All posts in "Techniques"

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, […]


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 […]


Starting a Sourdough Starter Part 1

By Homesteading Mom / July 18, 2011

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 […]


Why and How to Soak Grains, plus Oatmeal Recipe

By Homesteading Mom / June 28, 2011

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 […]


Frugal Health- The Benefits of Bone Broth

By Homesteading Mom / June 24, 2011

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 […]

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