Lo Carb Cream of Chicken Surprise

I hate paying $2 for a can of cream of chicken soup. I hate the carbs in the canned kind even more. This recipe came about when I added a little too much water to my mashed “fauxtatoes.” Cauliflower is a common potato substitute in the THM and low-carb world. I would never have believed […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Lo Carb Cream of Chicken Surprise

Okra and Tomatoes

Summer’s Bounty is upon us! It’s no secret that I love okra. I especially love grilled baby okra, but that is a lesson for another day. Today, we are making a Southern classic- Okra and Tomatoes. I will even include vegetarian options. Let’s get started! Enjoy- The Homesteader’s Wife
I’m a good cook, but I am […]

By |July 13th, 2016|Recipes, Sides|Comments Off on Okra and Tomatoes


There are a few foods that remind me of my childhood. Chorizo and eggs used to be my FAVORITE breakfast…UNTIL I learned to read the ingredient’s list. Pork lymph nodes and salivary glands???? Ummmm…no thanks. Now, I will say that I under the circumstance of a zombie apocalypse, I would eat store bought chorizo- otherwise, […]

By |June 5th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Chorizo

Lemon Curd

Lemons are my go to fruit this year. I’ve been using them in everything! I love their bright notes, and they seem to help ease my Spring Fever! Lately, I’ve been baking up a storm, and made a version of cupcakes that seemed more like muffins to me…I am tired of cream cheese frosting and […]

By |April 23rd, 2016|Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Lemon Curd

Italian Cream Cake

Now that winter is here, I can get some real baking done! For those of you that don’t know, I don’t have central heat and air here on the farm, so I don’t bake in the summer. Anywho, I digress- Italian Cream Cake…Mmmmmm. It’s a standard in the South. I will NOT be limited on […]

By |January 14th, 2016|Baking, Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on Italian Cream Cake

Pumpkin Muffins

Everyone is on the pumpkin craze train, so I figured I might as well jump on too. These muffins are quite filling and in hind sight- I should have made them smaller or used a loaf pan. I believe in using what you have on hand, so my one cup of almond flour was really […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Baking, Breads, Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Muffins

Flour-less Chocolate Cake

I have been wanting something chocolatey…not just anything. Something truffle-like, rich, fudgey, and I can’t figure out what I want!!! HOLD the PRESSES!! I remembered this cake I had in Atlanta a few years back during the Easter season. It was from this Kosher deli- I want THAT!!! Hmm….Google Jewish chocolate cake- no leavening…BINGO! The […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Baking, Desserts, Recipes, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Flour-less Chocolate Cake

THM Yummies

Remember those no bake peanut butter / corn flake cookies from the 70’s? My mom used to make them at Christmas. I loved those things!! One of the ladies from a Facebook group had a little mishap in the kitchen. It turns out her faux pas was like when, “Someone got their peanut butter on […]

By |September 28th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on THM Yummies

Pancakes for Stephanie

One of Baby Girl’s college friends can’t have gluten, and one thing I have noticed about that bunch is that brunch is common place. I have been looking for and experimenting with gluten free recipes for classic southern faire- this comes pretty close. It reminds me of a whole wheat flap jack. If you are […]

By |September 27th, 2015|Breads, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Pancakes for Stephanie

THM/Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Style Biscuits

My favorite thing to eat for breakfast are biscuits; it’s a southern thang. I especially love bacon gravy…and so does my butt. This can be a problem. Lately, I have been missing some of my comfort foods, and Baby Girl wanted garlic cheddar biscuits. CHALLENGE!!!! Twenty experiments later… I have finally found the proper texture […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Baking, Breads, Recipes, Vegetarian|Comments Off on THM/Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Style Biscuits