Practical Pantry: How To Harvest Free Apples
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Practical Pantry: How To Harvest Free Apples

You wish you had fall apples, but you don’t have an orchard. Visions of canned applesauce, apple butter, and apple pies dance through your head; but no, you have no apples. The solution can be found in your nearest neighborhood or subdivision. All the apples you can pick. For free. Yes, free. People buy homes … Continue reading

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Easy Homesteading Solutions: Storing Potatoes & Onions

We’re storing up for the winter, and my quick tip for you today is this: Your bounty of onions and potatoes will last longer if you do not store them together. The gases produced tend to increase decay in each vegetable. Good Storage Options (that you likely already have laying around) – Store potatoes in … Continue reading

Strawberries for Sale!
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Strawberries for Sale!

Beginning next week, we expect the more than 1500 strawberry plants to burst forth with their juicy sweet, red ripe fruit! Give us a call at (814) 364-2424, email us at crossroadsfarmpa@gmail.com, or message us on Twitter (@crhomestead) to get your quarts and join the Crossroads Homestead strawberry festival! Blessings, Sarah and Chuck Continue reading

Recipe: Aunt Lorraine’s Chocolate Sheet Cake
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Recipe: Aunt Lorraine’s Chocolate Sheet Cake

Summer picnics. Special birthdays. Sweet tooth satisfier. Yes, I’m talking about my great aunt Lorraine’s Chocolate Sheet Cake. Absolutely nothing compares to the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of this cake baked in a giant, flat pan. We have made it time and time and time again, and it never grows old. It brings a reminder of summertime … Continue reading

Recipe: Sarlabeth’s Hot Mustard
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Recipe: Sarlabeth’s Hot Mustard

In our central PA home, we are faithful to two NFL teams, neither of which are playing this weekend. Chicago. Bears. Football… Such a disappointment. Steelers. Country. Die hard fans…. Lots of moping faces and defiant Roethlisberger jerseys around here. But who can resist the Superbowl, really? I mean, why would you miss those great … Continue reading