White Pumpkins: Are They Edible?

white pumpkins

Although they were once rare commodities in most parts of the United States, white pumpkins are seeing a huge surge in popularity. They are fun to decorate with, lending your home a festive fall feel that works well with any style of decorating. So that leads to the question of white pumpkins: are they edible? … Read more

Dehydrating Honey Step by Step

dehydrated honey

I’d never really considered dehydrating honey on the homestead, however, the other day I was gifted a lot of honey and I really wanted to use the five-gallon buckets that it came in for another project on the homestead. So I did some research and came up with some ways to store the honey that … Read more

Water Bath Canning Step by Step

Learning how to can seems daunting at first, but water bath canning is easy! Once you get the hang of the steps, you will be able to can so many different things to store in your pantry. Jams, jellies, sauces, and salsas are at your fingertips. Before you get started, you have to learn how … Read more

10 Foods to Never Dehydrate and Why

avocado

Dehydrating food is a great way to preserve it for future weeks, months – perhaps years, depending on what exactly you’re preserving… I love dehydrating herbs in particular, as this makes it easy to store them for later use. Herbs definitely aren’t the only foods you can dehydrate, though. You can also dehydrate fruits, vegetables, … Read more

Yummy Chicken and Potato Stew

chicken stew

If you are looking for a hearty dinner without a lot of fat, cream, or unnecessary additives, this chicken stew with potatoes is the way to go. It’s chock-full of vegetables, and is still remarkably savory for a filling meal.

Delicious White Chicken Stew

white chicken chili final

Looking for a hearty weeknight dinner recipe that’s quick and easy to make – plus super healthy and absolutely delicious? Also referred to as white chicken chili, this recipe combines the best of spicy and savory dimensions for an absolutely delicious meal! You can use any kind of chicken. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts will work … Read more

Basic Sourdough Starter

sourdough starter

If the idea of making your own sourdough starter sounds complicated – it is absolutely not! You only need two ingredients, water and flour… but you do have to wait at least a week for it to finish fermenting. Sourdough works for most people on a gluten free diet regardless of the type of flour … Read more

40 Foods You Can Make in Your Dehydrator

dried fruit in mason jars

If you’re a homesteader, preserving food is an absolutely essential skill. If you want to live a sustainable, low-cost lifestyle, you need to be able to optimize the foods you grow, harvest, hunt, forage or buy, so you have a healthy, low-cost supply on hand during cold weather, or during tough times when food is … Read more

How to Can Milk Step by Step

canned milk

Milk is a staple for every kitchen, it is used for so many different things from drinking to cooking many different foods. Milk needs to be kept in a refrigerator unless it has been canned to be shelf stable. You can process any type of milk that you have be it store bought, raw cow’s … Read more

Quick and Easy Chinese Oxtail Soup

Chinese oxtail soup

This simple oxtail soup recipe is a classic recipe in Chinese culture and actually finds its roots in Russia. It tends to be brothier and lighter than the Western versions of oxtail soup, and also contains many nutrients and lots of flavor. It takes about two hours to make. Check out some other oxtail soup … Read more