In the Kitchen

Strawberry Celery Salad with Honey Dressing

Strawberry Celery Salad with Honey Dressing

This here is some celery. And these are strawberries. Do you have any idea what happens when you mix them together with a fabulous honey dressing? Magic, that’s what. I know. You’re thinking Amy…what? Mix celery and strawberries…and then some honey stuff? Have you been […]

The Easiest Way to Make Hard-boiled Eggs You Can Actually Peel

The Easiest Way to Make Hard-boiled Eggs You Can Actually Peel

Hard-boiled eggs are a nice quick-to-grab snack, high in protein and also in yum. But it can also be a pain to make them if you’re using fresh eggs. How in the world do you get them to peel? I’ll be honest with you. There […]

Bean Bacon Chowder

Bean Bacon Chowder

This should really just be called The Soup I’ve Been Eating For Almost Forever. I grew up with my mom making this for us often, and it’s one of my favorites. Mom’s original recipe, which came from an old copy of the Better Homes and […]

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

Sometimes I try a new bread recipe that doesn’t turn out for whatever reason. And sometimes homemade croutons is the only way to remedy the failed bread lump (or brick) sitting on my counter. Hey. Farm(ish) girls use what they have, right? But, to be clear, you […]

White Chicken Chili – Dump and Done!

White Chicken Chili – Dump and Done!

In the interest of honesty, I need to tell you that not everything we do here is homemade, from scratch, from ingredients we have raised ourselves. (This is me being real.) Convenience has its occasional place. It’s okay to open some cans, dump, and be […]

Hillbilly Buttermilk Pie

Hillbilly Buttermilk Pie

I have a lot of favorite cookbooks that I use all the time. Because of this, it’s super fun when I find a new little gem hiding at an antique shop. I found High on the Hog: Hillbilly Recipes by Ella Mae Tucker a few […]

How to Render Lard in a Crock Pot

How to Render Lard in a Crock Pot

  Pigs are just some of the animals we proudly raise here at Clucky Dickens Farm. When people find out we butcher our hogs at home, many of them ask, “So are you gonna make lard?” But, of course! There are many ways to render […]

Make Your Own Homemade Hamburger Buns

Make Your Own Homemade Hamburger Buns

  The best thing to serve hamburgers on are homemade hamburger buns. Homemade hamburger buns are delicious, far more filling than store-bought buns, and are as easy to make as following the steps I’ve laid out in this post. You can do this. 😉 Homemade […]

Honey Wheat Bread: Perfect for Sandwiches

Honey Wheat Bread: Perfect for Sandwiches

  With all the bread baking that I do, I often get asked for a good sandwich bread recipe. Here at Clucky Dickens Farm, our go to sandwich bread recipe is Honey Wheat Bread. This recipe makes 4-5 loaves, but you can certainly cut it […]

French Apple Pie

French Apple Pie

If you’re anything like me, you love pie. It’s a staple dessert in our home. This recipe for French Apple Pie is awesome—a super easy one crust pie finished off with a yummy, crumbly top. Wait. Isn’t apple pie with the crumbly top called Dutch […]