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Sourdough Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Sourdough discard is always in abundance around here, so I'm always seeking out new ways to use it up rather than throwing it out. Thankfully there are endless varieties of recipes that call for sourdough discard. No shortage of options here! I frequently use up any sourdough discard in pancakes, waffles, crepes, pizza crust, or... Continue Reading →

Cast Iron Cooking Tips

Cooking with cast iron is a major learning curve....one that nearly scared me away from the process altogether. Thankfully, I stuck it out, continued to practice, and learned from my mistakes. Boy, I am so glad I didn't give up! Just as there are some Dos and Don't of Cleaning Cast Iron, some Cast Iron... Continue Reading →

All Natural Febreeze Spray

We all enjoy fresh smelling room! Febreeze makes it so easy to get a nice scent with very minimal effort. But did you know that many of those air freshening bottles at the grocery store are filled with toxic chemicals that are terrible for breathing in? Unfortunately, it's true. So many of the products we... Continue Reading →

The Unrivaled Power of Prayer

The following is a devotional, written by Oswald Chambers, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them. "We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes... Continue Reading →

Letting Chickens Till Our Garden

One major reason lead us to choose against letting our chickens free-range: stories about how they destroy flower beds and gardens. Instead we went with a 'middle of the road' option: An A Frame Chicken Tractor (read all about how we built it ourselves right over here!). This coop is mobile, thus allowing the birds... Continue Reading →

How to Can Tomato Sauce

My tomato harvest came to a close in early October. I stored just about every Roma tomato that was pulled from the garden in the freezer until I was ready to process them all (find all the info about What to do with Roma Tomatoes here). That time finally came a few weeks ago as... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Crescent Rolls

Each time summer rolls around I lose the desire to do much baking, but with every Autumn, without fail, it always comes back. And usually with a force too! I'm pulling out my sourdough starter three or four times a week already. A few of my favorite sourdough recipes to enjoy are chocolate chip muffins,... Continue Reading →

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