Archive of ‘Recipes’ category

Learn to Make Cottage Cheese

| Dairy, Farmstead Cookery, Recipes

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Last year I decided it was high time I learned how to make cottage cheese. I had no idea what I was in for when I formed that resolution. I figured, “Eh. It’s kinda like ricotta cheese. How hard can it be?” It wasn’t difficult so much as it was… disgusting. Turns out that homemade cottage […] Read more…


How to Can Dry Beans and Peas

| Food Preservation, Recipes

Canned Dry Beans

I always have such fun experimenting with new plants and varieties in the garden! This year I tried growing our own dry beans for using in soup and stew recipes over the winter. My expectations were pretty low… I had tried growing them last year as an underplanting in the dent corn (think 3 sisters) […] Read more…


Homemade Maple Sweetened Condensed Milk

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Sweetened Condensed Milk

It is so easy to make a healthy sweetened condensed milk substitute using less than a handful of real food ingredients. Slowly warm them in your slow cooker and use it for baking your favorite desserts! We’ve  hashed out the pie vs. cake question here before. (You know, the really big matters in life.) And we’ve all take […] Read more…


Spicy (A Giveaway Post)

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I have a conundrum. You see, I’m just about out of chicken stock. Really, I  need to roast this chicken for dinner tonight and then use the bones to make some. (Don’t roasted chicken bones make the most beautifully dark & rick stock?!) But what I really want to do with the chicken is to […] Read more…


Whole Grain Pumpkin-Filled Cookies

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Filled Cookies

Are you looking for a new, scratch, pumpkin cookie recipe to bake this fall? How about one that’s on the healthy side and made with whole grains, oatmeal, honey, and a filling that tastes like pumpkin pie? When was the last time I shared a little something for your sweet tooth? It’s been a goodly long […] Read more…


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