Hearty Sweet Potato Chili

Autumn is one of my favorite times of year.  The weather has cooled off just enough that my outside chores don't leave me feeling completely...

Create a Giftable Indoor Herb Garden Kit

Have you ever seen an herb garden kit at the store and thought it would be easy to make yourself? The truth is that you can make a DIY garden kit...

How to Can Homemade Salsa

If there is one snack my family cannot get enough of, it is chips and salsa. It was game over the minute I taught my kids how to melt shredded...

Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

This cake is autumn on a plate. I actually pieced the recipe together from a couple of different recipes based upon an idea I had. The cake I liked...

Top 4 Automatic Watering Systems for Potted Plants

Container gardening allows everyone to grow their own food, regardless of their space and resources. It’s convenient because containers are compact...
Ways to Use Raw Honey to Improve Your Health

Ways to Use Raw Honey to Improve Your Health

Honey's use as a medical treatment dates back to ancient Egypt when it was commonly used as a topical treatment for minor wounds.   Today, honey is making a come-back as research shows its abilities as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. It has even...

4 Ways to Produce Food for Your Family

4 Ways to Produce Food for Your Family

Producing food for your family is a goal for most homesteading families on the path to self-sufficiency. Taking control of your food supply means more stability and less worry. You know what went into it and where it’s been. You can incorporate sustainable practices...

Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

No-till gardening has grown in popularity in recent years as more gardeners look for ways to grow their own food without the need for expensive equipment. What many of them don’t realize is their desire for convenience is actually better for the soil and the ecosystem...

Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a staple crop of many backyard gardens. Almost everyone who gardens has grown them, and probably knows their favorite varieties by name. Gardeners can also tell you stories of years when their tomatoes just didn’t produce as well as planned. Growing...

Risgrynsgröt

Risgrynsgröt

Risgrynsgröt is a Swedish rice pudding or porridge often served around Christmas time.  My husband loved this porridge.  It's just a little sweet and tastes just like cinnamon raising oatmeal.  It can be served with or without the raisins, but I felt it...

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Many people don’t consider ducks when they decide to raise backyard poultry. Their experience with them is limited, so they don’t realize how personable and healthy they can be. Ducks can best be described as comical as they waddle around the yard, eating bugs out of...

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Homemade laundry detergent is a cost effective way to save money on your laundry routine. This liquid laundry detergent recipe costs pennies per load to make yourself, and it works great! Commercial laundry detergent is expensive, with dyes and fragrances that could...

Why Are Chicken Eggs Different Colors?

Why Are Chicken Eggs Different Colors?

Eggs at the grocery store have a limited color selection. Your choices are white or brown. All of the eggs are completely uniform, same shade, same size, and same shape. So farm fresh can come as a bit of a surprise to someone who has only had eggs from the grocery...

5 Little Known Ways to Find Cheap Compost

5 Little Known Ways to Find Cheap Compost

Perhaps you're new to creating compost, or you need to fill an area larger than your current compost production can support, but a time will come when you'll need to find a source of outside compost. You can purchase compost at your local garden supply center, but...

About Bonnie - The Not So Modern Housewife

Hi, I’m Bonnie. I’m not-so-modern. I’m that strange girl who enjoys gardening, canning, and baking from scratch while being told people from my generation don’t do such things. I’m a do-er. I like working with my hands, making things, and staying busy. Learn More>>