Revisiting slow cooker ham bone vegetable soup


Last time I made this Slow Cooker Ham Bone Vegetable Soup, I thought it was quite good but just a tad too sweet. So yesterday we had a handy leftover ham bone lying around (it's getting close to Easter, and hams have been on sale everywhere!), and I decided to mess with the recipe a little. Bingo! Much better -- actually good enough that low carb ScratchupsDad found himself compelled to cheat and have some, even though this soup is anything but low carb. I'm already looking forward to having … [Read more...]

Brown Rice Flour Pancakes — Gluten Free, Dairy Free


I warned you last week that we'd soon be concocting more recipes with brown rice flour, but these easy brown rice flour pancakes are definitely a keeper! This is a gluten and dairy allergy friendly scratchup around what's on sale at the store this week. I’ve been picking up these cheap 24 oz bags of gluten free brown rice flour at Target — Bob’s Red Mill is on sale for $2.51 through 4/12/14, so just $1.51 with the $1.00/1 printable coupon here. Hurry and grab yourself a bag, too, and then make … [Read more...]

Greek Egg Lemon Rice Soup (Avgolemono)


The whole time I was making this recipe, I had a lovely Carole King/Maurice Sendak medley going through my head... I told you once, I told you twice All seasons of the year are nice For eating chicken soup with rice Oh yeah they are! If you want to sing along while you're making yours, you should definitely pick up this awesome Chicken Soup With Rice Maurice Sendak book... or simply listen along below. :) But enough of that! What do we have going as our most excellent and naturally … [Read more...]

Simple Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour Pizza Dough


I've been picking up cheap 24 oz bags of gluten free brown rice flour at Target lately -- Bob's Red Mill is on sale for $2.51 through 4/12/14, so just $1.51 with the $1.00/1 printable coupon here. $1.51 a bag is a a great deal for a gluten free flour, so we're going to be finding some things to do with rice flour over the next few months here. Up first: Pizza dough. I started poking around online and found that most rice flour pizza dough recipes called for a blend of 4 or more  different … [Read more...]

Chicken Smackdown — Store vs Perdue vs Miller Amish


Welcome back to another Sunday Scratchups Smackdown, where we taste test similar products and report on the results. Up today: Chicken. I popped by a local grocery store recently and picked up three packs of fresh chicken: One whole cut up Miller Amish Country fryer for $2.09 a pound, one package of Perdue chicken thighs (on sale) for $.99 a pound, and one pack of store brand chicken leg quarters (on sale) for $.59 a pound. I wanted also to get organic chicken, but couldn't find any at my store, … [Read more...]

Take the Boar’s Head Boldest Bracket Challenge

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boar’s Head Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite local stores carries Boar's Head, and my favorite day to visit is any day that they have samples out! ;) It's truly tasty stuff, and right now you can head over to the Boar’s Head Boldest Bracket Challenge to vote for your favorite sandwiches featuring their new bold lineup of products. Check out newer taste sensations like blackened turkey breast and … [Read more...]

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