Smart Homestead Meal Planning with Costco: Delicious and Economical

Smart Homestead Meal Planning with Costco

As rural homesteaders, we understand the importance of planning ahead to make the most of our resources. Meal planning is a valuable tool that allows us to stretch our hard-earned dollars while still enjoying delicious and nutritious meals for our families.We’ll explore how Costco, the beloved bulk-buying store, can be an ally … Read more

Longest Burning Candle Sizes and Shapes

Longest Burning Candle Sizes and Shapes

Over more than 5,000 years, candles are being used to illuminate celebrations and as a source of light. With the passage of time and evolution of science; tube lights, bulbs, lamps, torches and other lightning equipment have replaced the tradition candles. However, it doesn’t mean people have stopped utilizing them; though the … Read more

Simple, Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter-Sage Sauce

Simple, Homemade Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter Sage Sauce

I love ravioli. In fact, I love most Italian food but I think ravioli might be one of my favorites.  But making pasta at home?  Not so much.  I mean, I’m sure I could do it and I probably will someday.  But right now in my life?  I don’t think my life right now … Read more

Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles

I know I’m not the only one who loves to put pumpkin into everything this time of year. Here’s a simple a delicious recipe for homemade, pumpkin waffles. Ingredients 1 cup flour (your choice) 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp nutmeg 2 eggs 1 cup milk … Read more

Natural Homemaking: Homemade Laundry Soap

Natural Homemaking Homemade Laundry Soap

We are doing a short, weekly series on natural homemaking.  You can check out the other posts here, here and here. So.  You knew this one was coming, right? We are not exactly the first bloggers to talk about making your own laundry soap.  However, we also felt like no series on … Read more

Natural Homemaking: Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tablets

Natural Homemaking Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tablets

Are you familiar with those little dishwasher tablets that are sold in all the stores?  (Here’s one example Cascade ActionPacs Dishwasher Detergent and here’s another Finish Powerball Tablets.)  They seem awfully handy and I’ve often wanted to buy them.  However, they also are really expensive and just squirting or shaking a little … Read more

Fresh Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Fresh Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Have I mentioned that I froze a bunch of tomatoes last spring? Yeah, I know, I’ve mentioned it only a million times.  Well, you should know, they’re gone now.  I’ve used them all!  My freezer has never felt so empty! Originally I made pasta sauce, then I made pizza sauce and now … Read more

Natural Homemaking: Homemade Soft Scrub with Peppermint

Homemade Soft Scrub with Peppermint

This month I am doing a short, weekly series on Natural Homemaking.  You can check out the first post here. I hope you are enjoying this series as much as I am.  I’ve always wanted to take a more natural approach to my homemaking and these posts are forcing me to learn … Read more

Natural Homemaking – Grapefruit All-Purpose Cleaner

Method All Purpose Cleaner, Pink Grapefruit, 28 Fl Oz

Today I am starting a short series on natural homemaking. Our garden is still in hibernation (though I did plant corn this past weekend) and I usually try to post something garden-related on Thursdays.  So, for the next month, while the garden is inactive, I’m going to post something about how to … Read more