On a Windy Day

The winds were crazy on Sunday!  Stead winds at about 25 mph with higher gusts.  The sun hid behind the clouds and the winds weren’t very warm, so our time was mostly spent indoors.  The girls invited their cousin over for a playdate and about mid-afternoon they decided to do some baking. For Christmas, LiliContinue reading “On a Windy Day”

The Great Bread Experiment

For Christmas, Santa brought me a grain mill to grind my own flour.  It became a necessity when I accidentally purchased a 50 lb bag of wheat instead of a 50 lb bag of flour.  Oops!!! Since I received the grain mill, I’ve been trying to figure out how to bake with freshly ground wheat.  Yes folks,Continue reading “The Great Bread Experiment”

Dandelions, the Super Food

Dandelions!!! It seems that many will do whatever it takes to rid their yard of those little yellow flowering weeds. For a matter-of-fact, we were once in that same camp. Then we moved over to the “I don’t care” camp and just mowed right over them when we cut the grass.  I have now movedContinue reading “Dandelions, the Super Food”

A Homestead Kind of Day

Winter Storm Nika moved through last night and early this morning leaving us about 6 – 7 inches of snow. This required another snow shoveling work-out and after my work-out I decided it was a good day to enhance some of my homesteading skills. Since I was down to just enough laundry soap for maybe twoContinue reading “A Homestead Kind of Day”

Crispy on the Outside, Flaky on the Inside

I have tried different recipes over the years and have finally found a biscuit recipe that I love. More importantly, a biscuit recipe my family loves. I tweaked the recipe a little and the results were yummy!!! Crispy Outside, Flaky Inside Biscuits 3 c all-purpose flour (I use unbleached flour) 2 t baking powder 1/4 tContinue reading “Crispy on the Outside, Flaky on the Inside”