Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancake Recipe

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancake Recipe
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It probably has something to do with reading the little house books over and over as a child, but buckwheat pancakes hold a special place in my heart. 

Contrary to what you might think given the name, buckwheat is not actually wheat, and contains no gluten at all, making it perfectly safe, and very nutritious for folks with celiac disease.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I bought a bag of buckwheat… Read More »

How To Make Homemade Candles

How To Make Homemade Candles
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I’ve been wanting to make tallow candles ever since the last time I made homemade tallow in the crockpot this Spring. We’ve just been so busy though, it didn’t happen until today. 

Candles in jars like these make really nice homemade gifts, which is something to keep in mind with the holiday season coming up - and especially with canning supplies (jars) going on sale right now with the end of canning season.

Besides, homemade candle making makes me feel… Read More »

Gluten Free Sausage-Biscuit Casserole Recipe

Gluten Free Sausage-Biscuit Casserole Recipe
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Once upon a time, I found a recipe in a cookbook called cheeseburger pie. Gabriel said it was boring. 

Apparently his taste buds like excitement. I’m sure you can relate.

So we spiced it up a bit, and now we agree that this sausage biscuit casserole (as we renamed it) is pretty hard to beat. 

I like the nice, moist, but tender biscuit-y topping, Gabriel likes the kick of the sausage, and we all love the way the layer of cheese in the middle ties… Read More »

How To Eat Beans Every Day For A Week Without Getting Bored

Beans are widely heralded as the cheapest source of protein we can get. But we don’t eat them very often. Why? Maybe it’s because they’re just too boring. 

Or so we think. The truth is, they’re not any more boring than a cup of flour. It’s what you do with that cup of flour - or beans as the case may be - that makes it exciting!


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Avocado-Lime Ranch Dressing Recipe

Avocado-Lime Ranch Dressing Recipe
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A few days ago my mother-in-law introduced me to avocado lime ranch dressing.

I’d never even heard of it until she handed me this little packet that was apparently a leftover from a recent visit to Chick-Fil-A, but my, What deliciousness!

I’m a pretty hard-core fan of homemade ranch dressing, and honestly would have never believed that it could be improved upon, but this avocado lime thing is pretty darn good. 

It’s… Read More »

The Number One Reason Why I Love Cloth Diapers

The Number One Reason Why I Love Cloth Diapers
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There are a lot of good reasons to use cloth diapers. 

Probably the one you hear most often is the Eco-friendly aspect. After all, once a paper diaper hits the landfill, they take (as I recall) an estimated 300 years to decompose. 

But honestly, while it’s nice to be able to pat myself on the back for doing good, as someone who doesn’t live right next to a landfill, the Eco-friendly aspect is a little far off to be really motivating. 

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Gluten-Free Buckwheat Cookie Recipe

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Cookie Recipe
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Buckwheat what?! Yeah, it was a whim, and one I don’t regret. The buckwheat gives these cookies a nice, robust flavor - something which is often lacking in gluten-free baked goods. They even got an exuberant thumbs up from hubby, who was giving me funny looks when I told them I used buckwheat flour in them.

Admittedly, if you left the buckwheat out of this recipe, you’d have a normal chocolate chip cookie, but where’s the fun in that?

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How Time-Bound Chores Make Me A Better Person

A what?

A time-bound chore could be putting the chickens up at night, or feeding bottle calves, or for me, milking goats twice a day - even the kid’s naps are a time-bound chore! Those kinds of things can’t wait on you to get in the mood, you have to do them - and that’s a good thing!

One of the often bemoaned aspects of farming and homesteading, is time-bound chores. They can really interfere with social lives, and the ability to sleep in any time you want to,… Read More »

Cookie Baking Kit *Giveaway*

So… who wants a cookie? I don’t know about you, but I always want a cookie, and now that I’ve looked through The new Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide, I’m drooling. 

 Cookies are portable, easy to make, and great for sharing. That is, unless you have a food allergy, like gluten intolerance or celiac disease. But The Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide makes it possible for everyone to enjoy their favorite cookies.

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Simple Squash Casserole Recipe

Simple Squash Casserole Recipe
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What does the end of summer mean for you? For most farmers and gardeners everywhere it means having summer squash coming out their ears, and chances are good that even if you don’t have a gardener-friend giving you the stuff, you can at least get it very cheaply from the store.

All this, of course, means that you need more yellow squash recipes, and this one is, just about as simple, and tasty a recipe as you’ll ever find.

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