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Tagged With: baking

Making Money on the Homestead – Cottage Laws

There are so many ways to make money on the homestead, which is great, because so many homesteaders are striving to be independent and off the grid, not tied down to the “rat race” in any way. One of the most common is through “Cottage Laws,” which enables the sales of homemade food goods. Cottage … Continue reading »

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Christmas Cookies Without Excess Sugar

Ah, the holidays. That time of year that everyone moves up (*out) a belt notch. The hubby doesn’t like really sweet desserts, and we both enjoy the traditional holiday seasonings. You know, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger…. all that good stuff. So when I volunteered to make cookies for our church’s Christmas service, I decided to … Continue reading »

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Healthy Mixed Berry Muffins

My cousin is not a baker. She’s a cook. She’ll be the first to tell you that. Give her ingredients and watch her toss them together, add spices, taste, and adjust as necessary and whatever she makes will be delicious. But when she needs a cheesecake, she asks me to make it. So when she … Continue reading »

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Homemade Tea Scones

My grandma had an old recipe for Scottish Homemade Tea Scones that she got from a 1960 English Magazine, which according to her note on the recipe card, she had been making for over 30 years. (She lived in England for a couple years.) It seems like this was one of the earliest recipes I … Continue reading »

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Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake

I love my cheesecake recipe. It’s so yummy. I’ll take a plain cheesecake over one covered in berries or with chocolate any day. But for this fall, I decided to play, and I love my new Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake! I decided to make my own pumpkin spice and after looking at a lot of different recipes, I … Continue reading »

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Breakfast Cupcakes

Ok, I admit it. I cheat sometimes. As much as I would love to get rid of all pre-process, chemical-laden, garbage-filled foods, sometimes the ease of them makes it really hard. Case and point. I found a brilliant recipe for “Breakfast Cupcakes”, or at least, that’s what I’m calling them. Not only are they delicious, … Continue reading »

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Blueberry Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Except for on the weekends, breakfast can be a challenge at our house. I’d be content with a bowl of cold cereal or a piece of toast smothered in cream cheese and jam; the hubby, not so much. I know he wouldn’t mind if I got up with him and made him scrambled eggs with … Continue reading »

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Best Cheesecake

There once was a man named George. George liked to bake cheesecake. George liked to bake cheesecake so much, he had his own special recipe. One day George decided to share his special cheesecake recipe with the newspaper. People far and wide were then able to make George’s special cheesecake. My grandma was one of … Continue reading »

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Spicy Mac N’ Cheese

I am incredibly blessed with a husband who loves to cook. I always tell him that’s why I married him. I bake, he cooks- it’s a perfect union. But on occasion, I do cook dinner. My typical go-to meal is stir fry. I love it. Lots of healthy veggies and only one pan to clean, … Continue reading »

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The Beginning of a Homestead in Alaska

I’ve got a bowl of bread dough rising on my kitchen counter. This is the first totally-from-scratch bread I’ve made in years. It’s all part of a fresh start for my husband and me. It’s the beginning of a homestead in Alaska. And what a fresh start. This isn’t just one of those spur of … Continue reading »

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