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Sourdough Made Simple: An Easy Approach to Sourdough Baking

Dive into the world of sourdough with this easy to follow course

Hi, I am Roxanna and I am so glad you are here!  Join me as I share in the beauty of everyday living. I invite you to grab a cup of coffee or tea and explore ways to create a beautiful lifestyle within your home. Here you can find old world recipes including straight forward sourdough baking, simple living inspiration, and a love for homemaking. I hope you will stick around for a while.

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Simple from-scratch recipes for your family

Enjoying recipes made with real whole food ingredients and done completely from scratch doesn’t have to be complicated. Find simple recipes everyone will love.

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Explore all aspects of the home including garden projects, tips, DIY Home Décor and simple living appreciation.

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Hi, I’m Roxanna

I am a mother, writer, sourdough baker as well as a woman with an affinity for old world cooking and living. I spend my days on a small homestead in California capturing life with my daughter. From my small country kitchen I create simple recipes to share and teach all I have learned about creating a home environment where one can thrive. Homemaking is a deep passion of mine and one that I love to encourage and inspire others in their journey to pursue. If you too have a love for home, a simple life, and the desire to elevate the ordinary through food and the creation of beauty, you are in good company!

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