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Sometimes You Have to Marvel at God’s Humor

So you may have noticed I’ve been rather absent here lately. And I promise it’s for good reason. Read on, friends.  Many of you may know that Mark and I have been pursuing fertility treatments for the past year and a half. Our most recent failure was in November, I found out our IUI failed on Thanksgiving. Luckily we were surrounded by friends and family when we found out.  We went into December completely unsure of what our next step would…

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Year End Review

2016. The Year of Being Present

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I can’t believe it is already time again to sit down and reflect on the year that just flew by right before our eyes. It feels like I was just sitting down doing this. It’s amazing the things you forget that happen in the course of the year.  Last year as I was doing my 2015 wrap up, I shared that in 2016 I wanted to try and be more present. To work on letting people in my life know…

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Blogging Social Media Year End Review

2016 Year End Blog & Social Media Review

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Well it’s that time of the year again where to take some time to look back on all that has happened in the course of a year before we wrap it up and say goodbye to another year. I don’t know about you, but I personally love spending some time reflecting. I often forget the many things that happen or something I wrote during a part of the year. It is amazing how the mind can forget so much.  If…

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Drinks & Cocktails Pressure Cooking Recipes

Instant Pot Limoncello

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Living in the middle of nowhere North Dakota, I get pretty excited when I find speciality products at our local grocery store. As I was cruising the aisles last week, I almost shrieked in the produce section when I found Meyer Lemons. I LOVE Meyer Lemons, mostly because they are a much sweeter and more versatile lemon than its’ traditional counterpart. The juice goes lovely in salad dressings, desserts, and many other things. The peels you can candy to use…

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Family Thanksgiving Vacation

A California Dewey Family Thanksgiving

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If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that it’s sort of become a tradition that my husband and I spend our Thanksgiving in California. After I moved to North Dakota, we both decided it is too hard to try and split Holidays. So we told both of our families, Thanksgiving will be spent in California and Christmas will be spent in North Dakota. As usual, we made our annual trek to California this year for Thanksgiving and…

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Desserts Recipes

Caramel Apple Galette featuring The Fruit Wagon

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You may recall my love affair with galettes since making one for Thirty Days of Food last year. Most of you are probably like, what in the world is a galette? Sounds fancy but honestly, it is all the deliciousness of pie without the hassle. Essentially, it’s a rustic pie that can be used with any filling sweet or savory. I decided to take some apples, top them with caramel, and tie them together in a gorgeous galette. Today, we…

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Desserts Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes featuring Durrer Dairy

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I honestly couldn’t live without dairy. At any given time you’re likely to find milk, several kinds of cheese, sour cream, and often heavy cream and cottage cheese in my fridge. Honestly it is a small scale crisis when we run out of milk! So I am always happy to feature one of my favorite ingredients I utilize daily during Thirty Days of Food. Ellen of Durrer Dairy joins us today to talk about their dairy farm in the Central…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Chicken Broccoli and Barley Casserole featuring Alaska Flour Company

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Barley is a great versatile grain that can be utilized much like rice or quinoa. With my pressure cooker, I’ve enjoyed a quick and simple way to cook grains. Grains like barley, lentils, and even wheat are great ways to add fiber and protein into any dish. Today we get to hear an amazing story of entrepreneurship from out of Alaska. Alaska Flour Company formed in 2012 as a way t0 increase food security in the state.  You’ll love their…

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Appetizers Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Baked Taquitos with Queso featuring Kent Hanawalt

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Need another great quick and easy recipe for potlucks, picnics, or any other gathering? These baked taquitos with queso are perfect and a crowd favorite. We hear from another beef producer from Montana, Kent Hanawalt. And just check out his gorgeous photos!  KENT HANAWALT McLeod, Montana When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? My maternal grandparents had a chicken ranch in S Cal, and my paternal grandparents had an orange ranch. As I became a teenager, they…

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Country Chili featuring Megan McKay

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Kidney beans are always a staple in our pantry. Between chili, baked beans, and other casseroles I am always needing and using kidney beans. And now with my Instant Pot pressure cooker, I can cook dry beans in a flash! Today we head on up to Ontario, Canada to hear from Megan McKay about growing kidney beans and being married to a farmer.  MEGAN MCKAY St. Marys, Ontario, Canada When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? My…

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