Author Archives: The Christian HomeKeeper

About The Christian HomeKeeper

Sylvia  is a homemaking and old fashioned skills expert who loves to share what she knows with others.  Sylvia has been teaching homemaking classes and teaching homemaking and homesteading skills in her home and hometown since the 1980's and online since 1996 on her website, The Christian Homekeeper. She has been an historic interpreter for the state of Tennessee and is an avid historic re-enactor. 

Sylvia is the author of 5 books and has written for several publications including Backwoods Home Magazine, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Coming Home Magazine and Most of Sylvia's tutorials, instructions for old-fashioned skills and recipes can be found on her website. When Sylvia is not discussing old fashioned skills on her radio program, The 21st Century Homekeeper, you can find her dipping candles, drying herbs, baking whole wheat bread or canning venison.

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

I really like pumpkin. When the pumpkins are ripe it signals the beginning of Autumn for me and the beginning of my favorite culinary season. When you can’t get pumpkin, you could use either sweet potatoes or even Cushaw squash … Continue reading

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40 Minute Brownies Start To Finish

40 Minute Brownies, Start To Finish

These brownies are just plain good. They don’t have much flour in them, and that makes them chewy and rich. But I wanted to share the recipe to show you that you can make really, really good brownies using whole … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Chocolate-Chip Zucchini Bread

Whole Wheat Chocolate-Chip Zucchini Bread

What to do with all those mounds of zucchini?  Make Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread! This recipe is lightly cinnamon flavored because of how you prepare the baking pans. Here is how I prepare zucchini: Wash the zucchini, cut off ends … Continue reading

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Chocolate Lovers Snack Cake

Dark Chocolate Snack Cake

This snack cake is dark, rich and sweet, perfect for a late afternoon pick-me-up and a cup of coffee. Its just right for offering to unexpected company and freezes well. You’ll be able to taste the molasses in this cake, … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Flat Bread


I’ve been playing around with my flat bread recipe. The main reason for my experimentation is a new toy at my house. I have a Wonder Mill now and its the best. Just look at the whole grains and the … Continue reading

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