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


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

Bacon Green Bean Bundles

These are so easy, and an expected side dish on my family’s dinner table once green bean season begins. Sweet, salty, bacony vegetable goodness. -Enjoy- The Homesteader’s Wife


8 thick bacon slices
6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 tsp. roasted garlic powder
1 1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed and blanched
1/4 cup firmly packed […]

By |April 26th, 2015|Sides|Comments Off on Bacon Green Bean Bundles

Fideo (Fee-day-oh)

Every recipe has a story; this recipe is how I survived college on the cheap. The first time I attended college (yes- I have been there done that more than once), I was in Southern California. A friend introduced me to fideo and I basically lived on it for years. Mainly because it was SUPER […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Fideo (Fee-day-oh)

Cinnamon Roll Syrup

Cinnamon rolls or pancakes? No more need to compromise- you can have both with this great syrup. Charaty is our recipe of the day aficionado! She said, “This syrup will separate when it’s chilled (I’ve even tried sending it through the blender before serving to see if it helps with the separation at chilling and it […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Jams And Jellies, Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Cinnamon Roll Syrup

Honey Cheese Spread

Kerri Smith says this is a great appetizer because it’s, “Sweet and Salty all in one.” I was out of store bought crackers, so we spread it on a crisped flat-bread. My bunch loved this! Enjoy- The Homesteader’s Wife


10.5 oz goat cheese log
1/2 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
1/3 cup honey
1 pt fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Cheese Making, Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Honey Cheese Spread

Sugared Pecans

What could be wrong with sugar and pecans? Nothing! Enjoy- The Homesteader’s Wife


1 pound pecan halves
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup of melted butter

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Place pecan halves on a parchment lined cookie sheet to warm pecans while oven is preheating. Meanwhile, white egg whites to […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Baking, Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Sugared Pecans

Okra and Tomatoes

If you live in the South, you are familiar with the term vegetable plate. If they have okra and tomatoes over rice- you can bet that’s gonna be one of my choices. I have noticed there is a fine line between love and hate of okra- I am a lover, not a fighter of okra. […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Recipes, Sides, Veggies|Comments Off on Okra and Tomatoes

Green Tomato Pie

I started my tomato seeds today; I am already dreaming of what I am going to do with my first set of green tomatoes! I am going to make a green tomato pie.  It is very similar to the classic version, except, I use green tomatoes versus the ripe ones. This is a vegetarian version, […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian, Veggies|Comments Off on Green Tomato Pie

Fried Green T’maters

I could make a meal outta these things! Some times I do; try putting a few on a BLT- you’ll thank me. Enjoy- The Homesteader’s Wife


2 large green tomatoes, or more as needed
Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Buttermilk, to cover
1/4 cup or more of bacon fat or frying oil
1 cup or so of […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian, Veggies|Comments Off on Fried Green T’maters