Curing Bacon

ACON!!!! BACON, BACON, BACON, AND MORE BACON. HERE IS THE FIRST OF YOUR HOMEMADE AND CURED BACON RECIPES. ONCE YOU EXPERIENCE REAL BACON- OSCAR MEYER WILL NEVER SATISFY THE ITCH. SLICE IT THICK AND BAKE IT IN A CAST IRON SKILLET AT 350 DEGREES F FOR EASY SPLATTER FREE CRISPINESS. Ingredients 20 to 25 pound batch […]

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Honeysuckle Jelly

SEEIN’ AS THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF HONEYSUCKLE IN THE SOUTH, I AM WILLING TO BET YOU WILL SEE FOLKS STARTING TO HARVEST HONEYSUCKLE FAIRLY SOON. ANGELA JONES WAS KIND ENOUGH TO SHARE THIS RECIPE WITH US, AND I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY IT! “This recipe is so simple, but so time consuming picking and […]

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Homesteaderfest: Beer Lovers Meatballs

I don’t care who you are. If you don’t like meatballs, there’s something wrong with you. 2 slices bread, cubed 12 ounces beer 1 pound lean ground beef H cup shredded mozzarella cheese Freshly ground black pepper to taste H cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 tablespoons […]

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Farm House “Cheddar” Cheese

Everyone should try making their own cheese. I have recently begun making my own fresh mozzarella on a weekly basis, and trying firmer cheeses monthly. My kids eat a lot of Cheddar, Colby, and Havarti, so those are the ones I have been trying to master. Farmhouse Cheddar is a semi-hard cheese made with a few […]

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Smoked Bacon from Scratch

Every meat-eater I’ve ever met has a very special place in their belly for bacon. Quite simply, it is delicious, almost any way you cook it. In fact, we love it so much that we raise a couple of pigs each year to meet all our bacon needs, not to mention ham, lard, sausage, pork […]

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