If you’ve read my book, Backyard Farming on an Acre More or Less, you’ll know that I have a thing for bees. I find beekeeping to be an interesting passion and the liquid gold that is produced is perfect for making your own lip balm. It’s a great project to do with the older kids […]
It’s really simple to make your own butter, especially if you have a stand mixer. I’ll show you how.
Vanilla extract is very much like wine. The longer it sits in the infused state, the more unique the flavor becomes.
It’s easy (and fun!) to focus on kid’s toys and present ideas, but today I appeared on KXII to share some of my favorite tips for buying gifts for grown-ups when you are on a budget.
Whether you are trying to save money, or just want to give something artisan and personal, homemade gifts are popular again. They don’t have to be cheap looking either! Some of these DIYs are worth far more than cookie-cutter-same-ole widgets you can pick up at big box stores. DIY Gifts for Foodies If you have […]
This month’s Lowe’s Creator challenge is fall or Halloween decor. I wanted to do something that would work indoors or outdoors. The kids love Jack O’ Lanterns, but last year we had a pumpkin malfunction when rain got inside and rotted our carved pumpkins into something truly terrifying. (Hey, I’m just keeping it real here.) […]
I love the taste of fresh, summertime melons. Unfortunately, melons are not in season year long. This summer, I sought out jelly recipes that featured some of my favorite summertime melons. Since jellies keep for a year, it’s an easy way to bring that favorite, summertime fruit into the cold of winter. A lot of […]
We’ve made Kefir from water or milk, then turned it into strawberry cherry ice cream…but what if you are looking for a good, old fashioned vanilla ice cream? Allergies, health, or generally wanting to avoid heavy ice cream can make summertime challenging if the craving hits. Try this classic vanilla ice cream made from Kefir, […]
Time to come out of the cleaning closet: I’m not a big hand sanitizer user. Wait, I can do better than that: I have never used hand sanitizer. It’s sticky, it reeks of alcohol, and most of the time I trust my immune system best when exposed to a mild amount of germs. Anything more than that […]
This is a guest post by the fabulous Kim Moldofsky highlighting the topic of a twitter chat I’ll be participating in tonight – #STEMChat! This month’s #STEMchat is leaning toward our Maker roots and is more STEAM than normal, that is, STEM plus Arts. Thanks to this month’s sponsor, littleBits, we’ll be talking about #MakeTheHoliday- sharing […]
When I searched Untrained Housewife for “ice cream,” I was amazed there were no articles here! Oh my word!! Homemade ice cream has been a summer staple in my life since I was a little girl, (before electric ice cream makers were invented), watching the “old” men sittin’ outside, hand-cranking the ice cream. The […]