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Recipe Recap: Planning A Traditional Thanksgiving

It’s hard to believe this year is drawing to an end and the holidays that end our year are just around the corner! This year we are traveling back to my home state, Indiana, so…


Recipe Recap: Sizzling Hot Dishes

It’s safe to say this time of year there is nothing better than cooking up something warm and soothing on a cool fall evening. For me, that means reaching for the ingredients to a hot…

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Farmer Friday: Featuring Katie Olthoff

My husband is a 3rd generation turkey farmer, but our farm officially began 6 years ago, as a result of increased demand for turkey because of Subway’s $5 Footlongs!  It was kind of a unique…


Recipe Recap: Winner, Winner Chicken Dinners

We might be beef farmers around here, but I love chicken. And I am rarely ever out of it in my freezer. I have two main chicken dishes that everyone seems to LOVE and I…

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Farmer Friday: Introducing Amanda Eben

Our farmer that we are featuring today is a friend of mine from Iowa. Amanda is a wonderful advocate for agriculture and I get to work with her on a number of projects with CommonGround….


Fall Sensory Bins

One of our absolute favorite things to do in our house is sensory play. My daughter loves it when she wakes up to a new box in her sensory table. Her favorite bases to the…


Recipe Recap: Rounding Up Those Garden Recipes

One of my favorite things about summer, especially the end of summer, is finally getting to enjoy the fruits of all my labor in the garden. I always forget how much work it takes to…


Farmer Friday: Meet Sara Ross

Sara Ross is a really good friend of mine from Iowa. She is a mom of two boys, and has twins on the way! Here she is telling you all about herself and her family’s…


Recipe Recap: Celebrating The Month

It’s ice cream month and watermelon month. Two of the yummiest things you can have on a warm summer day. To celebrate I rounded up some of my favorite recipes from my bloggy friends and…


Beef Cuts, It’s What’s For Dinner

It’s safe to say that on our beef farm we eat a whole lot of chicken…just kidding! We eat a lot of beef. It’s pretty much always on hand at our house. On our farm…