Browsing Category : Homesteading & Cooking

Pumpkin Roll


One of my favorite holiday dishes is my Mom’s pumpkin roll.  I look forward to always getting a slice at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don’t eat any other pumpkin dishes, but this one is amazing.  This year I will not be at her house for Thanksgiving, so she helped me make a pumpkin roll to take with us.  We made…

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Momma’s Elk Chili


I am so excited that the temperature has finally started dropping in Texas!  That means it is chili and Frito pie time! I think I could live off of Frito pie! And making chili is therapeutic for me. I have been making chili since college. I started out with a recipe called The Chili that Saved Christmas from Pigtails and…

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Install a Sprinkler System in 5 Easy Steps


Our yard is full of grassburs.  Let me tell you, I hate grassburs.  I let my toddler play in the back yard last week, and she had a blast, but she ended up with little burs stuck to all of her clothes.  So when I picked her up, they got stuck all over me and my clothes.  I had to…

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Pear Sauce in Pouches


The pears are dropping off of the trees in North Texas. Which means it is time to start canning and pulling out our favorite recipes.  Usually we process part of the pears and keep part of the pears stored in the crisper or a cool dry place.  For some reason this year the pears are not keeping, which means that…

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Wasps out, Ducks In!


I am about to embark on a new journey. We are getting ducks and chickens!  Every homestead needs some poultry right?  I have wanted chickens for years, but I have been researching ducks and they have some great qualities.  The best, I read they eat fire ants.  I have no idea if this is true, but it worth investing in…

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Dinner Club! Hooray!


A few weeks ago my Mom was cooking in bulk (because don’t you cook for 20 people when only 2 live in your house) and sent supper our way.  This is one of the perks of moving back home.  I get delicious home cooking regularly.  I decided to repay the favor by cooking ribs for them a few nights later. …

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Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya


My tummy was grumbling for lunch today and I needed to find something to cook.  We have been trying not to eat out, and I don’t like going to the grocery store more than I have to. Luckily, I am the queen of finding substitutions in the kitchen.  I decided to throw together a non-traditional jambalaya.  I say non-traditional because…

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Homemade Ketchup… My All Day Project


I had the opportunity to try something new.  I had childcare and my mom’s tomatoes needed picking. I sat down with my Ball Complete Cook Book of Home Preserving and picked out a recipe. Actually two recipes.  I can make and can a batch of Ketchup and peach butter all in the same dame right? ** Cue hysterical laughter** Nanny’s peaches…

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The Blog Debut


After a full year of talking about starting a blog— It is finally here.  I have decided to be a mommy blogger. My husband has many talents, one of which is building web pages.  Now that he has built me an awesome design, I get to fill it with content. I will admit, writing is not my most polished skill.…

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