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How To Render Lard In A Crock Pot

Lard is a perfect fat in so many ways. Its high smoke point makes it an excellent choice for frying. Its large fat molecules give pastries and pie crusts a beautiful, flakey texture. My favorite reason to use lard? It’s super high in Vitamin D! It’s time to bring back the ages-old tradition of rendering fat in our kitchens! Here’s how to render lard in your crock pot.

6 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself During Your Period

Women’s bodies are miraculously wonderful! And our periods are a monthly reminder of this! However, periods can be hard, and our bodies need peace and rest. Learn 6 ways you can take care of yourself during your period — all naturall!

No-Jello Chocolate Pudding Cups {just 5 ingredients!}

Jello chocolate pudding cups were the stuff of my childhood. I want my kids to have warm-and-fuzzy food memories — but without the processed junk. No-Jello chocolate pudding cups: just 5 ingredients, no powdered mixes, dairy, or thickeners necessary!

Periods: My Journey from Bad to Better

I’ve wanted to talk about lady issues for a while now, and I’ve finally worked up the courage to do it! I’m starting with my own story, including how I was put on hormonal therapy at the age of 15 and the worst advice I’ve ever received from a doctor. Yet, I overcame and got better; and so can you!

5 Unexpected Benefits of Coffee Enemas {for women!}

It’s no secret that I believe in the amazing benefits of coffee enemas. I’ve seen firsthand the healing power that coffee enemas have had on my digestive system. I was expecting that. However, I wasn’t expecting these 5 perks — and they’re all specific to being a woman!

How To Render Lard In A Cast Iron Skillet

Think “lard” is a dirty word? I used to. The lost art of rendering lard deserves a revival. There is something absolutely rustic and fulfilling about rendering lard from pig fat. Here’s how to do it in a cast iron skillet!

Sweet, Spicy, & Salty Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet, Spicy, & Salty Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds make an excellent, quick snack for adults and kids alike. Just a handful supplies you with a healthy dose of magnesium and immune-boosting zinc. These tasty, crispy pumpkin seeds satisfy all the cravings: a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, and a little bit salty.

Perfect Southern Cornbread {in a blender!}

No Southern girl should leave home without it… A reliable recipe for good, homemade cornbread to serve with beans, chili, or even for breakfast. And if you’re needing an easy, homemade cornbread for your Thanksgiving cornbread stuffing, here you go!

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

I’ve been cooking up a storm lately… And so I cook soup. I want bone broth and veggies and cheese. I want warm and creamy and soothing. I can’t really ask for a better soup than this to settle in and cozy up with: a creamy broccoli-cheese soup that is nothing like the gloppy, gooey mess you pour out of a can.

Lemon, Herb, & Garlic Roasted Chicken with Heirloom Carrots

Remember the old days when the boss and his wife were invited to dinner? Do people still do that — the cute apron/high heels/pearls thing? The children behaving perfectly. Flowers from my garden gracing the table. In my world, I’d serve this roasted chicken and heirloom carrots for dinner. And when you have the boss (or the pastor or the new in-laws) over, don’t tell them this took you just 20 minutes of hands-on time, deal?