Real Chocolate Pudding

Did you grow up thinking pudding was something made from a box of powder found next to Jell-O in the grocery store, or maybe a single serving container from Kraft? I did too, but recently I got brave enough to try pudding from scratch, adapting a recipe that my mom uses to make Chocolate Cream …

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Cluck & Moo – Raise Your Own Dairy & Eggs – sign up for the class now!

Join us for an informative course about owning and caring for dairy cattle on your homestead and/or chickens in your backyard. All are welcome: hopeful farmers, beginners, and those more experienced. Please bring your questions! Instructors Jay and Michelle Lancaster have an extensive background in dairy farming, cheesemaking and homesteading. The topics to be covered …

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Baked Pumpkin Stuffed with Sausage, Quinoa & Cranberries

I found versions of this recipe while looking for a meal for my bible study group, one limiting gluten and dairy. Plus, I eat so much dairy that it is nice to have something else on the menu. My mom, who tries to eat very healthy (you know, green stuff and mushrooms and what-not...) thought …

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Home Butchering: Travelers to Tabletop!

Because we had no saws, our weights were solely meat weights. Jersey = A few select steaks (and experimenting with herbed steak) and major roast meat. Everything else became stew meat or hamburger. We got over 100# of meat, plus well-endowed bones that will feed our dog all winter. Mulefoot hog = Butterfly loin steaks (these …

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Home-pressed fresh apple cider making day!

Before we made the cider, husband Jay picked the orchard of frosted apples and stored boxes upon boxes of apples in the basement to continue sweetening. Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, Jonagold, who knows!? We had dark red apples, yellow apples, green apples, and reddish-gold apples and they're all SWEET! So, in the future, we'll need …

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