Berry Almond Granola Bars

Berry Almond Granola Bars

Being the mom of a boy, I’m learning that I can never have too many snacks on hand. This kid is only 5, and he is already eating me out of house and home. I’m afraid to see what the next 10 years will be like. Perhaps one of the most frustrating things...
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies, the quintessential staple of the school bake sale fundraiser. They are cheap to make and easy enough to enlist the help of the kids. When making these cookies, I realized it’s probably been years since I’ve made or even eaten them. I...
Italian Pierogi

Italian Pierogi

Pierogi are a semicircular Polish dumpling usually stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese or fruit.  The most common filling here in the States is mashed potatoes with cheese.  The dough is similar to pastry dough and is made with flour and warm...
6 Tips to Simplify Dinnertime

6 Tips to Simplify Dinnertime

Even as a Work At Home Mom, dinnertime at our house is often a very chaotic time.  Hubby is getting home from work, Farmboy is running off his extra energy, and I’m trying to figure out what I can turn into some semblance of a meal.  If I’m not careful, we...
How to Break Down a Chicken

How to Break Down a Chicken

There are many skills that we learn here on the farm, but none are as useful as knowing how to break a full chicken or duck into individual cuts.  We will typically break down the chickens we butcher before canning or freezing them.  Even when we buy chicken from the...
Berry Yummy Muffins

Berry Yummy Muffins

Let me introduce you to my crack muffins. I promise you, you can’t eat just one. This tried and true quick-bread recipe can be used for any type of berries. I needed to use up some strawberries and blueberries, so I combined them both into a double batch of...
5 Tips for Easier DIY Sandwich Bread

5 Tips for Easier DIY Sandwich Bread

I’ve been obsessed with baking yeast breads for several years now.  Straight dough, sourdough, artisan breads, molded and free-form, I’ve played with and tweaked more recipes than I can even remember.  However, there has always been one type of bread that...
Honey Oat Bread

Honey Oat Bread

As far as whole grain breads go, this Honey Oat bread is definitely one of my favorites. The butter makes it a very soft bread and the honey gives it a slightly sweet flavor, while also helping it rise.  It’s a great go-between bread if you want some whole wheat...
Crispy Baked Zucchini

Crispy Baked Zucchini

I am always looking for healthier options for my family, but I love the crispiness that comes with deep fried foods.  I’ve found that a great way to get that crispy texture while baking is through Japanese Panko bread crumbs.  These crispy baked zucchini spears...
Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This flavorful chicken tortilla soup is a big hit in my house.  Farmboy loves spicy food, so I’ll strain off the liquid and serve him a few scoops of the chicken and vegetables.  He eats all of it.  This recipe could easily be adapted for a slow cooker....