Farm life can ruff. So much has happened since my last post. I started a new job and I an learning to be a dialysis nurse. I have had a heart attack and triple bypass, and a few other health mishaps we shall call them. But I am still here, kicking and finally getting the … Continue reading A Real Update
Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. There really is no debate on which you should choose. There are somethings are safe to water bath can but everything can be pressure canned. Why can't I water bath can low acid foods? My grandma … Continue reading Water Bath Canning vs Pressure Canning
Starting Life Over What a way to round out the year. We lost a big part of our lives on Dec. 15th, daddy passed peacefully. Life had become a battleground for him and finally he was ready to find peace. He was our mighty oak, strong and able to bend with the winds. We are … Continue reading Enchanted Farmstead coming soon!
Not the best example of this pie crust but it is the same one I use in every pie. There really is only one way to make a perfect pie crust and it doesn't involve margarine, butter or shortening. Yes, my friends it involves lard. Now take a deep breath it won't kill you every … Continue reading Perfect Pie Crust
I love making crisps. I don't do it near often enough for my own satisfaction but that will change one of these days. Ingredients: Crisp topping: 1/2 cup of all purpose or whole wheat flour 1/3 cup rolled oats (not quick oats) 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp apple pie spice (aka 1:1/2:1/2 ratio … Continue reading Nutty Caramel Apple Crisp
There are many reasons why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here are the top 5 reasons you shouldn't forgo your first meal of the day. 1. Breakfast decreases appetite. This is the time to fill up on high-fiber, nutrient dense foods. You will find that you have fewer cravings during … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to do Breakfast.
Borrowed photo my brownies don't last long enough to grab a pic. Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an … Continue reading Brownies
I can understand not wanting to eat something because you watched it come into this world (humans do not eat their children is evidence to support this theory). I can understand that if you give it a name that it is hard to see it on the table next to the mashed potatoes. I really … Continue reading Is There Really an Omnivore Dilemma?
Pre-planning your menu will do several things for you. It will force you to double check your calendar. It will force you to go through your pantry, fridge and freezer (helps keep things fresh). It will also force you to make a grocery list (which will help you stay in budget). Quick note about budgets, … Continue reading Busy Mom Menu Planning Tips
It is that time of year here, for all of us! Some of the things we have been working on, besides the endless list of school supplies, are school lunch planning, organizing and scheduling. We have also been looking at various extracurricular activities. The kids have such varied interests that we have been looking at … Continue reading Gearing Up For Back to School