Homemade Yogurt

ASimpleHomestead.com - yogurt with granola

I don’t remember seeing yogurt in our household growing up – until my mother discovered in her 40’s that she was lactose intolerant. Odd thing for a woman that grew up on a dairy farm, but there it is. She had a countertop yogurt maker much like this one. As a teenager, I remember not […]

Makin’ Bacon

bacon after it has smoked an hour

Have you ever made homemade bacon?  No?  I highly recommend it.  Papa worked on this over the last couple of weeks, and for the past few days we have living “high on the hog” (pun intended). The process starts by putting a rub / brine on a pork belly and letting it sit in the refrigerator for 7-10 […]


thin crust pizza

Like many households, pizza is a favorite meal of ours.  It’s such an easy meal to whip together and what little kid doesn’t like it?  Little Chick went through a phase where she would only eat the toppings.  As a toppings-person, I find that completely understandable.  Then this week she’s only eating the crust.  Why?  […]