How to Make Honeysuckle Jelly

Honeysuckle jelly, a sweet summer treat You’ll know summer is on the way when the thick, aromatic perfume of the honeysuckles embrace you, sending a stream of warm memories rushing through your mind and sending a joyous smile to your face. The nostalgia of bright yellow honeysuckle vining around old fence posts, causing one to…

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How to make mulberry jam

Mulberry Jam Our garden has taken a little bit of a backseat while the mulberry trees in our area are producing their tender, subtly sweet, red wine colored berries. There is nowhere to hide those bluish stains on chin and hands from nature’s delicious and natural dye…especially when denying that you’ve spoiled your supper. The…

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Homestead Eggs in a Basket Recipe

Homestead Eggs in a Basket Breakfast

Special Occasion or Impressively Easy Breakfast Recipe A buttery slice of bread on a pan with a perfect circle cut out in the center and a freshly cracked egg dropped into the circle. Season with a little salt and pepper- maybe some jam. Special occasion breakfast or an impressively easy breakfast, it’s perfect for those…

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Grandma’s Pasties

Golden Pasties from the oven

Sometimes you need a good meal. A meal that is simple, yet provides most of the basics all-in-one. Something not over-thought, but still packs a punch as memorable.     Growing up  in Michigan, my grandma would provide such a meal- one she was well-known for by family and friends. It truly brings back warm…

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies for the Family

Recipe | Gluten-free peanut butter cookies

Recipe for Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies If there are no gluten-free sweets in the house, our kids gravitate to spoonfuls of peanut butter. I love this recipe for many reasons; it’s delicious, it’s simple and there’s a great backstory. One of our family’s favorite elderly neighbors shared his recipe with me after finding out I…

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Warm Kitchen, Cozy Family Dinner

Brown Sugar Meatloaf Recipe

Recipe for Brown Sugar Meatloaf Meatloaf recipes vary from person-to-person. The meatloaf recipe I’m sharing with you is tried and true.  I love that it is wheat-free as well. It’s a dish everyone can enjoy. The secret ingredient is the brown sugar. That little touch of sweetness in this savory dish makes it especially nice.…

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Snow Ice-Cream: When Nature Provides a Gift, Accept It

Cabin-fever hit our homestead. Amy packed all of the winter boots away in the closet. Seeds planted in our simple kitchen countertop greenhouse, have sprouted baby green growth. The chicks that have grown too big for our home, were moved outside. The signs of spring may have been pushed along by our wishful thinking… as…

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