Tag: Festive

Festive

Articles tagged as “Festive” are some of my favorite!  These are typically geared towards particular holidays throughout the homestead year.  Along with “Traditions” and “Family Time”, the “Festive” tag will lead to DIYs, tutorials or simple musings on how to bring your family, friends and homestead community together any time of year with foods, crafts and fun.

pumpkin and whipped cream in dishes

Homemade Cinnamon Pumpkin Whipped Cream

Here’s a quick recipe for homemade pumpkin cinnamon whipped cream to top any holiday dessert.  Not only is this DIY whipped cream recipe Paleo compliant and low carb, it’s also a sneaky way to add in some vegetable to your treat.  Your kids will never know because it tastes so good!  pumpkin and whipped cream in dishes

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halloween marshmallows

Healthy Halloween Treats: Naturally Dyed Marshmallows

These healthy Halloween treats have no corn syrup, no granulated sugar and no chemical dyes.  Instead, they’re made with vegetable coloring and honey.  I think that might make them a health food, right?  These make the perfect Halloween indulgence or gift for neighbors and friends.  Plus, they’re so simple to make! halloween marshmallows

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Decorated sugar skulls

Day of the Dead Low Carb Sugar Skulls

Host a Day of the Dead party with all the traditions of the celebration but with a healthy twist!  Make these no-sugar  calavaras de azucar, or low carb sugar skulls.  They have no table sugar but use instead a low-carb sweetener.  We even show you how to paint your skulls with naturally dyed sugar glaze!  Decorated sugar skulls

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Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows

Make your own gourmet marshmallows using organic gelatin, local honey and purchased or homegrown pumpkin.  Gourmet marshmallows are an easy dessert to whip up, though they look as if you labored over them for hours.  In ten simple steps you’ll have this pumpkin spiced treat for the holidays!   Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows”

apple cider marshmallows with cinnamon stick

Wassail Apple Cider Marshmallows

Using healthy sugars, organic beef gelatin and the sweet-tart flavor of apple cider, you can whip up a batch of these wassail apple cider marshmallows for a holiday treat.  apple cider marshmallows with cinnamon stick

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Canned Apple Cider Concentrate

Do you can your own apple slices?  If you do, here’s how to use the leftover liquid from that process to make up small batches of canned apple cider concentrate.  This canning recipe doesn’t require anything you don’t already have on hand – you don’t even need to buy or make apple cider!  Here’s how easy it is in five simple steps. 

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Make Healthy Juices at Home

With some simple equipment you can learn to make your own healthy juices from fresh, summer fruits.  Not only will these healthy juices be healthier than store bought, but it will most likely be cheaper, too.  Not to mention that it makes a great food storage product and is useful in many recipes and drinks. cup of juice Continue reading “Make Healthy Juices at Home”

DIY Wedding Flowers

To compliment your farm wedding or homestead chic reception, here are some easy peasy DIY wedding flowers you can create in half and hour.  These wedding flowers are simple, natural and comprised of blooms you already have growing in the garden.  You can even PLANT flowers for your wedding, if you have the time!  With two video tutorials and step-by-step instructions this article will help you create your own beautiful displays for your beautiful day. 

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A Farm Wedding on the Homestead

Looking for ideas on how to host a farm wedding on the homestead?  Here are some practical ideas for us practical homesteaders – with a lot of whimsy and beauty thrown in! 

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Holiday Planning for Handmade Gifts

Get ahead of the holidays with a little planning for your handmade gifts!  Here’s a 5-step plan for scheduling handmade gift creation – plus a FREE downloadable planning sheet.  You can do things last minute, but you don’t have to with this detailed plan! 

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