Homemade Organic Fresh Take Cottage Pie

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

To Make the Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Rinse the potatoes thoroughly under cold running water; Chop the potatoes into cubes of the same size.
  2. In a stock pot, bring 4 quarts of unchlorinated and unfluoridated water to a boil; Add the cubed potatoes and cook for 20 minutes, or until fork tender then strain the potatoes reserving the cooking water.
  3. Place the cooked potatoes, butter, 1 cup reserved potato cooking water, and the cheese blend from the Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Rosemary and Garlic recipe into a medium mixing bowl; Mash until well combined and smooth, adding additional potato water if necessary.

To Make the Beef Stew:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Meanwhile, start defrosting the meat mix:  Pour 1/4 cup water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen meat mix, carrots and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.  Add the garlic (if using); Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  3. Add the flour, salt, parsley, rosemary, thyme, ground peppercorns and sage to the beef mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Add the peas, green beans, beef stock and vegetable stock, stir until thoroughly combined; Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened and bubbly.

To assemble the casserole:

  1. Place the beef stew mixture in the bottom of an 8″ x 8″ casserole dish.
  2. Carefully top the stew mixture with the potato mixture.
  3. Sprinkle the breadcrumb and seasoning blend from the Homemade Organic Copycat Fresh Take Rosemary and Garlic recipe on top of the casserole.
  4. Bake at 375° Fahrenheit for 35 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly around the edges and the breadcrumbs are a light golden brown.
  5. Enjoy!

 

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Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Twice Baked Potatoes

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
  2. Take 1/4 cup of breadcrumb mixture and set aside in a small bowl; Combine the remainder of the breadcrumb mixture and cheese mixture in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Rinse potatoes thoroughly in cold water.
  4. Place the potatoes directly onto the oven rack.
  5. Bake potatoes at 400° Fahrenheit for 1 hour; Remove from oven and set temperature to 375° Fahrenheit.
  6. Carefully cut the potatoes in half while trying not to rip the skin.
  7. Scoop the insides of the potato out and place it into a medium mixing bowl.
  8. Place the butter, milk, sour cream and Fresh Take mixture (not the saved breadcrumbs, leave those to the side for now) into a large mixing bowl and stir well to thoroughly combine.
  9. Carefully scoop the mashed potato mixture back into the formed shells.
  10. Top with remaining breadcrumb mixture.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes, or until heated through.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Hearty Vegetable Frittata

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 Tbsp. organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium organic Idaho potatoes, rinsed and diced small
  • 3/4 cup diced organic yellow onion
  • 3/4 cup diced organic bell pepper
  • 6 organic pasture eggs
  • 1 tsp. Homemade Organic Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. organic cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. In an ovenproof skillet (such as an all-stainless-steel skillet), heat the oil over medium heat until warm and bubbly.
  3. Add the potatoes to the skillet and stir to coat thoroughly with the oil, then cook until the potatoes are lightly browned, approximately 15 to 20 minutes; Remove the potatoes from the pan and set aside.
  4. To the same skillet, add the onion and bell pepper; Saute until tender, approximately 5-6 minutes; Add the potatoes and saute until heated through, approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Beat the eggs with the salt, pepper, oregano, and cayenne; Pour the egg mixture on top of the cooked vegetable mixture.
  6. Place the skillet into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheeses are a light golden brown.

Homemade Organic Better-Than-Velveeta Classic American Casseroles Loaded Mashed Potato

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Ground Beef Mixture:

Mashed Potatoes:

  • 8 to 10 small organic potatoes
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed organic whole milk (optional; use 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water instead)
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend

Cheese Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1 cup organic cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground turmeric

Topping:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish with additional pasture butter.
  3. In a deep frying pan, cook the bacon until crisp, then chop into small bits and set aside; Reserve 1 tablespoon grease in pan (reserve the rest for future use) and add 2 tablespoons of flour to the grease and stir until well combined.
  4. Make Mashed Potatoes:  In a large stockpot, bring a half-gallon of water to a boil.  Meanwhile, scrub and cube potatoes (peel if desired).  Add the cubed potatoes to the boiling water and cook for 20 minutes, or until fork tender.  Remove from boiling water, add milk, butter, salt and pepper until well blended.
  5. Make Ground Beef Mixture:   
    1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Meat Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup unchlorinated and unfluoridated water into the pan used to fry the bacon; Add the frozen mix, and onions.  Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.  Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. (proceed to step c)
    2. If using grass-fed organic ground beef: Put the beef in the same frying pan used to crisp the bacon, add the onions.  Cook over medium heat until the meat is browned and the onions are translucent.  (proceed to step c)
    3. Add the beef stock, vegetable stock, salt, pepper and sour cream to the meat mixture; Cook until thickened and bubbly, set aside.
  6. Make Cheese Sauce:  Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, then add the flour, stirring until thick and smooth.  Pour in the milk, salt, pepper, paprika and turmeric, whisking until well combined.  Cook the mixture until it thickens, then add the cheese and stir until blended.  Keep on the back burner on low heat until needed.
  7. To Assemble Casserole: Pour the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish.  Top with the prepared mashed potatoes, spreading to coat evenly.  Top with the warmed cheese sauce.  Sprinkle the top with bacon pieces and chives.
  8. Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 20- 25 minutes or until heated through; The casserole should be bubbly at the sides.
  9. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Homemade Organic Golden Garden Soup

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 6 medium organic carrots [1 lb.], chunked
  • 3 medium organic potatoes, chunked
  • 3 ribs organic celery with leaves, chunked/cut up
  • 2 medium organic yellow onions, chunked
  • 4 cups Homemade Organic Chicken Stock
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Organic Magic Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh organic dill, finely minced; OR 1 tsp. organic dried dill
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1/4 cup organic pasture butter

Here’s How I do it:

Stovetop:

  1. Transfer the chopped vegetables to a large stockpot; Add the chicken stock, poultry seasoning, dill and salt; Cover and simmer until tender, about 45 to 60 minutes.
  2. In small batches, add cooked mixture and blend until smooth; Repeat with remaining mixture.
  3. Return pureed mixture to stockpot add milk and butter; Heat until warmed through.
  4. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker:

  1. Coarsely chop the vegetables in small batches using a food processor or blender.
  2. Transfer the chopped vegetables to a __ qt. slow cooker; Add the chicken stock, poultry seasoning, dill and salt; Cover and simmer on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. In small batches, add cooked mixture and blend until smooth; Repeat with remaining mixture.
  4. Return pureed mixture to kettle, add milk and butter and heat on high for 30 minutes, or warmed through.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic New England Styled Turkey Chowder

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 cups Homemade Organic Turkey Stock or Homemade Organic Chicken Stock
  • 2-1/2 cups diced organic potatoes
  • 1 diced medium organic yellow onion
  • 1 cup organic celery sliced to 1/8″
  • 4 Tbsp. chopped organic fresh parsley OR 4 tsp. organic dried parsley (fresh is recommended)
  • 3 cloves organic garlic, minced
  • 2 cups organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. organic ground organic cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 2 – 3 cups shredded Homemade Organic Turkey Roast
  • 4 Tbsp. organic pasture butter

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Bring the stock to almost boiling in a large stockpot.
  2. Add potatoes, onion, parsley and garlic to the stockpot.
  3. Bring the contents of the pot to a boil; Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a screw-top jar combine the milk, flour, salt, cayenne and pepper; Cover the jar and shake until well blended.
  5. After the vegetables have simmered for 15 minutes, stir the milk mixture into the stockpot and bring to a boil.
  6. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly; Add butter.
  7. Pour into sterilized glass jars and refrigerate for 4 hours; Freeze once the soup and jar are completely cooled.
  8. Before Serving:  Remove chowder from containers.  Heat in a saucepan until hot, about 30 minutes, stirring often.
  9. Yields approximately 12 servings.
  10. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Browned Potatoes the Scandinavian Way

I found this recipe in Classic Scandinavian Cooking by Nika Hazelton and have adapted it to make it organic and have more flavor than traditional Scandinavian cookery.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 lbs. hot boiled organic new potatoes (very small potatoes are best)
  • 2 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1/3 cup fine Homemade Organic Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground organic peppercorn blend
  • 1/2 tsp. organic cane sugar

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Peel potatoes (if desired) and if necessary shape into small balls.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy skillet and brown bread crumbs, salt, and sugar in it.
  3. Add potatoes and shake continuously until potatoes are covered with bread crumbs and golden brown.
  4. Remove from pan and serve piping hot.
  5. Enjoy!