Homesteading

Why Dehydrating Is Useful

Why Dehydrating Is Useful

I get asked often why do I dehydrate food? Is it really that important? Well I went to answer and decided I will answer here. In this article I am going to share with you why I dehydrate, and what I do with the food I dehydrate. Also I will share with you reasons why dehydrating is worth your time.

Budget Friendly Homemade Pancakes

Budget Friendly Homemade Pancakes

Ya’ll these pancakes are so fluffy! Now I am going to let you in a secret. I tend to change up recipes for a few reasons. First, I don’t like to shop for items I won’t use. Second, I try to use what I have on hand. Third, I need to keep on our budget. That is a biggie, to be able to stay on budget- I have to change recipes up to fit our budget. All the while still keeping them tasty.

Quick and Easy Meal in a Jar; Chili

Quick and Easy Meal in a Jar; Chili

Anyone love to camp, but not sit in the kitchen all day cooking? Or how about those busy moms, that have been working, or running from one appointment to another? These meals in a jar are perfect for you!! Also, we live in the South and it is hurricane season, this is a great way to get prepared.

Homemade Pickling Spice

Homemade Pickling Spice

Spices are expensive. I am always looking for ways to save money, specially when I am going to be using a good bit of it. I found myself going through pickling spice. I use it for my pickles, and pickled eggs and sausage. So I wanted to start making my own. Hope it helps you to save some money. Remember you can adjust for your taste.

Canning Sausage Patties

Canning Sausage Patties

We have very limited space in our freezers. Since freezers seem to be a hot commodity right now, we have to make due with what we have. Which is fine with us. We had a cow and pig go into a freezer all within a month of each other. I needed to free up space so I started to can the meat. These sausage patties are great to have on hand.

Open-Kettle Canning Pickles

Open-Kettle Canning Pickles

Many people often ask, “What is open-kettle canning”? It is really simple, HOT liquid, HOT jars, and HOT rings and lids. No processing. I open-kettle my pickles, and they are wonderful and crisp. So here is my process.

Canning Banana Bread

Canning Banana Bread

When I heard that you can can all sorts of breads and cakes, well I had to see if that was true. Well I am here to tell you IT IS, and it is wonderful!

Homesteading Heartbreaks; Losing an Animal

Homesteading Heartbreaks; Losing an Animal

There are numerous joys to raising your own animals, and then there is the heartbreak of losing them. It doesn’t happen often, but it does eventually happen.

Canning Yellow Summer Squash

Canning Yellow Summer Squash

Canning summer squash is a great way to preserve it for later use. This is super simple and one of the easiest things to can. Let me show you my process.


New YouTube video released: How to Can Potatoes

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