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Instant Pot Vanilla Yogurt recipe

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As we prepare to welcome our fourth baby, I have been stocking the freezer with meals.  I wanted to share some recipes with you that I have made for the freezer. Our family loves these meals!  Greek Meatballs (for the freezer – I use pork & beef) served with freshly made flatbreads and tzatziki sauce made with homemade yogurt This meal […]

Favorite freezer meals & photos from the farm

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Refreshing, sweet and nostalgic: it’s the time of year for eggnog! I like to whip up a batch and share with friends, and serve it cold. It never lasts long around here! It’s a wonderful addition to your holiday table this Christmas season. Creambrook Holiday Eggnog 3 eggs 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 cups Creambrook […]

Creambrook Holiday Eggnog

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Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my sister-in-laws brought store-bought salted caramel and pumpkin spice coffee creamers to the farm. It was fun to add seasonal flavors to my morning latte, but the ingredients got me thinking: I could probably make my own coffee creamers with ingredients I can pronounce and no weird fillers or preservatives. And […]

Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

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My friend, Amy Rhodes, shared her favorite molasses cookie with me and it has become a family favorite, especially at Christmastime! Amy and her family are beef ranchers at the beautiful Salt River Ranch in Star Valley, Wyoming. They ship pure Wyoming protein nationwide, have a ranch goods store, and will soon offer ranch stays […]

Salt River Ranch Molasses Cookies

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I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we gather. While I’m making dinner in the cold months, Ben might be reading or researching farming methods, the kids will be playing nearby, and the little toddler will be getting into pots or pans or pulling on my apron to see […]

Christmas Gift Guide: my top favorite cookbooks

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There is nothing like making homemade butter.  And *eating* homemade butter. The process of taking cream and churning it into butter always makes me smile. Every single time. It makes the kids laugh with giddiness at the golden yellow butter mixing and forming in the kitchen aid.  And making butter at home can be simple!  Here are the […]

How to make raw butter from heavy cream {with photos}

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As newlyweds nine years ago, Ben and I were given a whole duck from friends. They had raised and processed pastured duck for the first time and wanted us to try it. We had never eaten duck before, and to be honest, it sounded pretty intimidating to cook. I looked up a recipe online, roasted […]

Thanksgiving Traditions: Roasted Duck with Butter

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This could change your life. 🙂 I am excited to share this easy and delicious yogurt recipe with you! You won’t believe how simple it is to make your own yogurt at home. Food tastes so good when you make it yourself! I often get asked how I make yogurt for our family. For years […]

How to make yogurt in your instant pot {with a vanilla option}.