You know what they say—waste not, want not. And what more delicious application of this proverb is there than bread pudding? This super-easy recipe, adapted from a Betty Crocker cookbook, is a family favorite and an excellent way to keep those bread heels and halves from going to waste. If you make your own homemade […]
A great resource for the dedicated home canner, with plenty of other information for those looking for simple but safe ways to preserve the harvest.
What child doesn’t love Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books? Now they can see firsthand what it might have been like to live in Laura’s time! The World of Little House by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christine Wyss Eriksson introduces the people and places of the Little House series in a fun, child-friendly format.
Rhubarb is one of the first offerings of the garden each spring. What a great way to start the growing season!
As the first radishes start to come in, you may be looking for a simple way to enjoy the fresh goodness of raw vegetables. Try this easy dip. You can whip it up in less than five minutes, the recipe is easily adjusted to make large or small batches, and the use of salad dressing […]
Are you considering getting a dairy goat? Before you get started, you might want to read this handy guide from Storey Publishing. Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats by Jerry Belanger and Sara Thomson Bredesen covers all the basics: Breeds. Purchasing goats. Housing. Fencing. Feeding. Grooming. Health. Breeding. Milking. Keeping records. Along the way, you […]
Sweet potato casserole is a Christmas favorite. When you grow your own sweet potatoes, it’s particularly fun. A fertile garden soil and ample moisture during the growing season ensures spectacular results. Sometimes you can manage to grow a sweet potato that is big enough to supply the entire casserole single-handedly! Seriously! Ingredients 2 pounds sweet […]
Looking for a gift idea for a young gardener? Here’s a book that may spark an interest. Practical but inviting, The Christian Kids’ Gardening Guide by Rebecca Park Totilo makes the gardening process fun and simple. Besides discussing the basics of planning, planting, and caring for plants, this book offers projects galore: Make seed tape. […]
Since fall migration is picking up, some of you may be looking for ways to attract new birds to your yard. Here’s a friendly book that will give you some ideas.
Shortcake is very versatile. You can have it as a dessert, a breakfast, or even as a side dish at dinner.