How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Basic Pressure Cooker Bread: Trial 1

4 cups of flour
1.5 tsp salt
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 cup of warm water
1 tbsp olive oil

Trial 1:  7/30/16
Results and directions:  pending

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunflower Seed Cookies

from Melissa 

1 Cup butter or margarine (I like butter)
2 eggs
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Cup white sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1tsp baking soda
1 ½  cups sunflower nuts/seeds
1 ½ cup + 2 Tbl flour
2 ½ cups quick oats
½ tsp salt

Cream butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add remaing ingredients. If too sticky add a little more oats or flour. Roll with hands into logs and refridgerate. Slice about ¼ inch thick and bake at 350 deg for 10ish minutes.


Gluten Free Flour

1 cup white rice flour
1 cup oat flour
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup tapioca flour/starch
¼ cup cornstarch
3 ½ tsp xanthum gum

Combine all ingredients together making sure everything is thoroughly combined.   Store in an airtight container and use as any flour, for any recipe.

Mexican Casserole

1 pound cooked ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
16 oz can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
8 oz can of tomato sauce
¼ cup water
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 T chili powder
1 ⅓ cups uncooked instant rice
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded



Hmmm .  .  an old recipe I meant to blog . .  I have the ingredients but don't remember what to do with them.   I bet you mix it all up and bake it for a while at 350.