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Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth, What That “Free Range” Label Really Means, and My Complicated Relationship with Sally Fallon

I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Sally Fallon. Have you heard of her?...
Sauteed Red Peppers

Sauteed Red Peppers

This recipe is SO EASY, it almost seems silly to post it as a recipe....
Dear Jesus

Dear Jesus

One of my favorite Christmas decorations is a small Norman Rockwell Christmas book, opened to...
Thankful Mary

Thankful Mary

Older Brother drew this picture several weeks ago, near the beginning of the advent season....
The More It Snows

Our Favorite Winter Poem

In certain circles, I am known for having a song or poem for any and...
Green Beans with Bacon

Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon

Plain, steamed vegetables do not taste good. I recently ordered sauteed spinach at a restaurant,...
DIY Air Freshener

Easy Gift Idea: Homemade Air Freshener (and the dangers of regular air fresheners)

I live in a house with three boys and a dog.  Let's just say there...
make your own chocolate chips

Make Your Own Chocolate Chips (and my favorite brand of chocolate)

Making these chocolate chips is not exactly rocket science, but I thought it might be...
32 Favorite Christmas Books for Kids | Roots & Boots

32 Favorite Christmas Books for Children

I may have a slight addiction to wonderful Christmas books for children.  (more…)
Nutcracker ornament

The Nutcracker for Kids

Last December we enjoyed our first experience with The Nutcracker. Older Brother was five and...
World's Easiest Guacamole

World’s Easiest Guacamole

I love guacamole. Until Little Brother arrived on the scene, I was, alas, the only...
Usborne Spotters Guide

Free nature journal resources for kids

We do lots of nature study here at the Yankee Homestead. Older Brother (6 yrs....
Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies | Roots & Boots

Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies

One of my favorite easy recipes for a healthy treat, these yummy Pumpkin Nut Butter...
Graham Crackers

Gingerbread Cookies (Babycakes Graham Crackers)

This recipe is adapted from BabyCakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles.  ...
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Christmas Carols for a Kid’s Heart (for a parent’s heart, too)

Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart is the third volume of a series called Hymns for a...