Having a strong marriage means that you connect with each other on a regular basis. This includes dating. When my kids were younger, having regular date nights was difficult, at best. More often than not, it just didn’t happen for us. Over time, we came up with some tips and tricks that helped us have […]
Do you give your kids an allowance or not? I have been in both camps at one point in time, so I will share with you what I have learned in each one. To Give an Allowance… My kids were 8, 6 and 2 at the time and we wanted to teach them good spending […]
There is an amazing amount of information out there about vegetables and how they are good for you. Vitamin A in carrots for good eyesight, calcium in broccoli and spinach for healthy bones, and so on. And, surprisingly, there is just as much information about how to hide these vegetables and not let your kids […]
We love Chinese food. And my family goes gaga for the Sweet-n-Sour Chicken. They practically beg for it on a regular basis. What I don’t like about Chinese take out, other than the price to feed 2 growing teenagers and a little brother who tries to keep up, is the added ingredients. MSG being the […]
I love peaches. Plain and simple. And making peach butter to add to toast, muffins, or even stirred in oatmeal is just a delicious way to enjoy the fresh picked peach taste year ’round. Today, I am going to share with you how to get started making and canning your own peach butter. First, […]
Turkeys are a fun addition to a homestead. We’ve talked a bit about them in general, but let’s look more in detail at what is involved with raising turkeys.
Making homemade cheese isn’t hard at all. Once you get the hang of it, you can add all different spices and seasonings to create your own masterpiece! Here are the basics: Start by gently heating 1 gallon of milk to 55 degrees. My thermometer won’t sit on the side of my pot, […]
We love turkey. For sausage, for burger, for the drumsticks, at Thanksgiving. And, if you have chickens already, adding in a turkey or two on the backyard homestead really isn’t that difficult.
The wonderful sound of meat sizzling on the barbeque, the sound of children playing and laughing, and the joy of friends and family all make us so excited for that long awaited time — SUMMER. The 4th of July is one of the busiest grilling days of the year, with an estimated 78 million Americans […]
Pesto is traditionally made with basil, olive oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, lemon, salt and pepper. I have a full garden bed of basil, but none of it is ready to harvest yet. However, my spinach overfloweth! So, I am making it with a bit of different ingredients. Here’s what I used: 3 cups of loosely […]
Dandelions are not really weeds. They have so many uses and are so versatile! In salads, wine, and even lotion — yes, lotion! It makes a soothing after gardening salve for your hands. And, today I am going to show you how. First, pick the heads of the dandelions, and lay out to dry. […]
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas This is a quick and easy dish to fix for those busy weeknights, or this can be prepared ahead for the freezer and then cooked later. The ingredients are simple, easy to store, and most likely will be things you already have on hand. Let’s begin! You will need: 3 cooked chicken […]