Thank you for visiting The Secret Homesteader!I have been hauling all of my canning supplies up and down the stairs for nearly 7 years now(at this house). This year was a struggle with my shoulder being dislocated and severe sciatic nerve pain. I was bound and determined to build some Continue Reading
Cherry Cordials Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter softened 2 cups marshmallow creme pinch of salt 1 tsp almond extract 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 jar (16 oz) maraschino cherries, well drained 2 cups (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips* 2 tbl shortening Directions: Make sure your cherries are well drained. Place them Continue Reading
This recipe tastes some time for the chilling process but it is definitely worth the wait. If you like Almond Joys or Mounds you will love this homemade version.
These are by far the easiest cookies to make. I am sorry I did not take a photo of them but they turn out quite pretty. This recipe has been used in my family as long as I can remember! Church Windows 1/2 cup butter 1 bag GF semisweet chocolate Continue Reading
I will give you a common flour mix I like to use for baking. This is for a small batch of flour. It is really simple to double and triple or more if needed. 1 cup rice flour (sorghum flour for those who cannot have rice) 1 cup potato starch Continue Reading
Traveling may seem difficult with food sensitivities, but it can be made easier by simply being prepared.
Large batch ranch seasoning.
Leftover ham is never a bad thing…except if your family doesn’t eat pea or bean soup to use up that delicious ham bone. Since we became Paleo and Keto, beans are out of the question as they cause too much inflammation for my body. I was able to make two Continue Reading
With so much inflammation in my body, I try to do everything possible to lower it. On a daily basis, I enjoy a cup of Tumeric Coffee. Don’t forget the healthy fat. Tumeric needs fat to be fully bioavailable for your body. Tumeric Coffee 1cup(any size) fresh brewed organic coffee Continue Reading
My ketogenic lifestyle started after a couple of years of experimenting with Paleo cooking. I began to see great improvement when I removed grains and sugar. It just wasn’t enough… I noticed I was greatly affected by coconut sugar, honey and agave. Within 15 minutes of consuming, I felt I Continue Reading
My Paleo journey spanned over roughly 2 years. I knew gluten free was not healing my body as much as I needed it to be. I cannot express how much of a transition this was for me and my entire family. I thought going gluten free was hard but eliminating Continue Reading
Never Living Without-My previous About Me information from my neverlivingwithout blog started in 2009: This disease can be a total lifestyle and life changing event. I have been living with Celiac’s Disease for more than 10 years now. I grew up with many stomach problems and was diagnosed as having Irritable Bowel Continue Reading