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vegetarian cattle producer

Going from Vegetarian to Cattle Producer

The post is written and sponsored by CommonGround, a national organization of women farmers and ranchers.I spent years trading hamburgers for veggie patties, a “morally-conscious” food consumer who sought organic, natural ingredients whenever possible. Growing up in the city, I didn’t really understand how our food was grown. That is, until I left and started […]

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Love Letter to my Instant Pot

Love Letter to My Instant Pot

Dear Instant Pot, I feel a little funny writing to you. We’ve been working together so well though, and my heart is telling me it’s time to tell you how I really feel.  I love you. The way you bail me out at 5 p.m., when I suddenly realize I don’t have dinner started nor […]

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freezer meals

My Mom Secret: Freezer Meal Cooking

It’s 5 p.m. Do you know what everyone in your house is going to eat for dinner? Ahhh, that frantic feeling of searching through the fridge, pantry and freezer. Trying to come with up with something – anything – that is edible. And when you can’t find anything, then you’re trying to think of where […]

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healthy eating

Healthy Eating in the Winter Months

With the frigid temps outside and oversized sweaters and comfy leggings on, all I want to do is cozy up and nosh on some comfort food. When hunger strikes, I don’t always want to whip up a light summer treat when it is 20 degrees out! Sure that might be healthier, but not so much during […]

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10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

Fall is just around the corner, and if you’ve checked out our Fall Guide you are probably reeling with all the possibilities! Last year, my family created a fall fun list (I hate the morbid term “bucket list”) and tried to cram maybe a few too many fun activities in during those months. Since we have a new […]

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power of the pouch

Power of the Pouch

Once upon a time, I wasn’t so sure about the baby food pouch. Part of me thinks it’s because I craved the “click-ability” of the lids of baby food jars from my own childhood. But I also stubbornly made all my own baby food for a while. Then, I heard about Ella’s Kitchen pouches. These were […]

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summer barbecue

Throw the BEST Summer Barbecue

Well, as I sit here the heat index is 112 degrees so I would like to start this post off by telling you that BBQ timing is flexible. A BBQ can be for breakfast. Lately, it’s so hot that the optimal BBQ time might be 5 a.m. I kid! I kid! Seriously, summers are for […]

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Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Dinner time can often be a hectic time of day, and while I enjoy cooking, during the week I get stressed if I’m trying to make something too complicated or time-consuming. Here are a few tips that help me stay sane while trying to feed my family.   Create a dinner Pinterest board exclusively for […]

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Kids Farmers Market Challenge

Kids Farmers Market Challenge

It’s almost summer which means it’s farmers market time! My all-time favorite farmers market activity? The Farmers Market Kids Challenge. So. Much. Fun! Here’s what you need: Kids – Check! Yours alone will be great, but you can add some friends, neighbors or cousins, if you dare. I’ve done the challenge in cooking classes and […]

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Costco $5 Rotisserie Chicken Dinners

Costco $5 Rotisserie Chicken Dinners

There are so many things to love about rotisserie chicken Costco $5 rotisserie chicken (which apparently has its own Facebook page). In the best of times, it’s crispy salty skin, and a meal on the table before “hangriness” sets in. A ready made meal you can feel halfway decent about while also shopping for tires and industrial sized boxes […]

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Cooking for the Heart

Cooking for the Heart

Hey, moms. Guess what? It’s not only old men who have heart problems. Actually, heart disease is the #1 killer of women! Seriously, I kid you not. You know what else? One of a woman’s most vulnerable times for heart issues is when they’re pregnant or have tiny babies. (Don’t we get all the luck?) […]

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