Showing posts from September, 2020

How to Make Chicken Stock in the Instant Pot

I love how fast and easy it is to make chicken stock in the Instant Pot. I have recipes, tutorials and videos on how to make stock on the stove or the crock pot as well. But unless I'm making a huge batch of stock my go-to method nowadays is making it in my IP.  It takes 1 hour of cooking time to yield the most delicious stock! The overall process takes a bit more than 1 hour. There is the time needed for the IP to come up to pressure and the time needed for the pressure to drop on its own.  I often purchase Costco rotisserie chicken. It's a bargain in my mind. For $5 I get a whole chicken seasoned and cooked. For the two of us I can end up easily with 3 meals from this. And then I also get the bonus of being able to make chicken stock from it as well. I think it's a lot of frugal mileage for my $5.  Below the recipe I have a video of how to make chicken stock Here is how you make chicken stock in your IP... Chicken Stock Ingredients Bones from 1 chicken – adding any left

My Favorite Coleslaw | Super Easy & So Good!

  I've been making this coleslaw for years now. It's my hubby's favorite. I typically make a lot of it in the summer but it's good no matter what time of year you want it! :) Below the recipe you will find my video of me making it.  My Favorite Coleslaw Cut up a small to medium head of cabbage: you can use a mixture of green & red if you would like. You can also add some grated carrots and diced onions. Dressing: 1/3 cup sugar ½ cup mayo ½ cup milk 2T lemon juice T vinegar 1t salt pepper, to taste Combine dressing ingredients and mix into cabbage.

Grocery Haul for Two: Costco & Winco

  I'm struggling with how to simply do grocery hauls again. Since starting my YouTube channel I've neglected my blog. At this point my goal is to find the balance between the two and still keep my priorities at home on the top of my list. And throw in Hubby's retirement and finding our new normal with that, it's been a challenge! Ha, ha!!  :D I've done a few grocery hauls on YouTube but found that to be more of a hassle than it was worth. Last grocery haul I posted it on Instagram. That was a little simpler but I know not everyone has an Instagram account. So my current plan is to post the hauls on both Instagram and here on my blog. They will be a simplified version of what I use to do.  If you have an Instagram account and would like to follow me you can find me here: On my YouTube channel I do post about twice a month (current goal as I just started this) the meals I make for the two of us in a week. I hope

Brown Rice: A Healthy Way to Stretch the Grocery Budget | The Family Homestead Archives

I posted this several years ago on The Family Homestead. I will be sharing more recipes soon using brown rice.  My basic brown rice cooking instructions below are stove top instructions. I now prefer to cook my brown rice in my Instant Pot. I'll be updating that info as well!  Brown Rice: A Healthy Way to Stretch the Grocery Budget Are you looking for a way to stretch out the food you have and feed your family on less money? Then you need to look at the foods that are inexpensive in quantity, filling, easy to work with but most of all they have to be healthy alternatives your body can use. They must help to provide vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and other valuable nutrients. One excellent food is rice. But not just any rice.. it has to be brown rice if you are concerned about health. Rice is easy to cook, mild in flavor and adds greatly to nutritional value. Brown rice is loaded with B vitamins, manganese, phosphorus, iron, copper, selenium, fiber, essential fatty acids and a s

Healthy and Quick Lasagna | The Family Homestead Archives

 Here's an easy dinner to put together and it's healthy too! :) This recipe and photos are from The Family Homestead (A large website that I no longer have online but I am posting many articles and recipes here on my blog). I hope you enjoy this meal!  ******************** Healthy and Quick Lasagna I am a big advocate of cooking from scratch and keeping it frugal and healthy..  but every now and again I need something quick to put together that does not sacrifice health. I know I will spend a bit more to make it healthy but I also know I am spending much less than if I was to buy take out food for my family and with that added expense there would be no health advantages.   This is one meal I make that is quick to put together and I have used the healthiest ingredients I could find.  Here are the basic ingredients: Healthy & Quick Lasagna 1 lb hamburger 1 onion, chopped 1jar (25oz approx) organic pasta sauce such as the brand Muir Glen 1 container (16oz) organic cultured cot

Grapefruit Seed Extract and It's Many Uses | The Family Homestead Archives

This article originally  appeared in my newsletter (which I no longer have) and it was on my website (The Family Homestead). It was written by a very dear friend of mine, Debi. I was sent a request to reprint it on my blog. I hope you all find it helpful. I'm a big fan of Grapefruit Seed Extract. I've used it for years.  Grapefruit Seed Extract and It's Many Uses by Debi Hopkins   Grapefruit Seed Extract is a product my family has been using for about 20 years now.  I wouldn't be without it in my home because it is so versatile and easy to use, and has been a real blessing to my family's overall health and well-being.   Here are some of the things GSE is helpful for:   Skin fungi or bacterial diseases of the skin: Mix 30 to 50 drops of GSE liquid extract in a quart of water, and spray on the infected area at least 2 times a day.   This same dilution can be used as a general antiseptic for cages, stalls, or any other contact areas where a commercial antiseptic or dis