home cooking

Amish Friendship Bread

Amish Friendship Bread

    Amish Friendship Bread is a well-known recipe in the farmhouse cooking world. It’s great to receive your starter from a friend until 10 days later you realize you have to pawn off starter to three other friends and the cycle repeats itself. I 

Best Ever Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Best Ever Homemade Chocolate Syrup

There are just some things that taste better when they are homemade. Chocolate syrup is one of those things. It’s richer, sweeter in a better way, thicker, and more chocolaty with no aftertaste than the ones sold in stores. I like making it on a 

Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup

Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup

If I had to grab just one of my kitchen appliances with a minute’s notice, it would be my pressure cooker. I use it at least two or three times a week and helps me get dinner on the table in record time. Now that 

Super Simple GF Peanut Butter Cookies

Super Simple GF Peanut Butter Cookies

There is nothing better than a family movie night with snacks that everyone can enjoy. These gluten free peanut butter cookies are all the things you love in a good PB cookie; they are crisp on the edges, soft in the middle, sweet and nutty, 

Kid Friendly Salmon Cups

Kid Friendly Salmon Cups

Quick and easy, these salmon cups can be made from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and pantry. I was lucky enough to find cans of Wildcaught Alaskan salmon for a steal at the local grocery store, so stocked up. If I put 

How to Make Horseradish

How to Make Horseradish

At the farmer’s market this morning, I bought a large root of horseradish. Actually, I only bought half of the piece, because it didn’t smell that spicy, and I was worried it would be too mild. Isn’t it lovely? Making ground horseradish is pretty important 

Hot And Spicy In The Kitchen: Making Horseradish

Hot And Spicy In The Kitchen: Making Horseradish

At the farmer’s market this morning, I bought a large root of horseradish. Actually, I only bought half of the piece, because it didn’t smell that spicy, and I was worried it would be too mild. Isn’t it lovely? Making ground horseradish is pretty important 

Late Summer Rhubarb Crisp

Late Summer Rhubarb Crisp

If you shop with a tight budget, and only go once or twice a month to the store, there are inevitably going to be times when the larder is becoming bare and still it isn’t Grocery Day. With experience, these times become a day or two at most, but 

Farmhouse Pickled Eggs

Farmhouse Pickled Eggs

Since I am not canning up a storm, it still doesn’t mean that I don’t have the canning itch. Without the produce, what is a farming wife to do?  Can everything else!  Have you ever pickled eggs? They are so tasty, and even the kids 

Crockpot Summer Supper

Today’s crockpot summer supper, is a recipe that came about in a convoluted fashion, as so many scratch recipes do. My garlic cloves were overpowering the rest of the fridge contents, and it is so hot, that heating the oven just seemed wrong. I came