Delicious Nutritious Steak Mushroom Soup Recipe

Delicious Nutritious Steak Mushroom Soup Recipe

The secret to this steak soup recipe is the mushrooms! I use three types and they give this beef mushroom soup richness and depth of flavor. More Holiday Leftovers Leftovers, the never-ending saga: what do we do with them? Just like that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, which makes a great turkey sandwich as well as […]

Winter Herbs You Can Forage For In Cold Weather

Winter Herbs You Can Forage For In Cold Weather

Enjoy this shortlist of 10 winter herbs for foraging during the cold months. From dandelions and violets to conifer leaves and rose hips! Did you know that you can forage for herbs in the winter as well as in the summer? Even when the land is in a cover of snow and ice, there are […]

A Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe From My Grandma

A Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe From My Grandma

This chicken corn chowder recipe contains flavors that remind me of late Summer. You’ll love my tip about grilling the corn for extra flavor! My Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe I must admit, I could have soup every day. Sometimes it’s out of a can because it is easy and quick (I know, I know…). But […]

How to Make Aluminum-Free Baking Powder!

How to Make Aluminum-Free Baking Powder!

Learning how to make baking powder is very simple. You can make a homemade, aluminum-free DIY baking powder by sifting together 3 ingredients! During the holidays, I love to bake. Well, any time of the year I do a lot of baking, but especially in the winter. Maybe it’s the need for warmth or the […]

Flying Dragon Citrus Also Known As Hardy Orange

Flying Dragon Citrus Also Known As Hardy Orange

The Flying Dragon Citrus tree, also known as Hardy Orange and scientifically as Poncirus Trifoliata is a cold-hardy deciduous citrus shrub. The first time I saw a Flying Dragon, or Hardy Orange, I was in awe. Here I was in Western North Carolina, and I was looking at an orange tree. Or lemon. I wasn’t […]

Cut And Come Again Lettuce and Other Fall Veggies

Cut And Come Again Lettuce and Other Fall Veggies

Cut and come again lettuce is popular but did you know this gardening method works for growing many other vegetables during fall and winter? The concept of planting a garden in the late summer for fall and early veggies isn’t new. But did you know that with a lot of plants, you don’t need to […]

Classic and Comforting Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Classic and Comforting Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Nothing beats a good vegetable beef soup. Especially when leaves and temperatures are falling and you just want a big, warm bowl of comfort! Growing up in Michigan, I’ve learned to love the seasons. Winters are long and cold, Spring is full of new growth and blossoms, and Summers are amazing, though too short. But […]

Learn to Make Your Own Amish Friendship Bread!

Learn to Make Your Own Amish Friendship Bread!

My grandmother’s recipe for Amish Friendship Bread brings back great memories! Making it is simple and I’ll show you how to make the starter. Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money. We made a lot of our own foods, including bread. I remember getting flour everywhere and kneading for what seemed like hours. […]

Easy Au Jus Recipe When You Have No Pan Drippings

Easy Au Jus Recipe When You Have No Pan Drippings

We all agree that the best au jus is made from pan drippings. But this easy au jus recipe is a great substitute when you have no drippings. Classic Au Jus pronounced ō-ˈzhü(s) is a French word that simply means “with juice.” It is a must for a French Dip or dipping a piece of […]

How to Pit Fire Pottery and How to Build a DIY Kiln

How to Pit Fire Pottery and How to Build a DIY Kiln

It’s pretty easy to fire clay pottery without a kiln. Pit firing pottery is the simplest way but you can also make a homemade DIY kiln. Note: follow this link for more homesteading articles and ideas. I’ve always wanted to make my own pottery, but kilns are so expensive. And they are a huge drain […]