Homemade Organic Chicken Helper Ultimate Cheddar Broccoli

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. If using Homemade Organic Freezer Ground Chicken Mix:  Pour 1/2 cup water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen chicken mix, and onion. Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.  Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.  Add the garlic; Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.  Proceed with step 4.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup water into a deep saucepan with lid; Add the frozen chicken mix and onion.
  3. Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat, covered.
  4. Uncover; break up the frozen chunks into smaller pieces.
  5. Add the garlic to the pan; Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. In a pint jar combine the milk and flour; Put a tight fitting lid on the jar and shake until well blended.
  7. Pour the broccoli, pasta, stock, milk mixture, salt and pepper into the pan; Stir slowly to mix well.
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  9. Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for about 18 minutes.
  10. Add the cheddar, blue and ricotta cheeses to the skillet and mix well.
  11. Mix 2 Tbsp. flour with liquid from the skillet and add to the dish to thicken.  Use the remaining 2 Tbsp. of flour in the same fashion to reach desired thickness.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Basic Cornbread Mix

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 5 cups organic yellow cornmeal
  • 6-1/2 cups organic unbleached flour
  • 1-1/4 cups organic cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Real Salt
  • 1-1/4 cups [ 2-1/2 sticks] organic pasture butter

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a very large mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Store in a covered air-tight container at room temperature for up to six weeks.  Freeze this mix If you intend to keep the mix longer than six weeks.

To make cornbread:

  • 2-1/2 cups Homemade Organic Cornbread Mix
  • 2 organic pasture eggs
  • 1 cup organic grass-fed whole milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit.
  2. Stir the mix lightly and thoroughly before measuring.
  3. Measure 2-1/2 cups of mix:  Spoon the mix lightly into the measuring cup and level off evenly with the flat edge of a butter knife.
  4. Beat together eggs and milk; Add to premade mix.
  5. Beat everything together until smooth.
  6. Pour into a greased 9x9x2″ loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 425° Fahrenheit.
  8. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Cream of Beef Soup

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  •  2 1/2 cups Homemade Organic Beef Stock
  • 1 1/2 cups organic grass-fed whole milk
  • 3/4 cup organic unbleached white flour
  • 3 Tbsp. home rendered tallow OR organic pasture butter
  • 1/4 cup organic onion, finely minced
  • 3 cloves organic garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat
  2. Add onions and saute for 2-3 minutes
  3. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes
  4. Add the chicken stock and ½ cup of the milk in a large saucepan and mix well.
  5. Add salt and pepper, whisking to mix well.
  6. Bring mixture to a simmer, do NOT boil.
  7. Pour the flour and remaining milk into the saucepan and whisking continuously over medium heat as the mixture simmers.
  8. Continue to simmer and stir/whisk until the mixture is smooth and thick, 5-10 minutes. The mixture will thicken a bit as it cools.
  9. Enjoy!

 

 

Homemade Organic New York Style Pizza Dough with Whole Wheat

After trying the Homemade Organic New York Style Pizza Dough, I wanted to try it with some organic whole wheat flour added.  It worked out really well.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup warm (110° –  115°) water.
  • 1 envelope [1-1/2 tsp.]  active dry yeast (make sure you get them without anything else added to the ingredients other than yeast.  Organic preferred.)
  • 1/2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1-3/4 cups organic white unbleached flour
  • 1-1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Mix the envelope of active dry yeast into the warm water and stir well.
  2. Cover the bowl and sit in a warm place for 5 minutes.
  3. Check to see if there’s a thin layer of foam on top.  (If there’s no foam, discard this mixture and start over.)
  4. Mix 1-1/2 cups of white flour and 1-1/2 cups of wheat flour into the mixing bowl and sprinkle the salt on top.
  5. Make a hole in the middle of the flour.  (Just like you would for gravy on mashed potatoes.)
  6. Pour the yeast into the bowl and begin mixing.
  7. I use my hands, and mix the dough until it forms into a ball.
  8. This part of the recipe I learned from my Darling, and it’s not in any dough books that I’ve read so pay attention!  When you add flour to the dough ball push the dough up with your fingers to where it looks like a mushroom.  I am told that this technique is called mushrooming.  That way the dough that is still tacky is pushed out and can have flour added.
  9. Do this quite a few times until your dough is smooth and springy.
  10. Put some oil into a bowl (about a capful of olive oil works well) and add the dough ball.  Place a towel on top and allow it to sit for a few hours, until its size is at least doubled.
  11. Now you’re ready to use it in other recipes.
  12. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Best Cocoa Brownies

My, oh, my.  These brownies certainly don’t last long at my house.  The original recipe is from Smitten Kitchen and I have adapted it slightly to make it organic.

Here’s what you need:

  • 10 Tbsp. organic pasture butter.  [1-1/4 sticks]
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. organic raw cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Real Salt or sea salt
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large organic pasture eggs, cold
  • 2/3 cup organic pecan or organic walnut pieces, optional.

Here’s how I did it:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Use butter, lard or other fat to grease an 8′ x 8′ pan.
  3. Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt in a double boiler over barely simmering water.
  4. Once the chocolate mixture is hot to the touch, set aside until warm.
  5. Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon (or other non-reactive material)
  6. Add one egg, and stir the mixture vigorously.
  7. Add the other egg, and stir the mixture vigorously.
  8. When the batter is thick, shiny and well blended, add the flour until you can’t see it any longer.
  9. Now, stir the batter for 40 strokes with a wooden spoon.  (Tiring, but so worth it!)
  10. Fold in the nuts, if you’re using them.
  11. Bake them until a toothpick comes out with a slightly moist with batter.  (Somewhere between 20 to 30 minutes.)
  12. Put the brownies on a cooling rack and allow to completely cool before cutting.  (Hard, I know!)
  13. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Cajun Hushpuppies

This recipe was adapted from one of Justin Wilson’s recipes.  For some great tips on how to make hush puppies, visit Southern Living.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup organic cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup organic unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp. Homemade Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. organic garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Homemade Organic Cajun Dry Rub
  • 1 organic pasture egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup organic buttermilk (organic whole milk can be substituted)
  • Lard, for frying

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, garlic powder, onion salt and Cajun dry rub together in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Mix the milk and egg together thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir until well blended and slightly lumpy.
  5. Drop the hushpuppies into the hot lard by the tablespoonful.
  6. Cook until they’re golden brown.
  7. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Sour Cream Sauce

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Add your butter and flour to a small saucepot over medium heat.
  2. Whisk the butter and flour together for a few minutes until it turns a golden brown.
  3. Then add in your sour cream, half-and-half, and stock.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  5. Cook until smooth, adding your salt, pepper and cumin.
  6. Enjoy!