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.

How To Freeze Broccoli

How To Freeze Broccoli

Produce seems to come in waves.  Sometimes you have a bumper crop of one item and it needs to be ...
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24 Colorful Roasted Vegetable Recipes For Insanely Easy Meals

24 Colorful Roasted Vegetable Recipes For Insanely Easy Meals

It's a bit of an oxymoron, but I'm a homesteader who hates cooking.  Home grown, home cooked food is supposed ...
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48 MORE Cauliflower Recipes That You’ll Want To Eat

48 MORE Cauliflower Recipes That You’ll Want To Eat

Just in case you didn't get enough recipes for cauliflower in our post 53 Tantalizing Cauliflower Recipes For When you ...
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53 Tantalizing Cauliflower Recipes For When You Have Extra (3)

53 Tantalizing Cauliflower Recipes For When You Have Extra

It's an amazing feeling when you grow enough of a food in your garden.  It's even more amazing when you ...
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3 Popular Ways of Preserving Garlic From Your Garden

3 Popular Ways of Preserving Garlic From Your Garden

Garlic is one of my all time favorite plants to grow.  It's pretty much foolproof, which is very important for ...
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Cleaning a Cast Iron Skillet Is Astoundingly Quick and Easy

Cleaning a Cast Iron Skillet Is Astoundingly Quick and Easy

My all time favorite type of pan is cast iron.  It's sturdy, can cook anything, anywhere, and it's super duper ...
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The Top Farming My Backyard Posts Of 2017

The Top Farming My Backyard Posts Of 2017

Wow, I can hardly believe 2017 is just about over.  Is it just me or is time going like, super ...
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Here's How To Make Creamy Rabbit Gravy

Here’s How To Make Creamy Rabbit Gravy

If you have just started raising rabbits you may be wondering what sorts of foods you can cook with rabbit ...
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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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Just How Easy Is It To Make Raspberry Jam-

Just How Easy Is It To Make Raspberry Jam?

Yay!  Books!  I love books!  If you've been around for awhile you might have noticed that.  It's because books are ...
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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

How To Hard Boil Fresh Eggs

One of the best parts of having chickens is all the fresh eggs.  Eggs are super versatile and delicious and ...
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Make Peter Rabbit Pot Pie For a Homegrown Dinner

Make “Peter” Rabbit Pot Pie For a Homegrown Dinner

I have to admit, I was a little nervous the first time we sat down to eat one our backyard ...
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Simple Crustless Quiche Recipe For When You Have Too Many Eggs

Simple Crustless Quiche Recipe For When You Have Too Many Eggs

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 Easy Kefir Cheese

How To Make Easy Kefir Cheese

If you are ever faced with an excess of kefir (which happens all the time to me) make kefir cheese!  If ...
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14 Foods To Stop Refrigerating When You Have Limited Space

14 Foods To Stop Refrigerating When You Have Limited Space

The mailbox lid clinked shut, and the dog started barking at the window as the mailman walked down the sidewalk ...
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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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How To Make Homemade Chili Powder

How To Make 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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How To Make Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

How To Make Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

I was so excited when I learned I could make my own homemade apple cider vinegar from bits of apple ...
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How To Make Sour Cream With Yogurt

How to Make Sour Cream With Yogurt

Did you know that you can make your own sour cream?  I recently discovered that making sour cream is SO ...
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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 for meats conventional storage methods can be energy intensive, (such as pressure ...
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What To Do When You Have No Refrigerator

What To Do When You Have No Refrigerator

Uh-oh, sometimes emergency happen.  Your fridge DIED and it's going to some time before you can replace it.  Or it's ...
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Here Are The Fundamentals Of Dehydrating Foods Without Electricity

Here Are The Fundamentals Of Dehydrating Foods Without Electricity

Preserving food by drying is easy and you don't even need to purchase an electric dehydrator.  There are several ways ...
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Foraged Food: Sweet Chili Thistle Recipe

Foraged Food: Sweet Chili Thistles Recipe

Ever looked outside and wondered just how much food is available for free?  When you learn how to prepare foraged ...
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A Simple Homemade Tortilla Recipe For You

A Simple Homemade Tortilla Recipe For You

Have you ever read the ingredient list on a package of tortillas?  Yikes!  They can be super scary.  And when ...
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Did You Know You Can Make Homemade Granola In The Crockpot!

Did You Know You Can Make Homemade Granola In The Crockpot!

For a long time I thought making homemade granola was scary. All the recipes I saw had a ton of ...
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Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread Anyone Can Easily Make

Gluten Free Brown Rice Bread Anyone Can Easily Make

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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