Use Up that Cabbage: Make a Mock “Egg Roll”

What do I do with all this cabbage? Make a poser homestead mock egg roll one-pot meal! Every fall we’re buried in cabbage. That’s a blessing. Also a blessing: cabbage is one of the best root cellar foods out there. It will last until the first leaves of...

Stir Fried Rice from the Pantry

You can make stir fried rice. You don’t need to order takeout. Save the earth. You don’t need all the plastic takeout containers to get a taste of takeout Chinese.  This is a great meal if you’ve got some leftover rice. Rice is freezer friendly, so...

Beef, Barley, & Mushoom Soup

Beef, Barley, and Mushroom soup is a very simple soup for a cold day. I love to make beef and barley soup in the Instant Pot. This is an “I forgot to make dinner” meal or for one of those days when I’ve been doing my thing (I’m the vegetarian)...

Heart Attack Tomato Soup

This tomato soup is delicious…but don’t count calories here! But you can make the “light version” if you want. It’s healthy. But… not as tasty. Heart Attack Tomato SoupServings: 6-8 Time: 30 mins Difficulty: easyPrint INGREDIENTS...

To Everything There Is a Season (and a cheaper season, too!)

Blueberry season waits for no man. Mother Nature is a tough customer. And, the deer ate my entire orchard again, so, time to pick berries. Today, I went to the berry farm over the border, through the backwoods, where only people who know go. Usually, I hop on seasons...

Homesteading: Hick is the New Cool

It’s jam season again. I don’t know why I make so much jam. I don’t eat a lot of sugar. It’s the first thing we all learn to can–you can’t mess it up except when you get distracted and put double the sugar in then try to scoop it...

Best Homemade Flavored Coffee Creamers Ever!

I don’t like store brand flavored coffee creamers. Store-bought coffee creamer is too sweet, and I can’t spell the chemicals. When I make things at home, I can control the amount of sugar (or leave it out entirely), and they save the environment from...

This Thing Can Kill You! (Pressure Cooker Safety)

The moment my pressure cooker exploded “So when you say, blew up, do you mean it exploded or it just quit working? They are pretty sensitive on a pressure cooker site about using the words ‘blew up’.” I’m not sure who “they”...

Poser Pancakes

These might very well be the best pancakes in the world. It’s my recipe, probably stolen in my twenties, then I changed it to make it my own. Poser PancakesServings: 4-10 Time: 20 mins Difficulty: easyPrint INGREDIENTS 1 cup flour 1/3 cup sugar (optional). 2...