Breakfast · Recipes · Uncategorized

The Traveling Pancakes and the Diary of Our Road Trip

Note: I started writing this post one month ago. Between planting season starting and shipping cattle adding to the mix, and a few other non-farm related details going on (I’ll mention those in my next post), things may have gotten a little jumbled—okay a little wild! Payroll proved how hard these guys work during our… Continue reading The Traveling Pancakes and the Diary of Our Road Trip

Beef · Pressure Cooker · Recipes · Soups · Uncategorized

Instant Pot Chili

I know spring is just around the corner, but the temperature keeps dipping lower and it’s starting to wreak havoc on my mood and my patience for never-ending indoor cooking. Dangit—I miss my grill! Snow has covered and surrounded it for too long. Not to mention, my dishwasher has had more repair appointments than I… Continue reading Instant Pot Chili

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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls and the Missing Workout DVD

Dear kids: Life’s been crazy the past few months, but we made it through three home appliances on the fritz (okay, the dishwasher is still on the fritz—Sears was certainly on Santa’s naughty list this holiday season!), some pretty stellar birthday parties (put on by yours truly), holiday baking marathons, multiple car repairs, advent activities,… Continue reading Overnight Cinnamon Rolls and the Missing Workout DVD

Desserts · Recipes

Memories at Grandma’s and Her Brownies

Growing up on a farm, we had free range to roam wherever we wanted. But we usually ended up at my grandma’s house during any given activity—riding bikes, taking a stroll around the feedlot with my horse, playing “office” at the scale house, building forts out of hay bales in the quonset, leaping across big… Continue reading Memories at Grandma’s and Her Brownies

Canning/Preserving · Recipes · Uncategorized

A True Cornhusker Through and Through

  We are Nebraska Cornhuskers, both fans of harvesting our own sweet corn and cheering on Nebraska athletics (especially football—even on a bad year). And yes, I’m posting this a month past the time of harvesting sweet corn, and it is losing relevancy by the second. Hey, I never said I’d post time-sensitive topics in… Continue reading A True Cornhusker Through and Through

Canning & Preserving Jar Labels · Canning/Preserving · Free Printables · Recipes

Spice Up Your Chili Sauce Jar Lids

There is nothing quite like a big bowl of chili to warm you up on a bitterly cold winter day, and in Nebraska we have our fair share of frigid days. Believe me—we eat our fair share of chili. It’s practically tradition on snow days for the kids. My daughter even loves to bring it… Continue reading Spice Up Your Chili Sauce Jar Lids

Canning & Preserving Jar Labels · Canning/Preserving · Free Printables · Recipes · Uncategorized

“All things homemade are kind of a big dill” 

Canning season is right around the corner—or have you already begun? Someone in our area said they were already putting up cucumbers and canning pickles. This, of course, made me feel completely behind schedule even though I realize we live in Nebraska where we have unreliable and wildly inconsistent weather. To further prove my point,… Continue reading “All things homemade are kind of a big dill”