Cooking from Scratch

Easy Homemade Chai Tea Mix

I’ll be honest… I’m not a tea drinker. In fact, I could probably go the rest of my life without drinking another cup of tea and I’d be alright. But take away my coffee and I’d have a hard time even getting through the day! That being said, I do...

How to Season Cast Iron Cookware

Cast iron cookware is seeing a comeback. While it’s one of the oldest types of cookware still in use today, cast iron fell out of fashion in the mid 20th century when other types of cookware such as aluminum, stainless steel and Teflon-coated non-stick pans gained...

How to Render Lard (Using a Slow Cooker or Stockpot)

When it comes to homesteading skills, learning how to render your own lard is high on the list of things that will have you feeling like you’re channeling Ma Ingalls in your kitchen. Of course, us modern homesteaders know there’s absolutely no shame in using modern...
Traditional Christmas Tourtière Recipe

Traditional Christmas Tourtière Recipe

Tourtière is a traditional French Canadian meat pie that’s made only at Christmas time, but this tourtière recipe is good enough to enjoy all year long! According to this article by Food Network Canada, tourtière can be traced back to 17th century Québec. French...

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Old-Fashioned Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Old-Fashioned Homemade Eggnog Recipe

I’ve been wanting to try making homemade eggnog for a while now. In fact, I’ve been wanting to try making it myself ever since I realized you could make such things at home.  But, like many things, it’s just one of those projects that’s been pushed to the back...

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Perfect Homemade Flaky Pie Crust

Perfect Homemade Flaky Pie Crust

  The key to any good pie is a perfect, flaky pie crust. This all-purpose pie crust is buttery and flaky and goes great with both sweet and savoury pies. And it's as easy as pie to whip together from scratch;) * * * I don’t know anyone who...

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