Monday, July 25, 2011

Yummy Recipes!

I have mentioned in the past couple of months (especially since Cory's dad found out he had cancer) that our family is trying to get away from white sugar and white flour. It's not as hard as I'd expected. You do have to give up certain things... but there are also tasty alternatives you can make yourself! And isn't it so much nicer knowing what goes INTO your food... rather than buying something in a box and not being able to pronounce most of the ingredients?? I think so!!

(And I must admit... I HAVE cheated off and on... but then I always feel crappy afterward!)

Last week, a nice old couple from church gave us this HUGE zucchini. I don't know about you... but I think the bigger a veggie is... the more bland it tastes. So, I decided to make some zucchini bread. The only recipes I had were regular ones calling for white flour and white sugar. So... off to Google-Land I went... and found this great website called HEAVENLY HOMEMAKERS! Maybe you are familiar with it! There are a lot of great recipes that I want to try from this site... and so far I have made the YUMMY whole wheat and honey zucchini bread.... and just this morning I made the homemade poptarts. Just a tip for the poptarts... make sure you roll the dough out pretty thin or your ratio of jam to dough will be off! I did that on a few... however I don't mind them being more "doughy".

I encourage you to check the site out! I haven't had time to browse all of the recipes... but what I've seen so far looks good and uses healthier ingredients!

I'm leaving you with this sweet pic of El and my sister's boys from last week! I'm going to go enjoy listening to the much needed rain while playing with my sweet baby girl!

Happy Monday!!


  1. Hi,

    The whole wheat and honey zucchini recipe sounds good. I was wondering, do you use fresh, local honey or do you purchase yours at a grocery store? A couple down the road from where I live sells it and I never thought to use it in recipes instead of sugar.

    Shelby Morris

  2. There is a store that sells local honey... it is expensive... but worth it! Sometimes if I'm in a pinch, I'll grab some honey from the grocery store... but I try to use local if I can! Hope you make the bread and enjoy it!!


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