Grandma Dee’s Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Appetizer

This recipe comes from my mother and the kids liked helping stir the sauce and wrap the bacon around the water chestnuts. Ingredients 1 lb. Bacon — We buy a whole hog from Ryan and Kelsey of Hardpan Homestead (See facing page) 2 – 8 oz. cans whole water chestnuts Sauce 2 cup sugar 1 cups vinegar 1 cup water 4 teaspoons cornstarch Boil for 5 minutes. Instructions Cut your bacon in half and wrap…


Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Ingredients 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed & drained 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1/4 cup butter 1 1/4 cups chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 cups beef broth or vegetable if you prefer. 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 pound cubed cooked ham 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar Sour Cream & Cilantro to serving Substitution Suggestions Apple cider vinegar instead of sherry Bacon…


#BeADoer

#BeADoer Doer [doo-er] noun – a person who acts rather than merely talking or thinking.   Most people have jobs that are only a means to an end. If your end is only a weekend of lounging and resting you are wasting your free time away! We all have chores to do on the weekend, family and friends to visit, but what are you doing for you? Do it. Sitcoms don’t fulfill your life. Accomplishments…


Marcee’s Profile

Meet Marcee Marcee is the Co-Owner of MoeGang Productions and Editor/Production Guru of HomeSpun Magazine. She has over 20 years of experience in the production and design fields including a bachelor of arts in advertising/graphic design from Collins College and computer operations, art and media education from Arizona State and DeVry universities. Marcee’s full-time gig is being the Production Director for Cascade Publications Inc., where she first went to work in 2011 when she relocated…


Ryan’s Profile

Meet Ryan I grew up just outside of Lansing Michigan on a ten-acre “hobby farm” with a huge garden, orchard, cows, goats, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits and turkeys, all to feed our family and be as sustainable as possible before it was trendy. I helped Mom can as much as 800 quarts per year. We made butter, wine, jam, pies, sourdough and more. I also helped Dad with hay, milking the cow and even the…


Mission Statement

Mission Statement Educate and encourage people to be Doers. Tell producers’ stories, advertise their products and educate their customers. Bring together a community of Doers. Mission Statement Article We are at a point where humans, as a group, produce more than ever before, but as individuals, we produce very little for ourselves. Homespun encourages regular people to be producers, or as we like to call them, ‘Doers.’ People have regular jobs that they need to…