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Education and the War on Freedom

Hear the rallying cry! Find out what the education system and the government’s War on Freedom have to do with each other, what I have done to help fight back, and how you can join me.

Busy Mom’s Fruit Yogurt

My secret weapon for feeding the family on a busy schedule. 2 ingredients, 0 guilt.

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A Gardening Tale: From Back to the Land Flower Child to Modern Homesteader: Part 2

That’s right! I was homeschooled. Now let’s be honest, was that really a surprise for most of you? I mean, I always talk about how I grew up on a working homestead with farming friends and back to the land hippie parents. Would you expect anything less?

Well, I have to admit, when most people find out that I was homeschooled, they tend to have a look of shock on their faces and say something along the lines of, “But you seems so normal and well socialized.” I’m never sure if I should take this as a compliment or an insult, but I usually choose to just respond with a head shake and a, “Thank you?”

Smothered Green Beans (Southern Style)

Get the recipe for my famous mouth watering Smothered Green Beans (Southern Style), complete with recipe card for you to download and save.

Bunnies and Babies

Find out the story behind our struggles to start a family and the Great Rabbit Battle of 2020.

Growing in the Garden: Lessons from the Sages

There’s just something about getting your hands down in a freshly plowed field and pulling the earth to your nose that connects you with all of the living things that were there before you. You can almost feel the hands of your ancestors on your shoulders encouraging you and remind you that you can do this, just as they did.

Calling All Sewers!!!

So here is the ask…I am asking anyone who is able to sew to work with me, and the other efforts linked below to help provide these essential protective items to our nation’s medical care providers.

3 Ingredient Disinfectant Spray

I have used it for years on all kinds of surfaces from handbags to backpacks, shoes and more. Use it to wipe down your counters and handles, even your baby’s highchair tray without having to wash it afterward.

National Pride and Gardening

For us to be able to have pride in our nation, we have to have something that we are working towards together. At this current moment we are working to keep the supply chain going amidst the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19. This is especially visible in the grocery stores.

Look for the Helpers

The legacy of Mr. Rogers today has grown far beyond what I could have ever imagined. I loved and idolized him as a child, and am happy to say that I can still look back at the man he was and hold him up as one of my all time heroes.

Laughter is Poison to Fear

Sometimes it’s hard to find the humor in the dark times. These are my thoughts on letting laughter be the cure to fear.

Amazingly Ordinary: The Real Women Who Inspire Me

Everyone has a story worth telling, no matter how humble their beginning, or end. Join me as I start the journey of sharing with you the stories of the real women who inspire me to do what I do every day.

5 Easy Steps to Help You Prepare for Life’s Craziest Times

Ever wonder how some people always seem to have it together when personal disaster hits? In this article I’ll break down the 5 steps we take to be prepared for anything life throws at us. Join me on the TreadlingHome-stead as I share personal stories and tried and true tips passed down to me from my family, along with a few new ones I’ve learned on my own.

Saying Goodbye: Ginger’s Last Feature

Please join me as I share some memories of Ginger. On November 5, 2019 we had to say goodbye to one of the best girls a fur-mommy and fur-daddy could ever ask for, Ginger Louise Jones.

Chillicothe Halloween Festival (2019)

TreadlingHome will be at the Chillicothe Hallween Festival October 11th-13th.
Festival hours: Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-5pm.

2nd Annual Wellsville Pumpkin Festival (2019)

Join us on October 5th from 10 am to 5 pm in downtown Wellsville, Ohio for a day filled with fun for the entire family. Stop out and help celebrate everything fall with great local music, artists, food and more. This is a family friendly event so bring the kiddos along 🙂 For more information…

3rd Annual Ceramic City Jazz, Blues and BBQ Festival (2019)

July 5th and 6th Historic Downtown East Liverpool, OH. Stop out and feast your ears on the hypnotic jazz and blues rhythms as you eat your way through the BBQ competition with contestants from around the country. There will be an amazing lineup of musicians preforming live from 4-9 pm on Friday, July 5th, and…

5 Homemaking Skills Everyone Should Know

Why You Need to Know This Homemaking isn’t just something you do on the weekends; for some of us it is our occupation. There is a very specific skill set needed to succeed and I have found that many people, from children to grown adults don’t know many of them. In this post I’m going…

Motivation Monday with Marilyn Monroe

I have so much to do this week to get caught up with apron production (check out my current inventory *here*) that I almost don’t know where to start. I asked myself this morning if I can ever really be “caught up” with my business work? Suffice to say I was letting myself get a…

Classic Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Quick and Easy Prep Dinner Idea Here in the TreadlingHome Kitchen I love easy prep dinners, especially when it involves the slow cooker. I know I’m not the best slow cooker cook out there, but I make a mean classic roast beef. I learned how to make this roast from my mom when I was…

Optimism…Pass it on

Optimism isn’t easy, it’s a skill you need to learn and hone over time. Just a little country motivation for you from TreadlingHome.

Don’t be Hangry

Hangr is an epidemic in America! Help stop the madness today. Feeling a bit hangry but don’t know what to do about it? TreadlingHome is here to help! Check out our original recipes section here on TreadlingHome for great meal and snack ideas that will help curb the hangr any time of day. COMMENTS? QUESTIONS?…

Modern Homesteading

What is a homestead? Let’s start at the beginning. According to Miriam-Webster A homestead is: homestead nounhome·​stead | \ ˈhōm-ˌsted  1 a: the home and adjoining land occupied by a family b: an ancestral homec: HOUSE2: a tract of land acquired from U.S. public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating the tract When most of us think of a…

5 Questions You Need Answered Before You Get Chickens

Have you seen the cute chicken coops on Pintrest or Facebook and said to yourself, “I would love to have some of those. They are so cute.”? Don’t know where to start? Start here with the 5 questions you need answered before you get chickens. This insightful article comes complete with a free printable to use when you’re talking to officials. Check it out, only on

Homemaking: What is a Homemaker in 2019

A Homemaker is so much more than a mom who isn’t working for money. Find out what a Homemaker really is and why this is the one job that should never die.

Carne Asada: Marinated Steak Tacos

A super quick and easy Mexican Carne Asada marinade recipe for tacos and burritos with cooking instructions and advanced ingredient variations for when you have more time.

Dishes 101: The Dishwasher: Prepping and Loading

What’s the best way to get sparkling dishes from your dishwasher every time? We have the answer. (…) I go over everything you need to know about getting your dishes ready to go into the dishwasher, the most efficient way to load the the dishes to get the most out of every load while still getting them clean, and how to start our dishwasher.

Creamy Goat Cheese Tuna Noodle

With the Lent season in full swing, I thought I would mix up a family favorite for you that Josh and I love…Tuna Noodle Casserole.  I added some goat cheese and a few spices and created something far more satisfying than your average tuna noodle that you can be proud to serve your family and…

The Perfect Coffee 101: The Drip Pot

Use 1 tablespoon of ground coffee per 2 cups of water.  So I have a 12 cup drip pot and I use 6 tablespoons of grounds.  This is true for all coffee types as well, basic and flavored.  Also, I know it can be hard, but if you can let the coffee settle for 3-5 minutes after brewing, it is so much better.

Toweling: The Basic Kitchen Towel

I know!  Who knew there was so much to that thing you grab when you make a mess or want to take something out of the oven or off the stove?  Well now you do.

Pepper Jelly Roast

For those of us in the United States this one might sound a little crazy, but just trust me on this one.  There is a reason the British love their jellied meats.  My Pepper Jelly Roast recipe is one that will have your taste buds asking, “Where has this been all my life?”  For the…

Toweling: The Towels of the Kitchen

The world of toweling is vast and can be extremely overwhelming for those who are new to it, especially when looking at towels as tools.  There are so many types and for each type there are sub-types and so on…it’s enough to make a person’s head spin!  Well I’m here to help!  We are going…

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Tragic Loss on the Homestead: 3 Chickens Dead

I told Josh that Penny was the only one I could see alive that was injured and that we needed to get her out of the coup and run area asap since the other chickens had begun to peck at her wounds (chickens will peck at anything red, especially blood).  Since Penny had been with us for 3 years and she was 1 of my pets, I started to panic, shout and cry when the other chickens started pecking at her more when she tried to get a drink of water.  She just cowered her head down and walked to the corner trying to hide her head.

Ceramic City Jazz Blues & BBQ Festival 2018 (7/7/18)

TreadlingHome will be kicking off our 2018 show season at the Ceramic City Jazz Blues & BBQ Festival in historic Downtown East Liverpool, Ohio.  Stop down this Saturday, July 7th, 2018 for a day filled with great music, food and of course, the Artisan Market.  The show will be running from 1-10 pm, with plenty…

Creamy Ranch Pork Chops

I find that often the simplest recipes are the best.  This 3 ingredient wonder is Creamy Ranch Pork Chops.  This dish is something I used to make in college and has quickly become one of my husbands favorites.  It can be pared with just about any side, but I would suggest the Cheesy Veggies. Here’s…

Cinnamon Blossoms

You will need 1/2 batch of Never Fail Pie Crust for this recipe, you can find that recipe *here*. For the Full Cinnamon Blossom recipe tutorial, I’ve mad a convenient video.  you can watch it below 🙂 COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? ADVICE? Let us know what you think of this content. Like, share, subscribe and comment below….

Pittsburgh BBQ Ham (Isaly’s)

Welcome back to TreadlingHome!  Today we are going to talk about a hometown recipe for me, Pittsburgh BBQ Ham.  It is Isaly’s traditional recipe handed down through 4 generations of my family without change.  This is one of those regional recipes that each family has their own variation, and this is my families take on…

Cheesy Veggies-Basic Cheese Sauce

Feeling a bit monotonous after the New Year’s resolution diet?  Yeah, me too.  This healthy-ish recipe is sure to curb those comfort food cravings, while not throwing you too hard off the wagon.  Cheesy Veggies is a basic recipe that can be played around with using whatever you have on hand.  No pepper jack cheese? …

Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots, because sometimes you want something to make you feel good with minimal effort.  These little babies are so good with just about anything or by themselves as a snack.  They are delicious strait off the stove, but can also be served cold as part of a romantic picnic.  The uses for this…

Stuffed Roasted Mushrooms with Brie

It’s 5 pm on Friday.  You just got off work and your in-laws call saying they are coming over for dinner.  “Oh crap!  What am I going to make!?!” you think.  Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  Stuffed Roasted Mushrooms with Brie take 15-20 minutes from start to finish and have the ability to…

Banana Bread (Muffins)

If there is one thing I know how to make it’s banana bread.  I think I was about 4 or 5 the first time I can remember making with my mom.  We were at the kitchen table and she had gotten out a book that had recipes in it, something I wasn’t familiar with at…

Cleaning Schedule *Free Printable*

Each of us has our own issues and short comings when it comes to housekeeping.  Some of us hate doing dishes (me), some of us hate doing laundry or maybe cleaning the bathroom; and yet we all love that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing you have a tidy home that feels warm and…

Black Forest Brownies

Chocoholics of the world unite!  Day 7 of 14 Days of Recipes You’ll Love is Black Forest Brownies, and your inner chocolate lover will thank you.  Whether you are looking for something to send to school with the kids for a sweet snack or having company over, these moist, chewy, decadent brownies are sure to…

Blueberry Lemon Curd

I have tried all kinds of recipes in my endeavor to find something delicious.  Over the years there have been some hits, with many more misses as I tried out more “fancy” sounding recipes.  This one was definitely a hit. I found myself trying to find something to do with the massive amount of blueberries…

Tender Cube Steak with Mushroom Gravy

This recipe is one of my husband’s favorites.  It comes from a cookbook my parents got him for Christmas the year we got married, 2011, along with a new Lodge cast iron chicken fryer with a lid.  He was so excited!  This book is full of amazing recipes that are super easy to follow and…

Peach & Gouda Grilled Cheese

Before I start this post, let me first say that I was like, “What the heck it this!?!” when I first saw a recipe for a peach grilled cheese sandwich, so I know how you’re feeling.  If curiosity got you here, stick around and give this one a try.  You won’t regret it, I promise….

Dum’s Chicken and Dumplings

What or whom is Dum you ask?  Dum was my great-grandmother on my mom’s side.  Dum was an amazing lady; tough, loving and kind, always there with a warm hug and food made with love.  I always looked forward to visiting her when I was little.  I remember sitting in the window seat in her…

Honey Lemon Dijon Salmon

I’m always looking for quick, uncomplicated, healthy dinner recipes I can put together on the fly; this is one of my favorites! Honey Lemon Dijon Salmon is easily put together in a hurry and cooks up in less than 20 minutes, making it great for a busy day; or this deceptively simple dish can also…

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

My husband loves sweet snacks, but since I’ve been trying to lead a healthier life, it’s been a struggle to find the balance between having things he likes and things I can actually eat.  These strawberry chocolate chip muffins are the perfect compromise for us.  He can have 11 of them and I have a…

TreadlingHome Site Updates

Hey out there!  This is just a quick status update in case you didn’t know.  I have been working on updating the TreadlingHome blog, giving it a new look and updating some of the main pages as well as some of the old posts to make TreadlingHome a more user friendly place.  I hope you…

14 Days of Recipes You’ll Love!

14 recipes in 14 days, starting Monday, January 29th, 2018. Join TreadlingHome in celebrating Valentine’s Day with 14 days of recipes you’ll love. COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? ADVICE? Let us know what you think of this content. Like, share, subscribe and comment below. Support TreadlingHome content by visiting the TreadlingHome Shop, or by making a monthly donation…

Slow Cooker Ham and Beans

When the weather turns cold I am reminded of countless joyful memories from my childhood and college career.  I was raised in South-Western Pennsylvania where the winters are notorious for being bitterly cold, and yet if you ask many, it can also be one of the warmest times of the year from helping each other…

Happy Thanksgiving (2017)!

Here at TreadlingHome we value family above all else.  The Thanksgiving holiday (in the United States) is one of my favorite holidays for bringing everyone together, blood relatives and those we choose, under one roof to share in the blessings and bounty of the past year.   Some share their new loves, some share their promotions…

Pocket Pastries (Sweet)

Pocket Pastries, or Hand Tarts, are one of my favorite breakfast items.  They are simple to make and you can please almost everyone using 1 simple recipe.   This recipe will focus on the sweet variety (with jellies and jams) instead of the savory (eggs and meats).  This recipe is made with our Never Fail…

Garrison Day 2017 (6/10/17)

We are very pleased to announce that TreadlingHome will be at the 39th Annual Garrison Day Show and Sale in the heart of beautiful downtown Beaver, PA. Come out for a day full of food, fun and shopping from some of the best handmade vendors from around the area. All items sold are required to…

Mini Strawberry Pies

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I thought that I would share one of my favorite recipes to make for any Spring or Summer event; Mini Strawberry Pies! I came up with this recipe last year when I was trying to find something that I could take to my brother’s for Mother’s Day dinner that his…

Never Fail Pie Crust

Never Fail Pie Crust is a staple in my family.  My mom got the recipe from her friend, and it has yet to fails us.  It is delicate, soft and flaky, yet sturdy enough to stand up to any filling you put in it.  You just won’t be able to wait to have another bite….

Plan B Dinner 😦

When you’ve been working hard all day and just wanna make dinner, but you run out of propane while cooking 😦 Plan B…microwaved hot dog sandwich and chips it is!  My version of adapting and overcoming life’s everyday irritations, haha. COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? ADVICE? Let us know what you think of this content. Like, share, subscribe…

WaterFire Sharon, PA 9/24/16

Hi everyone.  I will be at the final WaterFire Sharon, PA event this coming Saturday, 9/24/16.  Please stop out to check out new products I’m debuting at WaterFire, along with some great discounts.  Please check the official WaterFire Sharon, PA website HERE for more information about the event.  You can also check out their Facebook page…

WaterFire Sharon, PA July 16, 2016

So I don’t usually share too much about the events that I do, but I had so much fun at WaterFire Sharon, PA that I thought I would share some of the fun with everyone.  This is an event that started in Sharon, PA 3 years ago in 2013, and I have to say that…

Garrison Day (6/11/16)

Hello all my lovely peoples! I just wanted to let you know that I will be at the 38th Annual Garrison Day Show and Sale in Beaver, PA on June 11, 2016.  I will be located in the back left corner of Macintosh Park, directly across the street from the courthouse. Just follow the sidewalk…

Spring Band Craft Show (3/12/2016)

Hello!  I’m very excited to announce my first craft show appearance.  I will be at the Spring Band Craft Show at Blackhawk High School in Beaver Falls, PA this weekend from 10-3.  I’ll have my entire stock of TreadlingHome Aprons there, so if you see one you like, please make sure that you order it…

65 Pieces of Survival Wisdom From The Great Depression

Growing up, I used to hear stories about how my grandparents worked hard to make a living and support their family.  My grandfather was a product of the Post-Depression Era south, growing up farming and ranching to get enough money to feed his brothers and sisters.  My grandmother met my grandfather when they were both…


Check out my traditional Oktoberfest dishes in the Cooking section of the site 🙂 COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? ADVICE? Let us know what you think of this content. Like, share, subscribe and comment below. Support TreadlingHome content by visiting the TreadlingHome Shop, or by making a monthly donation to help fund projects here on the TreadlingHome-stead. Follow…

Traditional Sauerbraten with Gingersnap Gravy

HAPPY OKTOBERFEST EVERYONE!!! Now that that has been said, we can move on to one of my favorite parts of the Oktoberfest celebrations, the food.  For those of you who think that Oktoberfest is just something that Germans do during the month of October to have an excuse to get drunk, you’re wrong…sort of.  Oktoberfest…

Kartoffel Kloesse (Potato Dumplings)

If you are making something like Sauerbraten with gingersnap gravy, it is almost mandatory to have kartoffel kloesse as one of your sides.  Kartoffel kloesse are traditional German potato dumplings that can be served savory or sweet.  They go with just about anything you would have mashed potatoes with and can be stuffed with sweet…

The Invisible Hand Stitch

Have you ever had trouble getting the top of that pillow or quilt closure to look clean?  I know that I sure have.  I have never quite been able to get the invisible stitch thing right, but this video did such a great job explaining it that I thought I would share it with you….

Getting Started with Cast Iron

It is no secret that I use cast iron for almost everything.  I only use cast iron, glass and stainless steel to cook with.  You won’t find any of those “non-stick” things in my house.  I was taught how to cook with cast iron from my dad, who learned from his mom and grandma and…

Cast Iron Care for Beginners

I got a call from one of my friends a couple weeks ago saying that I would be so proud of her because she finally got a cast iron skillet, but she was getting freaked out by all of the talk of how to, or not to, wash it and seasoning and all of that…

So true

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