all the jams/jellies that get made throughout the canning season. Recipes often yield many pints and you never want to make just one kind of jelly. That means the pantry can quickly get overstocked with a variety of […]
I’m not much of a sweet baker anymore since I’ve been trying to cut sugar out of my diet. That being said, I used to bake cookies on occasion and since I’m never satisfied and continue to try new thing, I came across a few tips & tricks I’d like to share about how to […]
My mom’s grandma, aka Grandma Graham, always made the perfect pie crusts from scratch. It’s a simple recipe, though slightly different from others you’ll see because it contains an egg and some vinegar. I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit by swapping out 1/4 of the lard for butter, this adds extra flavor to the final […]
It seems like you can hardly find a pumpkin pie recipe that doesn’t call for evaporated or sweetened condensed milk. Pumpkin pie is actually a fairly healthy dessert, especially if you cut back on the sugar a bit and use maple syrup instead. It’s filled with things Weston A Price highly recommends eating like eggs, […]
We picked our first strawberry last week and have been enjoying strawberry shortcake for dinner ever since. Strawberry shortcake at Chiot’s Run is a little different than most. The first time I made it for Mr Chiots he said, “What is this?” No little round spongy cakes or loads of sugar here.
I don’t know what it is about rainy days, but they always make me want to bake, especially this time of year when rainy days feel really cold. We’re having company this weekend so I wanted to get a few things baked and ready. I spent my day yesterday baking some whole grain cinnamon raisin […]