How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

Microgreens are growing in popularity as a healthy recipe addition to add to salads, sandwiches, and hors d'oeuvres. They add nutrients to recipes...

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...
Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting allows gardeners to turn kitchen waste and lawn clippings into fertilizer for their gardens. It builds the soil in your garden by adding rich organic matter and encouraging earthworms who benefit your plants. Plus, it reduces your kitchen waste by reusing...

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 – Swedish Rice Porridge

Risgrynsgröt – Swedish Rice Porridge

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 raisin 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...

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>>