• Honey Butter Dinner Roll Recipe, Dinner Roll, Homemade Dinner Roll, Honey Butter Rolls, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/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 ingredients all come together into a delicious honey butter dinner roll that you won’t be able to stop eating! There are two rises for this honey butter dinner roll. The first rise is right after the dough is prepared and takes about 2 hours. The second rise is after you have shaped the dough into the balls.  It is about one hour. All good dough…

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    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 it better?  Cooking it in a slow cooker!  Slow cookers aren’t just handy when you move into a new home or when you have no desire to heat up the house with the oven.  Slow cookers can be used anytime to make things faster, easier and still delicious.  This slow cooker honey garlic chicken and veggies – is one to keep! A new spin on…

  • Homestead Land - Finding the best fit for you, homestead land, where to find homestead land, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/homestead-land-finding-the-best-fit-for-you
    Homesteading Tips

    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 or suburb; is to look for land that would fit all of your wants and needs. Sounds impossible? It is possible!  It may take some time to find the right piece of homestead land. Land options There are two basic options when it comes to homestead land and find the best fit for you.  The first is to buy an existing farm or homestead where…

  • How to save tomato seeds, saving seed, saving tomato seeds, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/how-to-save-tomato-seeds
    Gardening Tips

    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 of the wide variety of shapes, colors and flavors.  There are literally thousands of different tomatoes for you to grow in your backyard vegetable garden.  The possibilities are endless if you learn how to save tomato seeds! How to save tomato seeds: Saving money Do you ever find yourself flipping through the seed catalogs each year looking for your favorite varieties?  Ever stop and think…

  • Vegetable Garden, Vegetable Garden - When to plant, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/vegetable-garden-when-to-plant
    Gardening Tips

    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 certain details.  These details can include – where you live, what season you are planting in, and the growing conditions in your area. Vegetable Garden: Optimal seed starting dates Believe it or not – seeds have an optimal time for planting.  It’s seems like every year I just barely miss the optimal planting dates– Spring seems to just sneaks up on me! The sooner you…

  • Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe, White Chicken Chili, Slow Cooker, Crockpot, Chili, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/slow-cooker-white-chicke-chili-recipe

    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 our dinner table, this creamy white chicken chili is a new favorite.  It’s delicious – with just the right amount of kick!  This slow cooker white chicken chili recipe is a must try! Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is easy Slow cooker soups are truly amazing! Using a slow cooker can take a great recipe and make it even better.  We love using our slow…

  • Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe, Cheesecake, Cheesecake Recipe, Pecan Pie Cheesecake, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/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 pleasantly surprised!  This dessert is the best of both worlds with just the right about of ooey-gooey pecan-goodness and the classic richness of cheesecake.  We made this Pecan Pie Cheesecake for Thanksgiving and it was an absolute hit with our family. Tip: When making the following parts in order to build this decadent dessert, take special care as to look at the specific area of…

  • Food Foraging - How to find native edible plants right in your backyard, native edible plants, wild edibles, food foraging, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/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 thousands of years, people have been eating off the land to survive.  If you think back to what we have learned over the years about how the Native Americans hunted and gathered their food, it is what we now describe as foraging.  Food Foraging is in our blood! Food foraging is searching for edible wild plants that can be harvested and eaten.  This can include…

  • Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe, pumpkin pie, homemade pie, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/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 and you will be wondering why you’ve never made your own homemade pumpkin pie at home.  You will also realize how incredibly easy it is to make your own pumpkin pie. You’ll start out with a pie crust, you can use a store-bought pie crust or use a homemade pie crust recipe.  If you’re not sure how to make homemade pie crust, I promise its…

  • Seed Saving - Quick Tips for Saving Seeds, saving seeds, quick tips, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/seed-saving-quick-tips-for-saving-seeds
    Gardening Tips

    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 about your favorite squash?  If you are using heirloom seed, then those seeds have been passed down for some time.  The seeds can be passed down from one generation to another or from gardener to gardener. Seed Saving is absolutely crucial to the overall success of your garden! Why seed saving is important? Seed saving is as old as gardening. There was a time when…

  • Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling Recipe, apple pie, apple pie filling, apple pie filling recipe, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/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 year. When it comes to apple pie, you can purchase pre-made, canned filling, but once you have homemade you’ll never go back to that stuff.  Try our easy homemade apple pie filling recipe! When you make your own Apple Pie Filling you can control the ingredients. Essentially, apples are a blank canvas to paint as you see fit.  You can reduce the calories by using a…

  • Slow Cooker Fried Apples Recipe, Apple Recipes, Fried Apples, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/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 in the kitchen. So, I’m always looking for ways to make life easier around the holidays.  I look for easy shortcuts that still pack the same flavor punch of our holiday favorites. And that’s just the case with these slow cooker fried apples recipe! What’s better than fried apples in the fall?  I love fried apples! They are way easier to make than a classic…

  • How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees, fruit trees, drip irrgiation, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/how-to-install-drip-irrigation-for-fruit-trees

    How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

    How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees What’s the most important to the survival of your fruit trees?  For me in Texas, it is definitely – water!  Here in Texas we have absolutely brutal summers with highs reaching the triple digits regularly.  It can get as hot as 110 F here on the hottest days.  It is crucial for you fruit trees to get enough water.  Read on to learn how to install drip irrigation for fruit trees! So, you have planted your new fruit tree or want to irrigate your existing fruit tree. It can be super simple to set up drip irrigation!  No professionals needed and no…

  • Essential Oils - 3 Methods to use essential oils, essential oils, how to use essential oils, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/essential-oils-3-methods-to-use-essential-oils
    Essential Oils

    Essential Oils – 3 Methods to use Essential Oils

    When you find something that works – you want to use it.  That is the way we feel about Essential Oils in our home.  We first tried them out about a year ago and had some immediate success.  We implemented a healthy lifestyle and starting using the essential oils in combination – it has made a huge impact! Here are 3 methods to use essential oils! If you think that this is something that sounds interesting to you, you should give essential oils a try! If you don’t know how to use essential oils, don’t feel overwhelmed or intimidated by how to get started with essential oils. It’s really easy…

  • Essential Oils - What are essential oils and why to use them, Essential oils, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/essential-oils-what-are-essential-oils-and-why-to-use-them
    Essential Oils

    Essential Oils – What are Essential Oils and why to use them

    What are Essential Oils Essential oils are plant extracts that are aromatic. These oils help the plant regulate growth and metabolism, builds the plant’s immune system and wards off viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites and inserts.  Like plants, these essential oils can help our body function better. How are Essential Oils collected The oils are extracted from plant leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, bark, wood, resin, and fruit.  Methods for extracting oils from the plant are steam distillation and cold press extraction. They are extremely concentrated, up to 70x stronger than herbs. For example, 1 drop of peppermint oil is as powerful as 28 cups of peppermint tea.  We have 100 trillion…

  • The best animals for your homestead, Homestead, Homestead Animals, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/best-animals-for-your-homestead
    Animals & Livestock,  Homesteading Tips

    Best animals for your homestead

    Best Animals for your homestead If one of your goals is self-sufficiency (or close to it) and you’re not a vegan, you’ll need a source of milk, eggs, and possibly meat. Even if you are a vegan, keeping animals on your homestead can provide you with natural fiber or wool to sell. Raising your own animals also gives you peace of mind — you know that your animals were raised humanely and treated with care.  Here are the best animals for your homestead! Think your homestead is too small to raise animals? Think again. Even the smallest plots can support a few carefully chosen animals. While a herd of cattle…

  • How to plant an apple tree in your garden, apple tree, fruit trees, garden, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/how-to-plant-an-apple-tree-in-your-garden
    Gardening,  How to Grow

    How to plant an apple tree in your garden

    How to plant an apple tree in your garden Apple trees are adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and growing conditions. Like most fruit trees, growing apple trees successfully requires a commitment to regular care and maintenance. But once apple trees are established in the home garden you can be rewarded with a bountiful harvest of sweet, juicy apples. Sound good?  Read more about how to plant an apple tree in your garden! How to plant an apple tree in your garden: Choosing the best variety When choosing what apple trees to plant, choose varieties that are suited to your growing region.  You start by finding out what…

  • Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe, caramel apple, salted caramel, Recipes, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden, www.backyard-eden.com/salted-caramel-apple-sheet-cake-recipe

    Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe

    Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake Recipe Everybody loves caramel, right?  I mean, who wouldn’t?  I absolutely love caramel! Caramel everything.  It can’t get any better – or can it?  If you haven’t had a dessert with salted caramel, then you are missing out.  The salted caramel makes this Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake recipe amazing! Every year around Halloween and Thanksgiving, I begin to search for a caramel apple.  I go to the state fair, local county fairs and even trick or treating to find them – just kidding on that last one. Use the harvest Seriously though, fall to me is about apples.  I always look for ways to…

  • How to pick the best apple at the market, best apple, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/how-to-pick-the-best-apple-at-the-market

    How to pick the best apple at the market

    How to pick the best apple at the market Grocery shopping wasn’t always something that I liked.  Grocery runs weren’t a regular occurrence for me until I grew up and got married. I got a job at a restaurant and my love for food was blossomed.  I started going to markets and browsing the aisles for hidden gems.  Although, sometimes those gems are hard to find, even in fresh produce.  Have you ever struggled to pick the best fruit or vegetable?  Never again!  Here is how to pick the best apple at the market! How to pick the best apple at the market: What to look for What do I…

  • How to mulch around fruit trees, mulching, fruit trees, Backyard Eden, www.backyard-eden.com, www.backyard-eden.com/how-to-mulch-around-fruit-trees

    How to mulch around fruit trees

    How to mulch around fruit trees Mulching is an easy way to cut down on water loss by plants and soil, as well as to slowly add nutrients back into the soil. Mulches come in organic and non-organic forms; and they affect soil acidity, water retention ability, and nutrient levels—all things that are important to good plant health. Healthy plants are best equipped to survive the drought conditions that we often have. Read on to learn how to mulch around fruit trees! What to consider about mulching When considering whether or not to mulch around your plants or trees, some factors to consider are the following: Cost: What is the least…