I have this friend who is super-crafty. She’s made several good-looking signs that inspired me to attempt my own: if she can do it, I can do it, too! (Right?)
She made it sound so easy, but her signs definitely look more professional than mine. Quirky Rustic is sort of my theme around here, though, so my sign works for me.Read More
Here at the Yankee Homestead, we’re almost completely free of all prescription drugs, as well as over-the-counter remedies.
Here’s one of my favorites for treating and preventing colds and the flu, as well as for treating sore throats:
Fall is my favorite season. Well, at least until spring arrives. I never can decide!
One of the ways my family celebrates the changing seasons is with our ever-growing collection of seasonal and holiday-themed books. I love to search for books with beautiful illustrations and meaningful stories, both fiction and nonfiction.
The book rack pictured above hangs in our dining room, providing easy access to our favorite titles of the season.
Are your hands dry and cracked? Do you struggle with itchy rashes? Could your feet use some serious softening? What about your elbows?
This hard lotion is amazing! I’ve been making it for several years now. We use it mostly on our hands and lips, but you can use it anywhere you’ve got skin.
I highly recommend these hard lotion bars for anyone struggling with dry or irritated skin. You can make it yourself or buy it online. Read on for more details…
This is my go-to cake here at the Yankee Homestead. We’re chocaholics around here, and this recipe fits the bill.
A few notes:
- When I want a cake, I do use the eggs. (I’m experimenting with adding them back into my diet).
- For the cake version, I usually double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 pan or muffin tins (for cupcakes).
- This cake is AWESOME with berries–either fresh or cooked, like these Cooked Frozen Berries.
- For the ganache, I use canned coconut milk.
- When we want cookies that taste like brownie bites, I use the flaxseed egg-substitution. Mr. Native Texan LOVES these! And this should be obvious, but I form cookies and bake them on a cookie sheet, instead of pouring the batter into a pan.
- I’m suspicious of xylitol, so I always decrease the amount by half and add some liquid vanilla stevia. (I’m pretty sure that xylitol causes “gastrointestinal distress” for a few of my family members. In fact, most packages of xylitol bear some sort of warning along the lines of “may cause slight laxative effect.” So I recommend going easy on the xylitol until you know how it affects your family).
- My favorite almond flour comes from Honeyville Food Products. I buy it 25 pounds at a time, which is the most economical. Check out this post for more details: Almond Flour: a GF girl’s best friend.
Want to see the old-dressers-turned-nightstands process?
If there are little people at your house, you probably have Goodnight Moon memorized by now.
And Good Night, Gorilla. And possibly Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book.
These all are wonderful books, and we do love them here at the Yankee Homestead.
But sometimes, even Goodnight Moon can get old (even in Spanish).
So, here are a few of our very favorite books with a bedtime theme:
This just in from Honeyville Grain, where I get my top-quality almond flour:
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