Starting a new journey with Kefir

Jason is ahead of me on this by a few years, but I recently learned about Kefir. It was quite by accident, as my eye caught a video about probiotics and the importance of them in our diet. In tablet form, good probiotics can be [Read More]

Dinner’s in the slow cooker, easy beef recipe

While the world slept through the early hours of Sunday morning, I dragged my butt hopped out of bed to get lunch in the crock pot. Now, I usually have this all prepped so I don’t have to get up so early on a Sunday [Read More]

6 Week Winter Meal Plan

This meal planner will last you clear through to March, and contains some great warming meals for these cold nights! With several recipes making plenty for leftovers, you could probably stretch this plan all the way to Spring! View it here. Sample meals: Homemade meatloaf [Read More]

Meal Planning – “How” to guide for every family

I know that to many people this is a really simple concept, but for me learning to menu plan was a real Eureka moment. I’d never been taught how to do it, and for years I just fumbled along. Many days, I dreaded cooking, or [Read More]

Homemade Cream Of Wheat

When the cold weather sets in, I often find myself taking care of the little things that need wrapped up. In the afternoon the weather turns cold and often I have already taken off my long sleeves… But when I get inside, there are a [Read More]

Kitchen Favorites: My slow cooker

This is Modern Pioneer’s wife, Danielle. Nice to meet you! For the longest time, I dreaded cooking. As a busy person, planning meals wasn’t on my agenda so that shopping and cooking became a drag. I changed my outlook on it a few years ago [Read More]

Cornbread ( 1830’s) Kitchen / Campfire Recipe

3 c.  stone ground corn meal 1 1/2    c.  white flour 1 T. sugar 2 t. baking soda 1/2 t.  salt 2 1/2 T. molasses  or  21/2  T. honey  or 11/4  T. of each  4 eggs 3 c.  buttermilk 3 T. lard 3  T. veg. [Read More]

Dutch Oven Cobbler Kitchen / Campfire Recipe

1 box of yellow cake mix 1 cold stick butter cut into cubes 2 cans pie filling 1 1/4 c. chopped or finely diced walnuts While heating 12 inch cast iron dutch oven to 375 degrees (use oven thermometer inside dutch oven/oven ) Remove from [Read More]

Traditional Buckwheat (no knead)

3/4  cup buckwheat flour (3  1/2 oz) 1  cup unbleached all-purpose flour (5 oz) 2  cups whole wheat flour (9 oz) 2  1/4 t. granulated yeast 1  1/2 t. coarse salt 1/8  cup vital wheat gluten (2 T or .6 oz) 1  3/4 cups lukewarm [Read More]

Honey Wheat (no knead) Dutch Oven

1  1/3  cups lukewarm water (approximately 100 degrees) 2  1/4 t.  granulated yeast 2  1/4 t.  coarse salt (.6 oz) 1  1/2  cups whole wheat flour (6.75 oz) 1  1/2  cups  all-purpose white flour (7.5 oz) 1/8  cup of vital wheat gluten ( 2T or .6 oz) [Read More]