Buttercup Squash Soup

Buttercup Squash Soup

This was my first year growing buttercup squash and it did wonderfully.  We were able to harvest about 20 squash from just two plants.  I would call that pretty prolific! Buttercup squash is a winter squash weighing between 3-5 lbs.  It has a hard, green skin and tender, orange flesh.  Since it … Read more

Homemade Pasta Sauce – Homegrown

Homemade Pasta Sauce – Homegrown

If you’ve been following along here for any length of time, you know we had a bumper crop of tomatoes this year (and I’m hoping for the same this fall). When we couldn’t keep up with the tomatoes that we were growing, I started freezing them in gallon size bags.  The plan … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Sourdough English Muffins

Pantry Revamp Sourdough English Muffins

We previously posted about making sourdough bread and now you may have this starter in your fridge and are trying to figure out all kinds of ways to start using it.  One great way is to make English muffins. We drew heavily from this recipe on the blog Nourishing Joy. Ingredients Sponge … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Sourdough Bread

Pantry Revamp: Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread is a fermented food.  I’m just beginning to learn about fermented foods and their health benefits.  From everything I’ve read, I can only improve my health by adding more of them to my diet. I am no scientist, but this what I’ve gathered so far.  Sourdough bread lasts longer than … Read more

Refrigerator Pickles – Super Simple

Refrigerator Pickles – Super Simple

There always comes a time to focus on preserving the harvest.  You can freeze tomatoes for making sauce later on, freeze pesto and even making refrigerator pickles.  With your cucumbers lately and I decided to try my hand at making refrigerator pickles – a good example recipe to check out is Martha … Read more

Making Butter

Making Butter

This post on how to make butter is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. If you’ve been reading this blog at all … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Simple, Homemade, Whole-Wheat, Cheese Crackers

Whole wheat crackers and yellow cheddar cheese

The Pantry Revamp is a series here on Five Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here. To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. I did a post early on in this series about replacing the goldfish crackers … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Homemade Pizza Dough

Pantry Revamp Homemade Pizza Dough

This week’s homemade pizza dough recipe is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Five Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. The pantry revamp post for this week is about … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Cracker Jack Style Maple Syrup Popcorn

Cracker Jack Style Maple Syrup Popcorn

Today’s post on maple syrup popcorn is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Five Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. This week’s pantry revamp recipe is not for … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Homemade Granola Bars

Pantry Revamp Homemade Granola Bars

Today’s post on homemade granola bars is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. This week, I’m going back to the pantry and “revamping” … Read more