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Dutch Oven Half Whole Wheat Bread

January 23, 2024
Dutch Oven Half Whole Wheat Bread on wooden cutting board. Blue Dutch oven and lid and bread knife also sit on the board. Bread sits on top of parchment paper.

This Dutch Oven Half Whole Wheat Bread is made with a handful of simple ingredients and is a great recipe for beginner bread makers. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. One of my goals for this year is to learn as many skills as possible from mending clothing to bread making.  I want to make as much from scratch as possible.  So the other week, I dove right…

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Homemade Chicken Stock from Freezer Scraps

January 17, 2024
Homemade chicken stock being made in Dutch oven on stovetop with veggie scraps and chicken bones.

Save your leftover veggie scraps and chicken bones to make your own homemade chicken stock. Then, use your stock for soups, sauces, and so much more! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. It has been downright frigid here in Jersey this week.  A perfect week for staying in and enjoying comfort foods.  Knowing that the weather called for snow and freezing temps, I took advantage of the freezer…

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What to Do with a Simmer Pot

January 9, 2024

If you’ve hopped on the simmer pot trend – or purchased a kit from my Etsy shop – this post explains what to do with a simmer pot and how to make your own fragrance blends. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Simmer pots – also called “stovetop potpourri” – have become kind of a big deal.  Especially on TikTok, where I first got the idea to include…

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Melt and Pour Halloween Blood Splatter Soap

September 29, 2020
melt and pour halloween blood splatter soap

Make washing your hands a scream this Halloween with this easy Melt and Pour Halloween Blood Splatter Soap tutorial! This post may contain affiliate links. Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. My husband was watching one of those homesteading shows. You know, they usually take place in Alaska, they own quite the expanse of land, and they make their own food, clothing, etc.? Well, one of the women on the show was talking about…

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