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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthy Blender Pancakes

  We were hungry for pancakes this morning, and I’ve been wanting to try Marilyn’s Blender Pancake recipe in her wonderful cookbook, Breakfasts for Busy Moms. We were not disappointed!  If you haven’t put your Bosch blender to the test yet, try it out with this recipe!  It’s AMAZING!  Put the ingredients into the blender […]

Urban Homemaker ~ How are you Managing?

I will be the first to admit that I am over stretched in what I do and accomplish in a day. Yes, I do plenty that is good and right, but what I want is where my Lord wants me to be.  Over the last several weeks I have heard the same things that are […]

Plastic Eggs, Little Kids and an Object Lesson

I came up with this idea with a little help after hiding little plastic eggs in our backyard Saturday night while the house was sleeping. It has never been warm or dry enough to do a little hunt in years past and since my “Littles” are getting older, I wanted them to have this experience. […]

Flaking with “The Bosch”

I am a FLAKER! and proud of it… Yes, even the Urban Homemaker buys already flaked oats and 7/9-grains.. Until tonight, that is! One of my New Year’s goals was to “flake” or “roll” or to simply “flatten the heck out of a whole grain!”  So tonight, as I prepared a granola recipe out of […]