MEXICAN STYLE BAKED POTATO

MEXICAN STYLE BAKED POTATO

HAVE I TOLD YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE BAKED POTATOES? They are a perfect food, ya’ll. Delicious. Nutrient packed. And filling. I love eating foods that actually fill me up so I am not starving 25 minutes after a meal. *cough* salad *cough* In our household, baked potatoes can either be a side dish, or the main course. When we load ’em up like this Mexican Style potato, we usually just eat them alone.  Feel free to make your own…

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THAT ONE DAY I ALMOST QUIT HOMESTEADING…

THAT ONE DAY I ALMOST QUIT HOMESTEADING…

…WAIT, WHICH ONE? I thought I would start off 2017 with a big ‘ol dose of brutal honesty. There have been days, and not just a couple, where I have desperately wanted to quit homesteading. To pack up the Suburban with all my shoes, my husband, and kids of course, drive to the nearest hotel and make a home. Many a time I have looked out my windows without feeling an ounce of excitement, but rather, resentment and anger. Seeing…

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10 TIPS FOR RAISING BROILER CHICKENS FOR MEAT

10 TIPS FOR RAISING BROILER CHICKENS FOR MEAT

IT’S KIND OF A SCREWED UP THING WE’VE GOT GOIN’ ON… …WITH MODERN DAY BROILER MEAT CHICKENS.   In fact, I kind of think of them as more of a “Frankenchicken” than anything else. They are bred to eat. And eat. And eat. And sit, so they don’t burn any calories. So literally, all they do is sit and eat. Sometimes they die from dehydration…because they can’t find the water dish sitting right in front of them. Okay, I’m just…

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BUBBLE AND SQUEAK WITH BACON

BUBBLE AND SQUEAK WITH BACON

I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING….SAY WHAAAAT? Bubble and Squeak…kind of sounds like the names your 3 year old would give to a couple of barn kitties.   But, rest assured, Bubble and Squeak has nothing to do with kitties. Or 3 year olds.   Rather, I am going to share with you a family favorite recipe. One that you can easily throw together after a day of working in the hot sun, or taming your wild dinosaurs children.   HISTORY OF…

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HOW TO COOK BACON IN THE OVEN

HOW TO COOK BACON IN THE OVEN

LOVE BACON? HATE BACON GREASE MESS? Cooking bacon in the oven will give you everything you want: yummy bacon without the greasy splatter mess that always ends up on the stove, counter and back splash!    First of all, realize that if you get bacon from a butcher or bacon packaged from the store, the cooking time will vary. Thicker bacon generally takes about 30 minutes, sometimes a little longer, whereas thinly sliced bacon is usually done in about 20…

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THE BEST BAKED POTATO

THE BEST BAKED POTATO

NO NEED TO VISIT YOUR FAVORITE STEAKHOUSE… …to get that perfect Baked Potato.   The Sometimes Farmer, aka My Husband, is a serious triple threat. The guy makes me laugh, looks good in blue jeans, and can cook up some tasty eats. He started making these baked potatoes years ago…when we still lived in the big city. They are so good that they’ve stuck with us all this time.   Coated in butter and coarse sea salt, the crust is…

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BAKED SWEET POTATO BITES

BAKED SWEET POTATO BITES

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BUTTER…AND BURNED PIECES… …that make this recipe super yummy. Actually, if I’m going to be honest with you, this is the best way to eat sweet potatoes. Ever. These cute little Baked Sweet Potato Bites should be classified as finger food, since you will gobble them up so quickly.   Cooking them in butter turns the inside of the cubes nice and soft, while the outside is crunchy and chewy…at the same time. Don’t worry about…

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CROCK POT CHICKEN STOCK

CROCK POT CHICKEN STOCK

I MIGHT BE LAZY. OR TIRED. OR BUSY…OR A MOM.   Either way you want to look at it, the fact remains that I like things to be EASY.   Super easy.   So easy in fact, that I might be guilty of parking my shoes smack-dab in the middle of multiple doorways in our house, simply because its easier to put them on when I need them. Who cares who trips on them.   You can see my dilemma,…

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