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

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

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 Caramel Sauce or Creamy Pralines

Hmmmm…that is weird. Which is it? Well the ingredients are the same up until a certain point, so like most homesteaders, Imma kill two birds at the same time. Yes, I know that’s not how the saying goes, but I live in Louisiana- enough said right? Anywho… at the end of this sentence, stop reading […]

By |September 6th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian|Comments Off on THM Caramel Sauce or Creamy Pralines

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


Boy, is it hot! Today was over a 100 F. When the weather is this hot, I don’t even wanna cook, much less eat. My thighs wish it was 100 degrees every day. I still have to feed the troops, so instead of baking dessert, I decided to do fruit salad. This is my take […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Desserts, Salads, Sides|Comments Off on Ambrosia

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, […]

By |March 14th, 2015|Baking, Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on The Perfect Pie Crust