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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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Antique Candle Works

Antique Candle Works

Antique Candle Works The Homestead is selling a new candle line, Antique Candle Works. It is a local business that makes amazing-smelling candles, and they are even local, being located in West Lafayette, Indiana! We love supporting fellow small businesses like this one! We are more than excited to introduce their candles at the Homestead, and think you'll love them as much as we do. About Antique Candle Works Antique Candle Works is a lady-owned business, started and ran by Brittany in January of 2014. Brittany grew up on an Indiana farmstead, and had an appreciation & love for lovely…

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The Beauty of Doing the Dishes

The beauty of doing the dishes If you need a new perspective on likely your least favorite job, you're in the right place. Whether you've realized it before or not, there really can be beauty in doing the dishes. If you're totally not convinced, read on to find out how. Many dishes means an abundance of food. Here in America, we're used to eating three meals a day, and then a few snacks in-between. Our struggle is never if we'll be able to scrape around dinner that evening, but rather it's whether or not we can manage to cram that delicious-looking…

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BBQ Pulled Pork

BBQ Pulled Pork

BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe Everybody needs a great slow-cooker pulled-pork recipe. If you already have one, just give this one a try... it's ah-MAZ-ing! If you don't have a lot of time in the morning or after you get home from work to prepare dinner, you're in for a treat here. This BBQ Pulled Pork is super easy to prepare and takes very little preparation. I discovered it on natashaskitchen.com, and adapted it to our liking. I was so impressed with its flavor and tenderness, two things that are a requirement when making BBQ Pulled Pork! You'll need 15 minutes…

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Homestead Open House

Homestead Open House in Review

Remington's Homestead Open House in Review Eight years, can you believe it? We sure can't! As we celebrated our Homestead Open House at our Remington location this past weekend, we can't help but remember that eight years ago we were turning that closed sign on our door to open for the very first time. We were nervous as ever. Mom had come in to work early that first day to whip out homemade cinnamon rolls before the day began. We remember it so clearly. Eight years, two locations, three buildings, and many, many changes later, we look back on it…

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