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Farmhouse Recipes

Homestyle recipes from appetizers to main dishes and desserts. Learn how to fill your pantry with foods you make from scratch.

Licorice Root Tea

Licorice Root Tea

Here’s a soothing and sweet recipe for Licorice Root Tea that blends the natural sweetness of licorice root with complementary flavors to create a comforting beverage. This tea is excellent for soothing sore throats or simply enjoying a relaxing moment.

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Here is another way to use all that rhubarb you have growing in the yard. I like to think of this as a last-minute treat because it is so fast to make and really adds a ton of flavor. Try it over cheesecake and thank me later!

Citrus Basil Chicken

Citrus Basil Chicken

Here’s a refreshing and vibrant recipe that highlights basil beautifully, and it’s not pesto: Citrus Basil Chicken. This dish combines the fresh, aromatic flavor of basil with the tangy zest of citrus to create a light yet flavorful meal. It’s perfect for a summer dinner or a healthy weeknight meal.

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Making breakfast sausage is one of those unsung recipes that anyone can do. It’s always tastier than anything you buy, and you can tweak the ingredients just how your family likes it. I recommend mixing, making a little patty and frying it up to see how you did.

8 More Teas and Herbals For Seasonal Allergy Relief

8 More Teas and Herbals For Seasonal Allergy Relief

When spring blooms, so do our allergy symptoms. Often mistaken for the common cold, seasonal allergies—or allergic rhinitis—bring sneezes, sniffles, and watery eyes to many of us. Before you reach for the antihistamines, consider a natural and tasty alternative available right in your kitchen: teas and herbal infusions!

Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel and Orange Salad

Fennel has always been a garden favorite of mine. It’s just so ‘odd’ when it grows as a feathery, wispy thing, then into a sturdy bulb and beautiful flowers. I also love that you can start using Fennel pretty early on in the growth cycle. Snipping off leaves and then leaves and stems. Finally, the rewarding bulb at the end of the growth cycle. They all have that distinctive anise flavor. It’s such a fun herb to grow.

Fennel pairs beautifully with oranges. Here is a way to use up your lovely bulbs and it’s simple to prepare.

Fennel

Fennel

Fennel, with its feather-like leaves and distinct licorice flavor, is a hardy, perennial herb that hails from the Mediterranean. It’s as beautiful in a garden as it is versatile in the kitchen.

Butterfly Pea Zen Tea: A Calming Herbal Infusion

Butterfly Pea Zen Tea: A Calming Herbal Infusion

I created this tea blend first because I wanted something calming. And second, I am a science geek and that is where Butterfly Pea comes in. Who wouldn’t love the color-changing effect? Anyhow, thanks for reading and I hope you try this delicious recipe.

Marjoram Lemon Chicken with Roasted Garlic and Herb Potatoes

Marjoram Lemon Chicken with Roasted Garlic and Herb Potatoes

Easy and fabulous, I like recipes that start with simple ingredients and you end up with a big win. This is that sort of recipe. Marjoram and lemon transform chicken into a beautifully flavored meal. Don’t skip the brine step. Include it anytime you are making chicken. It’s easy and levels up your protein. Enjoy!!

Marjoram

Marjoram

Marjoram, often mistaken for its close relative oregano, is a unique herb with a sweeter, more delicate flavor that has graced Mediterranean dishes for centuries. But marjoram’s appeal goes beyond its culinary uses; it is steeped in folklore and medicinal properties that make it a fascinating subject for any herbal enthusiast.