Category Archives: Gluten-free

Fruit & Bugs; Some Ideas

My family LOVES fruit. Yes, I capitalized that. Blueberries, grapes, peaches, apples, pineapple, kiwi… the list goes on and on. I think the only fruit my kids don’t like is tomatoes and that is because raw they burn the children’s … Continue reading

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Farm Breakfast Casserole

I was up really, really early this morning and wanted to make a yummy breakfast for my kids and hubby, so I took a quick stock of what I had on hand and got started. It turned out rather well … Continue reading

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Why I Make Stock

Good morning friends! Welcome to my homestead kitchen on this winter morning! A cold front is moving across the country and here in eastern North Carolina we are expecting rain and chilly temps. The barn is full of hay, the … Continue reading

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Making Honey-rubbed Montasio

I am making my first cheese on the new press! I am using the book “Artisan Cheese making at Home” by Mary Karlin.  The recipe I am making this time is the Honey-rubbed Montasio, and it sounds delightful! Nutty, smooth, … Continue reading

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Making a Cheese Press

I have started making my own hard cheeses this year. Finally! After 7 years I am moving beyond chevre. It has been full of learning curves, some failed attempts that still turned out edible and probably more fails in my … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies ~ Gluten-free!

We are officially done moving! After 67 days! Still no barn, but we are not going back and forth between houses anymore. To celebrate I made my husband and my favorite cookie…. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut! I have not had … Continue reading

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A Dehydrator’s Worth

I have wondered what a dehydrator is worth recently. You see, last year I finally used the dehydrator for the last time, the one my mother gave me that she bought at a yard sale when I was a little-bitty … Continue reading

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Another Replacement Kitchen Aid

Well, it happened. My Kitchen Aid Pro 600 replacement mixer (the first one completely broke, the gear on the head that makes the beater and all rotate, totally broke and would no longer turn after 11 months of careful use) … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse

I found an old cookbook called “Sugar and Spice” by Sally Goldman, published in 1983 with a total, as far as I can tell, of only 60,000 printed.  I loved it because it had recipes that were outdated but more … Continue reading

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Homestead Parfait

I made my own “Homestead Parfait” tonight as a special treat and wanted to share. It was scrumptious, though one of the kids would prefer not to have the nutmeg. It’s so good for you it can be a light … Continue reading

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