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...]

Slow Cooker Cream of Broccoli and Ham Soup-Frugal Supper

Slow cooker cream of broccoli and ham soup. Part of the frugal supper series.

Our food budget is one of the few areas I can really cut back on without sacrificing flavor, health, or taste. Being able to stretch a few dollars is important to most folks and if you're like me, I need recipes and meals that are quick to make, easy, frugal, and taste like they belong in the blue ribbon winners circle at a county fair. … [Read more...]

Honey Whole Wheat Buttermilk Sandwich Bread Recipe

Honey Wheat Buttermilk Sandwich bread recipe. This melts in your mouth and is so light, you'd think it was made with regular white flour. My husband thanked me for making this bread it was soo good.

This honey whole wheat sandwich bread recipe is melt-in-your-mouth good and uses no refined sugar or flour. It's fool proof and easy, two requirements for me. I thought so until one of the ladies from our church who works in his lunch room pulled me aside one Sunday. … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe Gluten Free Dessert

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars- Gluten Free recipe here

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you click on them and make a purchase, I make a small commission, but it costs you no more. It helps me keep the cost of this website free for everyone. I'll always tell you when I use affiliate links, because I don't like dishonest people anymore than you do. Thank you! I came up with this recipe when I was going through sugar and gluten withdrawals. Going without dairy didn't phase me much, but the no sweets rule was killing me while … [Read more...]

Simple Life Sunday Featuring DIY Lotion & Butchering Chickens

Simple Life Sundays A Blog Hop Tons of articles devoted to homemaking, homesteading, recipes, livestock, DIY, devotions, and all aspects of living the simple life

Some of you may have noticed the Homesteaders Hop has been absent the past couple of Sundays. That's because we have a brand new hop in the works and I'm really excited about it for a couple of reasons. The first, this is a faith based hop, so you'll be seeing links to devotionals, which is fitting for a Sunday, don't ya think? … [Read more...]

Fried Apples-Healthy Snack or Paleo Dessert Recipe

Fried Apples Paleo Style Dessert recipe  #glutenfree #sugarfree and #dairyfree I almost ate the whole pan before my daughter caught me and made me share the last two. These are definitely a new staple at our house. And they're less than $1.00 per serving

Disclosure:Some of the links in this article are affiliate links, meaning if you make a purchase, I receive a commission. It helps me keep this site free and it costs you no more. Regardless, I only recommend products I personally have or use, because I don’t like dishonest people anymore than you do.  My husband and I are on a gluten, dairy, and sugar free (except the kind found naturally in fruit) 24 day diet right now. We're on day 10. And while I don't miss the gluten so much (at least … [Read more...]

Pioneering Today-Homemade White Sauce Chicken Pizza

Homemade White Chicken Alfredo Pizza on the best crust ever

As you know, I'm all about homemade bread after discovering I could bake fresh bread for my family in less than 5 minutes a day. And I've always made my own pizza dough, but this week, I discovered the best pizza crust ever. Yes, you read that right, ever, via the Prairie Homesteader. I adjusted the herbs to what I had on hand, but you can see her version of the dough by clicking on the link. She's got other fun stuff, too. In fact, it's so good, I'm going to try making it into homemade … [Read more...]

Pioneering Today-Bake Your Own Bread In Less than 5 Minutes a Day

Dough before the rise

Our pioneer ancestors had to bake their own bread. Some used sourdough starter and often on the trail, biscuits were baked to save time. As a mother, writer, and part-time pharmacy technician, I need things that save me time. After looking up all the ingredients on the bread label, I decided I had to get back to baking my own, not to mention it's sooo much cheaper. Here's a great artisan bread recipe I found from the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and their … [Read more...]