Tag: homemade

Adventures in Breadmaking

Tips and tricks on why and how to get started with making your own sourdough bread from scratch.

Easiest French Onion Soup Ever

I am all about ease in the kitchen. Maybe I am lazy, or maybe I am just not a good cook. But, one thing is for sure, I LOVE good food and I don’t like to follow recipes that have me in the kitchen…

Reflections on my Modern Homesteading Lifestyle

It’s a rainy summer day. I’m sitting on the sofa with my kids watching a movie while the piles of laundry cycle through the washer. The rose outside my window is gently swaying and releasing the sweetest scent. Perfect time to reflect on the…

Garbage Disposal Deodorizers

I didn’t grow up with a disposal, so having one as an adult means I am learning everything about them now. I honestly had no idea why someone would want one unless they were in a horror movie. They just didn’t seem that necessary….

Adventures in Cheesemaking

Mmmmm cheese. I LOVE cheese…all kinds – extra sharp cheddars, nutty bries, soft goat, slices of provolone, bleu, smoky, dilly, stinky, fruity, crumbly, moldy, give it all to me. There are so many amazing cheeses and so many different ways to enjoy them. I…

Storing Bread

I have always bought my bread from the store. Occasionally a loaf gets baked and eaten within an hour by my ravenous family but it was never a weekly event. I have never been much of a baker, but bread is something I am…

Pallet Recycle – Garden Crate

Pallets are a great source of weathered wood slats for rustic DIY projects. Thankfully, most pallets are free if you just ask (behind strip malls is a great place to check – but always ask, because some stores reuse their pallets). I will warn…

Everyday Bread

My family eats lots of bread. Lots. PB&J, toast, egg in a basket, BLT, cinnamon toast, submarine sandwiches, french toast, rolls, whatever. We are definitely not a gluten free family. As a teen, my friends and I used to make fun of my mother…

Simple Suburban Living

I woke up this morning thinking I better get myself a pair of overalls so I can wear them in the yard while taking care of the garden and chickens and whatever else I dream up for my backyard farm. Then I smiled and…

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

I adore Mexican food. Give me all the nachos, tacos, guacamole, fajitas, margaritas, burritos, enchiladas you can give me. When I go to a Mexican restaurant with its 12 pages of entrees, I have the hardest time deciding what I want (because I want…