Bulgogi (Korean Beef) in the Slow Cooker

Ingredients: 1.5 – 2lb Chuck roast or beef stew meat salt & pepper 4 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp grated ginger (or 1 tsp ground ginger if that’s what you have) 1 tsp onion powder 1 cup beef broth 1/2 cup soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos, your choice) 1 tsp sriracha 1/2 cup brown… Continue reading Bulgogi (Korean Beef) in the Slow Cooker

Sausage, Egg, & Cheddar Casserole

Ingredients: .5lb – 1lb sausage 1 cup cubed roasted sweet potatoes (I roast them in avocado oil & salt) 1 cup spinach 2 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded (another great option- gouda cheese) 8 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 c cream salt pepper Instructions: Cook up the ground sausage. When the sausage is almost… Continue reading Sausage, Egg, & Cheddar Casserole

Bacon, Chive, & Cheddar Scones

Ingredients: 1/2lb bacon, cooked until slightly crispy & chopped 2 Tbsp (or more) chives, chopped 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cups AP flour 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 6 Tbsp salted butter, cubed 1/2 cup milk 1 egg Instructions: Preheat your oven to 350*F. To a large bowl, add the 2… Continue reading Bacon, Chive, & Cheddar Scones

Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients: For the chicken- 2lb chicken breasts 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp salt 1 Tablespoon curry powder optional – 1/2 tsp cayenne 1 cup plain yogurt 2 Tablespoons avocado oil (or other vegetable oil) 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon grated ginger (or tube of grated ginger) For the Tikka… Continue reading Chicken Tikka Masala

Beef Stroganoff

My family loves anything with noodles, but beef stroganoff is up there among the favorites. Here’s my simple recipe- no can-of-whatever-soup involved. Ingredients: 2-3lb chuck roast 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 yellow onion, diced 2 cups mushrooms, sliced 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 c beef broth 1 packet au jus gravy mix salt &… Continue reading Beef Stroganoff

Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a love-it or hate-it kind of thing. Which side are you on? Around here, we love a good meatloaf. But it has to be good. So here’s an actually good meatloaf recipe that your family is sure to enjoy! Ingredients: 1Tbsp avocado oil (or other cooking oil of your choice) ~2 lb ground… Continue reading Meatloaf

Backyard Chickens

Here’s what’s new at the Starling residence! We’re getting started with homesteading. We both grew up with parents who did some form or piece of homesteading. Andy grew up with huge gardens, grape vines, hogs, and canning. I grew up with chickens, horses, beef cows, and going to livestock sales. Although we don’t have the… Continue reading Backyard Chickens

10 Favorite Books for Small Children

Reading is a huge part of our lives and our homeschool, even with children as young as ours. Here are 10 books that my little ones love. The Biggest Story ABC by Kevin DeYoung Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury Found: Psalm 23 by Sally Lloyd-Jones The Moon is Always Round by Jonathan… Continue reading 10 Favorite Books for Small Children

DIY Kitchen Decor with Succulents

If you’re looking for something unique for your kitchen decor and you just can’t add another Hobby Lobby sign to another room, try this out! A few years ago I collected some vintage ladles with the idea that they would look cool as kitchen decor. I decided to add some succulents to that idea and… Continue reading DIY Kitchen Decor with Succulents