Category: Recipes

Rich Mushroom and Veggie Stew

Rich Mushroom and Veggie Stew

It’s autumn and the garden is winding down. Pretty soon, it will be limited to some cold-hardy greens in cold frames. I had a bunch of odds and ends to use up, both from the garden and in the refrigerator, and soup is a great way to use up veggies! I made three different soups, […] more

Paleo Lemonade

Hi everyone!  I’m back from our homestead up north where, unfortunately, we do not yet have Internet access. It was a lovely trip, great to get away, and we cleared some land. All day yesterday, I was been busy getting caught up in the garden and with chores around the house. We came back to […] more

Starting a Sourdough Starter Part 1

I love sourdough bread. It’s the only bread I’ve been able to make successfully. Whenever I try to make a loaf of regular, white sandwich bread, it always turns out too dry and ends up being ground into breadcrumbs or cut into bread pudding almost immediately. (Any bread experts out there- please help!)  But, my […] more

Why and How to Soak Grains, plus Oatmeal Recipe

Most people have heard that we should eat whole grains and to stay away from the “white stuff”: white bread, white rice, white sugar, etc. Whole grains have more fiber, they fill you up better than processed grains, and have more nutrients. Refined carbohydrates, like the white breads and white pasta, etc., have little to […] more

Frugal Health- The Benefits of Bone Broth

Good broth resurrects the dead. South American Proverb What if I told you that there was a ridiculously easy and inexpensive way to improve your health, reduce pain, and get more nutrition. No pills with nasty side effects. No expensive supplements. It wouldn’t take much time out of your day to prepare, tastes great, and will […] more

Frugal Recipe: Turning Tough Meat Tender- Marinated Round Steak

Round steak is a tougher cut of meat, but that means you should be able to get a good deal on it at the grocery store or local meat market/butcher. If you buy your meats directly from a farmer, and buy a quarter or a half a cow, you are going to have some tougher […] more

Recipe: Honey Garlic Vinaigrette

Some things I am not quite capable of producing myself. Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are two of those things. However, we can get organic olive oil and organic balsamic vinegar at our local wholesale club. I also purchase organic herbs and spices in bulk on line from Mountain Rose Herbs. I’ve always found their […] more

How to Make Yogurt Part 2, Pictures and Tips

Here are the photos to go along with yesterday’s entry on how to make yogurt. Pour milk into your container. The kind of container you use to incubate your yogurt will determine the amount of milk, so I can’t really tell you how much to use. If you are using a powdered starter, then fill […] more

Frugal Kitchen Lesson- How to Make Yogurt

An easy way to save money is to make your own yogurt at home. All you need is: milk a yogurt starter a double boiler (or two different-sized pots where one can sit inside the other) a thermometer (I use a meat thermometer) a way to incubate the yogurt (keep it warm) possibly a system […] more

Grandma Rose’s Portuguese Rice Pudding

My grandmother used to make a dish called “sweet rice” (arroz doce) every Christmas.  Because of this, rice pudding is something I equate with the Yuletide season, but it is a very inexpensive and delicious dessert any time of year. 4 cups water 2 cup white rice 4 cups hot whole milk 2 cup sugar […] more

Turkey (or Chicken) Pot Pie

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the turkey remains!   Most folks I know are happy to be done with turkey for a while, but we ended up with seven turkeys this year- plus one carcass.  Yes, I said SEVEN turkeys. We spent Thanksgiving with my parents, and got the carcass and some leftover turkey […] more

Egg Salad

If ever there was an inexpensive source of high quality protein, it is the humble and amazingly versitile egg.  Here is my version of the classic favorite, egg salad. Ingredients a dozen eggs mayonaise, 1/2 cup or less 2 tablespoons green onion 2 tablespoons chili powder salt & pepper Directions Boil and peel a dozen eggs. (click here for […] more

Uses for Leftover Water from Boiling Eggs

When you boil an egg, some of the calcium from the shell leaches into the water.  This is a good thing!  You now have water plus calcium.  Here are two good uses for the calcium water left over from cooking eggs. When the water cools down, use it to water tomatoes.  It will add some calcium […] more

How to Hard Boil an Egg

Hard boiled eggs are used in many favorite, staple recipes, including egg salad, devilled eggs, and as a protein source in salads.  Hard boiling eggs are one of those basic cooking skills that a lot of people take for granted.  Since it is both a time and resource saver to hard boil a dozen eggs rather […] more

Welcome to Homesteading Mom

This site is dedicated to helping people learn homesteading skills.  The category list will continue to grow as this web site grows, but here is a quick description of each category: Food Preparation Food should be prepared from single-ingredient items (for example, pork, milk, basil, honey, butter, eggs, carrot, etc.), and from as many items […] more

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