Apples and Bananas Fruit Roll Ups

Homemade Fruit Roll Ups In The Dehydrator

I think my family is really starting to get me!  No, I don’t mean that they want me to bring over some hens or plant a garden patch in their yards.  But when I ask for homesteady things for Christmas, they’re totally on board!  This year was chalk full of homesteading items, and one of which was a food dehydrator from my brother Michael and his girlfriend Coty!  Thanks loves!

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The Homesteader Hop

The Homesteader Hop #35


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Whiskey Apple Smoked Pork

Whiskey Apple Smoked Pork

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This year for Christmas, Nick had an unexpected request.  A smoker.  I know, that doesn’t sound odd, but Hubby is not one for cooking.  Period.  Not that he’s a bad cook, he just doesn’t do it.  So if he wants something that is going to encourage cooking, he’s getting it!  We decided on the Dyna-Glo Offset Charcoal Smoker and Nick was really pleased with it!

I was a strict chocolate chip girl, until I tried these!

Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

My husband is a lover of oatmeal cookies!  Unfortunately for him, I never have been.  So for the past 6 years I have been stingy and selfish, sticking to my favorite chocolate chip.  I know I’m an awful wife!  I’m sorry!!  But I had never had an oatmeal cookie that just made me say Wow!  I don’t like the roughness of them and would prefer the soft gooey chocolate chip cookie any day!

This week I think I’ve found the perfect solution to our oatmeal vs. chocolate chip battle, with these Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.  Let the battle cease!

The Homesteader Hop

The Homesteader Hop # 34


This is the Homesteader Blog Hop Y’all and there are plenty of posts to keep your attention every Wednesday at The Homesteader Hop!

Come on over to the Homestead, choose your rocking chair…a glass of tea and sit a spell! …we are here to entertain you, educate you or make you smile…all day long.

Stay as long as you like; and vote for your favorite!

If you are a blogger you can submit up to 3 articles, visit other blogs, leave comments and enjoy your stay here on the porch…