Scratch Challenge: Day 2

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Last night I made granola cookies. I love them because they are sort of a “kitchen sink” kind of recipe. You can use whatever you have kicking around as long as the proportions are right. A big cookie and a banana made a yummy, healthy breakfast.

Granola Cookies 
·         1/2 cup of sugar (brown or white)
·         3/4 cups of applesauce
·         1 cup of flour
·         2 tsp of baking powder
·         1/2 tsp of salt
·         1 tsp of cinnamon
·         1/4 tsp of allspice
·         1/8 tsp of powdered cloves
·         1 cup of rolled oats 
Now the creative part – from one cup to up to a cup and a half (total) of “whatever” – I’ve offered some suggestions, but basically anything you have on hand that sounds like it would be yummy:
sunflower seeds – walnuts – pecans – raisins – dried cranberries – white chocolate chips – flax seeds – butterscotch chips – pumpkin seeds – wheat germ- granola  – dry cereal
1.     Preheat the oven to 350F
2.     In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar and applesauce.
3.     Sift flour, baking powder and salt together then stir into the applesauce mixture.
4.     Stir in your other assorted ingredients until the batter is just combined.
5.     Drop large spoonfuls of batter onto a greased cookie sheet – they don’t really spread much and get bigger, so they will remain approximately the same size.
6.     Bake for 10 minutes.
7.     Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then move them to a plate to cool further.


Lunch was the rest of last night’s potato/ham concoction with some cheese sprinkled on top.

After School

After school the real fun started. I decided it was time for a serious cooking lesson, so when Rosie got off the bus she was greeted with “You’re making homemade pizza from scratch!!!!” First I walked her through mixing up the dough. Our yeast was a bit old and thus not as yeastish as I might have wished. (That’s short for “It didn’t rise much!”)

While the dough was allegedly rising, I directed her through making the sauce – hopefully you don’t consider it cheating on my “from scratch” challenge, but we had to use canned tomatoes.  Tisn’t the season, you know.  I taught her how to make a very tasty pizza sauce using the blender.
Then she chopped up toppings (knives and 12 year olds make me incredibly nervous but I’m trying to get better at letting her do things herself).  She chose leftover chicken and onions to top the pizza.
She oiled up her hands, spread the dough onto the pizza pan and ladled on the sauce.  She shredded the cheese and then added that and the toppings.

Twenty minutes of tempting smells later, our little chicken timer summoned us back to the kitchen for a delicious but extremely thin crust pizza.

Yum!!!! Rosie’s pizza!!!
No leftovers. 🙁
Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • Making a batch of the granola cookies right now. I love to bake goodies, main dishes, etc. This recipe caught my attention so I shall try it. Thanks.


  • I made these the other day- divided the batch so one had cranberries and white choc chips, the other had only the cranberries and were for my dog. She loved hers, and we loved ours, thanks!

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