How to Start Seeds Indoors

How to Start Seeds Indoors

The first few years I started my vegetable plants from seeds were a disaster. I anxiously awaited Spring and had such bad cabin fever, I would always start my tomato plants in February! They would also sprout up fast, but fall over before I could transplant them outside. If I did manage to wait, I would plant them and they would immediately die. Sign up for our newsletter

Markup: HTML Tags and Formatting

Markup: HTML Tags and Formatting

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Markup: Text Alignment

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Best Homemade Bread Recipe

Best Homemade Bread Recipe

It’s time for a homesteader’s confession. Homemade bread is hard to make! I’ve attempted to make it a dozen times, only to have it come out hard as a brick. Literally, one batch I tried to make in a bread machine (foolproof, right??) was so hard and dense, the dog had a hard time breaking into it. Sign up for our newsletter

Easy Crockpot Ketchup

Easy Crockpot Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup is one of those rare recipes that actually tastes better when made at home! Ketchup is a weakness of mine, especially, that I find myself craving at odd times. I’m convinced my body is craving the licopene that is found in high concentrates in ketchup…or at least that’s what I tell myself. Sign up for our newsletter

Honey Lemon Tea Base for Colds and Flus

Honey Lemon Tea Base for Colds and Flus

Winter is here, and it seems the colds, flus, and stomach bugs are especially bad this year. Kids love sharing (especially germs!), the flu vaccine seems to be hit or miss, and our busy lives leave us little time to take care of ourselves. That’s where this tea base comes in: Honey Honey is antibacterial and antiviral, but the effects on humans after ingesting honey is still up for debate. In a lab, honey has been shown to be effective against E. coli, salmonella, and staphylococcus, but there haven’t been enough studies to show if it does the same in […]

How to Use Up All That Pumpkin! Recipes and Preservation Techniques

How to Use Up All That Pumpkin! Recipes and Preservation Techniques

Whether you’ve grown a crop of pumpkins this year, or simply bought some for decoration (like me!) there are tons of great ways to get a second, or even third life out of those pumpkins. You may be sick of pumpkin-spiced coffee creamer – I mean, I can never get enough – but Fall is all about embracing the seasonal squashes, colors and flavors that usher in the cold weather and hoodies. Sign up for our newsletter

Freezer-Friendly Pizza Dough

Freezer-Friendly Pizza Dough

All of us are busy. These days it seems we all are busier than ever, but accomplish less. I find myself coming home after a long day of work, fighting with the commute, not having planned dinner at all. To avoid the last minute phone call to Papa John’s, I keep a deep freezer full of homemade, pre-made meals. My favorite being the freezer-friendly pizza dough I found on Money Saving Mom. Sign up for our newsletter

Over-Winter Cover Crops For Better Spring Soil

Over-Winter Cover Crops For Better Spring Soil

As winter’s knocking on our doors, we’re decorating for Fall and Christmas, putting up the last of our canned goods, and putting our gardens to bed. However, Winter doesn’t have to be a time of complete rest for your garden. If you find yourself needing to improve the quality of your soil, or prevent water run-off and erosion, planting a winter cover-crop can give you a head start without having to babysit it in the cold. Sign up for our newsletter

Wild Edible: Lion’s Mane

Wild Edible: Lion’s Mane

Lion’s mane is a rock-star in the mushroom foraging realm. It’s easy to spot, easy to cook, there are no poisonous look-a-likes to worry about, and has incredible nutritious and medicinal qualities! What more could you ask for? Sign up for our newsletter