Here’s a new, informal series of quick tips we’ve learned by living the homesteading lifestyle. Some of this stuff you may already know and some of it might be new. It’s important we share the things we’ve learned so the next generation of modern homesteaders won’t have to waste their precious time making our same mistakes, right? (They can be free to go off and make their own!) So, here it is for today – Make Your Own Powdered Sugar! Continue reading “Kitchen Quick Tip: Make Your Own Powdered Sugar”
So, what’s the scoop on organic honey in the U.S. anyway?! Why do we see USDA Organic honey labels, but hear reports that there’s no such thing? Here’s what I learned about organic honey, more on the benefits of raw honey and, SERIOUSLY, the best homemade honey caramel recipe ever!
Ever had a happy accident in the kitchen? Vanilla honey was one of those for us. May you have just such an accident. Continue reading “Make Your Own Vanilla Honey”
The sign up sheet for the women’s meeting at church just said, “Bring something pumpkin-y”. The kids said, “Can we make more marshmallows?” I said, “Gourmet Marshmallows with pumpkin and spice, anyone?” Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows”
Do you struggle with a peanut allergy despite how cool you think George Washington Carver was? Maybe a peanut allergy isn’t your problem; maybe you, like me, have a weirdo child who just doesn’t like peanut butter – which is downright un-American, if you ask me. Well, let me introduce you to the mighty sunflower seed and its commercial, spreadable greatness in the form of Sunbutter. Here are Sunbuter “peanut butter” cookies 3 ways, plus 1 more because numbers aren’t my thing. Continue reading “Peanut Allergy? Try Sunbutter Cookies 3 Ways”
Today is October 1st and it is a special day. Today begins a month long celebration of an American institution. And a Greek, Russian and, even, ancient Egyptian institution. I am, of course, speaking of the delicious, homemade cookie. Thus begins Cookie Month ’14. I will be celebrating this auspicious occasion with nine other bloggers throughout the month of October with each of us posting a cookie recipe every week. I’ll be sure to link all the other bloggers’ recipes in my posts so that you don’t have to ferret out the fabulousness. To get us started, and so we are properly prepared to get down with our bad selves amidst the cookies, we’re covering the basics today – Baking Supplies and how you can make your own. Continue reading “Baking Supplies: Make Your Own”
I kept thinking, “I can’t make homemade marshmallows – it’ll just be too hard!” Well, that ain’t the first time I’ve been wrong. Just in time to make homemade marshmallow Peeps for Easter, here you go… Continue reading “Make Homemade Marshmallows”
We were down the road at our neighborhood farm and saw a bunch of dried corn cobs lazing around in a small bucket. What ho! Popcorn? It was indeed popcorn – one yellow and one red. Well, all five of my kids were with me and so, naturally, we bought several of each color and would have cleaned them out if my wallet had held up. We took what we had home and spread out some tablecloths on the kitchen floor. We had no idea what we were doing but we figured out how to make homemade popcorn from a dried ear of popcorn as we went along. Continue reading “How to make homemade popcorn from a dried ear of popcorn”