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How to Make Festive Pear and Pomegranate Salad

How to Make Festive Pear and Pomegranate Salad

I love salads any time of year but definitely like to switch up the ingredients for different seasons. While in the Summer months my salads are adorned with garden fresh tomatoes, watermelon, strawberries, and cucumber, I focus on more earthy flavors for fall and winter. 

Easy Summer Meals When it’s Too Hot to Cook

Easy Summer Meals When it’s Too Hot to Cook

I love to prepare easy Summer meals when it’s too hot to cook. This way I can can spend more time doing the things that I love with friends and family. With these meals, you won’t need to heat up the house with the oven. 

How to Make Gluten Free Tomato Pie

How to Make Gluten Free Tomato Pie

Much like that first fresh tomato sandwich, tomato Pie is a Summer tradition on our homestead. It is a great way to use all of those robust juicy tomatoes coming out of your garden. Beautiful fresh tomatoes, fragrant basil, a combination of feta and cottage 

Easy Watermelon, Cucumber, Mint, and Feta Salad

Easy Watermelon, Cucumber, Mint, and Feta Salad

I was so excited when I grew my first watermelon on our homestead because my son CJ loves them. This easy watermelon, cucumber, mint, and feta salad is the perfect thing to make with garden fresh fruit and cool mint from the herb garden it 

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes with Goat Cheese

Easy Twice Baked Potatoes with Goat Cheese

I love having side side dishes that I can prep ahead of time or pull from the freezer to preheat. These Easy twice baked potatoes with goat cheese are so good and easy to make. I made them with olive oil instead of butter so 

How To Make Instant Pot Ricotta Cheese

How To Make Instant Pot Ricotta Cheese

Since the start of our homestead journey, getting raw milk from a local farm for our family has been one of the highlights. We love to drink it straight, skim the cream for our coffee, make fresh whipped cream, butter, and more. Making this instant 

How to make air-fryer stuffed squash blossoms

How to make air-fryer stuffed squash blossoms

Have you ever tried stuffed squash blossoms? As soon as we planted our first garden on our homestead I was enamored with them. Before the tomatoes or peppers or any of the other garden treats are ready, the vibrant yellow of the squash blossoms flirt 

Vegetable lasagna with lentil pasta

Vegetable lasagna with lentil pasta

I love lasagna. It is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. My family has varying tastes in lasagna. The boys love meat lasagna while Charlie and I both prefer a vegetarian version. I have made traditional lasagna, gluten free lasagna and zucchini lasagna. 

How to make Salmon Cakes

How to make Salmon Cakes

I absolutely love quick and healthy pantry meals. Having a well stocked pantry full of healthy ingredients really helps pulling healthful meals together quick and easy. As I follow a Mediterranean diet, I make it a point to get fish into my meal planning at 

How to make Whole wheat Pizza crust

How to make Whole wheat Pizza crust

I love making homemade pizza. In our family, we have homemade pizza every Friday night. Learning how to make homemade crust is so rewarding and definitely much healthier than anything you can buy at the store. When I first started making pizza dough at home, 

Easy Mediterranean Shrimp and cheese Grits

Easy Mediterranean Shrimp and cheese Grits

Ever since I moved to the South and tried them, I have always loved shrimp and grits. As I follow a Mediterranean diet, my previous recipe with bacon and cheddar cheese was a no go. So it was very important to me to come up 

How to make Grandma Caroline’s Spaghetti

How to make Grandma Caroline’s Spaghetti

My Grandma Caroline’s Spaghetti is something that is very special to my family. As a child I remember all of my senses being engaged as soon as the process began. It would start sometimes with a trip to Fraboni’s the Italian Deli in town for 

Dairy Free Zuppa Toscana soup in the Instant Pot

Dairy Free Zuppa Toscana soup in the Instant Pot

Dairy Free Zuppa Toscana soup is one of my favorite soups to make when there is an abundance of fresh kale ready to harvest in the garden. There are many different ways to make this. This recipe is modified to be aligned with the Mediterranean 

Elf on the Shelf ™ ideas for Homesteads and Hobby Farms

Elf on the Shelf ™ ideas for Homesteads and Hobby Farms

Everyone loves the Elf on the Shelf ™ ideas this time of year but we as homesteaders and hobby farmers live a different kind of life, therefore our elves get themselves into different situations. Check out our elf’s adventures in the homestead kitchen, or hanging 

Getting started with chickens on the Homestead or Hobby Farm

Getting started with chickens on the Homestead or Hobby Farm

Getting started with chickens on the homestead was what we were most excited about when we decided to buy a property with land. We were so excited to start raising chickens for eggs. We had dreams of baskets of farm fresh eggs and a rooster 

Easy Venison Chili with all the fixings

Easy Venison Chili with all the fixings

Is there anything more comforting than chili on a cold and rainy day? It is the ultimate comfort food. As soon as raindrops fall I immediately think of chili. There are a lot of variations of this recipe floating around, some people would call this 

Easy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Muffins

Easy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkin Muffins

If you have checked out my blog before, you know that I am big on meal prepping. Having homemade muffins in my freezer is a big part of my weekly meal prepping and I make a batch whenever I run out. I have been having 

How to Make Easy White Chicken Chili

How to Make Easy White Chicken Chili

I love making soups or chili on a cold day. They are the ultimate comfort food. A warm bowl of soup after a long day on the homestead is perfection. My beautiful sister Kristyn made THE best White Chicken Chili when she came to visit 

How to Make Lemon Cardamom Blueberry Muffins

How to Make Lemon Cardamom Blueberry Muffins

If you ask me to imagine a perfect muffin, a blueberry muffin is what comes to mind. I have always loved blueberry muffins, especially lemon blueberry muffins. For that reason I am surprised that I am just now writing a blueberry muffin recipe after composing