Thursday, November 7, 2013

Vegetable Beef Soup: Can or Freeze

The weather has finally been cooling off here, we have had a very warm fall(at least warm for us!). A balmy 40+ degrees on most days until this week, yesterday especially, we finally began to cool off. Yesterday's low was a chilly 16 degrees so it was the perfect time for me to pull out the stew meat and make my giant batch of vegetable beef soup!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

It seems I am incapable of leaving a single recipe alone. I am almost never able to follow it to the letter. Perhaps it has become a hobby? But it is the reason for my success with certain recipes. You will find me regularly searching google for multiple different versions of the same thing, and I create a completely new recipe using all of those and what I consider to be the recipe's best features.

Monday, October 21, 2013

French Onion Soup

On a cold night this is one of my absolute favorite soups to indulge in. There's just something amazing about the flavor and warmth. The melted but crisp on the edges cheese, and the salty sweetness. This is one of my own recipes, and one that is almost difficult for me to share.... but I've decided it is just too good to hoard it all to myself!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of fall is the changing colors of the leaves.
Second to that is all of the spiced goodies that are perfect for this chilly weather. Cinnamon is a favorite spice in this house. Whether it be apple cider, coffee cake or simply a cinnamon scented candle, we love it all! However, my absolute favorite has always been cinnamon rolls.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Jack of all Trades

The world will have you believe that this is a bad title, that it means you are the master of none, but is it really that bad? I can honestly say no! I have always been that type, and my husband is too. We meld together like peanut butter and jelly, like 2 peas in a pod... like a moose and your summer vegetable garden...

I have always had the tendency to jump from one subject to another, and that is what you will find here. I fully intend for my blogging posts to cover everything from making your own yogurt, to homesteading, and even how to make your own beauty products. I've found that most other homemakers are what we would call a jack of all trades. Yet there are articles out there stating homemakers are worth $100,000 per year or even more! What's that? Do I feel a shift in the earths balance?
Until recently I felt I should have been born in the 50's. I cook almost everything from scratch, make my own beauty products, Can everything in site, garden, etc etc. The list could go on and on. No I haven't mastered any of these... but does anyone truly master anything? There is always something new to be learned and I love that fact. As long as I keep myself busy learning new things, I never get bored, and on a plus side I get that satisfying feeling from making something myself.
We can all feel the world changing. There is more chaos, confusion and fear than there used to be. It's becoming more popular to make your own food and beauty products. We are finding ourselves either standing in aisles staring at ingredients or making it ourselves. Here is the reason for this blog. If you want to learn, learn with me! I will be posting and sharing tips as well as sharing my failures and successes. We are always on the verge of something. What will it be next?