Tag: Eat at Home

Spinach & Mushroom Calzones {Vegetarian}

We might raise our own meat: beef, pork, and chicken – but we also choose to eat vegetarian once or twice a week for health purposes as well as the financial benefits. A fresh batch of ricotta and mozzarella make these calzones the perfect…

Spiced Applesauce Cake

The aroma is what hits me first. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger need no introduction. They are earthy – subconsciously causing you to take deep breaths. Inhaling, closing your eyes, and physically feeling the warmth of cool season spices with all senses. At…

Nourishing 36 hour Chicken Stock – or is it bone broth?

What is the difference between Stock and Bone Broth? Actually, not much. They are practically the same product, with different names. Stock and bone broth are almost always made from vegetables and bones. The main difference between the two is that stock is cooked…

Cheddar Herb Biscuits

Today we had our first snow in Kansas, and the kids were so excited! Well, their momma was excited too. We had our overalls, gloves, and coats on – ready to take care of the animals – as soon as the sun was up….

Fresh Pasta to Feed the Family

Freshly made pasta takes a little time, but rivals all store purchased dried pastas, that contain too many ingredients and preservatives to count. The texture, the taste, and the smell of handmade pasta welcomes you to a meal that deserves savoring. I have another…

French Bread

“For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?”– Michael Pollan Traditional French Bread only has four ingredients: Flour, Yeast, Water, Salt. To enhance flavor, my recipe has…

Tomato Jam Braised Short Ribs (Instant Pot edition)

Last night we had the most delicious meal of Short Ribs, Mashed Potatoes, and Beet Greens. However, we were only home for twenty minutes to prepare it all. “How did you accomplish such a task?”, you might ask. My answer – The All Magic,…

Cast Iron Steak with Garlic Rosemary Infused Butter

We love a tender juicy steak, but have you thought much about your steak? The average beef you find in supermarkets is generally raised in a feedlot setting. The cattle are raised in close proximity, often in not so favorable conditions, and fed grain….

Food and Fellowship

“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.” – Michael Pollan Farming should not be an isolated job. The connection we can…

Simple Pasta

As you know, I just finished canning my tomatoes for the season, and fresh pasta with my homemade pasta sauce has been on the table nearly every day, thanks to the persistent requests of my children. As fate will have it, my pasta sauce…

The Secrets to a Delicious Pasta Sauce

I just finished up canning all of my tomatoes for the season, and thought I would share my secrets, and a large batch canning recipe for a delicious, thick, packed with flavor spaghetti sauce. I make this sauce (and double it) every year and…

10 Things You Can Do to Live More Sustainably (even in the city).

“Food security is not in the supermarket. It’s not in the government. It’s not at the emergency services division. True food security is the historical normalcy of packing it in during the abundant times, building that in-house larder, and resting easy knowing that our…

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