In the Kitchen

Cheesy Bacon Wild Rice Soup

Cheesy Bacon Wild Rice Soup

I know that creamy-something-and-other-wild-rice-soup is popular, and you’ve probably got a kazillion recipes for it. But Cheesy Bacon Wild Rice Soup? This, my friends, is the one you need to make. Right. Now. I am not taking responsibility for the calorie content in this soup. […]

Carrot Pie: Yes, I’m Serious

Carrot Pie: Yes, I’m Serious

Carrot pie? What the what? I know. You’re thinking I’m nuts for suggesting you take something as amazing as pie and make it with carrots. But you guys, if you make this once and take a lil’ bite, you will discover that it is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. […]

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. It is similar to wassail or a spiced up apple cider, but if you ask the farm […]

Homemade Tortillas (and What To Put On Them!)

Homemade Tortillas (and What To Put On Them!)

I love time spent in the kitchen. What I love even more is making stuff that I know everyone enjoys. What do I love even more than that? When that stuff that everyone enjoys also happens to be stuff that’s easy to make. I don’t […]

Baked Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chips

I love kale. Now, I don’t love kale because all crunchy homestead-ish people are supposed to love kale. I don’t love kale just because it somehow, somewhere became a thing to grow and eat and love kale. I just love kale because, well…it’s kale, people. […]

Amish Cinnamon Flop Bread

Amish Cinnamon Flop Bread

The funny thing about today’s recipe is it’s a bread called Cinnamon Flop Bread. Apparently the Amish have a different definition of the word flop. Because none of the Englishers in this household considered this bread to be a flop. Cinnamon Flop Bread: (recipe taken […]

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Looking for another way to fix up those green beans you’re going to pick? Try Oven Roasted Green Beans for a yum-a-listic way to enjoy your fresh bounty! As a kid, I hated almost all vegetables. If you wanted to have a chance at getting […]

Fried Radishes: The Best Way To Eat ‘Em

Fried Radishes: The Best Way To Eat ‘Em

I think radishes are beautiful.The pop of color pushing out of the ground? Always makes me smile. And here in Minnesota, radishes are exciting because they’re generally one of the first vegetables we get to harvest. But I never liked to eat radishes until someone […]

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 […]

The Best Cookbooks Homesteaders Need

The Best Cookbooks Homesteaders Need

If I’m not in my barn or my garden, you can find me in the kitchen. When one spends as much time there as I do, one tends to have a few favorite go-to cookbooks within reach. Because of that, here are my current choices […]