2 years ago, I was looking for a healthier alternative to the dog food we were feeding our pups. Nubi was overweight and refused to eat anything other than Purina Moist and Meaty. True to chihuahuas, he has bad teeth, so it had to be soft. Meanwhile, Scooby was on Purina Puppy Chow. He was underweight. … Continue reading Homemade Dog Food
As much as my husband loves pie, I think he secretly loves my cobbler more. It started when our roommate at the time brought home a grocery bag full of peaches. Not wanting them to go to waste, I decided I would try my first cobbler. It was a hit! When our home went gluten-free, … Continue reading Easy, Gluten-Free Blackberry Cobbler
Hi everyone!! I've got a super special treat for you: a guest contributor!! My mother, Chris, is a fellow homesteader in South Georgia. She and my father have about 8 acres they lovingly call Daisy Acres, named after their chocolate lab Daisy. They have a large garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, and now they have … Continue reading Make-Ahead Breakfast Omelet Muffins
One of the biggest St. Patrick's Day traditions is corned beef and cabbage. Fun fact: It actually wasn't even a tradition until the first large wave of Irish immigrants settled in America. Most of them were flat broke, living hand-to-mouth. Their traditional menu consisted of bacon and cabbage, but bacon was far too expensive. So … Continue reading Slow-Cooker Corned Beef, Cabbage, & Potatoes
At the end of August this year, Mr. Cozy Cottage was sort of diagnosed with Celiac disease. I say sort of because the markers for the blood test didn't show up because I had already had him on a gluten-free diet for 6 months. Our wonderful doctor told us that if the diet was working … Continue reading The Best Gluten-Free, No-Chill Sugar Cookies
Eggnog is definitely one of those things that people either really love or really hate. I fall into the prior category. I wait until December to drink eggnog. Really, I could make this any time I want to, but it just doesn't feel the same drinking it in July. It's also unbearable in July, so … Continue reading Easy Homemade Eggnog
Here at Serenity Acres, we may be in Georgia, but we still get cool temps. It's getting down to 48 tonight. Not too bad until you realize that we're used to dealing with temperatures of 100+ degrees and at least 80% humidity. Regardless, it's time for soup! Mr. Cozy Cottage swears by my soups. I … Continue reading Bean and Sausage Soup: A Pressure Cooker Recipe
Growing up in the South, I ate a lot of fried foods. It's not the healthiest in the world, but I do balance it out now. One of my favorites is fried cube steak. It goes great with a side of mashed potatoes, smothered in gravy, or chopped up into a salad (with ranch dressing, … Continue reading Fried Cube Steak
Believe it or not, the zucchini is WAY more filling, and you'll only eat about half as much as usual.
Spaghetti squash is a great substitution for pasta in a variety of dishes, and a good way to get some veggies in your system without feeling like it's a chore. It's a good source of niacin, B6, potassium, and manganese, and a little goes a long way! It's very filling. One of the best things about it is that it's so versatile.