Learn how to make spaghetti squash so you have a sneaky way to eat more vegetables and less processed grain. It may look complicated, but I can promise you it’s no more difficult than frying an egg (and yes, I still break yolks sometimes too 🙂[Read more…] about Learn how to Make Farm Fresh Spaghetti Squash
Farm to table Recipes
You know I’ve dreamt of being a farm to table girl almost my whole life, so the first time we bought a quarter cow was ever so exciting. It’s the best meat, from cows fed in your area, from farmers you can actually talk to. In this post I go into all the details about the benefits of buying local, how you can find the best meat near you, and what our quarter cow unload looked like. Oh, and I share 9 ways to start homesteading in the city. Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse![Read more…] about 9 Ways to Homestead in the City + Quarter Cow Unload!
The perfect pot roast falls off the bone, is juicy and tender, and melts in your mouth. We love roasts here at the homestead. There is something so satisfying about putting your meat, veggies, and bone broth in one pot and letting it sit for several hours while you work or do other errands. And then coming back to a delicious meal. It’s almost like you did no work at all! This perfect pot roast recipe has everything you need to get that fall-off-the-bone, tender juicy meat for you and your family.[Read more…] about How to Make Perfect Pot Roast in the Dutch Oven
One of my favorite parts about spring is the whole brunch idea! You can enjoy brunch any time of year, but spring seems to be a popular time for brunch. I just think of going to church on Easter Sunday and then coming home and enjoying brunch with a mimosa. Or Christmas Day, because we eat cookies early in the morning so the hearty brunch follows later. Even if it’s just your average Sunday, brunch is always a good idea. Your whole family will love this brunch menu![Read more…] about Brunch Menu for the Whole Family
To kick off the spring season, we hosted a family brunch. So I got the table ready in the most simple form, like I normally do. Fresh flowers (tulips!), a beige and lavender table runner handmade by a local farm to us, and a sweet simple plate setting. I have this way of folding napkins that I really like. You basically take a square cloth napkin and fold it in half twice to form a triangle, and then tuck both corners inward (see tutorial below). Then you have the option of adding silverware, small flowers, or in this case I added some Easter straw “bedding” for spring. I couldn’t wait for my family to come over and see our spring brunch table![Read more…] about 5 Simple Spring Brunch Table Ideas
When I first started making homemade bone broth, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to do. I had been spending anywhere from $5 to $10 on store-bought bone broth, that we would use instantly and go through quickly. I thought there was some magic trick to making bone broth and I imagined some crazy process of stripping bones and turning it into soup. No, I couldn’t have been more wrong! Bone broth is such a natural food to make. Simply take bones, add water, add apple cider vinegar, and simmer for a long time. In this post I show you two ways that we make bone broth from scratch at the homestead.
Health benefits of Bone Broth
You may be wondering why grocery stores are stocked with bone broth now a days. The making of bone broth dates back to when our ancestors wanted to use every part of an animal for nutrition.[Read more…] about How to Make Homemade Bone Broth Two Ways
There is always that one night per week that I want to put something really easy in the oven so that I can walk away, come back and it’ll be ready to eat. That meal for us is this roasted chicken dinner. I actually look forward to the day each week that I get to make this roasted chicken. The only reason I think that we don’t make it more often is just so that we don’t get tired of it. I would totally make this every day if I could! Over the years I’ve gone from making just a simple roasted chicken to making a whole chicken dinner in the same pan. I’m sure you and your family will enjoy this roasted chicken recipe for years to come.[Read more…] about How to Make One-Pot Roasted Chicken Dinner
I started using the NutriBullet over 5 years ago when I bought it to use as a smoothie maker, juicer, food processor, and blender. Now, don’t tell NutriBullet that I said that, because it’s obviously not supposed to be all of those things! But I really got to know this device over the last 5+ years so I thought I would share its pros and cons with you. Maybe you are trying to decide whether to invest in a blender, smoothie maker, juicer, or food processor. All of these are a decent investment, so this should help you understand exactly what a NutriBullet does and how I use it. I am also sharing one of our favorite cleansing smoothie recipes. This recipe is detoxifying and an anti-inflammatory, and it just tastes great! Enjoy![Read more…] about Cleansing Smoothie Recipe and 5+ Year NutriBullet Pro Review
Today we are in the mood for something warm, cozy, and filling. Our bodies crave this kind of food in the winter time, which is why this is a staple in our house during colder months. We use cottage cheese, zucchini, pork & beef, and a whole host of spices and herbs in this homemade lasagna. If you are like us and love a hearty dinner, you will love this homemade lasagna recipe. This recipe has been tested and proven a success each time – but there are a few secrets to getting the perfect texture and taste. Today I am sharing all our lasagna tips, tricks, and secrets so you can enjoy this recipe all year long.
Why we Love this
If you’ve seen some of my other recipes, like the instant pot sausage soup with kale and potatoes, you’ll see that I love to make balanced meals. And it’s a bonus when all ingredients fit into one pot or pan! I love this lasagna because it has protein, fiber, and grain all in one. So, it’s a complete meal on it’s own. I still serve this with a full bowl of kale salad which we do most nights, though. Like most of you I’m sure, we are big eaters! We eat a lot of food. So the other reason I love this recipe is that it makes great leftovers, or you can even freeze it for another time.[Read more…] about How to Make Homemade Lasagna
This instant pot sausage soup is hearty, healthy, and perfect for the winter months. I love using homemade bone broth in this recipe, but if you have store bought bone broth that works too. Pick out your favorite sausage for this recipe. I had just been to the local butcher shop in our area and got some nice Italian ground sausage, but just about any sausage will do. What I love about this recipe is that it makes good use out of the instant pot. You can leave the instant pot on all afternoon and have dinner ready when you get home!
The thing about this recipe is this – good food doesn’t have to be complicated. You can follow this recipe if you want, but the basics of this soup are quite simple. Good sausage, beans, kale, and tomatoes, mixed with a hearty bone broth, and you can’t go wrong. Add extra onion if you’re an onion fan, or extra garlic if you love your garlic like we do.[Read more…] about Instant Pot Sausage Soup with Bone Broth