In the Kitchen

Russian Tea: Our Favorite Warm Up Drink

Russian Tea: Our Favorite Warm Up Drink

Some of the best things about the weather turning cold are the beverages that are made to help warm you up. One of my favorites is Russian Tea. Russian Tea is similar to wassail or a spiced up apple cider, but if you ask the […]

Bagels From Scratch: Yes, You Totally Can

Bagels From Scratch: Yes, You Totally Can

It’s amazing to me that a pile of flour, yeast, water, sugar, and salt can turn into so many different kinds of bread type things. Today, we’re going to use this pile of goodness to make bagels from scratch. Mmmm. Homemade bagels made from scratch. […]

One Rise Baguette: Fast and Fancy

One Rise Baguette: Fast and Fancy

There are three bread recipes that I consider to be “staples” at Clucky Dickens Farm, and One Rise Baguette is one of them. It’s a fast, fancy bread that can be used for sub sandwiches or as a great side to spaghetti, soup, salad, or […]

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 […]