Here at The Knotty Housewife, I aim to share my passion for rustic living and the empowerment earned by gaining self-sufficiency. There is something to be said about going back to your roots. When you live for a strong purpose, hard work is no longer an option, it's a necessity.
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Monthly Archives: February 2015
Easy and Wholesome Honey Oat Sandwich Bread
Honey oat bread has a lovely nutty yet sweet flavor and is absolutely my favorite yeast bread to bake at home. It has a wonderful texture and is a great beginners bread, as it is hearty, and very easy to make!
It has been one heck of a long, cold winter.. Whether you refer to it as the Polar Vortex, the Siberian Express or just wicked cold, the result is the same.. the northeast has been in the middle of a major freeze and Northern Maine is in the midst of the coldest February in History! With another storm predicted for this weekend, I figured.. why not share a little pattern love! So Hunker down with some chunky yarn and a big fat crochet hook! My Bulky Crochet Hat Pattern is free for a limited time! This has been a best seller on my Etsy site for a while now, here is your chance to pick it up for free! Get your Knotty on! (more…)
This literally saved my butt a couple of weeks ago! I drink this turmeric tea regularly to combat general inflammation, but recently I needed its power for something a little bigger! My husband and I had the amazing chance to spend a whole week together, without kids.. This is literally THE FIRST TIME this has happened since my oldest child was born (13 years ago)!! I was one excited momma! Low and behold, the week before we were supposed to leave all four kids got THE flu. … (more…)
Easy to make and easy to store, save a few bucks and skip the trip to the store with this easy DIY Ranch Seasoning!
- ⅔ cup dry buttermilk
- 4 Tbsp. dried parsley
- 3 tsp. dried dill weed
- 4 tsp. garlic powder
- 4 tsp. onion powder
- 4 tsp. dried onion flakes
- 4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 4 tsp. dried chives
- 2 tsp. salt
- *You can easily leave out the buttermilk and just go for the blended spices. If you are choosing to use who dried spices, just zip them up in the food processor real quick! I store mine in the fridge in a Mason Jar!
Alright y’all, in my opinion, everybody needs to know how to make the perfect homemade pie crust. This recipe, taught to me by my mom, and to her by my grandma is far easier than you can imagine, three ingredients and a little elbow grease is all you need, no fancy kitchen gadgets needed!