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Honey Whiskey Cider for Cold Winter Nights

Shantel Wittstruck from Women On Ice shares a tasty recipe that can be enjoyed on a cold day of ice fishing. Here’s an easy recipe you can toss in the flask for a cold winter day. Yes, we know that alcohol doesn’t “warm you up” when it’s cold outside, so enjoy in moderation and use your head. This one is pretty straightforward folks! All you need is: – 6 c of apple cider – 2 c of your favorite whiskey – 2 Tbsp of honey – Optional – cinnamon sticks Heat it all up and kick back around a bonfire …

3 Things to Make with Dandelion Roots this Fall – Including Caffeine-Free Coffee

Fall is here, and it’s time to pick the dandelions! Oh, folks, fall is finally here; isn’t it lovely? No more back and forth, with one day in the high 70’s and the next – rainy and cold. Fall has settled in to stay. And that means everyone is hurrying to bring in the last few tomatoes and get their winter squash picked and stored. It means you’re nearly done canning, and the holidays are just around the corner.

Einkorn Puff Pastry

Want to make fresh pastries at home so you can control the ingredients? With this recipe for einkorn puff pastry, you will be able to create your own tender, flaky pastries in a snap!   Homemade Einkorn Puff Pastry While making your own puff pastry might seem a little “extra”, if you’ve ever made homemade pie crust, then you’ve got this on lockdown. Making homemade einkorn puff pastry dough is quite simple and can be done with just a few minutes of effort – especially if you have a food processor! NOTE: If you don’t have a food processor, just …

Bread and Butter Pickles

Deliciously sweet, sliced cucumbers, in an old fashioned brine – these bread and butter pickles are easy enough for a beginning canner to make, perfect on top of your burger, or just to eat right out of the jar. Cucumbers are almost always a bumper crop here on our little homestead. They grow so well, we typically can’t keep up with them. We’ll bring in baskets and baskets full of them and can only eat so many fresh… so what to do? Make bread and butter pickles. We really love pickling things around here. From watermelon rind pickles to pickled …

Pan-Fried Bluegill Recipe

Crispy on the outside, tender, flaky fish on the inside, this simple pan-fried bluegill recipe is reminiscent of old-fashioned flavor and perfect for stove or campfire for your fresh catch. We love to take the girls fishing. It’s so fun to sit back, toss in a line, and watch their faces light up when their bobber starts dunking into the water. So, we took them the other day to a local spot full of delicious bluegill. We all 5 caught a mess of them.  We brought them home, and then cleaned and fried them for dinner. So yummy.

Garlic Herb Compound Butter with Garlic Scapes

This garlic herb compound butter blend uses scapes from your garden instead of garlic cloves, but is still absolutely delicious and perfect on top of steaks or on bread. Compound butter is one of my favorite things to have on hand simply because it makes it so much easier to grab a pat and throw it on a cob of fresh sweet corn or atop a delicious grilled steak. We usually make it with cloves of garlic and some fresh herbs, but since I just harvested our garlic scapes, I wanted to use them up in a few different ways. …