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Milestone Moments

Raising two babies has taught me many things. One of the things I have realized is that there are two types of milestone moments moms experience raising their kids, particularly in the first year of life. One is the kind we show off on social media and send to everyone we know. These are the… Continue reading Milestone Moments

Food, Uncategorized

Great Smoky Mountains Mush Recipe

This morning, my toddler decided that 3:15AM was an appropriate time to wake up. It was not. For better or worse we were awake. So while my not-yet-awake brain was shoveling cereal and coffee into my body, I flipped through the amazing new cookbook that I bought while I was in the Smoky Mountains a… Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains Mush Recipe

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Healthy Grilled Chicken with Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce

Guys I love summer. In part because I love to grill. Probably way too much. I hear all of these ads that are like "you need to buy dad's grilling essentials!" and in my brain I tell them they are wrong because mom is the one who needs the grilling essentials in our house (I've… Continue reading Healthy Grilled Chicken with Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce

Farming, Food, Uncategorized

Mozzarella- My Nemesis

It takes me about 20 minutes of arthritis inducing hand milking my family cow, Belle, to produce a gallon of milk. So far, I have wasted FIVE of these precious gallons trying to make mozzarella cheese. Every recipe I have looked at says things like "Super easy mozzarella recipe!" or "No fail mozzarella". I CAN.… Continue reading Mozzarella- My Nemesis

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Giving Thanks for Cranberries

I really don't want to use the phrase cranberry sauce because so many people are prejudiced against the stuff from a can. GUYS ITS SO EASY TO MAKE YOUR OWN STOP TORTURING YOURSELF! Homemade cranberry sauce is sooooooooo good and it is incredibly easy to make. Try it and your opinion of cranberry sauce will… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Cranberries

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Kitchen Aid Mixer Love

I did something I’ve been holding out on for a while. I bought a new Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. My mom picked up my trusty old stand mixer from a garage sale for $25 about 5 years ago. I have no idea how it was used before that or even how old it was. It… Continue reading Kitchen Aid Mixer Love

Agriculture, Farming, Food, Uncategorized

Peach Jam

When I was probably in early high school my brother played for me a really weird song by an alternative rock band called The Presidents of the United States of America. The song was called "Peaches". Now every time I see actual peaches, the line "millions of peaches, peaches for me" plays in my head.… Continue reading Peach Jam

Agriculture, Farming, Uncategorized

When Things Aren’t Going Quite Right

This is going to be a really honest post and it will probably be a little bit all over the place. There are a couple things that have been weighing on my heart lately and I want to talk about it. First, I will say that I have an amazing life. My husband supports me… Continue reading When Things Aren’t Going Quite Right