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Welcome to Milk Glass Home!

I’m Rachael, a modern homemaker who loves to cook from scratch, grow my own produce, and slow down on my suburban homestead in western Washington. I love to help people bring old-fashioned skills into the 21st century!

On Milk Glass Home, you will find recipes & tips to help you master the art of home cookinglearn how to garden & preserve the harvest, and live a slow, seasonal life.

Are you craving a slower, more handmade life?

There is so much more to life than the rush, stress, and chaos of the modern world. Is this what we’re really meant for? Overworking and then stuffing ourselves with fake food, spending all our money on poorly made junk, and then numbing ourselves with TV every night?

There has to be something better than that. I know there is.

We’re so desperately missing community and connection. It is so normal for everything to come premade and prepackaged that we’re losing basic skills that our ancestors have nurtured and maintained for thousands of years.

I’m not saying that the past was perfect in any way. From a daily living perspective though, our ancestors were much more connected to the earth and each other. They knew where food came from. They knew how to make the most of their money and fix things when they broke. Their trash disappeared without a trace instead of polluting our oceans.

We need to take a step away from this highly processed, prepackaged life and refocus on what matters.

  • Our families and communities.
  • Learning and trying new things.
  • Making and fixing things.
  • Growing and preserving food.
  • Feeding and nourishing our families.
  • Saving money and living within our means.

Slow living for beginners

Take a load off. Let’s slow down so we can focus on the things that truly matter to us. The rest of the world can wait.

Tools for Your Journey

Ready to take a step backward with me? Here are some tools to help you on your journey.

Cooking from Scratch

This is one of the most important skills to reclaim! You’ll use it three times a day and it’s an excellent way to save money, spend time with your family, and achieve your health goals.

It can also feel challenging at the beginning. My goal is to help you cook from scratch every day! (With less stress, of course!)

Get your pantry staples list now!

Cooking from scratch is a gift you can give yourself and your family! It’s way easier than you think and my free pantry staples list & meal planner will help you get started right away.

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If you want to cook from scratch with less stress…meal planning makes a huge difference! I love, love, love helping people set up simple, sustainable meal planning routines!

Baking & Desserts

Baking is one of the quickest way to make any home feel cozy and inviting! Try these baking recipes for the best scones, muffins, crumbles, and more.

Meal Planning

My workbook Make Over Your Meal Plan was made to help beginners set up a realistic meal planning routine that works for them! This is a great way to minimize your food waste, save money, and of course, eat better.

Preserving the harvest

Canning, dehydrating, and making your own extracts isn’t old-fashioned anymore! These are popular ways to preserve the excess from your garden or local farm to enjoy all year long.

Food preservation is a huge passion of mine and I’ve been canning for a decade now! I only ever recommend safe canning methods and have a particular preference for low prep food preservation methods. I believe preserving your own food doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming, or complicated!

Canning & pickling

I’ll be adding many more canning recipes soon. I typically recommend water bath canning methods as those are accessible even with a pretty minimal kitchen setup!

Dehydrating Recipes

One of the easiest ways to preserve your harvest is to dry it for later! This doesn’t work with every food and there are definitely some safety details to know, but you’d be shocked at what you can dry at home!

Infusing Recipes

Instead of breaking out the canner or dehydrator, let your favorite ingredients infuse together for the most delicious flavor combinations! Try lavender honey, homemade liqueurs, infused syrups, and so much more.

Homemade Extracts

With just a little alcohol and some fresh ingredients, you can make the most delicious extracts to flavor your bakes!

DIY Projects

Part of homesteading and slow living is getting more hands-on in life. These DIY projects will show you just how handy you really are. From toilet bombs to room sprays, homemade candles and more, there are plenty of great projects to try here!

Homemade Scrubs, Sprays, and More

These are some of my favorite DIY projects for my suburban homestead. You’ll be surprised at how easy they all are to make!

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Let’s do this together!

Life is better with other people. I’ll help guide you through the process of setting up a simple, sustainable home. Here’s how to find me: