How to make sourdough bread
How to Make Sourdough Bread

The smell of sourdough bread baking in the oven...

fresh sourdough breadI love bread. In fact I love pretty much all carbs!  We try to eat a mostly paleo diet but homemade bread is one of those things I just can't seem to give up. Somehow making bread from scratch makes it seem not so bad...

The thought of the hours involved in making the starter, waiting for the bread to rise (twice) and remembering to actually bake it before it falls is a challenge, but it's really not that bad. Plus kneading the dough is kinda fun!
Over the years I have found a recipe for both the starter and the bread that have yet to fail me.

This bread is super delicious with Pear Preserves, you can check out the recipe here! Below is the recipes I use to make sourdough bread at home.

There is a wealth of information on the King Arthur Flour website.  There are also tons of recipes to use your starter with. Here are the recipes:

I have also added all of these recipes and more to my Sourdough Pinterest board.  You can follow it here.

Do you already make your own bread? If not, give it a try! Let me know in the comments below how it comes out for you!



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Pear preserves with ginger
Pear Preserves with Ginger

I still have a lot of pears left over even after making two batches of pear butter.  I have also been cutting up the bad ones and giving them to the bunnies and the goats.  They are perfect right now to the point of going bad in a few days so I decided to make pear preserves.

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Pear Butter
Homemade Pear Butter

Fall is quickly approaching. The weather is finally getting cooler.

It's the perfect time to make pumpkin butter. Last fall we had pumpkins in our garden but our crop didn't do so well this year.  It just so happens that Nana has a pear tree loaded with fruit.  Everyone in our home loves to eat pears, probably more so than apples.  So we decided to help Nana out by picking some.

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Spicy Stuffed Peppers
Spicy Stuffed Peppers (Paleo)

Delicious Mexican style stuffed peppers.  These are paleo but you can always add cheese and sour cream!

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Sweet Potato Chips

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

  • 2 or 3 sweet potatoes cut thin (I used a mandolin for this)
  • About 2 tbsp. of coconut oil (more or less)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Using a mandolin slice the sweet potatoes as thin as possible.
  2. Place them in a bowl and cover them with water allowing them to soak for one hour. Drain and replace with fresh water after 30 minutes.
  3. Place on a towel and let them dry.
  4. Put about half of the sliced potatoes into a bowl and pour enough coconut oil to coat them evenly. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
  5. Place the chips on the dehydrator trays and sprinkle with salt or you choice of seasoning.
  6. Place the sweet potatoes into a dehydrator and dehydrate at 145-155 F for about 6 hours.
  7. Check them occasionally and turn the dehydrator off when they are crispy.
  8. Let them cool.
  9. Enjoy!

Here is a link to a great mandoline for a resonable price! Swissmar Borner V-1001 V-slicer Plus Mandoline


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