Be Your Own Butcher And Save Tons of Money

If you’ve visited my blog before, you know that my husband is a bearded, mountain man, deer hunting hunk, and I haven’t bought ground beef in two years because we always have a freezer full of wild game. I absolutely love it. In fact, we just found out that we’re having dinner guests tomorrow night…

An Open Letter to the Woman Battling Infertility

To the Woman Who Just Wants to Be a Mom, I know exactly how you feel. I know how hard it is for you to see your friends having babies, how jealous you get when they fall pregnant every time they sneeze. I understand the pain that the upcoming holidays bring. The costume you don’t…

My Story of Miscarriage and Loss

October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. My world has changed so much between October 15, 2017 and October 15, 2018. And I’m deviating from my normal posts about bread and dessert to open my heart to all the women who are suffering today as they remember the babies that are no longer…

Sticky Sweet Maple Donuts

These donuts are sweet with a hint of maple in the batter and a maple icing on top. My kitchen smelled heavenly while these were baking. I almost called these Pancake Donuts because the smell of the maple syrup wafting through my apartment just made me want a giant pile of buttermilk pancakes.

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

There is something so comforting about a hot beverage. Whether it’s coffee, tea, hot chocolate, it really doesn’t matter to me. I love curling up on the couch with a warm mug, a good book, and my dog Willie in my lap. There really is nothing better. Today we have yet another rainy Saturday here…

Weeknight Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya

On our drive from D.C. to Texas, James and I stopped in Shreveport, LA one night. For days, James could not stop talking about the amazing food he had in Louisiana, saying that Louisiana has the best food in the country! So recently I decided to make some chicken and sausage jambalaya for dinner. If you have 30 minutes and a cast iron skillet, you can make this delicious spicy meal tonight!

Butternut Squash Muffins (Dairy Free)

I have officially transitioned into fall mode. Last weekend, James and I spent the day in Fredericksburg, Texas. This adorable little town in the Texas Hill Country is full of shops, wineries, and restaurants. We ate German food, window shopped, and walked around enjoying the cool autumn weather. Now, of course, we’re back up into…

Southern Chicken n’ Dumplings

These chicken and dumplings remind me so much of the homemade noodles that my mom used to make, but they take almost no time at all. This is one of my favorite meals to make when we have people over because everyone is always wow-ed by the Southern spread that actually took me no time at all to make.