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Kayti And Diane From Homemade Food Junkie Blog

Kayti and Diane From Homemade Food Junkie blog

Kayti and I began Homemade Food Junkie in August of 2014. We want to spread the word about our love and passion for home cooking. 

We here at Homemade Food Junkie believe in eating healthy sustaining food we make at home.  We live simply and nourish our families with wholesome home cooked meals. 


 Our priority is to provide you with the tools to grow a healthy family through wholesome home cooking.



Dave is a devoted organic gardener:

Kayti and I administer The Contented Plant Blog and produce the content on this blog.

Stop over at The Contented Plant if you are interested in Plant care. Our goal on that blog is to cover plant care  and information for both houseplants and outdoor ornamental and vegetable gardening. 

Greenhouse ManagementDave checking his peppers for aphids

We grow a good deal of what we eat from our organic garden and  Greenhouse. I freeze and put by our extra produce for winter cooking.

Chemical pesticides and herbicides hurt us, the environment, and pollinators. What kind of a world are we leaving for the next generation? Let’s make it a better one.

Homemade Food Junkie Garden 2015

We eat well in summer

Homemade Food Junkie RECIPES:

We eat from scratch with healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil and real organic butter. You won’t find restaurant reviews on this site. We eat mostly at home. 

Processed foods are filled with unhealthy addicting chemical additives. We enjoy the creative freedom, flavor and excellent quality of home cooked food.

Healthy living is important to our family.  Our lives are run by the 80/20 rule. We live in the 80 percent healthy choices most of the time.  We do indulge ourselves occasionally.

Cupcake Corner is a showcase for cupcakes made from scratch. We offer other indulgent desserts. And You’ll find some carb filled casseroles.

Homemade Food Junkie also offers a LOT of Really Healthy low carb, Keto, gluten free and low sugar recipes. I love baking sourdough recipes and yeast breads. 

We offer real food recipes that nourish. You can decide which recipes suit your family and any special diet needs you may have. We have something for everyone here. If you want us to make your favorite food let us know.

Kayti and I also regularly add content to our YouTube Channel. Let us know how you like it

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Dave And Diane Williams

Our Family Story:

Dave and I moved to this seven acre property with it’s old farm house and chicken barn over 30 years ago. Throughout all that time Dave ran his demanding Drywall Business.

His determination  and commitment to be our family’s sole income allowed me to raise our five kids at home. It wasn’t easy for either of us.

I homeschooled the kids at various times in their educations. A place like ours is perfect for teaching hands on science, business and work skills. Compassion and respect for our world, animals and the chain of life naturally followed.

During our children’s growing up years we ran 4-h projects around food animals. We raised our family on our garden, scratch cooking and home grown meats.

Our oldest son, Bill, raised and sold pigs for years as a teen from our lil farm! His 800 pound sow, Bonnie, had free run of our fields. Bill adored Bonnie, and she him. 

Our daughters also had projects out in the barn. Kayti raised, sold and showed mini lop rabbits for years. Amanda had her dogs and mini Rex bunnies.

Andra Lee never was a barn person, but she is a whiz in the kitchen. Our youngest son, Evan, enjoyed farm life too.

They all raised and showed sheep, goats, bunnies and lots of lil piggies every year at the NW Washington fair.

We had SO much wonderful support from our local community of educators. We will always be grateful for those relationships.

It means everything to see our children grown into wonderful adults. They are concerned thinking people seeking answers for a better quality of life for our communities and their kids future.


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Carolyn J Cornie

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Where is the Video showing how to use the Marcano Cookie Press ?


Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Hi! Can I tell you how much I love your Sourdough Molasses cookies! I’m making them for the 3rd time in 3 weeks. I find the flavor actually improves over time...I keep them in a tin and gift them liberally! Delicious, easy and yet another way to use Bubbelah, my starter. Thanks so much...looking forward to trying other recipes if I can stop craving this one.


Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Hi Maria, Thanks so much for writing this great review for our cookies. Lol, there is usually a batch of these yummers in my cookie jar too. Try out Bubbelah on our other sourdough cookies and see what you think. Sourdough is just a great addition to so many recipes. Happy Baking and Happy Holidays. :)

camilla keeling

Sunday 15th of November 2020

hi, I have a big farmhouse kitchen with an Aga cooker on all the time...the kitchen temperature never goes below 22c (71f) and I find it too warm for most sourdough recipes...what do you consider to be the ideal temperature for raising your soft sourdough sandwich loaf? you say 'counter' temperature...can you be more exact, thanks, I'm in the UK and love your recipes....


Sunday 15th of November 2020

Hi Camilla, It's great to meet you. I'm so delighted to hear our recipes are working out for you. That really makes my day. :) I looked your Aga cookers. So interesting!

To answer your question: Your bread should be fine at 71 degrees F to raise on counter but I wouldn't go much higher. If you can, move the bread to a bit cooler place in your house for the counter raise if it seems like it's going too fast. This is a VERY reliable recipe I have made it in all seasons. It seems pretty stable.

Please Let me know how it works out for you.

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