My husband shot a deer behind our house last fall. I did not grow up in a hunting culture, so this whole experience was new to me. I watched him hang the buck in our garage, picked up the meat after it was sorted and packaged, and thought, now what? I had never cooked venison before. Continue reading
I’ve made this for guests twice in the last couple of weeks, and it’s been a huge hit. Sometimes I find it hard to make chicken that has lots of flavor and moisture, but doesn’t take a crazy amount of work. This recipe definitely checks all the boxes.
Ready for another edition? The stories are endless of what our tyrannical little people will do, for reasons beyond our understanding.
Today my toddler cried because …
… she wanted the food on my plate, which was exactly the same as what was on hers. Continue reading
This is probably one of the healthiest recipes coming from my kitchen to you. My husband and I usually try to kick off a new year with primarily vegetarian dinners and sugar-free snacks, so I added this dish to my meal plan. It was actually quite the hit, and it’ll be devoured again even when we aren’t on any sort of diet. Continue reading
Our second child is still a few months away from arriving, and I’m already feeling guilty about the lack of attention I’m paying her – at least in comparison to the first little human I grew.
When I was pregnant with our first, I read books and blogs and forums and all the handouts from my midwife. I sat around rubbing my stomach and researching what part of the baby was developing in my womb that week. I looked forward to my appointments, when we would chat about how I was feeling and listen to the heartbeat.
It’s slightly different this time around. Continue reading
Mmm, pork chops. Definitely one of my favorites. We bought half a pig this winter, so I’m pretty well stocked. You’d think I would try a lot of different recipes with a freezer full of pork, but I keep coming back to this one. Probably because I love maple even more than I love pork chops. Continue reading
I’ve been noticing something lately. I’ll walk away from a conversation, or review it in my head hours later, and realize I was only barely paying attention at the time. I missed an opportunity to truly connect with someone, or wasn’t the listening ear someone was seeking.
Sorry, everyone I’ve spoken to in the last few weeks.
Here are my excuses for this rather neglectful and rude habit I seem to have fallen into. Continue reading
Let’s switch things up a bit and try a recipe that’s more suited for breakfast. Or lunch, or dessert, or really whenever you feel like. These banana muffins are flourless, white sugarless, made in the blender – and delicious! Seriously, they’re a win all around.
I like to make them mini-sized, so they’re a perfect snack for my daughter, though my husband takes a couple to work in his lunch too. Continue reading
I recently saw a post from a mom that just had a baby and needed to go back to work. Now I know that everyone’s situation is different, and there are a lot of families that have to go back to work to just make ends meet. I can only imagine how hard it is, having to leave my brand new baby. And this is not a “my job is job is harder than yours” scenario . But her comment about “being a stay at home mom” didn’t sit very well with me.
I wish I didn’t have to leave my baby,
but I don’t have the Luxury of being a stay at home mom.
Let’s just go over what the word luxury is first. It is defined as “the state of great comfort and extravagant living.” HAHAHAHAHA. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Continue reading
For the majority of us, there is very little we have to do for our bodies to nurture and develop tiny humans and then birth them into the world. It’s built into our anatomy; it’s part of our DNA.
Why then, are we so naturally insecure about a role that should come so naturally to us? Continue reading