This triple chocolate brownie recipe works up really fast. 30 minutes tops! It’s really no harder than box mix, but it tastes SO MUCH better than anything you’re going to find in a box. It’s dark, rich, chewy, gooey and it doesn’t use a block or two of chocolate, so you can convince yourself it’s “healthy.” Every baker needs a good,… Read More
Things are heating up in the kitchen. A big part of homesteading is a mindfulness about what foods you put in your body. Discover simple tips and tricks to preparing real food. Learn easy recipes that will thrill your family. Food has never tasted so good.
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There is nothing quite like having a home cooked meal on the table every night, but there isn’t always a lot of time to devote to cooking. I get it. My husband works long days out of the home and I’m caring for livestock, gardens, and all the other things that make a homestead run. Time is rarely on my… Read More
How much do I love chocolate? Let me count the ways. In fact, as much as I love my various berry pies, chocolate pudding pie might be my favorite. It’s pudding in a pie crust and topped with whipped cream. What’s not to love? I’ll take you from start to finish making this pie from scratch, but you can go… Read More
Homemade fudge is a holiday staple. A good fudge melts in your mouth. The best fudge melts in your mouth and can be whipped up in five minutes or less. This is that recipe. If you’re ready to impress your friends with a unique homemade fudge, look no further. Below you will find many suggestions for things you can add… Read More
Gingerbread pancakes are amazing any time of the year, but this time of year they just seem to taste even better. Made with brown sugar and molasses, these pancakes melt in your mouth. We have a tradition of doing a huge brunch on Christmas morning and these are a hit every year. Are you ready to try them?
Tomato paste is a wonderful thing to have on hand. It’s thick and rich with flavor. We use it for thickening spaghetti sauce (which can be a challenge when you make your own homemade spaghetti sauce***), enriching the flavors in stews and soups, and for adding some zing to grilled cheese sandwiches. Have you tried tomato paste on grilled cheese?… Read More
When I first discovered that you could use sourdough to make things other than bread I was seriously surprised! Since then I have made several things with sourdough including muffins and tortillas. Sourdough donut holes are definitely my favorite though. Nothing beats a warm sugary donut. These sourdough donut holes are easy to make. They do need some active sourdough… Read More
There’s a bottle half full of raspberry cordial that was left over from the church social the other night. It’s on the second shelf of the sitting-room closet and you and Diana can have it if you like, and a cookie to eat with it along in the afternoon.” —Anne of Green Gables Is there anything more magical than the world… Read More
Mixed berry jam is perfect for this time of year. The strawberries are just wrapping up for the season, the raspberries are abundant, and we’re starting to see some blueberries on the low bushes. None have appeared on the high bushes, but they’ll be here before we know it. This is the recipe I make, but feel free to change… Read More
I have been on a soup bender this week. Soup is a great way to use up your left over garden produce, and is a super great brunch or lunch option. This leek, garlic and potato soup is a great way to use up the last of your winter stored potatoes that are getting floury. The garlic adds an… Read More
Apple Crumble is a family favourite in our house both now and when I was growing up. Since our house hold went gluten free in 2012 I have struggled to find an amazing gluten free apple crumble recipe that has all the chew, crunch and satisfying sweetness of my Grandma’s crumble. My Grandma made the most delicious apple crumble – chewy and crispy and… Read More
My very best friend in the whole wide world is Fijian Indian and she makes the best curries. This is my take on her chicken curry. They don’t have fancy names like what you see in Indian restaurants, but this is so yummy, it doesn’t need a fancy name. Surprise your Guests with a Traditional Fijian Indian Curry from Scratch This curry… Read More
A roasted ham dinner is so delicious and really, so very easy to make. A meal like this is wonderful for Sunday dinners and it’s easy to make lots so there will be leftovers. Maybe with the last of the left over ham, we will dice it up and turn it into lentil soup! A favourite for us is roasted… Read More
Do you have friends that just stopped by unexpectedly? Did you forget you promised to bring a dessert to tonight’s potluck? Are you scrambling on Google to find a quick and easy dessert recipe you can whip up in under an hour? If you’ve ended up here, you’ve found salvation. I’ve got twenty-two dessert recipes for you that are easy… Read More
1 to 1. That’s the average ratio of fruit to sugar in most jam recipes (commercial and homemade). I’m not going to lie, your standard jar of sugary homemade jam tastes divine, but do we really need to be starting our day with that much sugar? Is that really much better than handing my kids a donut for breakfast?… Read More