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 […]

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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/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

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I have FOUR birthdays coming up next week: Dad, Daddy-in-law, Baby Boy, and Baby’s Boy’s flavor of the season. Since I am the baker of the family, I am in charge of birthday cakes- CRAP! Don’t these people understand I am doing low carb/paleo/THM? Don’t they understand Papaw doesn’t need to be eating birthday cake??? […]

By |September 7th, 2015|Baking, Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on Chocolate Zucchini Cake

THM Peanut Butter Cookies

Sugar-free? Gluten Free? GROSS!!!!! Well, at least that was my opinion until I tried baking with Xylitol. I have been eating in a new manner- trying to stick to the THM eating plan. It’s actually working out quite nicely, but occasionally, I wanna sweet treat! Today, I deserved cookies! Don’t try and eat these hot-they […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Baking, Desserts, Vegetarian|Comments Off on THM Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Tennessee Honey Pecan Pie

In honor of PI Day, I am making this! It’s a twist on pecan pie; add chocolate chips and whiskey! (Seriously, how could you go wrong with either chocolate or Bourbon?) I used Tennessee Honey because that’s what I had on hand. -Enjoy- The Homesteader’s Wife

 1 deep dish pie crust ( unbaked)
1 cup white sugar
 1 […]

By |March 14th, 2015|Baking, Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on Chocolate Tennessee Honey Pecan Pie

The Perfect Pie Crust

It’s PI Day!!! I am a geek/nerd at heart, so I especially love to bake on Pi Day! Here is a perfect crust! Get in the kitchen and bake something!! -Enjoy – The Homesteader’s Wife



1-1/2 cup Crisco or Lard
3 cups All-purpose Flour
1 whole Egg
5 Tablespoons Cold Water
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
1 teaspoon Salt

In a large bowl, […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Sweet Charaty has a trick she uses on busy mornings. She calls it “cheating”, but I think this is a brilliant idea. I bet her hubby, Greg, would agree! -Enjoy! The Homesteader’s Wife

1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup white […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Baking, Breads, Recipes|Comments Off on Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Muffins

Lemon Loaf Cake

Never-mind me…I am just sitting here wondering what to do with all these lemons life has to offer! Enjoy- The Homesteader’s Wife


1 1/2 cup(s) FLOUR
1/2 teaspoon(s) BAKING SODA
1/2 teaspoon(s) BAKING POWDER
1/2 teaspoon(s) SALT
1 cup(s) SUGAR
2 tablespoon(s) BUTTER; Softened.
1 teaspoon(s) VANILLA
1 teaspoon(s) LEMON EXTRACT
1/3 cup(s) LEMON JUICE
1/2 cup(s) OIL (recommend coconut oil)


1 cup(s) POWDERED […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Baking, Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on Lemon Loaf Cake