Simple, Flavorful Lemon Pasta with Asparagus

Meyer lemon makes this dish zesty without being sour, despite not having cream. It's quick and easy for those busy nights where you're short on time.

My dear friend Angi from SchneiderPeeps sent me a box full of beautiful of Meyer lemons for Christmas. Obviously we had to make some lemonade (don’t worry, I’m sharing that recipe as well), and there will be sweets, but my daughter and I really wanted to use lemons in a savory dinner. I had made this recipe with regular lemons and cream, but with the sweetness of Meyer lemons that you don’t get in regular lemons, I wanted to try it omitting the cream. So my daughter and I donned our aprons and headed to the kitchen on a mission.

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5 Perfect-for-Winter Soup Recipes

There’s no doubt that winter is nearly here. These warming winter soup recipes will take the chill off even the coldest day.

By this time of year, we’ve all heard the ominous warning from family members and friends: this winter is going to be one of the worst we’ve seen. Never mind that they foretell the same bad weather every year, and that there doesn’t seem to be a way they obtain some insider knowledge about meteorology.

Hopefully they’re wrong about all of the inclement weather, but there’s no doubt that winter is nearly here. And the best way to prepare, besides getting out your winter clothing, is to gather soul-warming soup recipes.

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Slow Cooker Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

A slow cooker is something you can set and forget. After spending Thanksgiving day in the kitchen, we can use a break by making these leftover recipes.

I don’t know about you, but I personally feel that even better than the Thanksgiving meal itself are the leftovers. Who’s with me? I even go to the point of roasting an extra-large turkey and including more sides than my family of five needs just so that we can have those yummy leftovers. Aside from just heating them up the next day, I try to make creative meals with them. Today I’m sharing a couple of options of what you can do with those leftovers.

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Hearty Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bake

We love this classic and comforting broccoli rice and cheese casserole for easy weeknight meals. Freezer-friendly and reheats well for leftovers.

I’m starting this recipe with a confession. I am not known for my astounding cooking abilities. I can grow it, I can preserve it, but I tend to be a disaster in the kitchen. Why am I sharing this? Why am I letting you know that I’m real? Because that way you know you can handle any recipe I share here on The 104 Homestead. This broccoli rice casserole is a perfect example.

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How to Make Flax Seed Crackers

My friend brought by some flax seed crackers for me to try and I was instantly smitten. Based on the seasonings you add, you can tailor to your own likes.

My friend brought by some flax seed crackers for me to try and I was instantly smitten. Her’s were a straight flax seed cracker, but it got me thinking about the wonderful potential for this amazing potato chip alternative. Based on the seasonings you add, you can tailor them any topping you have on hand (hummus, goat cheese, salsa, dip) or eat them just as they are.

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How to Turn Raw Milk into Butter Using 4 Methods

Homemade butter made from store-bought raw milk will save you about 7¢ a stick, but made from raw milk that came from your own animals can save you 100%.

With or without a goat or cow, you can make your own butter from raw milk. While homemade butter made from store-bought raw milk may only save you about 7¢ a stick, butter made from raw milk that came from your own animals can save you, well, 100%.

Learn how to separate cow and goat’s milk, as well as four fun ways to make homemade butter. Did your butter not come out how you expected? Here’s so troubleshooting tips.

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Polenta: A Gluten-Free Alternative to Grains

Many people see polenta in the health food store and just keep on walking, but you don't want to miss out on this awesome side dish substitute.

You can make polenta for scratch, but a busy lady has to decide what is important in life. In my case, making polenta from scratch isn’t important to me. I’m happy to purchase it premade from time to time. Premade polenta may appear a bit odd. Many people see it in the health food store and just keep on walking, but you don’t want to miss out on this awesome side dish substitute.

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