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How to Make Chicken Stock

By Homesteading Mom / June 21, 2014

How to Make Chicken Stock in a Crockpot Making chicken stock is one of those basic kitchen skills everyone needs to have. Little else is as soothing to a cold, flu, or upset stomach. It is the base for many comfort foods like chicken soup, Portuguese kale soup, chicken pot pie, and so many more. […]


Recipe: Upside-Down Roast Chicken

By Homesteading Mom / June 18, 2014

Every week, I make a roast chicken for our family. This one chicken goes on to feed us another meal plus provides lots of healthy chicken stock. I’ve posted on the benefits of bone broth here. My next post will cover how to make chicken stock (bone broth). My first step in that process, however, […]


More Heirloom Seeds

By Homesteading Mom / November 26, 2013

I know everyone is busy getting read for Thanksgiving this week. I just wanted to quickly share a link to The Sustainable Seed Company. Thanks to Concretin from Concretin’s Colluquium over at Just Measure’s Radio for bringing it to my attention during one of The Medic Shack’s (a show I co-host) broadcasts. The Sustainable Seed Company […]


How To Render Lard In A Crockpot

By Homesteading Mom / September 9, 2013

Rendering lard is super simple to begin with. It’s even easier in a crockpot. Take the pork fat you have trimmed up and saved, and pop it in the freezer. It’s much easier to cut when frozen. Once it’s warmed up, it starts to get soft and greasy, and more difficult to cut into pieces. The […]


Meals In Jars

By Homesteading Mom / September 6, 2013

I have arrived late to the party when it comes to this great idea, Meals In Jars. Apparently, this is a marriage of food storage and convenience meals. How could I have missed this? I was cruising YouTube looking for new ideas for food storage, and finally stumbled upon this rather ingenious method of storing […]

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