Preserved Home

Joyfully preparing your home

Sourdough bubbling, seeds and grain popping sprouts, canner sputtering, and ferments brewing – my kitchen is always full of life. Join me as I explore food, and stock my pantry to the brim on a dime, and journey to self-sufficiency for a preserved home.

Home Cooking

Home Cooking

Find easy, delicious homestyle meals using fresh and homemade ingredients. 

Food Preservation


Canning, dehydrating, and fermenting are ways to build nutritious pantry pulls.


Fortify your home with long term food storage and sundries. 

Learn about kitchen equipment, medical herbs, grains and more. 

Preserving Corn

The key to capturing the sweetness of corn is preserving the day of harvest. Corn quickly starts losing its sweetness...

Freeze Dried Asparagus with Garlic Lemon Seasoning

Asparagus went on sale for 99 cents a pound at my local grocery so I bought 10 pounds for eating, pickling and freeze...

Homemade Granola

Crunchy, toasty, sweet and a little salty, homemade granola is a delicious breakfast staple. Making granola from...

Spanikopita Pull-Apart Bread

This festive bread is perfect as a party offering or side for a Greek salad topped with grilled chicken. Use either...

Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

Thrifty homemaking for me doesn't mean cheap food, it means better quality food for a fraction of the price. Such is...

Homemade Brown and Serve Rolls

Brown and serve rolls are a handy make-ahead holiday offering, and in general just nice to have stashed in the freezer...

Holiday Cheeseball

When you have a variety of spices, herbs and vegetable powders it's fun to come up with cheeseballs and other spreads....

Homemade Eggnog

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I tried to send out a blog post last Sunday, but we had a problem with the...

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I think I overdid it on the pumpkins this year. My favorite vendor at the farmers market marked his heirloom pumpkins...

Cooking and Preserving a Whole Pumpkin

As my daughters and I were walking into the local arts center, I noticed a town worker hoisting a beautiful Cinderella...

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