Author: John

Chive Blossom Oil and Vinegar Recipe

Chive Blossom Oil and Vinegar Recipe

Chive Blossom Oil and Vinegar Recipe Chives are one of the best herbs to grow in your garden.  In addition to being incredibly beautiful and beneficial, they are easy to grow.  They should be in every backyard garden. They are perennial, meaning that they come […]

Bread Baking Tips – Every homesteader needs to know

Bread Baking Tips – Every homesteader needs to know

Baking good homemade bread is a skill that every homesteader should be able to do.  Homemade bread is one of the best things in the world!  The light, fluffy and incredibly flavorful bread will outmatch any store bought bread. Here are some bread baking tips […]

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken Have you ever wanted to make a delicious Italian dinner?  Do you like comfort food?  This creamy Tuscan garlic chicken is the best of both worlds.  We have a family of seven and when we want some delicious Italian food – […]

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves Many people see the piles of dropped autumn leaves as a hindrance. This could be due to the work involved raking them up, bagging them and sitting them by the curb for the city to pick up.  So, why […]

How to dry herbs at home

How to dry herbs at home

How to dry herbs at home What is a homemade pasta sauce without some herbs? What is better than home grown herbs?  The answer to both of those questions – nothing!  You can grow delicious herbs at home and preserve them so that you have […]

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies Have you ever wanted something sweet – but didn’t have anything that you could snack on without actually making something?  I have!  Our family loves to spend time together and we can be sitting watching a movie […]

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method

How to start pepper seeds: The Double Cup Method It is that time of year again here in Texas – it is time to start pepper seeds for the spring season.  There are different methods to start pepper seeds.  Each of the different methods have […]

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds There are surely hundreds of great, family-owned seed businesses I have never ordered from—and new companies seem to pop up every day. There are some amazing companies I have found over the years. The following […]

Honey Butter Dinner Roll Recipe

Honey Butter Dinner Roll Recipe

Honey Butter Dinner Roll Recipe The homemade dough is made with very simple bread ingredients. This is not just your ordinary dinner roll recipe.  They are topped with melted butter and honey for comfy, cozy sweet flavor and an extra egg yolk for richness. These […]

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies Just because the summer gardening season has come to a close doesn’t mean we have to stop eating fresh veggies. Rain or shine, winter or summer – we can enjoy delicious meals with fresh veggies.  And what makes […]

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you So, you have decided on starting a homestead?  Where to start? You have to start somewhere!  The best place to start if you do not already have land suitable for homesteading, whether you live in the city […]

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed There is an unchallenged king in gardens everywhere who’s flavor is outstanding – and that is tomatoes!  Growing the perfect tomato is like searching for the holy grail.  It can often elude gardeners. They have become the fan favorite because […]

Vegetable Garden – When to plant

Vegetable Garden – When to plant

Vegetable Garden – When to plant One of the most common questions when it comes to vegetable gardens is – when do I plant my seeds for my vegetable garden? Vegetable Garden: When do I plant That question can have many different answers based on […]

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili We have officially entered into the cooler season!!  Fall temperatures are here and that makes me want – chili!Until now, our hands-down favorite has always been my healthier turkey chili here. While it still holds a special place at […]

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe We love finding new recipes to use around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  We usually try at least one or two each year.  Our family loves cheesecake and pecan pie – so we decided to make a Thanksgiving mashup.  We were […]

Food Foraging – How to find native edible plants right in your backyard

Food Foraging – How to find native edible plants right in your backyard

Food Foraging – How to find native edible plants right in your backyard What is food foraging? Well, it is a simple concept really.  The idea of foraging for food has been around forever.  It is “finding and harvesting food from the wild” and for […]

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe If there’s one thing I look forward to at Thanksgiving, its homemade pumpkin pie.  A slice of pumpkin pie topped with a huge serving of whipped cream.  Today’s recipe is my absolute favorite recipe for homemade pumpkin pie.  Just one taste […]

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

One of the best things you can do for your garden – is to save your own seed.  This is one of the oldest and most beneficial things to learn how to do.  Ever wonder “where did a Cherokee Purple tomato came from?” or what […]

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe Apple desserts are classic comfort foods, and many of them are made with Apple Pie Filling. Just thinking about apple pie conjures up the memories of going to grandma’s house, and the times spent with family this time of […]

Slow Cooker Fried Apples Recipe

Slow Cooker Fried Apples Recipe

Slow Cooker Fried Apples Recipe It is November and we’re coming up on Thanksgiving fast!  This one of my favorite times of the year! And while I love spending time with family and cooking a big meal, I don’t always love slaving away all day […]