We’re KonMari-ing Our House

You guys have heard about this book that everyone is talking about, right? The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. If you haven't heard about it yet, I'm sure you'll see something about it soon on social media or the news or at your next cookout, because it is everywhere ....more

Bacon and Sriracha Deviled Eggs

I'm pretty much always a year or seven behind on trendy things, so if bacon and sriracha are super overused and you are sick of it, please forgive me. It takes a good few years for trends to reach rural Indiana. I'm sure you city folk have moved onto some...more

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

This post is brought to you by a Back to Her Roots sponsor. Oh boy guys, I am tired. And not like my-kid-was-up-all-night kind of tired (although, that did happen the night before last), I'm the I've-been-doing-so-much-manual-labor-lately kind of tired ....more

Our Newest Family Additions

No, this post isn't a pregnancy announcement (no, just no), it's to introduce you to the 12 newest residents of the Broken Plow. We got chickens! We've been talking for years about getting chickens, and for one reason or another, we kept putting it off ....more

Pea and Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo

Things are growing, guys! I know it's no surprise that Spring comes every year, but it always feels like a gift when the weather warms up enough that we can start growing food again. We're harvesting spinach right now (from seeds that we sowed in a cold frame back in the Fall), and it feels so great to be eating hyper local again ....more

How to Grow Microgreens Indoors

If I was really on top of my game, I would have posted this tutorial back in the dead of winter when nothing was...more

Cheddar Chive Beer Bread

Have I told you guys that we have been homebrewing our own beer for the past 18 months or so? And by "we" I mean "my Dad and my husband". I have plans to get more involved in the future, but right now, my contributions are limited to recipe brainstorming and taste-testing ....more

Coffee Date

Oh, hello, my dear friend! If you and I were able to get together today for a coffee date, I'd gush over how beautifully radiant you look. You are such a stunner! ...more

Tortilla Chopped Salad with Black Bean Salsa and Ranch

This post is brought to you by a Back to Her Roots sponsor. Does it mean you've unlocked some sort of adulthood merit badge when you can say with all seriousness that you totally love salads? You would have almost never caught me ordering a salad in a restaurant when I was in high school or college or heck, even a few years ago ....more

Turkey Florentine Calzones

Is Spring and early Summer hectic for everyone, or is it just in our family? March through June is like a crazy marathon of birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and events. By the time July comes around, I just want to spend a weekend on my couch doing absolutely nothing ....more