Buying Local/Seasonal

Breakfast/Brunch Egg, Sausage, and Veggie Casserole

Breakfast/Brunch Egg, Sausage, and Veggie Casserole

This casserole is the perfect thing for breakfast, or brunch!  It’s especially great for all the upcoming holiday brunches, and family breakfasts!  It’s quick and easy to make.  You can make it the evening before, store it in the refrigerator overnight, and then toss it […]

Jalapeno Popper Roasted Garlic Casserole!!

Jalapeno Popper Roasted Garlic Casserole!!

This recipe is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezey!  You can adjust the “heat” as you like.  This recipe is quite mild as it is, because I have little ones who don’t enjoy the bite of a jalapeno as much as their parents do!  This is easy to throw together-even […]

Jalapeno Poppers!

Jalapeno Poppers!

Hey gang!  I thought I would give you my most recent recipe for jalapeño popper filling!  We ALWAYS get a huge amount of jalapeños either from family, or our garden, or we buy them locally because my husband is a jalapeño fanatic!  Poppers are one […]

Maple Bacon Pumpkin Chili

Maple Bacon Pumpkin Chili

There is that long anticipated chill in the air today.  It was the kind of perfectly sunny, yet chilly day that made us want to be outside all day, and come in to enjoy a dinner of the warm flavors of fall.  This chili has […]

Pork Green Chili

Pork Green Chili

This is a savory, warm-your-belly-kind of meal.  It’s one of my favorite meals to prepare my family in the months when the air is getting chilly and the leaves are turning their bright fall shades. The local fare in this meal includes pork tenderloin from […]

Herbed Roasted Chicken

Herbed Roasted Chicken

I generally make TWO whole chickens.  My family of five can eat one whole chicken easily-even though 3 of them are little. Trust me when I tell you this is a leftover you will want in your fridge!  It makes wonderful chicken salad, protein for […]

Vogl Homestead

Vogl Homestead

I have a new farmer’s spotlight post to share with you!  This one comes from Vogl Homestead in Black Forest. Meet the Vogl Family-Will, Karissa, Thor, and Titan.  This is another family who is serving their community through farming.  Will is a firefighter and a […]

Homemade Meatballs and Zoodles with Carrot Top Pesto

Homemade Meatballs and Zoodles with Carrot Top Pesto

We have recently acquired all kinds of zucchini and summer squash!  My husband’s grandma has a big garden as do we, and we also got some in our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box today too!  This blog is all about saving up local produce when […]

The Best Salmon Patties with Cucumber Dill Sauce

The Best Salmon Patties with Cucumber Dill Sauce

My son came up with the name for this recipe!  I created these for them the other night and they all licked their plates clean!  This is a simple recipe and it’s great for those times when you have forgotten to get any meat out […]

Bacon Jalepeno Burgers with Herbed Cream cheese

Bacon Jalepeno Burgers with Herbed Cream cheese

Today I’m going to share my very favorite burger recipe with you all!  This recipe is easiest if you do it all on a flat topped grill, but it can be done on the stove top as well.  My local fare for this recipe includes […]