Cakes & Frostings · Desserts · Recipes

German Chocolate Cake (My Dad’s Birthday Request Each Year)

I am about to reveal my most treasured recipe book, a recipe book of chocolate cakes no less. I might add that cake is not usually my favorite dessert . . . But this book of chocolate cakes is amazingly delicious, decadent and absolutely foolproof. I don’t even remember where I got because I’ve had… Continue reading German Chocolate Cake (My Dad’s Birthday Request Each Year)

Breakfast · Recipes · Uncategorized

Hash Brown Waffles (Make-Ahead and Reheat in the Oven)

  Ever find yourself feeling anxious the moment you have a free minute to yourself? You start thinking, “I know I’m forgetting something, but what is it?” That moment where you’d like to relax, but somehow know you’re not quite due to relax . . . Well, it’s been rare for me to even have… Continue reading Hash Brown Waffles (Make-Ahead and Reheat in the Oven)

DIY · Life

Blogging . . . “From a Treehouse?!”

Remember that scene from “Home Alone” where Kevin lures Harry and Marv to his treehouse (during their attempt of burglary to his family’s home) so he can sabotage their efforts to capture him and comically injure them in the process, yet again? Well, if you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the dialogue:… Continue reading Blogging . . . “From a Treehouse?!”

Breakfast · Recipes · Uncategorized

Rise & Shine: Breakfast Casserole for Shipping Out Cattle

We are currently shipping out cattle from our feedlot, and on these early mornings my kitchen smells divine. The combination of coffee brewing alongside the aroma of homegrown local sausage patties sizzling in my cast iron skillet is unbeatable. It almost makes me forget that I am up earlier than desired . . . almost.… Continue reading Rise & Shine: Breakfast Casserole for Shipping Out Cattle

DIY · Gardening Tips · Uncategorized

Conflicted Weather: Springtime Transitioned Back to Wintertime

It’s been an unbelievable five days of winter weather during what is supposed to be springtime. My son looked out the patio window only to see more snow coming down and coating the field near our backyard. His response to the view was, “Mom, it needs to get better outside!” He’s tired of being cooped up and so… Continue reading Conflicted Weather: Springtime Transitioned Back to Wintertime

DIY · Gardening Tips

Essential Supply List & Tips for Planting a Vegetable Garden

I’m a big believer in upfront effort to increase efficiency and ease in the future. Gardening should be rewarding and enjoyable, right? My goal in gardening is make healthy eating more affordable while also finding ways to make gardening require less tedious maintenance. Freeing up my time so that I can spend more time with my family… Continue reading Essential Supply List & Tips for Planting a Vegetable Garden