Happy Healthy Homestead

Homemade Applesauce

This past October we went apple picking at a you-pick orchard about an hour from our house near Half Moon Bay. I heard that Fuji, Gala, and Honeycrisp tend to make the best applesauce so

Jambalaya

This is one of those perfect comfort food meals to add to your fall recipe list. You can dial up or down the spice depending on how spicy you like your jambalaya. The way I

Cinnamon Apple Apricot Granola

I have been trying various home made granola recipes for awhile now. I used to do mostly nuts and seeds with no oats. However, that made for a pretty chunky granola even when sliced small.

Waffles

These waffles are so delicious! We have them every Saturday as our special weekend breakfast. This is similar to my pancake recipe except I double the portion and have different instructions. They are gluten free

Cookie Balls / Power Balls

If you are a low-sugar, healthy-eater type of person then for you this recipe is called “Cookie Balls”. To you this will feel like a very special treat. If you tend to eat sugar regularly

Chocolate Banana Avocado Mousse

My son and I were both craving something chocolaty and cold so that’s when I decided to experiment with a chocolate mousse in my kitchen with the items I had on hand. It turned out

Super Smoothie

I am not a fan of drinking smoothies everyday. Eating the foods in their whole form can be more satisfying to keep you full longer. Also, one of the biggest problems with smoothies is that

Blueberry Muffins

It took me a little while to get these right. Texture is important to me when it comes to muffins. I also don’t like to have muffins taste like a cupcake if I am eating

Veggie Sausage & Tomato Soup

Last week I wrote about my meal planning method. In that post I mentioned that I like to keep a fall/winter dinner template for a month that we re-use throughout the cold months. One of