Cast Iron Cornbread

Cast Iron Cornbread

I may live in the south, but I’m still a Yankee when it comes to cornbread. I like mine sweet and moist with lots of butter. While this recipe could be made in a 9″ x 9″ baking dish, it really is best in a 10.25″ cast iron skillet. The skillet...
Artichoke Pesto Panini Sandwich Recipe

Artichoke Pesto Panini Sandwich Recipe

I love artichokes, so I found it really interesting that this panini sandwich recipe incorporated them into a pesto. The original recipe called for fresh parsley, but I used basil instead. I tend to prefer basil over parsley for flavor, and I didn’t have any...
Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t tell you how important a good cookie recipe is to me. It’s like my version of the “Little Black Dress.” And I think the most illusive of those recipes is a good chocolate chip cookie. Naturally, there are about a dozen things that can...

My Introduction to Thrive Market

I’ve been on a mission to eat healthier and more organically for the last several years, but it’s often easier said than done. Quite simply, organic food and products can be expensive. I pick and choose which items I feel more comfortable buying...
Berry Almond Granola Bars

Berry Almond Granola Bars

Being the mom of a boy, I’m learning that I can never have too many snacks on hand. This kid is only 5, and he is already eating me out of house and home. I’m afraid to see what the next 10 years will be like. Perhaps one of the most frustrating things...
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies, the quintessential staple of the school bake sale fundraiser. They are cheap to make and easy enough to enlist the help of the kids. When making these cookies, I realized it’s probably been years since I’ve made or even eaten them. I...
Italian Pierogi with Garlic, Tomatoes, and Basil

Italian Pierogi with Garlic, Tomatoes, and Basil

Pierogi are a semicircular Polish dumpling usually stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese or fruit.  The most common filling here in the United States is mashed potatoes with cheese.   The dough is similar to pastry dough and is made with flour...
6 Tips to Simplify Dinnertime

6 Tips to Simplify Dinnertime

Even as a Work At Home Mom, dinnertime at our house is often a very chaotic time.   Hubby is getting home from work, the kids are running off their extra energy, and I’m trying to figure out what I can turn into some semblance of a meal.   If...
How to Break Down a Chicken

How to Break Down a Chicken

There are many skills that we learn here on the farm, but none are as useful as knowing how to break a full chicken or duck into individual cuts.  We will typically break down the chickens we butcher before canning or freezing them.  Even when we buy chicken from the...
Berry Yummy Muffins

Berry Yummy Muffins

Let me introduce you to my crack muffins. I promise you, you can’t eat just one. This tried and true quick-bread recipe can be used for any type of berries. I needed to use up some strawberries and blueberries, so I combined them both into a double batch of...