From Recipes at Red Mittens

Chicken Stock in a Vingage Pot

Let’s Face it, you need a BigArse Pot for making Chicken Stock! Last night, I found some Bare Chicken on sale at Hy-Vee for $4. FOUR DOLLARS A CHICKEN!!! That is unheard of. The tricky part was those wonderful Organic, sort of Local Chickens “expired” tomorrow, so I had to either freeze them or cook them. I figured as long as I was cooking one of them, I’d cook both. I’ve learned (the hard way) to always use a thermometer and/or a timer when cooking. I love my OXO digital thermometer. I am using this extra large pot I got…

The Bucket O Basil

I like to shop online…and that includes shopping for produce! Danelle at OneFarm, understands that, and she puts her produce online once a week. I shop, place the order, and pick it up a few days later! This time, I ordered a Bucketful of Basil! She let me take the bucket home (so I need to return it full of something….hmmmmmm) and it was then that it dawned on me that I actually had to DO something with all the Basil! I asked some friends on Facebook and they came up with 368 different things I could do with it!…

Roasted Cabbage

I ordered a “dinner bag” from One Farm and this is what was in it. I decided to try Roasted Cabbage with that head of fresh cabbage. It was actually pretty easy to make and turned out really delicious. Here’s where I found the recipe

Potato Vegetable Soup

I love a good soup. Any time of the year. Soup is an especially good treat in the summer! I made up this soup tonight with some of the vegetables from One Farm, but I was inspired by the Potatoes Danelle dug today. She planted and harvested 2 kinds….a red and a purple. I used everything but the radishes in my Chunky Thick Rib-Sticking Potato Soup. There are no real measurements for this soup…..I wrote down a recipe but you have to make changes as you go. This recipe is not written in stone. You may like a different vegetable…

Cookies to Camp

I have made a million and one Monster Cookies these past few days. I shipped 2 boxes of my boys favorite cookies today. I hope they share them with others in their work areas and camp. My recipe, from the Blair Jaycees, does not use flour. I’m not sure if they are gluten free, but the are sure good!

Chex Mix isn’t just for Christmas Anymore!

We made some Chex Mix at TheHouseAtTheLake. It is the prefect Summer Snack. Even though the house SMELLS like Christmas, it is an easy snack to make and store, and even nutritious You’ll have to go to the store and gather up ingredients. The Cereal (you can also use Crispix), Nuts, Pretzels, and maybe small crackers. My mom always uses mixed nuts but I like only peanuts and cashews. You’ll also need butter or even coconut oil and the spice mix packet (that I use) or the real spices….Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder and Seasoning Salt. We also use the BIGGEST…

The Forgotten Oatmeal Cookies

I made some cookies for my dear old Dad to take on a roadtrip. I didn’t want him to starve…..in case he didn’t catch a fish. I’ve been making these cookies since I was in Junior High. I know the recipe by heart. THIS time, I substituted HALF of the white sugar with Monk Fruit in the Raw sugar. It has no calories. NO DIFFERENCE in the taste or texture or outcome of the cookies. At. All. This is a “Cut and Bake” cookie. I make 2 rolls and wrap them up and cut off a few when I want…

RhubarbCran Jam

I like to think up names for my homemade jams like the made-up names for the Pies in the movie Waitress.  Today’s Jam is RhubarbCran. I used 1/2 fresh and 1/2 frozen Rhubarb, a bag of frozen Cranberries I’ve been saving all winter, and about 4 plums I had on hand. I also used Pomona’s Pectin, a product that uses less sugar in order to get the Jam to “jell”. I’m all for less sugar…..and with BOTH Rhubarb and Cranberries, you KNOW this one is TART! Pucker Up! I followed the recipe exactly, except for adding the additional plums. This…

Homemade Brownies

These brownies from Cooks Illustrated were pretty darn good! A little more work than a box mix, but I had everything on hand. You have to make a sling in the pan in order to remove the baked brownie and let it cool. The brownie is very gooey and not cakey at all. I made the sling out of Parchment Paper. The instructions say to use foil. I don’t agree with using foil…… I used a combination of Penzy’s cocoa and Trader Joe’s Bittersweet Chocolate coins. Also, farm eggs make all the difference. Instead of a whisk, I used a…

Caesar Salad

Got my first internet order from One Farm! I place my order via Local Dirt and Danelle picks it from her farm and I pick it up at her house! I chose some lettuces with the intention of making a Caesar Salad with from scratch dressing. One Farm Romain Lettuce deserves REAL dressing I based my Caesar Salad Dressing on my trusty Cooks Illustrated site, but I didn’t use all the same ingredients. I did not have any anchovy fillets, but I would use them if I had them. There are many tips, tricks and hints about this salad, so…