Of Homemade Tortillas and Chicken Fajitas



My family considers homemade tortillas a real treat!  After numerous attempts at making round flour tortillas (I could make every shape but round!), we finally invested in an electric tortilla/flatbread maker.  With the simple, inexpensive ingredients that comprise tortillas, I’m sure we’ve more than made up the original price of the [...]

Add Some Sparkle to Easter Brunch/Dinner


This recipe is very similar to that popular cold drink you can buy at the mall.  It’s been a family favorite for many years and gets lots of requests! Add a banana for extra flavor!

6 oz. frozen orange juice

1/2 [...]

Chase Away that Cold and Flu with Garlic Tea!

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Easy to make garlic tea!


There seems to be a lot of sickness going around this winter, so I thought I’d share our family’s easy “go-to” formula for feeling better quick!  As you probably already know, garlic has healing and antibiotic properties.  We grow lots of garlic on our small farm, so it’s only [...]

How To Cook The Perfect Egg… or, being thankful for the simple things in life

If you’ve ever tried peeling a “farm-fresh” hard-boiled egg you can probably relate to my frustration over what seems like an impossible task!  We have had chickens for 16 years, and until just a few weeks ago I struggled with removing the shell from a hard-boiled egg!  I’ve read, and been told many tips and [...]

Homestyle Gluten-free Bread

If you’ve been looking for a dependable recipe for a gluten-free sandwich bread- look no further!

Once you’ve compiled all the ingredients for this bread, the recipe comes together easily and quickly, with family-pleasing results!

Or, see the Urban Homemaker’s Baking Supplies category for the Urban [...]

Tribute to Mom

The Urban Homemaker is epitomized in my own mother.  I took it for granted, as a child, and foolishly thought most homes were like mine, with a mother who cooked supper every night, baked the best cookies and cinnamon rolls, and actually said she liked doing laundry and ironing!  I did wonder at times [...]

Brunch Egg Casserole


Serves 12

Here’s a hearty,” assemble the night before” dish

which includes tasty, basic ingredients!

1 pound bacon, cut into small pieces

2 cups cooked ham, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

10 slices bread (a French loaf works great), cubed

1 cup cooked potatoes, cubed

1 cup cooked asparagus, cut [...]

Quick Homemade Apple Fritters


1 cup unbleached flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

1 1/2 cups chopped apples

canola oil for frying

Sugar/cinnamon to roll [...]

Making Playdough At Home – A Recipe For FUN!


Although my own children have outgrown this activity, we still get to enjoy it now and then when entertaining other young ones!  It never fails to bring smiles, and is a safe, economical remedy for those “winter doldrums”!

This recipe, which I’ve had for years, is easily made, with [...]

Soft and Simple Yeast Rolls

1 cup water

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar or honey

3 eggs

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 tablespoon SAF (instant) yeast

4 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour

(or substitute part of this with freshly ground whole wheat flour)