easy fall cookie recipes

Easy Fall Cookie Recipes

As the colors of the leaves start to change and the days begin to get shorter, I get the urge to bake!  I'll bet you do as well!  Check out these "Easy Fall Cookie Recipes" and start baking! Don't you just LOVE the colors of fall?  You'll see the best of autumn's colors in these easy fall cookie recipes!  Make them with your children, use in lunchboxes and for after-school snacks! Look at these "Maple Brown Sugar Cookies" with icing from Sally's Baking Addiction!  These fall cookies are chewy and soft in the center, but crisp around the edges.  I love...

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How to Bake from Scratch: Quick Breads

How to Bake from Scratch: Quick Breads

Learning how to bake from scratch will be one of the most valuable skills you'll ever learn!  Making your own quick breads is not only economical, more nutritious and a lot of fun!  Let's do this! I'm going to teach you, step-by-step, how to make Banana Bread, Cranberry Bread and Pumpkin Bread. All of these quick breads taste great and will likely be eaten up before you know it!  At least, that's the case in my home. Quick breads are wonderful for breakfast, lunch boxes, afternoon snacks, new mom gifts and dinner additions!  Raising a large family, I've used quick breads to...

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how to make ghee at home

How to Make Ghee at Home

What is ghee, also known as clarified butter?  How is it made and what are it's uses?  Why would a homesteader be interested in ghee?  Well, I've got some answers for you today with "Easy Clarified Butter Recipe"! Ghee originated in the Indian culture and has been a staple in Indian households for thousands of years.  It is simply made by removing the milk fat from butter, thus leaving just the butter oil.   Ghee is a premium cooking oil celebrated for its taste, nutritional benefits, and medicinal qualities. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India, recognizes ghee as an essential part...

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24 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

24 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes to Bake & Share

It's that time of year again!  Time to bake cookies!  I've got exactly what you need this year, "24 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes to Bake & Share" with pictures!  These are some of the very best, crowd-pleasing  Christmas cookie recipes out there! Not only that, these are some of the most popular Christmas cookie recipes, all in one place! After all, we all crave a little variety in our cookie baking!  These recipes are simple to make and look fabulous on your holiday table or cookie plates!  Perfect cookie recipes for a cookie exchange! Make all 24! Let's start this list...

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peppermint meringue cookie

Peppermint Meringue Cookie Recipe

This Peppermint Meringue Cookie recipe, also known as "Christmas Meringue Cookies" is one that I received years ago from our Danish neighbors, who brought us a plate of these every year. They are so wonderful and inexpensive to make!  With just a few ingredients, you have a really special little Christmas meringue cookie to share! Hilarious Christmas Party Games Just put the egg whites in your mixer and whip until foamy. Then add the salt and cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form, it's starting to look like meringue, isn't it??? Gradually add the sugar, and then whip for about 7 minutes...

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Homemade Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Sauce

There's nothing that I look forward to more in the summer than tomato season!  Yes!  That's because I can make (and can!) this amazing Homemade Roasted Tomato Spaghetti Sauce!  I can't wait to show you how it's done! First, you're going to need some amazing and fresh tomatoes!  Meaty tomatoes, like Roma, work best.  I happened to have some very meaty canning tomatoes, they will make an awesome roasted tomato spaghetti sauce! I got a great deal on these tomatoes from my friend who runs a farm stand nearby, straight from the Amish produce market....woot!!  The tomatoes in my garden aren't...

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how to make perfect strawberry jam

Easy Strawberry Preserves Recipe

This "Easy Strawberry Preserves Recipe" is one of our family's favorite things to eat!  When made with homegrown berries, it's even MORE of a treat!  Let me show you how to make perfect strawberry preserves every time! Making fruit preserves is one of the first canning skills I learned because it's so simple.  Preserves are simply a proportionate combination of fruit, juice, sugar and pectin.  Different fruit require different amounts of sugar, depending on it's sweetness and juice content.  Some fruit can be made into preserves without pectin, but strawberry preserves is best made with it. Here's everything you're going to...

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how to make pineapple jam

How to Make Easy Pineapple Jam at Home

Pineapple doesn't grow here in Ohio, so I LOVE it when I can find it on sale for .99 during the summer months!  When you see fresh pineapple on sale in your area, grab an armload and let me show you How to Make Easy Pineapple Jam at Home! Here's what you'll need: 1 quart finely chopped pineapple (chopped, cored and peeled) 2 1/2 cups of sugar 1 cup water 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced and seeded 1 box pectin Several clean, sterilized jars, lids and rings (Get these ready before you start) Water bath canner   Give all produce a good washing...

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how to make homemade laundry detergent and pre-treat

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent and Pre-Treat Recipe

I can't even begin to quantify how much money you'll save over the years by learning to make your own homemade laundry detergent and pre-treat!   With our big family and with using cloth diapers with my babies, I've saved thousands, yes I said thousands of dollars using our homemade laundry soap and pre-treat.  This is money that can go to your bottom line and help pay off debt and put more in savings! Frankly, it's just crazy how much the stores want for laundry products, when it costs just a few dollars to make your own!  Plus, you can skip out...

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