Blood Orange Marmalade

This Blood Orange Marmalade is rich in color and flavor and has only 4 ingredients! Serve it on scones or biscuits! Have you ever tried homemade marmalade? I enjoy it but it can be an acquired taste. True marmalades, such as those made from Seville oranges, should be slightly bitter. Many store bought varieties might as well be called orange jam. All cloying sweetness, no bitterness or tartness at all. The blood oranges that I’ve used in this recipe definitely add

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The Best Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

These are the best cinnamon raisin bagels you will ever make at home! Bagels can be very fun to prepare at home. In fact, they’re actually quite easy if you follow a few simple steps. But at one time I most definitely did not know what I was doing, and that’s why on more than one occasion I prepared what I lovingly referred to as “bagel dunkers.” U-shaped oddities that couldn’t really be sliced in half so my best option

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All Purpose Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

This All Purpose Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette is perfect for using on salads, eggs, sandwiches and even meat! It’s tangy, rich and incredibly healthy. You guys, I feel like I am so behind on life right now. Deadlines, deadlines everywhere deadlines (and not a moment to breathe). My energy is still fluctuating wildly from recent dietary changes but I think it may be starting to level out. Today was very productive. I wouldn’t say I’m caught up but I did manage

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Homemade Cultured Butter

Homemade Cultured Butter has only 2 ingredients and is easy to make at home! I’ve been off of refined sugars and carbs for about 9 days and I have to say I’m surprised at how sluggish I still feel. Well, I’m surprised and not surprised at the same time. Sugar is powerful stuff and it’s not shocking that it’s making a powerful statement as it works its way out of my body. Staying away from sugar has caused me to

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Perfect Chewy Pretzel Buns

This easy recipe for chewy, flavorful pretzel buns will wow the entire family. Serve them with dinner or use as a sandwich roll! Ok, maybe my X slicing could be a bit more “perfect” on these buns. But clumsy knife skills aside, I tested this recipe multiple times, constantly tweaking it until I created exactly what I was seeking. These buns have a hard, chewy golden exterior coated in crunchy coarse sea salt and a dense and chewy but soft

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Homemade Greek Yogurt

Have you ever tried making yogurt at home? It’s surprisingly easy! Homemade greek yogurt tastes wonderful and has no preservatives. I have an unapologetic love for America’s Test Kitchen. I read the magazine, watch the show and collect the cookbooks. I’ve become a huge fan of one book in particular, The America’s Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook, which teaches all sorts of basics like homemade cheeses, jams, tofu and cured meats. I became so enamored with this book that I reached out

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Whole Wheat Linguini

Your family will love this beautiful, fresh homemade pasta for dinner. Whole Wheat Linguini served with olive oil, garlic and parmesan. I come from a very large family, especially on my mother’s side. We’re all over the place but many of us reside in either Maryland or New York. Every 10 years my cousins organize a large family reunion and our most recent gathering was held about a year and a half ago at a campground near the Maryland/Pennsylvania border.

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Muesli

A healthy alternative to store bought recipes, this muesli is inexpensive and easy to make. I’ve always had a bit of a cereal addiction.  I find it to be a great comfort food, no matter what time of day.  In fact, I love it so much that I had to stop buying it!  I’ve recently come up with a way to bring cereal back into my life in a healthy way: muesli, which is a homemade cereal based on oats,

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Flavored Marshmallows

These fall spiced flavored marshmallows are very easy to make! I think of these as seasonal flavored marshmallows but I’m pretty sure they’ll be wonderful any time of year.  But really, what’s better in the cold winter months than hot chocolate with marshmallows?  I decided to make three separate flavors to give away in goody bags at Thanksgiving this year.  I made pumpkin spiced marshmallows, cardamom marshmallows and cinnamon marshmallows.  This recipe is incredibly flexible and you can use just

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Homemade Coconut Milk

Homemade coconut milk is a great non-dairy alternative.  Things have been a bit quiet here at Savory Simple.  It’s because I’m currently doing a 7 day detox from Baltimore Health Coach!  No sugar, dairy, gluten, caffeine, soy, corn, or processed foods for one week.  The first few days were rough, but now I’m feeling great!  It’s amazing how much the foods we consume effect our bodies.  I’m waking up without coffee and my night time sugar cravings are gone.  I

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