Trying to Burn the House Down

When’s the last time you forgot about something cooking on the stove?  It happened to me just the other night.  I was expecting my husband home for dinner soon and was reheating some chicken tenderloins (from the night before) on the stove.   I’m not sure why I had the heat up so high, but […]

My Review of the NEW Harvest Mill

Just last fall, NutriMill introduced their newest edition, a beautiful electric grain mill called the Harvest Mill.  I brought one home to use several weeks ago.  I’ve owned a NutriMill (what they now call the Classic) for around 10 years and have been very satisfied with the quantity and quality of flour it mills.  However, […]

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 tortilla maker […]

Add Some Sparkle to Easter Brunch/Dinner

ORANGE JUBILEE 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 cup sugar, optional 1 cup milk 1 cup water 16-18 ice cubes […]

Chase Away that Cold and Flu with Garlic Tea!

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 natural […]

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 Homemaker’s NEW Gluten-free Bread Mix* – and make it […]

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 why […]

Brunch Egg Casserole

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 into small […]

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 fritters in Heat an inch, or so, of canola oil, over medium heat, in a small skillet until approximately 400*.  Prepare […]