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 […]

7 Simple and Delicious Compound Butter Recipes

7 Simple and Delicious Compound Butter Recipes

Included in this article are 7 simple and delicious compound butter recipes. Remember to be creative and mix up your favorite butter flavors! I’ll be honest here, I didn’t know what compound butter was. Well, I was making it but didn’t know there was a name for it. I took some softened butter, minced garlic […]

How Long Eggs Last and How to Tell if They’re Fresh

How Long Eggs Last and How to Tell if They’re Fresh

How long do eggs last? Good question. Let’s talk about it and also see how to tell if they’re good, how to keep them fresh, and egg storage. I raise chickens, mostly for the eggs. I sell my eggs to friends, family, and also at a local farm market. People always ask me if they […]

My Grandma’s Famous Cinnamon Pickles Recipe

My Grandma’s Famous Cinnamon Pickles Recipe

We make cinnamon pickles from the garden cucumbers we let grow too big and turn yellow. You can also make them with the regular green kind. Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, my Grandma Viola would trot out these jars of cinnamon pickles. They were red, sweet, and sour at the same time and spicy. […]

Fermented Vegetables: Simple and Probiotic-Rich!

Fermented Vegetables: Simple and Probiotic-Rich!

At first, I was intimidated to make fermented vegetables but I discovered that fermenting all vegetables is as simple and fun as sauerkraut. Lacto-fermented vegetables. Sounds intimidating right? I thought Lacto-fermenting involved milk or whey. And I wasn’t sure that milky vegetables would really be my thing. Now, the funny thing is that I’ve been […]

4 Creative Ways to Use A Bumper Crop of Cucumbers

4 Creative Ways to Use A Bumper Crop of Cucumbers

Have an abundance of cucumbers and need some fresh ideas? These 4 creative cucumber uses will help you use up your bumper crop of cucumbers. This has been a great year for my cucumber patch! We started off a bit later than normal, but I seem to be picking cucumbers daily now. I have five […]

Making Whipped Coffee at Home is Simple and Fun

Making Whipped Coffee at Home is Simple and Fun

This whipped coffee recipe is simple and delicious. It is made by blending together 3 common ingredients and makes for a great morning treat. Anyone who knows me knows I love coffee. Hot. cold, dark, light, black, with cream, it really doesn’t matter. I drink a lot of coffee! So when I saw an ad […]

Refrigerator Pickles: Easy Way To Pickle Cucumbers

Refrigerator Pickles: Easy Way To Pickle Cucumbers

Learn how to pickle cucumbers the simple way so you can make the best dill refrigerator pickles you’ve ever had. I promise they’ll be a big hit with everyone! Refrigerator Pickles It’s no secret that many things from your own kitchen are more flavorful, healthful, and nutrient-dense than store-bought. Pickles are no exception. Since we […]

A Simple and Delicious Homemade Seasoned Salt

A Simple and Delicious Homemade Seasoned Salt

Making this homemade seasoned salt is very simple. Yes, you could dry all your own herbs like me, but it’s much easier to purchase and use bulk dried herbs. I have a jar of seasoned salt that I use for most everything. From chicken to pork, hamburgers, and fresh-cut fries, there’s not much I don’t […]