Historical Recipes: Honey Date Squares

1940's Honey Date Squares Recipe

Honey Date Square Recipe, straight from the 1940's and Andrea's great-grandmother's recipes collection. Are you swooning with me? There is nothing I love more than sharing recipes with a history, except when someone is sharing a new one with me. Confession: I am a recipe addict. Show me a reliable, tastes amazing, and uses only whole food ingredient recipe and I'm hooked! That's why we're about to become best friends, right? Too soon, okay, how about good friends with room for growth. … [Read more...]

How to Make Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Need a finger licking good supper? Learn how to make sweet and sour meatballs from scratch with this recipe. I love that the sauce can be made with different jellies for a slightly different flavor. and the gluten free options.

I've never met a meatball I didn't like. It's like baby meatloaf bathed in finger-licking-good sauce. And when you add in sweet and sour, I get a little giddy. Are you ready to learn how to make sweet and sour meatballs? This sweet and sour meatball recipe from Maria is fun because it's from scratch and I love to pair meatballs with jars of our homemade fruit jellies or jams. Grape is a particular favorite, but Maria's got some other tasty options as well. Maria: It's spring!!! Which (for … [Read more...]

DIY Herbal Bentonite Clay Face Mask and Scrub

Want an easy natural face scrub and mask? This quick herbal recipe can be used as a scrub or mask. I was hooked after one use. Whips up in minutes and no icky chemicals lurking. Read this now to make your own!

DIY Herbal Bentonite Clay Face Mask and Scrub Am I the only one who probably has more skin issues now than I did as a teenager? I thought that was supposed to go away once I graduated high school... I have the lovely combination of both oily and acne prone, but also dry splotches, a little of both worlds you could say. Like so many things on our homestead, I've really started looking at the ingredients in my skin care and make-up. Because as much of a pioneer woman as I am, I like my lip … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Indian Fry Bread

Homemade Indian Fry Bread recipe, oh my goodness. This is our favorite new go to recipe, for both dessert and savory tacos. Grab this recipe for both kinds, there's even a dairy free option.

Do you ever get a hankering for something different, something yummy, something simple, but oh so good you'll immediately eat the first batch and then whip another? Oh, and it absolutely must be frugal, real food ingredients, easy, and be so scrumptious your picky eaters will ask for second. You do? Awesome, because I've got just that very recipe on how to make homemade Indian fry bread. Be warned, you may want to make two batches at once or double the recipe. … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Preserve Apples at Home

9 Ways to preserve apples at home. Frugal and easy ways to preserve apples for year round use and healthy homemade recipes, plus food storage. Read now to take advantage of the low apple prices and get your fall food storage in shape.

We've all heard the saying an apple day keeps the doctor away, but my apples don't grow all year round. Our goal is to put up as much food as possible when it's in season to keep our food bill down and increase our food storage. It's apple season ya'll. (When I get excited a little bit of southern kicks in, it's just how I roll) … [Read more...]

How to Make and Can Tomato Sauce- Waterbath and Pressure Canning

How to make and can tomato sauce. Both water bath and pressure canning instructions

If you're anything like me, any time you purchase something ready made from the store, you wonder if you can make it at home. (Can I get an amen I'm not the only one who has these thoughts?) So if you ever opened a jar of store bought tomato sauce and thought, "how can I make tomato sauce at home" then you're going to love today's post. And if you ever wondered how to make your own cream soups for recipes instead of the condensed chemical filled ones from the store, then you'll love my … [Read more...]

How to Smoke Cheese at Home

How to smoke cheese at home

Learning how to smoke cheese at home is a bit easier than I thought it would be. When something tastes so delicious I often think it's way more complicated than it actually is. I love cheese, but when you add in the smokey goodness.... well, let's just say I've been known to eat an entire wedge of smoked Gouda all by myself. In one sitting. … [Read more...]