Avoid Additives with 45 Homemade Dressings, Sauces, and Seasonings

45 Homemade Dressings, Sauces, and Seasonings | Want to feed your family safe dressings, sauces, and seasonings without worrying about the ingredients or adverse effects? You need these 45 alternative recipes for additive-free dressings, sauces, and seasonings. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Want to feed your family safe dressings, sauces, and seasonings without worrying about the ingredients or adverse effects? You need these 45 alternative recipes for additive-free dressings, sauces, and seasonings. [by Paula Miller]

Sourdough English Muffin Bread (Soda Bread)

Sourdough English Muffin Bread | What if I told you that you could have the same tastiness of the sourdough English muffin but with even less effort? Truly! I worked for about six minutes to get a delicious and beautifully-risen loaf of bread. No it's-just-too-sour, or it's-kind-of-like-a-brick-but-we'll-still-eat-it. Enjoy and join my victory dance as we enjoy slice after slice of nourishing, whole grain, sourdough goodness -- fresh from our very own ovens. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

What if I told you that you could have the same tastiness of the sourdough English muffin but with even less effort? Truly! I worked for about six minutes to get a delicious and beautifully-risen loaf of bread. No it’s-just-too-sour, or it’s-kind-of-like-a-brick-but-we’ll-still-eat-it. Enjoy and join my victory dance as we enjoy slice after slice of nourishing, whole grain, sourdough goodness — fresh from our very own ovens. [by Erin Vander Lugt]

Make Your Own Calendula Salve (a quick and easy gift idea!)

Make Your Own Calendula Salve | Calendula is a wonderful healing herb -- excellent for all skin ailments, quickly healing rashes and wounds, and gentle for the whole family. Make up a batch of this salve in 15 minutes and have a go-to remedy for all rashes, cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, bites, blisters, and dry skin. Pour it into a pretty jar, top it with a label and ribbon, and it makes a thoughtful gift! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Calendula is a wonderful healing herb — excellent for all skin ailments, quickly healing rashes and wounds, and gentle for the whole family. Make up a batch of this salve in 15 minutes and have a go-to remedy for all rashes, cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, bites, blisters, and dry skin. Pour it into a pretty jar, top it with a label and ribbon, and it makes a thoughtful gift! [by Andrea Sabean]

How to Start a Simple Advent Wreath Tradition

How to Start a Simple Advent Wreath Tradition | The sad truth is that Christmas can be the most stressful time of year. Shopping, baking, and social events take us away from each other as well as what should be the focus of the season: the birth of Christ and what He means to us. Follow these 3 simple steps to make the advent celebration a part of your holiday tradition. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The sad truth is that Christmas can be the most stressful time of year. Shopping, baking, and social events take us away from each other as well as what should be the focus of the season: the birth of Christ and what He means to us. Honoring the advent season together as a family is one way to keep the season Christ-centered. Follow these 3 simple steps to make the advent celebration a part of your holiday tradition. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! | "Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." --W.T. Purkiser. Today in the U.S., we celebrate Thanksgiving. You -- dear friends and family -- are a great blessing. We are thankful for your fellowship, your participation, your contributions, your trust, and your support. Happy Thanksgiving! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” –W.T. Purkiser. Today in the U.S., we celebrate Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you, our dear friends and family, for your fellowship, your participation, your contributions, your trust, and your support. God bless you! [by Wardee Harmon]

Why We’re Not Buying Gifts

Why We're Not Buying Gifts | This year we're not buying Christmas gifts for extended family members. Or friends. Or co-workers. Do we sound like the biggest scrooges ever? Christmas should be about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, investing in relationships with people, and enjoying our time with family and friends. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

This year we’re not buying Christmas gifts for extended family members. Or friends. Or co-workers. Do we sound like the biggest scrooges ever? Christmas should be about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, investing in relationships with people, and enjoying our time with family and friends. [by Melissa Norris]

KYF #093: Sleep Smarter with Shawn Stevenson

KYF #093: Sleep Smarter | Sleep "smarter"? Yes. If you don't get good sleep, you suffer in many ways. Your health, your productivity, your outlook, your positivity, your relationships, even your body (how it looks). Good sleep is essential for a great life. Don't leave it up to chance. Using these tips from #1 health host on iTunes, Shawn Stevenson, you'll sleep smarter, better, and deeper! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/93

Sleep “smarter”? Yes. If you don’t get good sleep, you suffer in many ways. Your health, your productivity, your outlook, your positivity, your relationships, even your body (how it looks). Good sleep is essential for a great life. Don’t leave it up to chance. Using these tips from #1 health host on iTunes, Shawn Stevenson, you’ll sleep smarter, better, and deeper! [by Wardee Harmon]

Crispy Deep-Fried Parsnip Strings

Crispy Deep-Fried Parsnip Strings | Enter: the lowly parsnip. I just happened to have one last quart of home-rendered, grass-fed beef tallow and several pounds of parsnips on my hands, so I knew just what to do: deep fry them! Serve instead of French fries, add to salads for extra crunch, or eat them alone as a snack. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Enter: the lowly parsnip. I just happened to have one last quart of home-rendered, grass-fed beef tallow and several pounds of parsnips on my hands, so I knew just what to do: deep fry them! Serve instead of French fries, add to salads for extra crunch, or eat them alone as a snack. [by Lindsey Dietz]