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

Small-Batch, Homemade Applesauce

Small Batch, Homemade Applesauce

We had an amazing Labor Day weekend.  One of the best weekends in recent memory. We headed three hours south to the little town and did some serious apple picking. It was so much fun and only a *tiny* bit hot and humid.  (Ok…. maybe it was a lot bit hot and … 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

Homemade Sourdough Pancakes

Homemade Sourdough Pancakes

I’m always looking for new ways to use my sourdough starter.  So far, the homemade English muffins have been my favorite way to use it but these sourdough pancakes may be a close second. Check out the recipe below and let me know if you give them a try. Ingredients For the … Read more

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

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

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This week’s recipe is all about those disgusting, black bananas that you have sitting on your counter.  I buy, on average, eight bananas a week.  Some weeks we eat all eight and some weeks we don’t touch any of them.  On the weeks that we don’t touch them, I usually freeze a … Read more

Granola Making

Granola Making

  One thing that I strive for as we embrace the urban homesteading life is to make more food from scratch.  I want to buy less processed, readymade food.  I want to buy more whole ingredients and create delicious meals and snacks.  We already do most of our eating at home and … Read more