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Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen is a collection of articles on kid-friendly recipes for food and crafts.  Teaching children how to cook and create from scratch in the kitchen when they’re young will enable them to confidently prepare nourishing, homemade foods when they’re older.  It can be hard to teach young children (and even teens!) how to confidently navigate the kitchen but your efforts will bear sweet rewards.

We never include ingredients like corn syrup or other processed sugars, margarine, highly processed grains or synthetic dyes.  Instead, we will help you craft a healthy kitchen based on whole foods principles:

  • whole, properly processed grains – including fermentation like sourdough
  • real, quality fats like animal lards, whole milk butters and rich oils
  • a variety of vegetables and fruits
  • alternatives diets like Paleo, Keto, gluten-free and others

So, get those kids in the kitchen with us here at Homestead Lady!

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”

dried apple chips in a dish compared to fresh apples

Dried Apple Chips and Light Apple Vinegar

Don’t let the apple harvest rot in your pantry! Here’s a tutorial for healthy DIY apple chips in the dehydrator. BONUS, a free excerpt from our book, The Do It Yourself Homestead, on how to turn apple scraps into healthy apple vinegar. dried apple chips in a dish compared to fresh apples

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Lemon Verbena Low Carb Macaroons

Use this herbal low carb macaroons recipe for a light and airy treat as summer descends upon us.  We chose scented geraniums and lemon verbena for this recipe, but you can use any herbal combination you want! After you make the recipe, be sure to check out the Growing and Using Herbs Giveaway happening this months – over 25 herbal learning resources for FREE!

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Lower Carb Sugared Violets l Use low carb sugars to make sugared violets for lovely baking and decorating l Homestead Lady.com

5-Step Low Carb Sugared Violets

If you’re inspired to make sugared violets every spring, but are trying to watch your carbs, here’s a simple solution for you: low carb sugared violets!  This process is so simple that even the kids can help out.  You should be enjoying low carb sugared violets in just a few days with these 5 steps!  Lower Carb Sugared Violets l Use low carb sugars to make sugared violets for lovely baking and decorating l Homestead Lady.com

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Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake l Celebrate author AA Milne's birthday with Pooh Day cake and crafts l Homestead Lady.com

Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake

Cast off the doldrums of these gray, January days by celebrating Winnie the Pooh Day with your family!  From crafts to family reading time to this Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake recipe, this is the prefect time to take a break on the homestead this winter.  Bonus, this recipe is grain-free, refined-sugar free and Paleo friendly!  Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake l Celebrate author AA Milne's birthday with Pooh Day cake and crafts l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Chocolate Honey Pooh Day Cake”

Dehydrated Paleo Hash Browns Recipe l Make perfect hash browns each time l Homestead Lady.com

Dehydrated Paleo Hash Browns

You may think that because you’ve gone Paleo or even Keto that you can never enjoy your favorite breakfast foods again.  No, ma’am!  Try this method for making dehydrated Paleo hash browns from Paleo and Keto approved veggies.  Dehydrating them before you use them is the secret to keeping them perfectly moist, without being a soggy mess.

Dehydrated Paleo Hash Browns Recipe l Make perfect hash browns each time l Homestead Lady.com

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Dehydrated Pumpkin - Make Pumpkin Pie from Powdered Pumpkin l Homestead Lady.com

Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe

Pumpkin is a great vegetable to preserve whether you’re overwintering in a pantry, canning chunks or dehydrating chips or pumpkin leather.  It’s so versatile in your food storage program!  For space saving and ease of use, I  really enjoy dehydrating a lot of my pumpkin harvest.  Let me show you how to dehydrate pumpkin AND make a pie out it. Dehydrated Pumpkin - Make Pumpkin Pie from Powdered Pumpkin l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Dehydrated Pumpkin – A Pie Recipe”