Potato Salad Recipe

This potato salad recipe was my first attempt at potato salad and it was easier than I thought. More importantly though, it was delicious! We will definitely be doing it again. [...]

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Halloween and Fall Recipes
















I just wanted to send out a quick email to remind you that (A) We are still around, and (2) We have a lot of great recipes. I thought the recipes below were particularly timely given Halloween is tomorrow and [...]

Guest Post: Fire Safety Rules

Today, we are lucky enough to have a guest post by Neil Gensing, entitled, “Fire Safety Rules”. Please remember that all thoughts and links by guest posters are theirs and not necessarily endorsed by Makingahomestead.com. Everything however has been screened to ensure the discussion is at least relevant to the site. Please don’t think I [...]

Homestead Update

Well, the Fall is beginning and things are starting to slow down some and I am finally getting more chances to write. Don’t forget, even if I am not posting on the website, there is usually a lot going at our Facebook (MakingAHomestead) and Twitter (@Makeahomestead) Pages. Their format just lends itself to quick photo [...]

Guest Post:

Today, we have a guest post by writer, Naomi Broderick, entitled, “Protect Your Most Valuable Assets”. A topic that I know is near and dear to the hearts of my readers. Broderick has three kids and when she’s not assuring that her kids are safe, she writes about home safety in all aspects of life. [...]

Guest Post:

Today, we are lucky enough to have a guest post by writer and nature lover Mackenzie Kupfer. Mackenzie has been a lover of all things green since the age of six when she began gardening with her Nana. She is currently an online publisher for the provider of flower gardening supplies, Avant [...]

Review of


“299 Days: The Collapse” , by author Glen Tate, is book 2 in his “299 Days” series and as the title suggests, the “S” has indeed Hit The Fan. The book opens up with a very detailed, and even probable, list of events that, in the book, lead to a partial-collapse of the [...]

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

There have been a horrible rash recently of what the disaster preparedness community terms an Active Shooter Event as well as recent Terrorist events in Boston. These tragic events are troubling to think about, much less talk about. To think that such horrible things can really happen in America can be understandably frightening. And there [...]

Broccoli Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Ingredients: 2 Boxes of Jiffy Cornbread Mix (I assume you could use 1 Pound of any type of cornmeal mix, but never tried it) 1 Pound of Chopped Broccoli (you can use frozen, just make sure to thaw and drain any excess water) 1 Large Onion Chopped 1 (16 oz container of) Small Curd Cottage [...]