Soup is on the menu at least weekly here at the Yankee Homestead, and this Black Bean Salsa Soup is a family favorite. It’s hearty and nourishing, even without any meat.
Learning to freeze food in glass jars is not just a quaint homesteading trick. It’s actually another way to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals in plastic food storage containers and disposable plastic bags.Read More
I’ll admit it: I used to look down on the lowly meatloaf, that classic dinner dish served for decades by housewives across the nation. That is, until I met this Paleo Crockpot Sweet Potato Meatloaf. This ain’t your grandma’s meatloaf!Read More
Perfect for a cold winter day as well as for casual entertaining, this Paleo Crockpot Chili is about as easy as it gets.
In fact, it’s become my go to recipe for hosting dinner guests. If you’ve eaten at my home in the last year or so, it’s likely you dined on this Paleo Crockpot Chili. Since our guests continue to rave about the recipe, I thought my Yankee Homestead readers might enjoy it, too.Read More
Leftover turkey is a good problem. Heck, leftover anything is a good problem! Am I right?
As I always say, leftovers are a mom’s best friend.
But sometimes all that cooked turkey can pose a challenge. Who has the energy to think up creative dishes when you’ve just survived one big holiday and are headed directly into another even bigger holiday?Read More
Well, I finally crossed off “Homemade Vanilla Extract” from my DIY bucket list. And guys, it’s so easy that I’m kinda embarrassed to have put it off for so long!
Homemade Vanilla Extract tastes amazing, is more cost effective than pure vanilla extract from the store, and makes a great gift. In fact, if you get started right away, you can even give Homemade Vanilla Extract as a gift this Christmas.Read More
Paleo plantain pancakes for the win!
Have I mentioned my latest obsession with plantains? Seriously. They’re cheap, healthy, and slightly sweet…perfect for Paleo baking!Read More
This Homemade Blueberry Syrup is so easy, it’s not even funny. It’s also the answer to lowering your kids’ (or your own) syrup intake.
Plus, it’s infinitely versatile. Read More
Go ahead and put this Paleo Crockpot Thai Beef Stew on your regular rotation for fall and winter. Simple to prepare, tasty to eat, and oh so nourishing, this dish is perfect on a chilly or rainy day. Read More
One of the advantages of homeschooling is that when everyone else is headed back to school, our family is packing our bags for the beach. Back-to-beach time for us, baby!
Who wants to cook at the beach? Not me! But I still want my family to eat healthy real food. Instead of slaving away while we’re on vacation, I choose to cook up a storm the week before.
Here’s a peek at our meal plan for the week, along with some of the recipes I prepared in advance…Read More