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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 her Husband Brian also run Lotus Recipes and make delicious natural energy lotus drinks. 

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

Homemade Food Junkie Recipe Collage


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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Saturday 9th of March 2024

Do you have cookbooks on Amazon? I may be looking them up wrong, on Sour Dough recipes. The videos go to fast and this grandma needs a cookbook.


Saturday 9th of March 2024

Hi Sandy, We do not have a physical cookbook. If you are here from Instagram or you tube let me reassure you that most of our sourdough recipe posts are very detailed and easy to follow.They all have printable recipes and the posts are full of helpful tips. Also there are some long form videos and photo galleries to help you understand the basic process we use for our sourdough recipes. I hope this helps you! Have a wonderful weekend. P.S. if you get into a recipe and need help, just ask and I'll answer any questions you may have.


Saturday 17th of June 2023

The Soft Sourdough Sandwich Bread is my favorite. Excellent instructions and the most delicious sandwich bread ever. I have started to bake it with 1/4 white whole wheat flour. So delicious. Thanks for sharing!


Saturday 17th of June 2023

Hi Carrie, We are delighted you're enjoying this recipe and find it easy to work with. Thanks for that great review and for sharing how you are experimenting with it. Others will appreciate knowing it can work with whole wheat flour mixed in too. Happy Baking!


Thursday 22nd of September 2022

Hello! I just came across this website and watched a video on your sister-in-law’s recipe for cabbage rolls and you mentioned that she has cookbooks. Are these cookbooks available for purchase? I would be very interested in purchasing. Thanks! I’m enjoying browsing through all your recipes! Have a good day! Melissa


Saturday 24th of September 2022

Hi Melissa, I'm sorry to say the cookbooks mentioned are from Brigitte's personal collection and are not for sale. I'm not sure if Amazon carries any of them. These are from her old collection she had from living in Germany post world war 2.


Thursday 31st of March 2022

I can't seem to locate the recipe for Sugar Free Blackberry Cheesecake Cups. I see a long blog about it, but no recipe. Can you point me in the right direction, please?


Thursday 31st of March 2022

Hi Stacey, Thanks so much for letting us know the recipe was missing from this post. We have put it back where it belongs. You will now find it in the post. Sugar Free Blackberry cheesecake cups

Cathy Shaw

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Hi Diane This is a beautiful family story! We made your sourdough English muffins and loved them - delicious! I have many allergies to processed ingredients, all soy products, and need refrain from traditional packages of yeast at this time. Do you have recipes like your English muffins that have a work around for yeast or use a starter only? Thank you, Cathy


Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Thank you Cathy, Welcome to Homemade Food Junkie! We have an entire section of sourdough recipes that you can look through, breads bagels, pretzels and many more. I'm glad you found sourdough to be a good fit with your allergies. It's a wonderful world of baking once you learn it. Have a great day!