Kitchen

How to Make Creme Brulee (Vanilla Giveaway!)

How to Make Creme Brulee (Vanilla Giveaway!)

Creme brulee is a decadent dessert that is surprisingly easy to make at home. What makes this brulee truly special is the addition of fresh vanilla bean. If you have never had fresh vanilla bean, I highly suggest you try it! Like many things, once […]

How to Make Fire Cider

How to Make Fire Cider

Fire cider is a home remedy for colds that is easy to make and is comprised of ingredients that most people can find at their local grocery store.

How to Introduce your Kids to Fermented Drinks (Kombucha & Shrub)

How to Introduce your Kids to Fermented Drinks (Kombucha & Shrub)

Fermented foods and children don’t always have a happy relationship. I’m sure most parents can readily agree with this, especially if you’re having a hard time trying to switch kids from commercially prepared sugar-filled beverages to natural alternatives such as kombucha or shrub. Introducing kids […]

How to Make Bone Broth in the Crock Pot

How to Make Bone Broth in the Crock Pot

*Please note that the statements made in this article are the opinion of the author.  They are in no way intended to replace medical advice from a professional* Bone broth has become one of those items I ALWAYS have on hand.  It is super simple […]

How to Infuse Olive Oil: Cold Infusion

How to Infuse Olive Oil: Cold Infusion

Infused olive oils are a great way to add more flavor to a dish without having to chop up extra ingredients. They are amazing in marinades, pasta dishes, and salad dressings.  They also make great gifts to give for the holidays or as a hostess […]

How to Make Vanilla Extract at Home: The Hot Method

How to Make Vanilla Extract at Home: The Hot Method

Homemade vanilla extract is an easy, fun thing you can make yourself!  It makes a great gift and tastes much better than store-bought vanilla (isn’t that how it always is?).  While homemade vanilla extract is easy to make, it does require quite a bit of […]

How to Fish for Food: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Fish for Food: A Beginner’s Guide

  This is a guest post by Olivia Nicholson from The Red Rock Flock.  One way of putting food on the table that some homesteaders may not normally consider is fishing. Not only can it be a fun family activity or a relaxing pastime, but […]

How to Make Homemade Country Wines

How to Make Homemade Country Wines

  This is a guest post from Ashley Adamant at Practical Self Reliance.  Just about everyone is familiar with traditional grape wine, but many people have never heard of the many varieties of country wine that have been made in homestead kitchens for generations.  Country […]

How to Make Tomato Sauce in an Instant Pot

How to Make Tomato Sauce in an Instant Pot

The popularity of the Instant Pot has led to directions to make virtually anything using its variety of settings and bonus features. The homesteading community is no different – from yogurt to applesauce, homesteaders are DIY’ing with the Instant Pot in all sorts of ways. […]