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Minestrone Soup

Here is a simple recipe from EcoThrifty. If you are new to cooking, make this on the weekend when you are feeling rushed. If you have a large family, you can double or triple this. Even if you don’t have … Read More

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Eggnog Cake

It can be so tempting this time of year to pick up a cake at the grocery store or a bakery. If you catch yourself staring at something like that for more than a couple seconds, imagine my youngest daughter … Read More

Goat Milk Pudding

You’ve heard of the 100-mile diet where people eat only things that were grown within 100 miles. Well, I make a 100-yard ice cream that contains only ingredients that were made from within 100 yards of our kitchen — goat … Read More

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin spice cookies

This is one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes for so many reasons — convenience, taste, and nutrition, to name only three. They’re easy to make and actually have some pretty nutritious ingredients in them. And of course, they wouldn’t … Read More

spiced pear butter

Spiced Pear Butter

When we moved to our homestead, we planted lots of trees that yielded fruit we were not in the habit of eating. In fact, in 2007, we planted four pear trees, even though I had probably not eaten four whole … Read More

Homegrown Tamale Pie

Homegrown Tamale Pie

For about 20 years, we’ve been making a tamale pie out of the cookbook, Tofu Cookery, but recently it occurred to me that this time of year we could make our own version of this recipe using produce straight from … Read More

Zucchini here, there, everywhere

Zucchini here, there, everywhere

  Patty pan, lemon squash, golden zucchini, and scalloped squash Although we are not drowning in zucchini and summer squash this year — the picture is from last year — I know a lot of people have been blessed with … Read More

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