In the Kitchen

81: DIY your Pantry with Kris Bordessa

81: DIY your Pantry with Kris Bordessa

Have you ever walked through the grocery store and looked at all those pre-made items like mayo, ketchup, and sour cream? Have you ever wondered how you could DIY your pantry and start making those things yourself? I had the opportunity to talk with Kris […]

How to Brine and Smoke a Chicken

How to Brine and Smoke a Chicken

One of our favorite ways to prepare a chicken is to smoke it, so I’d love to share with you the steps we use to brine and smoke a chicken for our dining enjoyment. Bonus: this recipe will also work for a turkey! (Don’t want […]

How to make homemade bacon

How to make homemade bacon

If you’re like me, you know that bacon is the stuff that dreams are made of. I really believe that through the power of bacon, we can make the world a better place. With that in mind, I’m gonna show you how to make homemade […]

73: Homemade Chicken Broth — it’s easier than you think!

73: Homemade Chicken Broth — it’s easier than you think!

The great thing about raising meat chickens is that we have a lot of chickens in our freezer—which means we often having chicken for dinner! Because of that, we’ve often got chicken carcasses or frames leftover to use. We’re all about using as much of […]

Cheesy Bacon Deviled Eggs

Cheesy Bacon Deviled Eggs

I’ve always loved deviled eggs. Moving to our homestead and raising chickens means we (usually) have lots of eggs. After discovering the easiest way to hard boil and peel them (hello, pressure cooker/Instant Pot/Power Cooker), I found it was a breeze to make deviled eggs […]

Pizza Soup: pizza in one pot!

Pizza Soup: pizza in one pot!

It’s already been well established that this farmgirl loves her pizza. Whether I’m using our homemade crust recipe, or going for less carbs using fathead dough, pizza is my thang. But sometimes, a gal also wants soup, so when I’m craving pizza but also want […]

Black Bean Brownies in a Blender

Black Bean Brownies in a Blender

Sometimes we crave brownies. One of my favorite brownie recipes to pull out of my recipe box is Black Bean Brownies in a Blender. (Scroll to the bottom for a printable recipe!) Brownies. Made with black beans instead of flour.  Crazy, right? What’s even more […]

Mud Hen Bars: three layers of delicious

Mud Hen Bars: three layers of delicious

I have no idea how Mud Hen Bars got their name, but I recently found the recipe tucked in an old cookbook, written in what I assume is my grandma’s handwriting. There’s something pretty neat about reading a recipe written in your grandma’s handwriting. Sorta […]

Easy Berry Cobbler From Scratch

Easy Berry Cobbler From Scratch

Every so often I like to pull out my recipe for Berry Cobbler because it doesn’t take a lot of ingredients, and it’s really easy to put together. Oh. And because I live in a house of men folk and they get pretty darn excited […]

Farmhouse Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Farmhouse Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Although I’ve not had a lot of luck growing them on my homestead, carrots have a special place in my heart. Any vegetable that you can turn into a dessert is what I consider to be the very best of both worlds. A lot of […]