Amy Jeanroy

Cooking and writing have been my constant companions ever since I was a small child.

My earliest memories are of my grandparent's garden and watching my grandfather clean fish for our meals. Every bite of food was wrapped in love, and I carry that with me to this day.

My writing is all over the place. For frugal and home cooking- mom stuff, visit The Farming Wife. I blog over at, about wildcrafting and growing food on our family farm, and Herb Gardens about everything herbal.

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Posts by Amy Jeanroy

December 3, 2011

Natures own butter bread

Nature's Own Butterbread has been voluntarily removed from store shelves in some Florida and Southeast Georgia counties, because they may contain small flakes of aluminum.  The products...

December 2, 2011

Santa cupcake

Make these simple Santa cupcakes for your holiday party. With the excellent video from Yoyomax12 on how to do the decorating, you will be able to make a plenty of these fun cupcakes. 

December 2, 2011


Felt food is the perfect play kitchen ingredient. This felt pastry bag just might be the very next must have item on the list!  Thanks to Katydiddys, for offering this free tutorial to make a...

December 2, 2011

James Shoop

One thing about farming, there is not much social time. Of course, interaction with customers is important, but social time for the farmers themselves, not so much. Twitter is a fabulous place to...

December 2, 2011

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

This holidays are the perfect time to make fudge! This easy to create treat is rich and decadent, just right for gifting.  Thanks to the beauty of chocolate chips, you can make this easy fudge...

December 1, 2011

Frog Cupcakes

These frog themed cupcakes are so creative! If you look closely, you might see that the frogs are actually made from what looks like a sour apple gummy, and more than a little natural talent. ...

December 1, 2011


Watch this short film about the rise and fall of industrial farming from the farmer's perspective. It is a Chipotle video, but not in your face about it.    Do you think Chipotle is...

December 1, 2011

Knitted cookie pattern

Why not knit some food for your little chef? This pattern from Madmumknits, consists of cookies and treats galore. All knitted in perfect style. There is still plenty of time for these unique but...

November 30, 2011

Candy Cane Brittle

Candy canes adorn most Christmas trees, but do you often use them for anything other than ornaments?  Here are 3 ways to enjoy these minty candies, giving them the respect they deserve. ...

November 30, 2011

Sugar cookies

Sugar cookies are the perfect foile for any artistic flair. These simple, rich treats, are a traditional holiday offering, made even more delicous by hand decorating with your favorite addons. Etsy...

November 30, 2011

Raspberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake

For a nontraditional, but elegant holiday dessert, why not try an ice cream cake? This Raspberry and Pistachio recipe is easy to create, but does take quite a bit of time.  Thanks to a favorite...

November 29, 2011

Cooking With Dog

A lovely twist on what we Americans are used to seeing as donuts. These are simply elegant. What a great way to bring a fun dessert to your next party! Thanks to CookingWithDog, a favorite cooking...

November 28, 2011


Holidays are the perfect excuse to make cookies! There are hundreds of varieties, all with strong ties to family histories. Some bakers even bake the same types every year.  For the more...

November 28, 2011


Poppyswap is a site that is crush worthy for anyone who loves to dabble in herbs. Even if you have never considered using an herbal remedy, the list of culinary offerings will keep you coming back...

November 28, 2011

Christmas Cake

This is another amazing video from the YouTube channel: CookingWithDog. Once again, the directions are clear, and the end result is simply amazing. Notice how she measures her ingredients by weight....

November 27, 2011

Cranberry muffins

Muffins are a perfect  breakfast for anyone who has a busy morning. Since that includes most of us, why not add one more delicious recipe to your list of go-to breakfasts.  These Cranberry...

November 27, 2011

Chinese Pizza

Pizza comes in an endless variety of styles and flavors. It's easy enough to make on your own, no need for takeout.  It's also a great way to get some extra vegetables into your family,...

November 27, 2011

Roasted Butternut and Pomegranate Salad

Fall colors and flavors combine, in this unique salad. Thanks goes out to Steve's Cooking channel, for this lucious recipe.

November 26, 2011

Eat Greener Calculator

Have you ever wondered how green your diet really is? Not green in color, but green as in the impact your food choices are making on the environment.  This is a calculator to figure out how...

November 26, 2011


It is not often that we make crakers. Breads and sweet treats, but not the basic cracker that we all know and love.  Here is a wonderful blog I just discovered, Dish & Tell, with this...

November 26, 2011

Japanese Crepe

This is a new way to look at crepes! Just wait until you see the final results. Perfectly divine. 

November 26, 2011

Cinnamon Apple Ornaments

Christmas is about the scents as well as the lovely sights during the season. Decorating the tree is a wonderful way to celebrate the history of your family, while creating memories.  These...

November 25, 2011

chinese meal

With Christmas on everyone's mind, making some of your own gifts is part of the fun. Etsy comes through once again, by offering this cute as heck, Chinese take out Felted Meal Pattern. Why not...

November 25, 2011

Bagel Breakfast

Weekend Breakfast should be simple and a little extra special. This recipe for Zesty Bagel Breakfast, takes the guesswork out of what to make, when the family is all home.  Make your own Bagels...

November 25, 2011

Smore Nachos

A food blog is much more than just about the recipes. It has to draw you in visually AND keep you there with interesting content. In my opinion, it helps to have a keen sense of humor as well. ...