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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

I’ve wanted to try making sweet potato biscuits since I tasted one at a farmer’s market.  This is a great way to use extra sweet potatoes.  I’ve been growing sweet potatoes for the last 3 years.  The yield gets better every year but I supplement our […]

Bone Broth-How to Make Beef Broth

Bone Broth-How to Make Beef Broth

If you haven’t heard about bone broth yet, you probably will soon.  It is one of those very old nutritional ideas that is enjoying fresh attention. The terms broth and stock are often used interchangeably and you can find different definitions depending on where you […]

Can You Have Too Much Zucchini?

Can You Have Too Much Zucchini?

I believe it was Garrison Keiler who said, “July is the only time of year when country people lock our cars in the church parking lot, so people don’t put squash on the front seat. I used to think that was a joke.”  Last year […]

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

Here’s another super easy, high protein soup! PrintTaco Soup Number of servings: 8 Per Serving 355 calories Fat 10 g Carbs 44 g Protein 25 g 8 Ingredients 1 lb lean ground beef (browned) 1 15 oz can corn 1 15 oz can kidney beans […]

A Meal for Eight for $1

A Meal for Eight for $1

This is my mom’s homemade noodle recipe.  She grew up during the Great Depression and learned how to really stretch resources.  Take the leftover chicken or turkey carcass and put it in a stock pot, crock pot or pan big enough that you can cover […]

Is a Menu Planning Service Worth it?  I Didn’t Save Money But Did Gain Value.

Is a Menu Planning Service Worth it? I Didn’t Save Money But Did Gain Value.

Ever feel like you have a pantry full of staples and a refrigerator full of food and yet “there is nothing to eat”?  If you have teenagers, no doubt you’ve heard that multiple times, usually accompanied by standing in front of the refrigerator holding the […]

Cornbread Compromise

Cornbread Compromise

Cornbread growing up was bacon fat melted in a pan, then added to a batter that was 2/3 cornmeal and 1/3 flour, leavening, milk, egg, no sugar.  Have I mentioned that my mom grew up in Louisiana?  When low fat eating became the “correct” way […]

Easy soup is high in protien

Easy soup is high in protien

Husband discovered this recipe years ago and I liked it so much that I included it in our private family cookbook first compiled in 1999. PrintHam, Bean, Bow-tie pasta soup Number of servings: 8 Per Serving 342 calories Fat 7 g Carbs 47 g Protein […]

How to Season Your Own Breakfast Sausage

How to Season Your Own Breakfast Sausage

  You can find out why we season our own ground meat to make breakfast sausage in my previous post here.  When I went in search of recipes I found most had the same ingredients, just in different proportions.  I like things mild and not […]

First Frost and Green Tomatoes-part two

First Frost and Green Tomatoes-part two

        This is part two in the First Frost series about preparing for frost in Eastern Kansas.  I still have green beans that are producing very well so I covered them with row cover over PVC hoops held on with binder clips.  […]