Homestead Blog Hop #196

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! I've been battling The Crud this week, so it's been a pretty low key week around here. One thing that has been...

Homestead Blog Hop #195

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! I have to say, Monday and Tuesday of this week were a wash. I was sucked into a new project and let it consume...

Cast Iron Vegetable Frittata

Summer is a time of excess eggs and vegetable. With such an abundance of both, it's a great time to combine the two in a vegetable frittata. As a...
Easy Buttermilk Biscuits with Sweet Honey Butter

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Sweet Honey Butter

Good biscuits are an important part of any good, southern breakfast, but finding easy buttermilk biscuits that turn out light and fluffy can be a...

Homestead Blog Hop #194

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! The hotter it gets outside, the more time I find myself spending inside. I'm trying to get back into the routine...

Cast Iron Vegetable Frittata

Summer is a time of excess eggs and vegetable. With such an abundance of both, it's a great time to combine the two in a vegetable frittata. As a base, I like to use onions, peppers, and tomatoes. This recipe also calls for sliced mushrooms because they are a favorite...

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Sweet Honey Butter

Good biscuits are an important part of any good, southern breakfast, but finding easy buttermilk biscuits that turn out light and fluffy can be a difficult task. When it comes down to it, it isn't necessarily the recipe that makes or breaks good biscuits. A couple of...

Heart-Shaped Bird Seed Ornaments

Attracting song birds to our yards can help control pests like mosquitoes, while also adding some enjoyable bird watching to our days. Bird seed ornaments make a lovely addition to bird feeding stations, and can be made into any shape we like. I've chosen hearts...

15 Inspirational Gardeners on Instagram

Instagram is a visual playground where we can witness everything from food to home decor to daily life, but nothing can provide more visual stimulation than the colorful hues of flowers and fauna from our fellow gardeners. Summer is an especially enjoyable...

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

There are few things I like more than good buffalo chicken wings.  I love to order wings when I eat out, but they have gotten very expensive. So I came up with a way to make wings that are just as good, if not better, than wings from a restaurant at a fraction of the...

How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

First, let me say that I love cooking from scratch. I love to know what is going into my body. From-scratch food is generally better; however, I have found very few cake recipes that can stack up to a doctored boxed cake mix in flavor and moistness. Plus, it's easy...

Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour

This year as we walked into the Florida Railroad Museum to ride on Thomas the Train, we attended for the first time as a family of 5. In fact, there were a lot of ways in which Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour was different for us. I guess you could say it was...

Our Day Out with Thomas Tradition

Thomas the Train is coming to town as part of his annual Day Out with Thomas tour. How do I know? The commercials have started airing on TV, and my kids ask to go every time they see one. They literally spend the entire year anticipating Thomas' visit, but it...

Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes has probably been one of my greatest challenges since moving to Florida. When I lived in Ohio, I enjoyed bumper crops of tomatoes. I had more tomatoes than I knew what to do with. I was canning salsa, spaghetti sauce, whole tomatoes, you name it. I...

Low-Maintenance No-Till Gardening

Are you tired of traditional gardening methods that leave you and your garden burnt out? Do you feel like growing your own food is like fighting a losing battle against your environment? What if I told you that you can increase your garden yield, reduce weeds, and...

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

I have been pleasantly surprised by how much I've enjoyed raising ducks. My experience with ducks was extremely limited growing up. I had one neighbor who kept them, but they weren't very friendly and he kept them locked in a horse stall their entire lives. They were...

Take Control of Meal Time with Freeze Dried Foods