Making Simple Sourdough From Grapes (So easy!)

Good morning, sweet friends, how are you? With everything going on around us, as usual, I find myself defaulting to things I have been doing for such a long time. Canning. Adding to the seedlings in my porch. Checking our pantry and filling holes a little extra full. You all have followed me a long [...]

By |2022-04-07T01:27:53+00:00April 7th, 2022|Food Storage|Comments Off on Making Simple Sourdough From Grapes (So easy!)

Making your own flours when wheat goes sky high!

Good morning, sweet friends! If you're anything like me, you have been watching the circus of things happening all around us and wondering how and where you can get creative in the kitchen. As always, my favorite thing to do is to provide resources for you to think outside of the box, and plan ahead [...]

By |2022-03-29T08:54:27+00:00March 29th, 2022|Cook, Fast & Easy, Food Storage|Comments Off on Making your own flours when wheat goes sky high!

Canning Citrus Concentrate (Lasts two years!)

Hello sweet friends! How is March finding you this year? Here at the House we have been working on finishing up a few winter projects, homeschooling, and just making it through a cold long winter here on the MN prairies. One of those projects has been really beefing up the pantry to ease the cost [...]

By |2022-03-04T16:25:14+00:00March 4th, 2022|Cook, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Canning Citrus Concentrate (Lasts two years!)

Getting Started Freeze Drying—What the Pandemic Taught Me About Food Storage

I've flirted with the idea of freeze drying for probably about six years, but between the requirements for the machine, and the prohibitive cost, I had not seriously considered it as a method of food preservation...until March 2020. Like many others, the disruption of the supply chain and my previous approach to feeding my family [...]

By |2022-01-11T15:34:29+00:00January 11th, 2022|Cook, Food Storage|3 Comments

Sweet Pickle Relish for your Pantry! MIY Monday post!

Good morning, sweet friends! Its been a while, as we are working on so many different projects over here!   I wanted to share our favorite sweet pickle relish with you today, because if your garden is like mine, things are coming in by bucket loads, including most of these items! We have also had [...]

By |2021-08-30T14:33:46+00:00August 30th, 2021|Cook, Waterbath Canning|1 Comment

Chicken Stuffed Crepes with Butternut Squash Sauce—A birthday favorite for a special kid….

I am just going to warn you. If you decided as part of your new year resolutions that you wanted to lose weight, I can not encourage you to walk away fast enough. At the very least, be sure to stay out of your kitchen while I share our amazing pictures of my oldest daughter's [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:11+00:00January 8th, 2020|Dinner, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chicken Stuffed Crepes with Butternut Squash Sauce—A birthday favorite for a special kid….

Cinnamon Rhurbarb Jam…and 3 ways to use it!

Good morning, readers! Thanks to the crazy amount of rain we have had, our summer is coming around slow, so forgive me if many of you are already past rhubarb season. Seriously, bookmark this one and make sure you get it ready for next year then. I can or make roughly 60% of our food, [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:11+00:00July 11th, 2019|Cook, Snacks or Sweets, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Cinnamon Rhurbarb Jam…and 3 ways to use it!

Our Top 10 Kid-Friendly Crockpot Meals for Back to School

Facebook is filled right now with adorable pictures of kids heading back for their first day of school. And what everyone doesn't see, or share, of course, is the super stressed out mom trying to balance everything, and keep many plates rotating as kids forget lunches or permission slips,  or that everyone is dressed appropriately [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:14+00:00September 4th, 2017|Kid Friendly, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Our Top 10 Kid-Friendly Crockpot Meals for Back to School

Canning Blackberries in a Simple Syrup

One of the easiest things to put into a jar and preserve for later is fruit in a simple syrup. In later months (or years) when the harvest is done or for some reason the fruit does not produce for that year, what a beautiful thing to be able to grab a jar off the [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:15+00:00August 28th, 2017|Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Canning Blackberries in a Simple Syrup

Summer Squash Canning Recipe

Lets face it. When you get tired of ding-dong ditching zucchini and summer squash on the neighbor's door step... When you find that you dont even want to CHECK those zucchini and squash plants again because you know you are going to walk away with about 100 new giant veggies... then you need this recipe. [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:27:16+00:00August 25th, 2017|Cook, Pressure Canning|2 Comments

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