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Maple Syrup Snow Candy

If you've read many homesteading blogs, you'll notice a theme. Many of us are inspired by the Little House on the Prairie books. The way Laura Ingalls Wilder describes their lives way back when makes us declare random things like "I need a root cellar!" and "Honey, don't you think you could smoke our meat in a hollow tree?" and "Where can I find some good lard?" and "Let's get a milk cow!"

Pound Cake Recipe

Argh, we've been stuck in the house and I have nothing fun to write about. Well, this pound cake is pretty fun, but nothing to write about outside. I'm ready for some warmer weather! This ice stuff needs to go back to the North Pole.

Pressure Cooker Cooking

Grandma gave Jeremy and me a pressure cooker for Christmas. It is wonderful! With the pressure cooker we've been able to have real food faster. And you when cook cheaper cuts of meat in it, it comes out fall-off-the-bone tender! (Unless it doesn't have a bone; in that case it's just really tender. That's just not as catchy though, is it?) In other words, I think it will save us a lot of money.

Zucchini Bread!

Zucchini is one of the few things I can grow. (And really, saying I can grow a few things is exaggerating. It's really one of the two things I can grow.) But, I can definitely grow it. Excessively. It might not have much to do with me actually. Zucchini is one of those things that grows over night. You check it one day and the fruit it too small to harvest, and the next day it's as big as a baseball bat. Literally.

Baked Oatmeal ~ A Recipe

Anybody run into problems thinking of something for breakfast? We love baked oatmeal around here; we have it at least once a week. It's sweet (but no refined sugar!) and filling, and pretty easy to make. I have the recipe memorized now, and it's a tweakable recipe (which I love) so you can have some fun with it!

Sweet Potato Casserole in the Crockpot

Just a quick recipe for you today!

We had an end-of-the-semester covered dish at Classical Conversations today. It was Noemi's and my first time back to CC. We had a great day, but I'm exhausted tonight!

Sourdough Pancake...Cakes!

If you have a growing batch of barm in your refrigerator that you can't keep up with, maybe you should try making some pancakes! Or use the pancake batter to make a cake of sorts.

Honey Oatmeal Cookies!

Tonight the kids and I wanted a cookie. Ok, ok...I wanted a cookie. Or two. Alright! I wanted cookies. And that's all I'm admitting.

Peppers, Cheese, and Bacon!

Our garden is making some beautiful green peppers!

Fermented Dill Pickles (Maybe?)

I'm starting to wonder if I'm a glutton for punishment, or maybe failure.

Grandma showed me another dill pickle recipe. Instead of thinking, I've already tried and failed this year, I thought, "Well, this looks promising!"

Amazing Fried Green Tomatoes

One of the best parts of growing tomatoes is fried green tomatoes (and there are tomato sandwiches, and BLTs, oh!, and grilled cheese tomato and basil sandwiches! On sourdough bread!). Jeremy has perfected his recipe for fried green tomatoes with a wet batter. We've had them 3 or 4 times already this year. I hope we leave some green on the vines until they turn red.

Peach Cobbler ~ Whole Foods Style

Ya'll, yum! I love good food. I really love good desserts. And when I can make a dessert that is good, really good, and made of whole foods that I don't have to feel guilty about, I'm in heaven. And I eat it all. I am pregnant after all. (Not that I wouldn't if I weren't pregnant.) I do still have to share some with the selfish people I live with. Only bad part about it.

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