The Irish have a saying: Better a cabin full of food than a hungry castle.

I couldn’t agree more!

Whether you’re on the farm or in town, you’ll find great classic recipes that you can use today in this cookbook. If you have a fully stocked pantry, you have what you need to feed your family!

This book is organized by food type (grains, vegetables, fruit, meat) and written in a conversational, easy to follow format. It’s packed with almost 1000 easy, frugal, traditional recipes that will help you make the best use of what you have in the pantry already!

This is a massive, value-loaded book with over 300 pages of recipes.

This isn’t a cookbook so much as an encyclopedia on homestead cooking written by someone who knows what she’s doing – the author spent three years deep in the woods, raising four children in an off-grid cabin with solar power, wood heat and living without a fridge.


My grandfather always said to eat food that remembers where it came from.

But in this era of cans, boxes and bags, it is sometimes hard to know what to do with simple, from-the-farm food.

My book contains over 1000 of my own recipes, or ones that I have adapted and used over the years to make my own. There are lot of plain old classics that have almost been forgotten.

And quite a few come from the hand-written tried-and-true recipe books of my Old Order Mennonite friends.

These are recipes that have stood the test of time.

Buy now at Amazon US – Hardcover or Kindle  OR Amazon Canada – Hardcover or Kindle


You don’t need another book telling you how to make exotic ingredients into meals. This is real, down home cooking at its best. Save money by making your own ketchup, barbecue sauce, tomato soup and more from fresh tomatoes.

I’ll show you how to put up the garden bounty to quickly use it all winter. Learn to keep up with the egg and milk abundance when you have small livestock.

Buy now at Amazon US – Hardcover or Kindle  OR Amazon Canada – Hardcover or Kindle

Here is what my friend Esther says about the cookbook. (Esther, an author, homesteader and vlogger, is the daughter of the late and great Carla Emery, author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living!)

Recipes include:

  • Ham and Apple Dinner Pie

  • Scalloped Ham and Potatoes

  • Fish Cakes

  • Bacon Potato Soup

  • Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • Baked Oatmeal

  • and more …

Why are you still reading this? Check out the reviews on Amazon and get your copy today!


Just Plain Living