Recipes

now browsing by category

 

5 Reasons Why You Need 100 Pounds of Tomatoes

5 reasons why you need 100 pounds of tomatoes

Your reasons are a year’s supply of simple sauce, tomato broth, Italian marinara, salsa, and ketchup, all without toxic additives and preservatives.

10 Awesome Ways to Preserve the WHOLE Peach

10 awesome ways to preserve the WHOLE peach

We got over 100 pounds of peaches, and we used the whole thing: the lush fruit, the peel, and the pits. We preserved these goodies so that we can have a taste of sunshine during the cold months.

How to Cook without a Recipe: Hodge-Podge Salsa

How to make hodge-podge salsa from garden odds and ends

To truly break free of the grocery store, you have to free yourself from the “list of ingredients” mindset and proceed into real scratch cooking like our grandmothers used to do.

How to Make Jam without Using Added Pectin

How to make jam without added pectin

It’s easy to make an intensely fruity jam with absolutely no added pectin!

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream with a Mixer

How to make homemade ice cream with a mixer

If you have a hand mixer, homemade ice cream can be yours!

How to Make Ricotta Cheese with Just 3 Simple Ingredients

How to make ricotta with just 3 ingredients

Light and fluffy, homemade ricotta cheese is one of the easiest things you’ll ever make.

Farm Fresh Goodness: Zoodles Alfredo with Chicken

Zoodles Alfredo with Chicken

Here’s a delicious and simple-to-make meal, made from farm fresh ingredients.

This Week’s Harvest: Strawberries

opstrawberry jam

Strawberry season is in full swing. Now is the time to stock up on those delicious vivid red berries! Learn how (and why) to grow them, wash them, and preserve them!

What to Eat When the Power Goes Out

smore

When the power goes out, my kids tend to think it’s party time.  They like it because it means that we are definitely going to play some games, do some arts and crafts, and eat some food we don’t normally indulge in. Of course we have back-up cooking methods forRead the Rest…

Self-Sufficient Home Recipes: Easy to Make Raw Milk Cheese

rawmilkcheese

by Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton Originally published at Truthstream Media Homemade just tastes better – plus, we get to control the ingredients. Melissa Melton and I got some raw milk from the farm and a simple cheese making kit. From there, we figured out how to make some simpleRead the Rest…

Get Your Prep On with Thrifty Holiday Leftover Preservation

freezer food

It’s that time of year:  your refrigerator is stuffed to the point that you have to lean against the door to close it and you never want to see another bite of turkey, ham, or roast beef again, let alone stuffing or green beans. So what can a thrifty prepperRead the Rest…

Last Minute Christmas Treats…without a Trip to the Store

cookies

Do you need to whip up some last minute goodies for a holiday soiree?  Are you desperate to avoid a trip to the grocery store on Christmas Eve?  You probably have everything you need to bake these delicious treats! Basic “Chip” Cookie Recipe We have used all sorts of goodiesRead the Rest…

How to Make a Frugal and Festive Christmas Dinner from the Pantry

How to make a frugal and festive Christmas dinner

Aside from the gifts under the tree, one of the big expenses of the holidays is the food.  Nearly everyone finds that their grocery bill is up this time of year.  You’re hosting parties, putting together a no-holds-barred Christmas morning breakfast, and making a gigantic feast for friends and family.Read the Rest…