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.

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”

Canned Meat Making the Most of Homestead Chicken l Feeding your hens right l Canning Tips l Homestead Lady (.com)

Canned Meat: Homestead Chicken

Canned Meat Making the Most of Homestead Chicken l Feeding your hens right l Canning Tips l Homestead Lady (.com)

You can enjoy home-canned meats any time of year by learning how to preserve them properly.  Canning meat is a great way to make use of special coupons and deals, as well as to save space in your freezer.  Canning your own chicken is also healthier, especially if you raise your own broiler chickens on the homestead.  Join us as we go through the steps of canning fresh chicken.  Plus, for you chicken lovers, a review of The Frugal Chicken’s Feeding Your Hens Right e-course. Continue reading “Canned Meat: Homestead Chicken”

Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful for your Family l Simple things to do this month l Homestead Lady.com

3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful

Sometimes Christmas can come and go in a rushed blur of noise and flurry of activity.  Here are three ways to help the time pass at an even pace, enjoy special time with family and friends and make Christmas more meaningful.  Three Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful for your Family l Simple things to do this month l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “3 Ways to Make Christmas More Meaningful”

Mason Jar Lanterns l A simple, upcycled family craft project for holidays or giving as gifts l Homestead Lady.com

Mason Jar Lanterns

Made from upcycled materials and items you have on hand already, create these simple mason jar lanterns with your family.  Give them as gifts or use them for holiday celebrations – the possibilities are endless! Mason Jar Lanterns l A simple, upcycled family craft project for holidays or giving as gifts l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Mason Jar Lanterns”