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About Jenny Dewey Rohrich

I am a country girl at heart. I live to be creative. Photography, food, meat, my farmer, writing, and anything artsy are my passions. California born, I followed my heart and my dreams to North Dakota. I am cultivating a legacy of family, food, and farming on the rural prairies of North Dakota.

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Jenny Dewey Rohrich

Main Courses Pressure Cooking Recipes

Freezer Meals for the Instant Pot

So I guess you could say that nesting has finally taken over… The past two weekends I’ve spent cooking and preparing endless freezer meals for post-baby life. Like so much so, my husband had to have an intervention. Thankfully he has faith in my ability to cook post-baby, even if I am skeptical. Either way, we are set with at least two weeks or more of meals in the freezer. Some of the meals are ready to bake or heat…

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy Update: Maternity Photos

As a blogger, photographer, and creative mind, it should come as no surprise that photos are a big deal to me. I love having the big (and little) moments of our lives captured whether it be with a professional DSLR or even with the camera on a phone. I regularly make it a habit to try and keep up on yearly photo books, books from our trips, and especially photo books that document the important steps in our life.  Naturally,…

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Recipes Salads

The Secrets to Kale Salads + Kale Berry Salad with Granola Recipe

If you are anything like me, you don’t necessarily like to buy into the fads and trends of the times. Fads and trends come and go sometimes quicker than we can blink an eye. Kale has seemed like such a fad food, albeit I know it is healthy for you. But I feel like we keep finding kale in places that it doesn’t belong. Either way, I was hesitant to jump on the kale train but I found a couple…

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy Update: Gestational Diabetes & Homestretch

Well, I am in the homestretch of this pregnancy and I honestly cannot even believe it! Where did all of the time go!? I am currently sitting at 33 weeks and A LOT has happened since I last updated y’all at 28 weeks.  Gestational Diabetes I went through my three hour glucose test and failed, which means I got the phone call that I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Cue a whole host of emotions from anger to disbelieve to…

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Main Courses Recipes

Chicken Ortega Casserole

One of my favorite meals is any meal I grew up eating. That feeling of nostalgia as you take that first bite, it takes you back to when you were a kid. I always spent summers at my Grandma Nonny’s house. I can remember cooking and baking with her, playing cards in bed, sitting on the porch and looking out on the lake below. Some of my best childhood memories took place with my Nonny and some of my favorite…

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Agriculture Advocacy

Tyson Foods Launches New Animal Welfare Initiative

** While this post has been sponsored on behalf of Tyson Foods, all opinions expressed are that solely of Prairie Californian. ** Growing up the daughter of a butcher, I grew up with an intimate knowledge of where the meat we eat comes from. It wasn’t until I started school and began talking to other kids about what their parents did that I realized, not everybody has the opportunity to be so close to food production as I did growing…

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Main Courses Recipes

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloins have become one of my new favorite things to cook, especially for a weeknight meal. They are quick to cook and still pack a ton of flavor. I have always enjoyed stuffing pork tenderloins, but haven’t spent a ton of time just cooking them to slice and enjoy.  I decided to cook these pork tenderloins on our Green Mountain pellet grill, which by the way, I absolutely adore. The Butcher Man, my dad, gifted us the grill as…

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Pregnancy

Maternity Fashion Favorites

So for anyone who has been pregnant or is currently pregnant, it is no surprise to you that maternity fashion that is cute AND affordable can be hard to find. I find most of the time when things are super cute, they also come at a designer price tag. I have spent a considerable amount of time looking for outfits and things that I can mix and match during my pregnancy. If you were to walk into my closet, you…

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Recipes Salads Sides

Potluck Pasta Salad

Last week, I got the phone call.. Someone in our community had passed away and it was our turn to show love in food and service.  Serving at events like funerals in the basement of our local church always gives me a renewed sense of faith in our small towns. I don’t know about where you live, but in small town America, we show love in food. There are many salads and bars that are brought to nourish the hearts of…

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy Update: Hello Third Trimester

Time just seems like it is FLYING by… It won’t be very long before our little man will be here!! That leaves me both equal parts excited and scared. That’s normal, right?  There’s been quite a bit that has happened since I updated y’all last. We had to follow up on a heart concern, I had my lovely glucose test, AND I have begun setting up the nursery!!  First, the heart concern. During my 20 week anatomy scan, our little…

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