Why go to the trouble of making stuff? Good question. I've ask myself that on occasion, especially when I find myself spending precious time deciphering a recipe for something I could grab at the store in two seconds flat. Sometimes it's to avoid toxins or artificial ingredients (like in my homemade fly spray or from-scratch BBQ sauce). Sometimes it's because I end up with a superior product than the store-bought version (like in the case … [Read more...] about 5 Minute Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
Flaky pie crusts. Creamy homemade cheese. Juicy grassfed meats. Fresh homegrown veggies bursting with flavor. Is it any wonder food is one of my favorite parts of homesteading?
Our Valentines Days' usually look a little different than most folks... Town is 35+ miles away, and finding a babysitter that day is all but impossible. Not to mention, I just don't get excited about heading to a crowded restaurant on a specific day because that's what we're "supposed to do". (I get really rebellious when it comes to holiday expectations sometimes... anyone relate?) And so, we usually stay home and eat homegrown steaks, homemade … [Read more...] about Easy Orange Chocolate Mousse Recipe
It's 2ºF outside and here I am making homemade hamburger buns... By the time some of you find this recipe, we'll be deep into summer and you'll have stumbled upon this post after searching for a homemade bun option for your upcoming BBQ. But we're not BBQing here at the moment. The grill is buried under snow and everything outside is frozen. The pick-up truck door was frozen shut the other day. And the poo is frozen to the ground. And the … [Read more...] about Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe
"Does the world need another mashed potato recipe?" That was the question I asked myself as I pondered writing this post. My conclusion? Why yes, it certainly does. I've eaten enough tasteless, pureed spuds at restaurants and potlucks to think a recipe with some handy tips is definitely warranted, not to mention I'm in the throes of recipe development anyway with my cookbook project, so what's one more thing to do in the kitchen? (P.S. … [Read more...] about The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe