Potato Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Creamy Baked Potato Soup

With the weather cooling down, nothing tastes better and warms you up more than a home-made soup! With the use of the instant pot, this potato soup is fast and simple to make when you are feeling the need to warm your soul. I hope you enjoy it as much as our entire family!  Print Recipe Instant Pot Creamy Baked Potato Soup Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time […]

Soup recipe

Super Simple Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup!

Whether you are feeling sick or just want some amazing warm soup to heal the soul, look no further than this recipe! What is great about this recipe is you can adjust it to what vegetables and greens you have out in the garden and make it unique each time you make it! Print Recipe Instant Pot Soup Course Main Dish Prep Time 10-15 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Passive Time 10 minutes Servings people […]

How to Make Stir Fry

Garden Vegetable Stir Fry

Stir fry has long been one of my favorite meals. Once we started a garden, this meal has gone from good to absolutely amazing! I started experimenting with what I could put in here from the garden and it has been fantastic! Each season there are different vegetables that can be added in to keep the flavor fresh and unique. This way you won’t get tired of the same meal and be able to keep […]

Green Beans

Our Favorite Way to Prepare Green Beans!

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Our absolute favorite way to prepare green beans is so simple it’s hard to believe we didn’t make them this way until we started growing our own food! It’s so easy and tasty! Simply, chop up garlic into small pieces and onions into large slices. (You can add some chopped peppers as well if you want to add some spice into it as well!) Sauté together the garlic and onions (and peppers if desired) until […]

Our Favorite Root Crops!

Our Favorite Root Crops!

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Root crops are not only fun to grow as adults, but our kids love to dig in the dirt to collect them! It is hard to narrow down the list because all of these root crops are simply amazing and we enjoy them for different reasons! Carrots: need no explanation as to their greatness! What makes growing carrots even more amazing to grow is the fact that you can grow rainbow colored varieties! So fun 🙂 […]

Garlic blog post

How to Grow Garlic!

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Garlic is one of our favorite things to grow and eat. We add it to almost every meal for both its flavor and its nutrients. Typically, it’s planted in the fall, will go dormant through the winter, and then will come back in the spring to be harvested in the summer! However, you can also plant it early in the spring if you missed planting in the fall. You may not end up with bulbs […]

Leaf Miners blog post

How to: Manage Leaf Miners in Your Garden

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Leaf miners that affect vegetables refers to a small gray-yellow fly. These flies lay tiny white eggs that turn into green maggots. These maggots can destroy the leaves of the plants in your garden.   Treatment Options: As always, prevention is key, which includes placing an insect netting (floating row cover) over your plants.   Yellow sticky traps have been shown to be effective at catching these pests.   Beneficial insects, such as green lacewings, […]

Gophers blog post

How to: Manage Gophers in Your Garden

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These small rodents can create quite a challenge in your garden. They create tunneling systems and eat roots along with shrubs and vegetables.   Treatment Options: Cats & dogs are effective hunters of gophers, mice, and other small rodents! Flooding the tunnels with water can be effective. The gopher hawk is a reusable trap that’s very effective and doesn’t use any chemicals or poisons! The Victor Black Box is a reusable trap that’s very effective […]

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Cook Dry Black Beans in 25 Minutes with the Instant Pot!

Beans are a staple in our house. It’s something that we always have on-hand in our fridge to eat on with our meals. Dried beans are so much more cost efficient for us than canned and we don’t have to worry about all the preservatives! I used to cook these beans on the stove after soaking them overnight and then boiling them on the stove for several hours. It was so time consuming and I […]

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EASY Instant Pot Chicken Broth: Make Your Own Delicious and Nutritious Chicken Broth!

When we make a whole chicken we always save all the bones and use them to create our own chicken bone broth! Making chicken broth is probably one of the best things that we use the Instant Pot for! This not only saves us sooooo much money, but it tastes so much better as well! The best part of making this in your Instant Pot is that you can put all the ingredients together and […]