The Homestead Cookbook

The first version of my cookbook is ready to order! It is: A simple and comprehensive cookbook that explores different types of our farm-raised meats as well as vegetables and crafts. This is a book that helps the cook through various preparations of dishes that focus on what our farm produces. This book goes over…

Pumpkin Pie

Even the most critical of pumpkin pie eaters have raved about this pie recipe. It is simple and delicious and perfect for any holiday table. It’s spicy and sweet balanced with a taste of pumpkin. I make this several times around fall because of how fast they seem to go in our house! Print Pumpkin…

Apple Pie

For any apple pie lover looking to spice up the season. This pie is spicy and sweet without the tartness of other apple pies because of the crisp and juicy Fuji apples used. I love making this pie for the holidays and birthdays.   Print Apple Pie Ingredients 5 Fuji apples, sliced thinly 2 TBSP…

Pie Crust

This pie crust is perfect for any kind of pie you wish to make and is very easy to adapt to savory or sweet dishes. Print Pie Crust Ingredients 1 1/2 cup flour 1/3 cup vegetable shortening 1/4-1/2 cup water 1 tsp salt *1/4 cup sugar Instructions Cut the shortening into the flour until mealy….

Opera Cake

We call this the Cake of the Gods in our home. It is a chocolate-coffee flavored cake that is rich, sweet, and buttery. This is an old cake which takes some time to make but the effort is well worth it.   Print Opera Cake Yield: 10 Ingredients SPONGE CAKE 5 Eggs, room temperature 2/3…

Clotted Cream

A simple yet time consuming recipe that yields amazingly buttery results. It is important to practice PATIENCE with this recipe as it is not made in a day, much like Rome. Greatness takes time. Try not to agitate the warm cream so it can set up on its own. The clotted cream is made after…

Cucumber Sandwiches

A staple at High Tea and a go-to for a quick and delicious snack. These are a great addition to Tea Time and enjoyable with an array of tea flavors. It looks beautiful with the cucumber skin on or off. The diagonal layout of the cucumbers are fancy for the eyes and gives the sandwich…

Gingersnap Cookies

The preferred cookie at Candiland for tea time. This is a spicy, sweet, and flavorful cookie that can be cooked chewy or crispy, depending on your taste. It goes perfectly with English Breakfast or an Earl Grey tea. It even pairs well with coffee! Print Gingersnap Cookies Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: 48 Ingredients 1…

Shrimp Salad

A simple and elegant recipe that is perfect for parties. Combine these in bite-sized phyllo dough cups for a nice, light hors devour for your guests or serve it on a lettuce leaf. Print Shrimp Salad Ingredients 1 lb Shrimp 1/2 cup diced Celery 1 TBSP minced Garlic 1 1/2 TBSP Lemon Juice 1/2 cup…

Smoked Salmon

This recipe is great both hot and cold. It is possibly one of my favorites and very nutritious. You will need a smoker for this but there are some variations where you could possibly smoke in your oven. You will need a cast iron smoker box for your chips for this method, but everything else…