How to Plant Potatoes

I’ve never met a potato that I didn’t like. Are you with me? I know we should be limiting our potatoes especially the ones at the grocery store. They are more than likely sprayed with herbicide, which I try to stay away from.


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How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

Have you ever tried a spaghetti squash? I heard all the rave about them several years ago. First, they are a pain to cut in half, right? They take about an hour to cook in the oven too. For those two reasons, I kinda only cook them a few times a year.

Until now… spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot is so easy breezy!!!

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5 Things to Know Before Staying in a Cabin

Living in Florida, I long for the weather to start cooling off when the rest of the country is.  One thing I’m not a fan of, is not having much FALL foliage here. We have it, but it doesn’t come until January and February. Like right now, the leaves are beautiful!

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Make Bone Broth in the Instant Pot

I’m excited to tell you that I’m loving my new Instant Pot!! My goal here is to share with you all my recipes and I’d love to hear yours as well.

I posted a few years ago my original recipe for Bone Broth, using the traditional 24-48 slow cooker version. This is still a great option but when you’re in a hurry or need to make broth more often, then the Instant Pot is the way to go!

Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 quart, Amazon, Bone Broth in the Instant Pot
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Tips to Building a Custom Home

We have been so blessed to be able to build our third home in the almost 24 years Bill and I have been married. Our first home was a tract-builder home. Our second one was a semi-custom home. Now that my husband is a contractor, we decided to sell that home and custom build our dream Farmhouse. We are building it ourselves. See my post on Why We are Building a Farmhouse.

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Organic Sweet Potato & Banana Dog Treats

I don’t normally do a lot of celebrating or decorating for Valentine’s Day but I thought it would be fun to give you an updated version of my homemade dog treats. I created the original recipe Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Dog Treats a couple years ago. Boy, do my dogs love them! I also know they are getting quality ingredients and save us money.

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Why We’re Building a Farmhouse

What do you think of when you hear the word “Farmhouse”? I think of a white home on a farm with a garden, a clothesline and animals.  I think of families gathering in a large kitchen or your neighbor coming over for coffee and a piece of pie. I think of sitting on the front porch shelling beans from the garden and listening to music in the evening. I think of a much simpler lifestyle.

New Farmhouse, new construction, Simple Farmhouse

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Iron Skillet Homemade White Pizza

I love pizza! I seriously do. The sad thing is that all of the traditional restaurants are loaded with unwanted calories and unhealthy ingredients.

I started making my own crust five years ago. Getting my kids in the kitchen when they were younger was so much fun. We still enjoy making our own even though they are older. We make individual ones and 1/2 of two different types on one pizza. So much fun! Serve it with a nice healthy salad and that’s a great meal!

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Southern Style Green Beans in the Instant Pot

I hope you are enjoying the New Year! I’m still writing 2018 though LOL. If  you’ve been following me on Instagram , then you know I received an Instant Pot for Christmas from my husband. I’ve been going back and forth for three years, trying to tell myself if I really needed this thing.

Instant Pot, Southern Green Beans, Bacon, Kerry Gold Butter,
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Magnolia Market & The Silos

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2019? I don’t really do “resolutions” but I set goals. Maybe it’s finances or a trip I want to plan. So, what goals do you have this year? Speaking of trips, as promised, here is the 2nd part of my trip out west. If you haven’t checked out my 1st stop – Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile and Lodge, then click HERE. Now, onto Texas. It was only a 6 hour ride from Pioneer Woman’s town, so this trip just made sense.

Magnolia Market, The Silos, Waco, Texas, Joanna Gaines, Chip Gaines

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