In the Kitchen

Green Tomatoes: How to Ripen…or Eat!

Green Tomatoes: How to Ripen…or Eat!

When it’s time to clean out your garden for the year, you might be left with a lot of green tomatoes. What in the world do you do with green tomatoes? Well, you have a couple different options… Green Tomatoes: Ripen Them! If you’re one […]

Amish Coffee Cake: There’s Coffee IN the Batter

Amish Coffee Cake: There’s Coffee IN the Batter

I like to have coffee with my coffee cake. How about you? Of course you do. I mean, the name coffee cake makes it obvious that it’s a cake that deserves to have coffee served with it. But here’s the thing about coffee cake. There […]

Homemade Pizza: Make Your Own From Scratch

Homemade Pizza: Make Your Own From Scratch

Homemade pizza is one of our favorite meals to make here at the farm. Know why? I love pizza. I could probably close down the local pizza buffet with my ginormous appetite for pizza. I love pizza. It’s the whole reason I could never be […]

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 […]

Make Hard-boiled Eggs You Can Actually Peel

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, as any homesteader knows, it can also be a pain to make them if you’re using fresh-from-the-coop eggs. How in the world do you get them to peel? I’ll be […]

Bean Bacon Chowder: Because, Bacon

Bean Bacon Chowder: Because, Bacon

I’m going to tell you about a soup called Bean Bacon Chowder, but we should really just call it 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. It’s delicious, […]

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 render lard?” But, of course! There are many ways to render lard […]