Tag: Make it Yourself

Make it Yourself

“Make it Yourself”, or MYO, is the ideal that, whatever it is we need, we can find a way to make it homemade.  From food to projects to holidays to homestead projects, the power of a “Make it Yourself” mentality is empowering and makes you a better steward of your resources.

Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

Grape Coffee Cake Recipe with Crumble Topping l Use the grape harvest for this wholesome coffee cake l Homestead Lady.comIf you have an abundance of grapes this season, delight your kids with back-to-school grape coffee cake recipe with crumble topping.  Any color grape you have on hand will work since this is the absolute best coffee cake recipe, with an even better 2-part crumble topping.  Plus, at the end please leave us a comment with your own favorite back to school traditions – I’m making a list! Continue reading “Grape Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping”

Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple Pectin Substitute l A canning recipe l Homestead Lady.com

Substitute for Pectin: Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple

Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple Pectin Substitute l A canning recipe l Homestead Lady.comYou’ve just started your blackberry jam and you open the cupboard to discover you’ve run out of pectin.  The stores are closed, the kids are in bed, you’ve already taken off your bra – no way you’re going to the store!  No worries, grab a few apples and you can finish that tasty batch of blackberry jam with this shredded apple pectin replacement. Continue reading “Substitute for Pectin: Blackberry Jam with Shredded Apple”

Once a Month Canning l Schedule month by month canning projects to prevent canning overwhelm l Homestead Lady.com

Once a Month Meals: Home Canning Schedule

You’ve heard of Once a Month Meals, right?  Well, here’s a schedule for Once a Month Meals – the Home Canning version!  Here are twelve store-bought items you will water-bath and pressure can at home this year.  One food each month.  No stress, a modest time investment, lots of healthy meal planning at home. Once a Month Canning l Schedule month by month canning projects to prevent canning overwhelm l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Once a Month Meals: Home Canning Schedule”

Keeping Kids Safe in the Canning Kitchen l Safety tips for canning with children l Homestead Lady.com

Keeping Kids Safe in the Canning Kitchen

Every summer my kitchen turns into a canning kitchen.  I have five children.  It’s become an imperative to learn how to keep my kids safe in the mess of my seasonal canning kitchen.  Join me for these three simple tips to keep your own kids safe in the canning kitchen each year.

Keeping Kids Safe in the Canning Kitchen l 3 Canning Safety Tips for Kids l Homestead Lady.com

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Easy Homemade Cheese l Maple Yogurt Cheese l Homestead Lady.com

Easy Homemade Cheese: Maple Yogurt Cheese

Do you like the idea of making cheese at home but are a bit intimidated to start?  Try  this easy homemade cheese: maple yogurt cheese.  Using homemade or store bought yogurt, you can enjoy homemade cheese today! Easy Homemade Cheese l Maple Yogurt Cheese l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Easy Homemade Cheese: Maple Yogurt Cheese”

Elderberry Syrup 2 Ways l Use fresh elderberries, fresh ginger, dried spice or essential oils l Healthy Homestead Families l Homestead Lady.com

Elderberry Syrup Two Ways

Elderberry Syrup 2 Ways l Use fresh elderberries, fresh ginger, dried spice or essential oils l Healthy Homestead Families l Homestead Lady.com If you could ask a seasoned, homeschooling and homesteading mom of six for a little advice, what would it be?  Pull up a chair with my friend Rhonda from The Provident Homemaker as she shares one of her favorite foraging books, her 5 steps for keeping the family healthy and her special recipe for elderberry syrup. Continue reading “Elderberry Syrup Two Ways”

Christmas Tea Ring l A sweet bread recipe with fresh eggs, dried fruit and buttery goodness l Homesteadlady.com

Sweet Bread Recipe: Tea Ring

Christmas Breads are a favorite holiday fare in nearly every culture, and we love them all from stollen to panettone!  However, our favorite sweet bread recipe has got to be the classic tea ring.  This is NOT a quick bread recipe, FYI.  However, filled with wholesome ingredients like fresh eggs and dried fruits, this Christmas Tea Ring is a holiday classic!Christmas Tea Ring l A sweet bread recipe with fresh eggs, dried fruit and buttery goodness l Homesteadlady.com Continue reading “Sweet Bread Recipe: Tea Ring”

Healthy Homemade Gingerbread House Recipe 2 Ways l Homestead Holidays as a Family l Homestead Lady.com.jpg

Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways

Healthy Homemade Gingerbread House Recipe  2 Ways l Homestead Holidays as a Family l Homestead Lady.com.jpgFor a healthy twist on a homemade holiday favorite, here’s our version of a foodie’s Gingerbread House. If you get to the end of the instructions and decide you need something easier, don’t worry. We’ve included a busy-mom version that’s still healthy and fun. Continue reading “Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways”

Gingerbread Hasty Pudding l A Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe l Homestead Lady.com

Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe

I must admit I’m a sucker for historical, slow food and Colonial Thanksgiving recipes are super fun.  Give me an old “receipt” as they were called and a handful of wholesome ingredients and I’m a happy kitchen girl.  Here’s a family favorite for this time of year: Gingerbread Hasty Pudding.Gingerbread Hasty Pudding l A Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe”