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Recipe For Apple Pie

Slice of Apple Pie

With A Variation – Raw Filling & Heated FillingHere’s my ever-changing and evolving recipe for Apple Pie. There are two methods here: a raw filling and a heated filling. The raw pack is presented first and is the faster method. The heated pack is essentially the same as the raw pack. Details for the heated…

How To Make Foolproof Crock Pot Yogurt

Fresh Homemade Yogurt With Cranberries

Homemade yogurt is actually very simple to make. And if you ask me the easiest and most dependable way to make yogurt at home is with an electric crock pot. All you need is crock pot, a thermometer, some fresh milk and a little bit of the proper type bacteria. Greek yogurt is a favorite…

Recipe For Fresh Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie Slice

This year has proved to be an exceptional year for blueberries. The berries are large and the bushes are positively loaded. I thought you might be interested in the blueberry pie recipe that I use. It’s an older recipe and my personal favorite. It’s not too sweet and is pleasantly tart. The secret is in…

Grow It –Then Eat It: Spinach Pies

Spinach Pie

I never met a spinach pie that I didn’t like. And with the usually cool spring we’re having here in the US this year, we may be looking at a bonanza spinach crop in home gardens all across America. Spinach pies are one of my favorite ways to use fresh spinach.  There are a lot…

A Recipe For 6 Loaves Of Perfect Bread

6 Loaves Of Bread

I bake bread about once every three weeks or so and I thought you might like to see the recipe that I use. It’s an older recipe that I’ve modified a little and lends itself to different flour alterations and combinations. I like this recipe because it makes 6 good size loaves and keeps me…

Too Many Eggs & Impossible Pie

Impossible Pie

For people who keep backyard chickens or ducks, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing – especially in the spring. That’s because this is the time of the year when small poultry flock owners are positively polluted with extra eggs. But it’s a good problem to have. Early spring brings with extra…

How To Make Farm House Egg Noodles

Egg Noodles & Fresh Parsley

I know spring seems like it’s far away. But before you know it people who keep backyard chickens will be swimming in eggs again. One way to use up an abundance of eggs and to store the nutrition of eggs for long-term storage is by making egg noodles. Egg noodles are simply flour, water, eggs,…

Cream Of Broccoli Soup

Bowl of Cream of Broccoli Soup

I grow and freeze lots of broccoli every year for winter use because I’m a big believer in storing a year’s worth of food. I’m also a believer in eating what you store, and making due with what’s in the cupboard, freezer, root cellar and pantry. One of my favorite uses for frozen broccoli during…

Old Stewing Hens

Slow Cooking A Stewing Hen

This past summer I culled about 13 of my older hens. The hens were starting to get some age on them and were no longer laying dependably. A couple of the old biddies had grown cranky and surly in their old age and one or two of the hens had developed the nasty habit of…

Shoo-Fly Pie or Pebble Dash

Shoo Fly Pie

Happy Ground Hog Day! Pennsylvania Dutch cooking is good eating. And the Pennsylvania Dutch are known for their ability to “make do” and combine ordinary foods in special ways. One of the better-known dishes inside and outside of Pennsylvania Dutch Country is Pebble Dash or Shoo-Fly Pie. Shoo-Fly pie is a very old folk food…

Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings is versatile and I never make it the same way twice. When Chicken and Dumplings are on the menu it is an opportunity to use up any fresh vegetables in the refrigerator that are past their prime. I have used fresh, frozen or canned chicken with good results. And I’ve used fresh,…

Pound Cake Recipe

Pound Cake Close Up

I’m swimming in eggs. It’s a great problem to have especially after a long cold winter. During the winter my hens get discouraged from laying due to the short, dark days and cold weather and I spend most of the winter scrounging for eggs. This past winter I actually pleaded with the hens to try…

Snow Pancakes

Close Up Of Snow Pancake

New fresh snow makes the best pancakes! Pancakes or griddlecakes made with snow are very light and fluffy. And with all the snow that the eastern United States has been getting lately it’s a great opportunity to try this recipe. Kids love to help make these pancakes and it’s a perfect snow day meal. SNOW…