In the Kitchen

My 5 Favorite Go-to Homemade Bread Recipes

My 5 Favorite Go-to Homemade Bread Recipes

What makes something a go-to homemade bread recipe in my house? It has to taste good, it has to be easy, and it shouldn’t take all day. A simple recipe that doesn’t take a ton of ingredients is helpful, too! (Trust me, I’ve got complicated […]

Slow Cooker Stew: Beef, Wild Game, or Chicken!

Slow Cooker Stew: Beef, Wild Game, or Chicken!

One of the great things that comes with the cold weather of a Minnesota fall and winter is the opportunity to make some pretty amazing warm and hearty meals. This slow cooker stew is one of our favorites because it’s ridiculously easy and absolutely delicious. […]

Homestead Menu Planning: How to make it work with real life

Homestead Menu Planning: How to make it work with real life

Menu planning is a great way to save money and stay organized. It can also help you eat like a homesteader by making the most of all that homegrown and home raised food you have in your freezer and on your pantry shelves. But some […]

Chocolate Zucchini Bread: Another Way to Use Zucchini

Chocolate Zucchini Bread: Another Way to Use Zucchini

Zucchini is one of those things that either won’t grow for you, or won’t stop growing. You’re either wishing it would produce, or trying to get rid of your crazy extras by hiding a few on your neighbor’s porch or in the back or a […]

Creamy Cucumbers: Perfect Summertime Side Dish

Creamy Cucumbers: Perfect Summertime Side Dish

Creamy Cucumbers are one of our first and favorite things to make when our garden cucumbers are ready to pick. We make this recipe by bucketfuls at a time, and when creamy cucumbers are in the fridge, they are eaten at practically every meal. Creamy […]

The Best Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

The Best Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

Did you know that rhubarb doesn’t grow everywhere? That’s just about the saddest thing I’ve ever heard. As a lifelong Minnesota girl, I absolutely adore rhubarb—it’s one of the very first things to grow here after our long winters, and we sure enjoy using it […]

Sour Cream Rhubarb Cake

Sour Cream Rhubarb Cake

When the rhubarb starts growing, it’s a mad rush to make all the things we can with rhubarb. Because, rhubarb! We dive into making Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Slush, Rhubarb Muffins, and this favorite, Sour Cream Rhubarb Cake. Lots of rhubarb cake recipes have […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Slush

Strawberry Rhubarb Slush

Rhubarb is a really big deal here in Minnesota because it’s one of the first things to pop out of the ground. And while we all like making things like strawberry rhubarb pie, rhubarb crisp, and rhubarb bars, sometimes I get asked what else can […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb is a big deal in Minnesota. Since our natural growing season is so short, rhubarb is often the first thing any of us are able to harvest. One of the first signs of spring is rhubarb, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is our favorite way […]

5 Reasons Your Bread Didn’t Turn Out

5 Reasons Your Bread Didn’t Turn Out

There is nothing like a loaf of homemade bread to make you feel like the boss of the kitchen. But sometimes that bread you’re working so hard on turns out to be a flop. It doesn’t rise, it’s heavy as a brick, its consistency isn’t […]