Cheesy Hashbrown Bites are a wonderful appetizer with cheese, bacon and potatoes. Great for an appetizer dinner or a party. If you don’t know Lucy, Jamie or I and haven’t read our about us page, you may not know that we all live in Idaho. Yes, the state with all the potatoes. Now if you were to say that to a Northern Idahoan, they would be irritated. They grow paper up there. Well really trees that they turn into paper. But Southern Idahoans grow potatoes and lot of them. Many of my friends growing up grew up on potato farms.
I’m on a quest to learn to make all kinds of cheeses. So far I’ve made cream cheese and mozzarella. I will soon be making a cheese press so I can make harder cheeses. The harder cheeses I want to make are going to take some time. They need quite a bit of time to age. But until then I’ll keep making softer cheeses. Next on my list was homemade ricotta. This one is really pretty simple. It doesn’t even need rennet. It also doesn’t need much time. My first attempt at ricotta was a flop. It didn’t curdle
* This post is part of our May Top 5. Check out the rest here. * I haven’t forgotten about my goal for the year. The goal for April was done early and with the busyness of May I hadn’t gotten to it until now. For this month, I decided to try making American cheese myself. I like to use Velveeta to make grilled cheese. It melts so nicely. But it has chemicals in it that I don’t really want to be consuming. So I made it myself. It turns out it’s pretty easy. Homemade American Cheese 1 1/2 tsp gelatin
Homemade Cream Cheese has better flavor than store bought and doesn’t have any of the thickening chemicals in it. Fairly easy to make and worth the effort. Last year I decided I wanted to learn to make cream cheese. And like everything else I want to learn to make, I hopped on Pinterest and found a couple recipes. I read through them and picked the one I liked the best. My first attempt didn’t go as planned which has become normal for me. But I did learn to make sour cream in the process. I am going to use this
Making Mozzarella cheese doesn’t have to be intimidating! Find out how to make mozzarella, along with tips on what NOT to do! We have been studying The Law of Happiness by Henry Cloud in women’s Bible study. This past week we studied principles 4 & 5. Principle 4 says happy people pursue goals. We discussed how to set goals and achieve goals. Apparently, I was partially on the right track with my goals series. Now if I could just accomplish each month’s goal before the last day of the month. This month I set out to learn to make mozzarella.