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In the Kitchen

Chicken Noodle Soup

Will you allow me to sing the praises of canned chicken? Before moving off grid, the only thing I had ever made with the stuff was chicken salad and Buffalo Chicken Dip. I think stores must stock it merely because people buy it for that recipe! But I’ve learned that …

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Baking Powder Biscuits

Can you imagine the original homesteaders not knowing how to make biscuits?! Could they have ever dreamed that something so simple and delicious could be reduced to a can full of chemicals made in a factory and sold in the refrigerated section of a supermarket. Chemicals in food? What’s a …

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Meat Harvesting and Processing

Fall brings yet another chore for the homestead: meat processing. As the weather turns cold, and the final harvest from the garden is complete, we turn our attention to stocking up on the meat we will need for the following year. Just like canning green beans, carrots, potatoes, and pickled …

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How to Cook on a Woodstove: On Top and Inside

When I think of the quintessential homestead tool, I think of a wood burning stove.  A homestead house is just not complete without a fire blazing in the wood stove on cold winter nights.  Transitioning to heating with wood is a wonderful place to start when learning to be self-sufficient.  …

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How to Conserve Water in the Kitchen

I have seen a lot of prepper information about how to store water for long-term usage.  There are many different methods.  There are even companies that sell canned water!  But I have not seen much information about how to determine your family’s water usage or really useful information about how …

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Homestead Wine Production

Homestead Wine Production

Making wine is a very simple procedure. This was our first time making it but definitely not our last. We are not big drinkers here on An American Homestead. But we will drink wine on certain occasions and I do love a good wine. When I served in the military …

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