All Purpose Flaky Pie Crust

All Purpose Flaky Pie Crust

The perfect pie needs a perfect crust. One that is both beautiful and delicious in all of its flaky glory. Yes, flaky. If you are a person, flaky is not good. But if you are a pie crust, you are exactly who you should be. And all other pie crusts will envy you. Now, making […]

Hearty Homestead Breakfast Casserole

Hearty Homestead Breakfast Casserole

I’m a casserole-type of gal. What can I say? I’m from Minnesota. We love our casseroles…probably because we spend 9 months out of the year trying to stay warm and what better way to warm up than a nice, hot, deep dish casserole? And we like them not only for supper, but breakfast and lunch […]

Perfect Cream of Chicken Soup

Perfect Cream of Chicken Soup

Once upon a time, there lived a girl who thought that cream soups were bought from the store. And even though it made her gag just a little as she scraped the remaining snot-like remnants of oddly-yellow-colored contents from the inside of a can, these said cream soups were, after all, edible. Right? Ugh. There’s […]

Homemade Cultured Sour Cream

Homemade Cultured Sour Cream

I’ve been having an intense love affair with “real” milk for about six months now. And by “real”, I mean the stuff fresh from the cow. Not my cow {someday I hope}, but from the local dairy that our small fishing town of 1,500 people are so incredibly fortunate to have. I don’t take much […]

Old Fashioned Perfection Waffles

Old Fashioned Perfection Waffles

What I find most intriguing about old cookbooks is how unspecific their recipes are. Very unlike what we have available to us today- no longer do you see a “pinch” of this or a “dash” of that. We have everything perfectly measured out for us, in clear step-by-step form, so as to ensure that our […]

Getting the Most out of Your {Raw} Milk

Getting the Most out of Your {Raw} Milk

Since making the decision to stop purchasing milk from the store and instead opting for raw milk from our local natural dairy, I have not only done my fair share of research on raw milk but have also discovered how incredibly versatile this product is! There is so much information out there on raw milk, […]