What To Do With Overcooked Jam

Is your homemade jam thick and almost Is your homemade jam too thick and almost like candy? Here's how to fix it.candy? Here's how to fix it.

The Elusive DIY Reuben Sandwich and Family Secrets Revealed

The pieces have all come together. Proper restraint has been shown and I managed to put together a pretty darn good homemade (all but the cheese) Reuben sandwich. However, it is not without some consequences and revelations of a none too proud family tradition.

For Sale: Homemade Products from the Homestead

Finally, the freedom to earn from our home kitchens. In 42 states (and counting), home cooks can now sell to their neighbors and community certain "non-hazardous" food products made in their home kitchen, often with very few regulations or governmental entanglements.

Turn Wood into Free Motor Fuel with a Wood Gasifier

Imagine being able to turn dead tree branches from your own property into motor fuel. Make power just about anywhere, at any time...for free. Sounds futuristic, right? Fuel your back-up electrical generator with wood gas and save a trip to town. Learn build tricks from a pro for a reliable system on a DIY budget.

A DIY Natural Cleaner for Stainless Steel Appliances

I wanted a DIY natural cleaner for stainless steel appliances, because I don't use all those terrible chemical-filled products that I was tricked into buying 10 years ago. How do I clean without the name brand products that promise to make life easy and clean your stainless steel products? Let me tell you my secret.

DIY Holiday Card and Mail Holder

This simple DIY project is a great way to display this seasons' holiday greetings, or to keep your mail organized. The materials are free or low-cost, depending on what’s in your recycling bin and craft or junk drawer!

How To Make Ancho-Chili Powder

It took a year for Ilene White Freedman to make homegrown, homemade Ancho-Chili Powder. Find out how she did it.

Simple Easy Blueberry Milk

Check out this delicious, refreshing treat that comes in handy when there are too many blueberries to know what to do with.

Quick and Easy Naan

This recipe will have naan on your table in no time to accompany your Indian dishes, and it will provide a quick and easy snack in a pinch.

Greek Country Bread Recipe

This heavy artisan bread is full of flavor, and will be ready by dinnertime if you start right now! The unexpected flavor comes from good quality honey olive oil and barley flour.

How to Make Basic Pizza Dough

This recipe is a great introduction to all the joys and possibilities the world of home made pizza represents.

Basic Artisan Bread Recipe

This recipe provides delicious bread with minimal time commitment and plenty of room to explore the wonders of homemade bread.

Homemade Garlic Sausage Recipe

Get started making your own charcuterie with this easy Garlic Sausage Recipe. By making your own sausage from scratch, you can use your own quality meat, customize the flavorings and leave out anything artificial.

Crock-Pot Apple Butter

Just in time for holiday season (and good all year long), you can use tart, just-picked apples to create a flavorful apple butter that’s perfect to give — or keep.

Inspired by Homemade Bread

Jonathan Sadowski shares what motivates him to be a bread baker. He then provides a preview of what to expect from his future posts.

The 2013 HOMEGROWN Holiday Gift Guide

HOMEGROWN.org unwraps its 2013 holiday gift guide, featuring lots of homemade presents, as well as a few stocking stuffers for under $20.

Kitchen Pantry Cure-Alls: Natural Homemade Deodorant

Store-bought deoderants contain aluminum and other harmful substances that find their way into your bloodstream. Try this recipe for natural homemade deodorant that uses baking soda with coconut oil and essential oil to create a effective and safe alternative.

Make Your Own Natural Lotion

Kick toxic chemicals to the curb and make your own natural lotion using just a few ingredients. Making homemade lotion is an easy, fun and creative process.

Old School Beauty Basics: How to Make Glycerin

What’s with glycerin? It’s a soap-making byproduct with antibacterial properties, but it’s often made with animal fat derivatives, which isn’t really our thing. So, we figured out how to make our own veggie version with coconut oil, opening up a whole world of kitchen pantry beauty concoctions.

DIY Patio Furniture Made From Scrap Iron

Looking for a great home metalworking project? Follow these DIY patio furniture instructions to build scrap-metal furniture for your patio.   

Make Your Own Lotion Bars

Claire finds a recipe for hard lotion and makes molded lotion bars to give as Christmas presents.

End of Summer Intensive Salt Scrub

Use Epsom salt, lemon, aloe vera and other simple ingredients to clean up your kids when they have stubborn, sticky summer grime.

An Adventure With French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup au Gratin is a delicious, elegant soup, hearty enough for a meal in itself. Using your own homemade beef broth, you can create this soup for your family to enjoy at home.

Uses of Diatomaceous Earth on the Homestead

For those of us who hate to use chemicals in our gardens, in our homes, or with our livestock and pets, diatomaceous earth may be a safe and efficient substitute. It may worm your animals, rid them of fleas and lice and even handle indoor pests.

Homemade Dishwashing Solutions

MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers recently named dishwashing formula as their most desired DIY cleaner, so we’ve rounded up some easy and inexpensive dish de-griming recipes for your automatic dishwasher or for washing by hand.

A Real Food Challenge: October Unprocessed

You can save money and improve your helaht by making more foods from scratch in your own kitchen. Sign on for October Unprocessed, and kick the processed food habit for one full month (at least for starters!). Check out some deliciously simple recipes to get you started.

Day Two Starting Strong

Today's FAIR attendees will be well prepared to grow, make and preserve their own food and, as Joel Salatin encourages, get out of the Industriall food system.

Swedish Potato Sausage Recipe

This traditional recipe for Potatiskorv, or Swedish potato sausage, is delicious, simple and hearty. 

Homemade Cleaners

Save money and have a healthier home with these ideas for assembling your own green cleaning tool kit. Plus, get our recipe for Lemon-Mint Window Wash.

Tasteful Handmade Gifts

Giving handmade gifts will save money while showing the recipient that you care. Homemade sugar scrub, rice pillows, glass magnets and iPod covers are all easy to make and exciting to receive. Spend time, not money, to give the perfect holiday or birthday gift.

Bread and Soup for Dinner

Stretching one's food dollar is an important issue in today's life. So is nutrition. Here, learn how to make healthy, nutritious soup and bread for lunch or supper economically. You might even come to love winter just to have soup and bread!

Cooking Is Important

Take control of your food with a return to the kitchen, and learn to love the time you spend there cooking with your family.

Finding Time to Make Cheese

Here's some hints on how to juggle cheese-making among the many other homesteading chores. Mozzarella and cheddar can both be woven in while doing other tasks, but there's nothing like clabbered cheese for ease of making.

Homemade “Vodka” Tastes Great

Homemade vodka is easy to make and tastes great. Stay tuned —  MOTHER EARTH NEWS has an article coming up next year about Artisan Alcohol Distilling.

How to Make Your Own Paper

If you have a lot of excess scrap paper like I do, it’s time to put that waste to better use. Read this do-it-yourself article about how to make your own homemade, recycled paper, and then get to work turning trash into treasure.

How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes

These cheap and easy homemade baby wipes will make your baby’s bottom and your pocketbook healthy and happy.