This Easy Seasoning Salt with Essential Oils is fantastic on a slow cooked roast, and would work well for other meats too. Read More
This Home Canned Tomato Soup is a great way to add some veggies to your family’s meal plan. And during those long winter months, what could be better–or easier–than popping open a can or two of fresh garden goodness, heating it in a pot with a few other ingredients and serving it to your family for dinner?Read More
Winter is a great time for soup, don’t you think? I love to make soup, and I love to use homemade bone broth to make it. Bone broth is so amazingly nourishing!
Here’s the thing, though: most hearty soups call for meat or beans or something that must be prepared before adding it to the soup. (The meat at my house is either in the freezer–raw, or is leftover from a meal I’ve prepared. We try to avoid canned beans, so I soak and cook most of our beans.)
What if there was a recipe for a soup that is:
- made with real food
- quick and easy to prepare
This quiche is a great way to use up leftover cooked veggies from the fridge, as well as a quick and easy way to serve up a nutritious dinner. Frozen vegetables work well, too–I like to keep frozen fire roasted red peppers on hand for recipes like this.Read More
This gluten and dairy-free pizza recipe was a big hit with my Yankee Homestead family, all the way down to our last little pickiest eater. Little Brother is four, and will not eat cheese or tomatoes. Which sort of rules out traditional pizza.
So we’ve been experimenting with slightly non-conventional pizza toppings, like this Thai pizza, in an effort to slowly acclimate him to the idea of eating pizza. My hope is that once we accomplish that, we can work on getting him to eat pizza with tomato sauce, and maybe even cheese!
Until then, I’ll be relying on this recipe for our easy pizza nights. Enjoy!Read More
Apple Sandwiches are one of our new favorite lunch ideas. My boys absolutely love them!
As they tear through the kitchen during lunch prep time–brandishing swords or tambourines or alien block creations–and happen to notice me wielding the apple corer, a loud celebration ensues: Hooray! We’re having apple sandwiches today! I wub those!Read More
This White Chicken Chili was a huge hit with my entire family. Little Brother actually stopped, mid-bite, and declared “Nan-oo, Mommy, for making dis yummy soup. I weally wike it.”
And that’s saying a lot for soup. With green things floating in it, no less. And small pieces of red vegetables that might be peppers.
We enjoyed this soup for lunch on a cold, snowy day, and then both boys requested it again for dinner that same night. Success!
Tortilla soup can be found on just about every restaurant menu back in the Lonestar State, which is where I learned to love it. It’s one of our very favorite soups, and below is our favorite version.Read More
Did you know that grass-fed beef requires special handling, and can often turn out tough–especially steak?
For several years now, we’ve gotten all our beef directly from my dad’s pasture, by way of the local butcher. Along the way, we’ve picked up a few tips for tenderizing and cooking our grass-fed steaks.
One of my favorite things to eat for lunch these days is a big ol’ salad. In my humble opinion, raw veggies are not all that tasty (or satisfying). Here’s what I like to add to kick my salads up a notch, in terms both of flavor and nutrition.Read More