Whether you grow your own food, buy locally, or buy what you can afford, preparing it yourself is one way to embrace the homesteading lifestyle.  Here are some ideas on cooking from the garden or replacing purchased foods with homemade versions.

Beet brownies are the best! (Made with honey!)

Beet Brownies are the Best! (Made with Honey!)

We're all supposed to eat more fruits and vegetables, right?  But what we really want to eat are brownies.  Have ...
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How To Make Super Easy Rabbit Stock

Homemade rabbit stock is super easy to make!  Making it is a great way to utilize each animal fully and ...
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How To Make Fantastic Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate is awesome.  I mean just about everyone can agree that it's just amazing.  Except my husband.  Because he is ...
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A Green Smoothie Is The Perfect Way To Hide Vegetables

A Green Smoothie Is The Perfect Way To Hide Vegetables

I can't stand eating vegetables.  It's a funny thing, considering I'm trying to grow as much of my own food ...
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What To Do With Leftovers When You Have No Fridge

If you are living without a fridge, or with a very small fridge the number one easiest strategy for having ...
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How To Hard Boil Fresh Eggs

Last week I wanted to make Russian Carrot Salad from Penniless Parenting.  I'm not a huge fan of carrots but ...
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Peter Rabbit Pot Pie Recipe

I have to admit, I was a little nervous the first time we sat down to eat one our backyard ...
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Crustless Quiche Recipe

When you have too many eggs it's time for quiche!  It's a perfect spring time dinner that can be made ...
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How to make Kefir Cheese

If you are ever faced with an excess of kefir (which happens all the time to me) make kefir cheese! ...
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Stop Refrigerating These 14 Foods

Here are some easy foods to stop refrigerating if you are thinking about going fridge free or just downsizing to ...
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Easy Potato Chowder You Can Make From Your Homestead

Easy Potato Chowder You Can Make From Your Homestead

Growing your own food is fun, but the really special part comes when you sit down to the dinner table ...
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Homemade Chili Powder

Earlier this week I sprinkled the very last of my chili powder into my homemade ketchup and immediately thought I ...
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Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

I was so excited when I learned I could make my own apple cider vinegar from bits of apple waste ...
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How to Make Sour Cream

I recently discovered that making sour cream is SO EASY! I used the directions from Cultures for Health the first ...
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How to Render Fat And Make Your Own Lard

How to Render Fat And Make Your Own Lard

The other day I was getting ready to put a fatty roast into the crock pot when I realized I ...
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How To Dehydrate Hamburger And Make Hamburger Rocks

How To Dehydrate Hamburger And Make Hamburger Rocks

If you are interested in becoming more self reliant and living off grid, you will want solutions for preserving meat ...
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Preserve Meat without Canning Or Freezing by making Oven Jerky by Farming My Backyard

Preserving Meat Without Canning Or Freezing by Making Oven Jerky

Preserving food is always a good idea, but when storing meats conventional storage methods can be energy intensive, (such as ...
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Foraging for food and find some thistles? Make this delicious sweet chili thistles recipe.

Foraging Food: Sweet Chili Thistles Recipe

I've been fascinated by foraging food lately. I finally got up the courage to actually do it and I was ...
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Homemade Tortillas

I keep trying to make whole wheat tortillas that everyone likes. I am not the best tortilla maker out there, ...
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Crockpot Granola

I cook like I garden, haphazardly. For a long time I thought making granola was scary. All the recipes I ...
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Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread

Whether you are gluten free, considering going gluten free, or want to make something for a friend who can't eat ...
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Nourishing Traditions Is The Best Cookbook For Beginning Homesteaders

Nourishing Traditions Is The Best Cookbook For Beginning Homesteaders

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon is the best cookbook for beginning homesteaders.  It's a great way to jump into homesteading ...
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Homemade Applesauce Just The Way You Like It

Homemade Applesauce Just The Way You Like It

Applesauce used to be one of those foods I always enjoyed eating but never ever made from scratch.  I didn't think ...
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How To Make Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

How To Make Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin puree is one of the easiest things to make from scratch.  You can replace your canned pumpkin with pumpkins ...
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