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Pork & Peaches

A day spent in my home kitchen is extremely rare these days! I love it when I get the chance to try new recipes for a different twist! I recently came upon a delicious recipe from www.skinnypoints.com, and loved the final result! Tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of meat, so this one grabbed my attention! It was so flavorful and tender. Crock-pot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin- serves 10-12 3/4 c. water- pour into a large greased crock-pot4 lb. fresh pork tenderloin2 tsp. ground sage1 tsp. Happy Salt2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed Mix together the sage, Happy…

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Wheat Harvest

I'm a transplant from Kansas- otherwise known as the sunflower state. Kansas is also known for their waving fields of golden wheat out on those wide-open prairies. As I drove down the lane early one morning, I couldn't help but stop at the wheat field and capture the beauty of the freshly cut wheat and the new bales that dotted the landscape. The picture just didn't do it justice, but this scene took me back to my roots. My dad baled the large round hay bales for the cows, and we loves it when they stacked rows and rows of…

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Holmes County Get-A-Way

Each February we look forward to our little winter get-a-way to Holmes Co. Ohio. If you've never been there, it's a fun experience. Amish homesteads dot the landscape amongst the rolling hills and winding roads, ... and horses pulling Amish buggies cause us to slow down and enjoy the picturesque scenery. Bikes, buggies, and little children walking to school with their lunch pails are captivating to see! Mike and I left on a Tuesday, arriving around 5:00 to the home of an Amish family- Ivan & Esther Miller, our dear friends now for about 10 years. Ivan sold us our…

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How We Use Our Two-Week Break

How We Use Our Two- Week Break As you may notice, each year the Homestead, located in Remington, shuts down for just two weeks (West Lafayette location, only one week) over Christmas and the New Year. We take this time to reflect, organize, clean, paint, etc. Things that just can not be done while we're open for business. While this might seem like a time where we can just relax and enjoy these two weeks of break, behind the scenes, we don't stop. This break is important to us each year as we use it for many different reasons. For…

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KANSAS PRAIRIE | The Homestead

Kansas Prairie

Kansas Prairie It was a balmy afternoon on Thanksgiving weekend when my sister and I suddenly felt the urge to jump on the John Deere Gator and head west down the country road…mile after mile we drove…over the hills of Kansas. There was something so freeing, so pure, so simple, and so nostalgic about this trip as we rambled through the vast prairie. Contented cattle dotted the pastureland, resting in the shade of random trees, or drinking from the small pond of water. The sky was slightly overcast and the sun was high above the earth. The November breeze was…

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Homestead Mall Opening

A New Adventure

The Homestead is excited to have a holiday shop in the Tippecanoe Mall during November and December! We had so much fun 'setting up shop' again! The mall location will feature holiday home decor, locally hand-poured Antique Candle Works Candles, holiday gift boxes (ready -made for easy holiday gift giving), Homestead's favorite candies, chocolates, the Wolf family's homemade hand-pulled peanut brittle, Homestead fudge, and our best sellers in the customer freezer. Yes, that's right! We don't offer our full selection of frozen items due to space, but we've picked favorite items that we know you'll love for the holiday! Homestead Bacon Brunch…

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Kevin O'Callaghan | The Homestead

Speaking Event featuring Kevin O’Callaghan

A few years ago, we hired a lady on to our Homestead team named Jackie O'Callaghan. She was the perfect candidate. She was very qualified for the position we were seeking, and she was specifically looking for a job in the Remington area. Why? Because she drove her husband to work in Remington every morning from West Lafayette, and picked him up again in the evenings. Allow us to explain. You see, her husband is blind. And her husband's name is Kevin O'Callaghan. Mike and I were intrigued! We learned that he worked at Advance Auto Parts, and not only…

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Fresh Homemade Salsa | The Homestead Blog

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Fresh Homemade Salsa Who doesn't love fresh, juicy, hand-chopped salsa? To us, that's the best way to eat it: chopped, sliced, squeezed, all the in-between. However, sometimes it's just hard to nail down that perfect combination of ingredients that's both delicious and easy. We hope that after you try our recipe of Fresh Homemade Salsa, it becomes 'The One" : The one dish that just kinda hits the spot and becomes your go-to time and time again. Recipe Ingredients 2 ripe tomatoes, diced small1/2 white onion, diced small1 green jalepeno, diced small2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped2 Tbsp fresh lemon…

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Sweet Memories: Grandpa’s Homemade Ice Cream

Do you ever travel down memory lane and just wish you could go back and relive the moment? (... just one more time!) Recently, in preparation for the 4th of July, we dug out the White Mountain ice cream freezer, and made a batch of this smooth, sweet treat! It triggered many memories of Mike’s Dad. For those of you who knew Dad Bahler, he was the master of homemade ice cream. Vanilla, of course. He was well known around Wolcott for his ice cream and shared it liberally with others. When Dad and Mom moved to town the year…

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Rosemary Grapefruit Sodas

Rosemary Grapefruit Sodas

Rosemary Grapefruit Sodas Lately I've been on the hunt for "Mock-tails" with delicious, but unexpected flavors. So far I've found two that I absolutely love, and one I'm going to share with you now! These are called Rosemary Grapefruit Sodas, and yes, I am currently sipping on it while I write! This recipe may look a little intimidating, but seriously, no need to stress... It's easy enough for me! I don't know about you, but I always get a little intimidated when I read strange ingredients on a recipe ingredient list. (what in the world is this kombucha stuff I'm…

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