Turkey Taco Chili

I know that chili is a pretty personal dish. In some regions, it's sacrilege to put beans in your chili. Other people like chili so hot it makes your eyes water ....more

Lunches Lately

When I was working on coming up with a (totally reasonable, not crazy) plan to get back in shape after pregnancy, once of the action items in my plan was to pack my lunch everyday....more

July 2014 Income Report — $428.54

It's time again for my monthly income report!...more

Our Favorite Baby Gear: Newborn Edition

Wading through the "must have" lists when making a baby registry is a pregnancy rite of passage. There are so many baby accoutrements that it can feel crazy overwhelming. And new parents will pretty much take any advice they can get on what is really a necessity and what can stay on the Babies R Us store shelves ....more

Vegan Coconut Milk Ice Cream

For the past eight weeks, I haven't been eating dairy because it looks like JuneBug has...more

Tutorial: DIY Lovey Tag Blanket

Before I had a kid, I had never heard of a tag blanket in my life (also called a "lovey"), and in fact, when I first saw one, I had a definite “Uh, what the heck is that for?” moment. Tag blankets are small. At about 16” square, they’re too small to be used for warmth ....more

Fresh Corn and Basil Salad

Here in Indiana, we have a theme park that has the tagline "There's more than corn in Indiana". We're hip to the idea that people outside of the Midwest think we're...more

Household Winterizing Checklist

I posted a pumpkin recipe yesterday, and today, I'm talking household winterizing! I swear I'm not campaigning against summer, it's just that when you live on as much land as we do, getting things prepped for Old Man Winter's visit takes a lot more than just a...more

Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Biscuits + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Now that it’s September, you guys won’t mind if I start unloading all kinds of fall recipes now, will you? I hope not, because even though we’ve had the hottest week of the summer this past week (phew), I’m seriously jonesin’ for some scarves, boots, and a pumpkin-flavored goodie or two. So please don’t mind […] The post Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Biscuits + $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway appeared first on back to her roots ....more

Caprese Salsa

I have a theory about gardening and cooking: things that grow well together go well together. I thinking being a...more