Preparing to Homestead #3: Budgeting & Being Frugal

Every successful homestead understands you must have a budget and a plan! One of the best ways you can prepare your home and homestead, even prior to purchasing your own place, is to create a working budget. As you may already know, budgeting and being frugal really go hand in hand. So how can you … Continue reading Preparing to Homestead #3: Budgeting & Being Frugal

Happy Valentines Day!

Is Valentine's Day a thing at your house? Why or why not? My family is precious to me! My Lord is ever more dear to my heart when I think of those blessings he has given me! Valentine's Day is of course centered around love and in many realms, is referring to "LOVE and cupid." … Continue reading Happy Valentines Day!

Daily Life

As we collect the last of the harvest under tunnels of plastic; some life fades, as new life springs forth. New life is amazing. It is such a treasure to have time. Filled With Good Food! Hot Eats! New Projects and Recipes! (We will share our favorite popcorn recipes soon.) Cookies & Cream is my … Continue reading Daily Life

Autumn Camping and Dutch Oven Love

One of the best things about camping is the fresh crisp morning air, loons calling across the lake, calm clear water, fish following the canoe along each shore line, lots of sunshine, all day swimming adventures, and OH, camp food! We cannot forget about camp food, especially with a group of hungry teens or guys … Continue reading Autumn Camping and Dutch Oven Love

Sweet Squash Cakes

As crazy as this sounds, winter squash cakes are delicious! Perhaps it's the fact that I love breakfast comfort food. Maybe it's my love for winter squashed baked to perfection with melted butter running down the sides (like my pancakes). Either way, the fact that I can combine those two items for breakfast is absolutely … Continue reading Sweet Squash Cakes

Garden Muffins

OH, how beautiful garden produce truly is! Dehydrate, freeze or canning are wonderful skills to have; however, I would rather use the fresh produce immediately. This is a great adaptable recipe to do just that. Being a lover of baked goods, I am a bit particular. Sorry, not sorry. Our ladies group is call Mugs … Continue reading Garden Muffins

World’s Best Ice Cream Topping Recipe

Dream Cream. The Frozen Spoon. Utterly Delicious Cream. Two Scoops. Kustard Cones. Creamery. Ben & Jerry. Haagen-Dazs. Blue Bell. Nestle. Dairy Queen. Ice Cream! Photo by Ju00c9SHOOTS on Who doesn't love good ice cream? We have so many choices for ice cream flavors and mixes. BUT, someone please give me a bowl of old … Continue reading World’s Best Ice Cream Topping Recipe

Best Zucchini Brownies with Frosting

Photo by Dana Tentis on Zucchini Brownies with Chocolate Frosting ~Spray a 9X13 pan and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. ~In a large mixing bowl, or kitchen aide, mix 1 1/2 Cups of sugar, 1/2 Cup of oil and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. ~Stir in or on low speed mix in 1/ Cup … Continue reading Best Zucchini Brownies with Frosting

Breakfast Vegetable Hash

With the garden thriving and vegetables flowing to the kitchen, canning season is in full swing. With all the fresh eats, one of our absolute favorite things to make is a full breakfast with vegetable hash browns all the way. One of our Hugelculture experiments After our morning chores and rummaging through our various gardens … Continue reading Breakfast Vegetable Hash

Garden in the Winter

@Pioneer Academy Although gardening in the "frozen tundra" appears to be impossible, especially since there are no signs of end at this current time. Extending our growing season this year by transplanting some garden produce plants into buckets, allowed us to pick fresh peppers and tomatoes up through Christmas. It was such a nice treat … Continue reading Garden in the Winter