Oven Baked Potato Chips

When you’re looking for some potato chips to go with your meal, but you don’t want the greasy chips from a store-bought bag, I have just the recipe for you!   Hopefully, you have a mandoline to use for slicing, it makes preparing these chips so much easier.  I got one for Christmas this year and I don’t know how I ever lived without it. Once you get your chips thinly sliced, put them in Read More

Looking for vacation suggestions for Charleston, South Carolina.

So we try and do a family vacation every year.  It’s kind of my last hurrah before I get back into farming.  This year we have chosen to go to Charleston, South Carolina. I have been there twice before, but it was for work and my family did not get the opportunity to travel with me.  Let me just say, I fell in love with Charleston the first time I visited. On my first trip Read More

Harvest Meals…..Day 5

Harvest has been rolling for 5 days now.  Watching the golden grain flow through the equipment and knowing 5 days worth of crop is out of the field and out of danger from the weather is always a blessing.  However, there are still many days and many acres left to harvest.           Day 5 meal consists of a good ole’ fashioned mac and cheese.  However, this mac and cheese is no Read More

Chocolate Cookie Balls

My youngest daughter just loves to help me in the kitchen.  She especially loves to help me bake desserts.  She says her dream is to grow up to be a chef and what better way to get in the practice than to help out in the kitchen now.   Cookies are always one of her favorites to make, especially ones that involve “rolling” the dough and poking your finger in it.  These cookies are not only Read More

Crock-Pot Mac and Cheese

      Growing up I was never much of a mac and cheese fan.  Sure it was easy to make out of the box, but it always seemed to lack in taste for me and it seemed like the second it hit my plate it was instantly cold.  It wasn’t until I got older and started making my own mac and cheese from scratch that I learned to like it. We always ate our Read More

Oven Roasted Broccoli

This is a family favorite for vegetables.   My kids may be rare because they actually like broccoli, but when I add in my oven roasted broccoli they actually get excited about eating it (weird I know).     This recipe leaves the broccoli soft yet crispy.  It takes, what I usually consider plain broccoli, and gives it a pop of flavor.  I think baking in the olive oil brings out the crisp flavors and Read More

Just couldn’t resist…..

Sometimes it’s just too cute not to post.  This dog has such a personality and I think you can see it in those eyes.  She is my shadow and is so loyal to me. I never thought I would enjoy a little dog, I love my big dogs, but now that I have this little nugget I can’t imagine life without her. Share this…FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestemailYummly Read More

“Obstacles are placed in our way to see if what we want is really worth fighting for.”

So in my last post, I talked about my ant bite while trying to snap a photo of the fox.  I promised I would share my other “ant bite” story so here it is. I had been farming (blading) some ground for some custom work for my dad.  It was a very large field I was in and I had already been working it for a day.  It was going to take at least three Read More

“We don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges.”

There was a lot of patience that went into this picture….and some pain.  I was working some farm ground when I came across a family of foxes.  It was a momma and three young ones. I tried several times to get pictures of the family, but they were so skittish that I could never get close enough to snap a good picture.  As I worked my way across the field I kept waiting for the Read More

Harvest Meals…..Day 4

Here we are….day 4 of harvest.  The harvest crew is just getting into a rhythm.  Though the days are long, it hasn’t stopped them from getting up early and working into the night. I know when I am running the tractor around 3:00pm I start checking my watch, wondering when and what dinner will be tonight. What sounds better than Mexican food, right?  A big hearty Shredded Beef Burrito smothered in a homemade Green Chili. Read More