Homemade Organic Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Streusel

For the Muffins:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 7 Tbsp. [1 stick minus 1 Tbsp.] organic pasture butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 large organic pasture eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups organic unbleached white flour, PLUS 2 Tbsp. for dusting shredded apple
  • 4 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Homemade Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded organic tart apples (such as organic Granny Smith)
  • 1-2 tsp. organic 100% lemon juice

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Core each apple, then shred and combine with lemon juice; Set aside.
  4. Once the butter and sugar are creamed, add each egg into the electric mixer separately and mix well in between.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, stir the flour, salt and baking powder together.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two segments, alternating with the milk and vanilla.
  7. Stir until just evenly moistened.  The batter will be slightly lumpy.
  8. Combine the shredded apple and 2 Tbsp. flour until well coated.
  9. Using a large spatula, fold in the shredded apples until just evenly distributed, no more than a few strokes.  Take care not to break up the fruit.  Do not overmix.
  10. Spoon the batter into each muffin cup, filling it level with the cup.
  11. Bake for about 12 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven.
  13. Sprinkle each muffin with streusel.
  14. Place back into the oven and bake until golden, dry and springy to the touch, approximately an additional 8 – 13 minutes.  A toothpick inserted to the center of the muffin should come out clean.
  15. Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature.
  16. Enjoy!

For the Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 Tbsp. organic cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. organic light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp. organic ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. organic pastured butter, cut into small pieces

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix together the flour, sugar, light brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter into the mixture just until coarse crumbs form.

Homemade Organic Freezer Chopped Hot Dog Mix

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 organic pasture eggs
  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Soft Bread crumbs
  • 2 cups chopped organic celery
  • 2 cups chopped organic yellow onion
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 3 lbs. organic hot dogs (with no synthetic additives), finely chopped

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs slightly.
  2. Stir in bread crumbs, celery, onion, and salt; Add meat and mix until well blended.
  3. Cook half of the mixture in a large skillet or the bottom of a wide stockpot until the meat is lightly browned; Repeat with remaining half of mixture.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool; Measure into 2-cup portions (wide-mouth pint jars with tight-fitting lids) and freeze.
  5. Yields 7 pints of mix.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Classic Caesar Salad Dressing

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 6 wild-caught anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained (Crown Prince recommended)
  • 1 small organic garlic clove, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 2 large pastured egg yolks (reserve the whites for another use)
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed organic lemon juice, plus more if desired
  • 3/4 tsp. Homemade Organic Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup PLUS 2 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground organic black peppercorns

Here’s How I do it:

Quick Method:

  • In a food processor or food chopper fitted with the chopping blade, add the anchovy fillets, garlic, egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, and a pinch of salt; Process into a paste.
  • Transfer the anchovy mixture and olive oil into a pint-and-a-half sized Mason jar; Using an immersion blender, process until the dressing is emulsified (it will be thickened and shiny).
  • Add parmesan plus salt and pepper to taste; Mix until well combined with the immersion blender, adding additional lemon juice if desired.
  • This dressing can be made a day in advance.
  • Enjoy!

By-Hand Method:

  1. Mince together anchovy fillets, garlic, and pinch of salt; Use the blade side of a knife to mash into a paste, then scrape into a medium stainless-steel mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk in egg yolks, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and mustard.
  3. Adding drop by drop to start, gradually whisk in olive oil; Whisk until dressing is thick and glossy (it will be emulsified). Whisk in Parmesan cheese. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired.
  4. This dressing can be made a day in advance.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Beef Mix with Onion and Mushroom

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 organic pasture eggs
  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Soft Bread Crumbs
  • 2 cups chopped organic yellow onion
  • 4 cups chopped organic mushrooms
  • 8-12 organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 3 lbs. grass-fed organic ground beef

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs slightly.
  2. Stir in bread crumbs, onions, mushrooms and salt; Add meat and mix until well blended.
  3. Cook half of the mixture in a large skillet or the bottom of a wide stockpot until the meat is lightly browned; Repeat with remaining half of mixture.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool; Measure into 2-cup portions (wide-mouth pint jars with tight-fitting lids) and freeze.
  5. Yields 7 pints of mix.
  6. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Confetti Casserole Topping

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 cup shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2 organic pasture eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped organic green bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped organic red bell pepper

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add the cheese, eggs, milk green pepper, red pepper and mix until well blended.
  3. Use as a topping for casseroles.
  4. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Four Cheese Supreme Pizza Strata

This is a way to kick a traditional strata up a notch and it’s wonderful to prepare when you don’t have the time to make traditional pizza dough and there’s leftover bread on hand.

Here’s What  You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Tear the bread into bite sized pieces; Put half of them into a 9×13″ casserole.
  2. In a small saucepan, saute onion, green pepper, and mushrooms for 4-5 minutes with a sprinkle of salt; Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon vegetables over the bread.
  4. Layer the shredded chicken and beef on top of the vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle sliced olives on top of the casserole.
  6. Pour a layer of pizza sauce on top of the mixture.
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Mix the Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano and Asiago cheeses in a small bowl; Sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture on top of the casserole.
  9. Arrange the remaining bread cubes on top of the cheese; Top with the other 1/2 of grated cheeses.
  10. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together eggs, stock, Real Salt and pepper; Pour on top of layered strata.
  11. Cover; Chill for 3-24  hours.
  12. Bake, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  14. Makes 8 servings.
  15. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Pork Mix

Use one pint of this mix instead of 1 lb. ground pork in recipes.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 organic pasture eggs
  • 2 cups Homemade Organic Soft Bread Crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped organic celery
  • 1 cup chopped organic yellow onion
  • 1 cup chopped organic carrot
  • 1 cup chopped organic green bell pepper
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 3 lbs. organic pastured ground pork

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs slightly.
  2. Stir in bread crumbs, celery, onion, carrot and salt; Add meat and mix until well blended.
  3. Cook half of the mixture in a large skillet or the bottom of a wide stockpot until the meat is lightly browned; Repeat with remaining half of mixture.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool; Measure into 2-cup portions (wide-mouth pint jars with tight-fitting lids) and freeze.
  5. Yields 7 pints of mix.
  6. Enjoy!