In the Kitchen

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 […]

Ice Cream Caramel Rolls

Ice Cream Caramel Rolls

  What does ice cream have to do with caramel rolls? Everything—because the caramel sauce for these rolls uses ice cream as one of its ingredients. I know. Yum. The best thing about these rolls? From start to finish, these puppies only take two hours. […]

Peanut Butter and Cream Brownies

Peanut Butter and Cream Brownies

There comes a time in every person’s life when they need a treat. A chocolately, peanut buttery, creamy treat. Peanut Butter and Cream Brownies might be just the thing to fit the bill when such a need arises. Ingredients for Peanut Butter and Cream Brownies […]