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DIY Pallet Shelf

I love to decorate with junk.  I love to repurpose unique materials.  I love to...
Thanksgiving Poems, Hymns & Scriptures

Favorite Thanksgiving Poems, Hymns & Scriptures

Add meaning and warmth to your family's holiday celebrations with this collection of Thanksgiving poems, hymns...
Tender Marinated Steak Bites

Marinated Steak Bites

Marinated Steak Bites are a new favorite amongst the menfolk here at the Yankee Homestead.  Older...
Favorite Thanksgiving Stories for Children | Roots & Boots

Favorite Thanksgiving Stories for Children

My family loves to celebrate the changing of seasons and holidays with collections of our...
Whole Chicken in the Crockpot

Whole Chicken in the Crockpot

Whole Chicken in the Crockpot is one of my go-to recipes for simple, real food...
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Singing in the Shadow of His Wings: Truths to cling to during trial and tragedy

At 2:15 in the morning on November 3rd, I underwent emergency surgery to remove an...
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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder

While I am not an "animal person" (something I recently came to terms with, after...
Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey: a frozen, sugar-free treat

Just before dinner one night, I made this batch in the...
Favorite Halloween Picture Books

Favorite Halloween Picture Books

As I mentioned in this post about local Halloween events , we don't make a big...
Coconut Crusted Salmon

Coconut Crusted Salmon

While there's nothing wrong with simply prepared salmon, this Coconut Crusted Salmon brings a fun...
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Exploring Nature With Kids: The Nature Display

Our display is conveniently located directly inside our most-used entrance. It...
Healthy Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper (the Real Foods version)

This Healthy Hamburger Helper recipe came from The Nourishing Cook, a blog based on the...
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Zand HerbaLozenges: fight colds and flu naturally!

Here at the Yankee Homestead, we're almost completely free of all prescription drugs, as well...
Favorite Picture Books for Fall | Roots & Boots

Favorite Picture Books For Fall

Celebrate apple season and autumn leaves by snuggling up to read a few favorite picture...
Hard Lotion Bars

DIY Hard Lotion Bars

Are your hands dry and cracked?  Do you struggle with itchy rashes?  Could your feet...