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cooking Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
cooking Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
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Butter, oh butter

Making butter is quite easy but for some reason I’ve always viewed it as wasteful and unpractical. I guess I just assumed making butter requires you to use raw milk in it’s entirety (and raw milk is quite the commodity!). Plus, only a small portion of butter results from the whole gallon of milk and I was under the impression the liquid left over once the butter separates is a waste product.

I’ve never felt inclined to make butter myself. Yet I LOVE me some raw butter and as of late it’s been pretty hard to come by… and it so good for you.

The most healthful raw butter is a springtime commodity in the milking world.

Cows fed on rapidly growing spring grass produce milk that contains high levels of beta carotene and five times the amount of CLA, an essential fatty acid that has a strong anti-cancer properties. 

Weekly Winners May 18th- 24th

Here is another Weekly Winners post, all photos were captured using my new Kodak Cd-1013 Digital Camera. This is the crappy food photo edition. Behold my first attempt at making Mac and Cheese from scratch, easy enough right? I knew something was terribly wrong when the macaroni was practically disintegrated after just a few minutes of cooking but I drained it and proceeded to make the recipe anyway. Here is how it looked when plated up: N took the first bite and didn't say anything, he just seasoned the stuff and kept eating. When I took my first bite I practically vomited in my mouth. The recipe wasn't bad and the cheesy part was good as was the asparagus that was mixed in. The problem was the wheat pasta that was no longer pasta. It...

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Save money on grocery bills by beefing up your kitchen skills!

The best way to save money on your grocery bills is to change your cooking/ eating habits. How many of your groceries are convenience items? Making items from scratch is an incredible way to save money and have more meal options. Did you know you can make your own alfredo sauce from cream cheese, milk and butter? You already have milk and butter in the fridge so if you can score an 8oz container of cream cheese for a dollar you can save $2-$3 by making your own alfredo sauce as opposed to buying it ready made. I love buying whole roasting chickens because I can get 3-4 meals out of them and they are cheap! For the first meal we eat my famous salt roasted chicken, the left over chicken...

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