Archive of ‘In the Kitchen’ category

Why I’m NEVER Canning Traditional Tomato Sauce Again!

| food preservation, In the Kitchen, tomatoes

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I despise, hate, and detest cleaning and inventorying the freezers. Abhor. I put it off as long as I possibly can, which of course only makes things worse. I swear, I’ll never learn. By then bags are pulled open and snacked on. (Apparently frozen muffins are not off limits.) Meat packages, left unmarked, were half unraveled […] Read more…


Counter Space

| Farm Scenes, In the Kitchen


{Farm Scenes #24} Since it has been raining so much the past month, Bill’s working vacation didn’t look at all like we had planned with fixing fences, cleaning the barn, building a coop, or whatever other farm chores are NEEDING to be done. It looked an awful lot more like a winter working vacation would look […] Read more…


How To Make Mozzarella Cheese (The Easy Way)

| dairy, Farmstead Cookery, food preservation, Girls in the Kitchen, In the Kitchen, raw milk

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It turns out, I’ve been doing it all wrong! For YEARS I’ve been making traditional mozzarella cheese using the recipe I shared with you. And if I were to be honest, it kinda makes me hate making cheese. It’s a whole lot of timers and temperatures and morning-long fussing over a steamy pot of of […] Read more…


In Praise of a Scoon

| book review, In the Kitchen, keeper at home

Check out my new set of spoons from Amazing Graze General Store! They are heavy duty durable & multi-functional measuring spoons. I love them!

So I’ve got this problem. I don’t know if it’s a “large family” problem or a “medium family” problem. Or a “small family” problem, but deep down I suspect it’s a “my family” problem. Well let’s put it this way, when I was a kid, my mama sure didn’t have this problem! What is it […] Read more…


Bread of Life {A Giveaway}

| book review, In the Kitchen, links


It has been nearly a decade since I taught myself how to sew. I’ve understood the value in the skill. How I could create frugal clothing and furnishings for our home and take my husband’s hard earned dollar further. But it has always been something I had to endure and get through each spring and […] Read more…


65 Recipes for Using and Preserving Green Tomatoes

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, food preservation, frugal, garden, In the Kitchen, misc. recipes, tomatoes

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Once the first hard frost hits, the tomato season is officially over. Here are 65 recipes for how to use, cook, fry, can, and preserve GREEN tomatoes that you pick the day before your first first! Whelp. It’s official. The 2014 Tomato Season is all wrapped up here at Reformation Acres. Considering how cool and wet […] Read more…


Our Favorite Apple Pie

| autumn, Farmstead Cookery, In the Kitchen, recipes

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The thought that anyone wouldn’t be a “cake person” never crossed my mind until I met Bill. Who doesn’t love cake and look forward finding any opportunity to partake in a piece?! I mean, isn’t that the whole reason why I’m shooting for a dozen kids? Sure, things got messed up a bit what with […] Read more…


~Spiced Apple Jelly~

| food preservation, In the Kitchen, recipes


Spiced Apple Jelly is by far and away my favorite jelly. Sure, nothing says early summer like a good strawberry jam and believe me, I do appreciate strawberry jam, but if you twist my arm and make me choose, I’m going to pick the apple jelly. The spices and the sweetness and the apple-flavored goodness […] Read more…


~Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches~

| In the Kitchen, recipes

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Don’t judge me. I burnt my buns. That makes for three times running that I went to make French Dip Sammies to share with you and burnt my buns. But since these are the least burnt, I’m going for it anyway. My only consolation is the Dip in these little guys makes up for all […] Read more…


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