Category: Food

Dried Green Beans (Leather Britches)

I was recently reading a historical fiction book where the term “leather breeches” was mentioned in reference to drying green beans.  What was that??  I had to do some research, but found out that before home canning was an option…

Fermented Crock Pickles

I have been on the hunt for a really good pickle recipe, and it’s been a real challenge because there are SO many recipes and techniques.  I have used a basic pickle recipe for canning, pre-mixed pickle solutions for canning,…

How to Freeze Eggs

Having too many eggs in your house isn’t a common problem unless you have a coop full of chickens.  Let’s face it, everybody gets tired of eating eggs every day despite the thousands of ways to prepare them.  But that’s…

Campfire Bacon Brownies

The campfire brownie experiment Part II — brown bag bacon brownies.  That’s a mouth full, in more ways than one!  I have seen videos of people cooking bacon and eggs in a brown paper bag over a campfire, and it…

Buddy Burner Camp Stove

This may very well be the ultimate summer project for our kids — a homemade personal camp stove!  The materials for this project are pretty easy to come by (cheap or free) and it’s easy enough for older kids to…

2 Ingredient Cake

What could be easier than a two-ingredient cake??  Hardly anything, I say!  I got this neat idea from GardenFork, a video blog that has LOTS of really cool videos.  Go check them out sometime.  (www.GardenFork.tv) Okay, so technically this cake…

Street Fair Almonds

If you’ve been to a street fair, county fair, carnival, flea market, or something similar, you may be familiar with the heavenly scent of roasted, candied almonds.  They are served up warm in a cone shaped paper and are irresistible!…

Old Fashioned Super Tonic

One of the most important pieces of advice I offer people is to learn from our elders.  People who have been around the longest have the most interesting advice and stories.  This recipe is no exception.  Our dear friend, Roger,…

Apple Peanut Crumble

I’ve been on a quest to find some good breakfast recipes for the crockpot.  There are actually some good dessert recipes that can be used or adapted for breakfast.  Bread pudding and rice pudding are good ones, for example.  Today…

Homemade Brown Sugar

Did you know you can make your own brown sugar?  I found this out just by chance when I was baking and needed some brown sugar, but my bag of brown sugar had turned into a huge lump.  I needed…

Baking Powder & Soda Freshness Test

Did you know that baking powder and baking soda have expiration dates?  After sitting on the shelf for a long time, they will lose their freshness or leavening properties.  To help ensure your baked goods will rise properly, make sure…

Country Style Barbeque Ribs

Another recipe resurrected from my old blog!  This is a great one if you’re craving something that tastes like summer.  This was originally posted in March of 2011.  Enjoy! I don’t know if it’s the 45 degree weather, the melting…