Recipes

Apricot Bars - a The Old Road Farm Holiday Favorite
Our family recipe book credits my grandmother with this recipe. It was a holiday staple growing up, and one I never saw on anyone's cookie trays but ours. The recipe makes a 9x13 pan of sweet, gooey, apricot-y bars with a tender shortbread crust. My mom always tripled the recipe and made a triple batch at least once--if not two or three times--over the holidays! Store them in an airtight container with waxed paper between the layers. They freeze well (and can be eaten straight from the freezer).
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Easy Pumpkin Custard
A pumpkin "pie" without the crust means you can enjoy autumn flavors with less time, less mess, and fewer carbs! Naturally gluten and grain free, make this no-fuss custard with a keto-approved sweetener to make it keto, or paleo-approved to make it paleo. TIP: I regularly double this and make it in a 9x13 pan. Bake until the center is set. Feel free to substitute your favorite pumpkin pie spice in lieu of total spices listed.
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German Pancakes (Gluten Free)
These thin, crepe-like pancakes come together in a jiffy. These save me when farm work runs late and tired, hungry kids need a filling dinner quickly. Follow my method and you'll hardly need to do any washing up afterward. To feed my family of 5, I double this recipe. If I want leftovers, I'll use 2.5 cups of everything. Scale up or down as needed for your crew, keeping the ratios the same. Too thick? Add a little more milk. Too thin? Add flour, a tablespoon or so at a time. I use Bob's Red Mill 1:1 gluten free flour. We have success substituting that flour into regular recipes, so I expect regular all purpose flour would work fine here if you do not need gluten free. Serve with nutrient rich butter, and optional additional sweet or savory toppings.
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Old Road Farm Bacon Apple Thyme Liver Pate
Confession: I do not love the taste of liver, and the family would stage an uprising if I tried to serve liver and onions. This recipe, however, transforms liver's powerhouse of bioavailable nutrition into something you'll love spreading on toast or apple slices! The recipe amounts are flexible; tweak them to taste and according to what quantities you have available. I like to make a double or triple batch to freeze in small canning jars. Adapted from The Paleo Healing Cookbook, a book I highly recommend!
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Old Road Farmhouse Roast Chicken
No fuss and delicious, this easy dish is an economical choice to cook once and feed the family multiple times! Pro Tip: have a family that can will eat the meat clean off the bones in one sitting? Roast two or more chickens at a time.
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