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 […]

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 […]

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 simple ingredients you have in […]

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) Today I used one cup of whole wheat flour – Excellent results! Heat water and butter […]

Lessons from the Beehive- An Urban Homemaker’s Review

I am fast entering into my 5th year of homeschooling 3 incredible kids! Our journey with their triplet pregnancy, birth and life has taken us on a God given Vision of teachin’ them! I love it! I think I learn more the second time around. I jokingly refer to this year as my second term […]