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

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

Banana Bread

Ingredients: 3-4 overly ripe bananas 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, browned and softened 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 cups All purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup – 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts) Instructions: 1. Ahead of time, brown 2… Continue reading Banana Bread

Roast

This is my roast recipe. It has made its way into many of the kitchens of the ladies in my church, and it often makes an appearance at our monthly fellowship meals. It’s definitely a husband pleaser! I hope your family enjoys it, too! Ingredients: 3lb Chuck roast 7 red potatoes (more depending on size),… Continue reading Roast

Smoked Chicken

One of our favorite barbecue recipes is smoked chicken! It’s very simple and our friends are often surprised to hear that we only season it with salt and pepper. We let the smokey flavor be the star! Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (without giblets) 2 Tbsp course sea salt 1 Tbsp course black pepper Instructions: Allow… Continue reading Smoked Chicken