Homemade Shouldn't Be Hectic
Do you wish you could slow down and create a home you and your family love and enjoy spending time in? Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made-from-Scratch Life and voice of the Pioneering Today podcast, offers down-to-earth tips and guidance to help you learn how to...
- bake old-fashioned recipes (everything from biscuits to shepherd's pie) with quick, stress-free steps
- grow, harvest, and preserve culinary and medicinal herbs (with DIY tutorials for soaps, salves, and balms)
- make your own cultured and fermented foods at home following simple instructions for buttermilk, sour cream, sourdough, and more
- simplify your routine and declutter your home with room-by-room guides and Depression-era wisdom
Open your heart to God-given rest and discover practical and tangible ways you can craft your home into a refuge for yourself and the ones you love.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Melissa K. Norris inspires people’s faith and pioneer roots with old-fashioned skill sets and wisdom featured in her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she’s not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. Norris seamlessly share recipes and connects to life experiences. I found it interesting and connected with the stories. Received a free copy in exchange for honest review.
From the Great Depression to good old-fashioned hospitality to homemade delicious recipes from scratch of family hand me downs, this book is amazing. I thought that Melissa’s sharing of what she has learned and is holding onto herself is inspiring. I found her sharing very open and I was blessed to hear her experiences. She really helps with what a home looks like if in the right balance. Encouraging that last minute guests for dinner is a welcomed experience if balance is in place in the house… YIKES! A healthy alternative, with a frugal agenda, to all the processed foods in the store is SO needed in our culture today. Way to go Melissa, A+ for this one! I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Hand Made is a fantastical and I do mean fantastical book. It is all about recipes from the authors grandparents recipes from World War II-but not just recipes but tips as well - and they are also valuable and informational - what is your favorite? I wonder if it is the same as the books? Well one of mine is shepherd's pie - and guess what? - yes it is the same way that you do it back then in World War II as I do it today Dash or shall I say I do it today and they did it back in World War II -you have to get this book the tips are great for instance "a biscuit had more versatility than a loaf of bread." it also gives you Herbal Remedies which my grandfather used and gave to us to use and it worked wonderfully. Also crafts gifts and decor she has so much personal information about her life and their families life and faith. I can't wait to try all the recipes. Come join me. I received a copy of this book from the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions expressed in this review are all my own.