learning to live simply so I may simply live

learning to live simply so I may simply live

A Country Mom

A Country Mom

learning to live simply so I may simply live


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Farm Life – New Beginings

Farm Life – New Beginings

Our new life began this year; It was early summer when we packed up all our things, bought a new 5th-wheel trailer and moved to Oregon. My husband’s parents bought a small 5-acre piece of property to retire on. We pulled our new home into […]

Don’t Skip the Salt!

Don’t Skip the Salt!

Picture this, you’re at a family dinner, your Aunt has been working away in the kitchen for hours preparing a beautiful home cooked meal. You all gather around the table, excited to divulge in the bounty placed before you. You excitedly take your first bite […]

A pinch of this and a dash of that…

A pinch of this and a dash of that…

I LOVE to cook, you can’t tell? If you have glanced at my blog then you probably noticed the majority of my posts are recipes. Nothing fancy, just what I happened to whip up that day. Food is a very important part of my life, […]

Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm

Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm

As you may know, I recently moved to Oregon; and apparently it’s blueberry season! Luckily our area has several “you-pick” berry farms. (This is now my newest dream addition to our future farm). Yesterday my family went to the Sauvie Island Blueberry Farm and we […]

Blueberry Corn Muffins

Blueberry Corn Muffins

It’s blueberry season here in the Pacific Northwest! My family went on a berry-picking adventure at one of the many “you-pick” farms. (See my review for one here) On my drive home my mouth was watering with the thought of all the yummy blueberry recipes […]

Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Creamy chicken alfredo is simply a classic. This has long been a favorite of mine since childhood. It’s one of those dishes I always got (still get) at restaurants. Turns out it’s really not all that difficult to make yourself. With a few simple ingredients […]

Baked Parmesan Asparagus

Baked Parmesan Asparagus

Asparagus is a favorite veggie of mine; but I always cook it the same way. Steamed. While that is quick and good, I wanted something different. I decided I’d just try something new, and this is what I came up with. Oven baked to the […]

Creamy Chicken Marsala

Creamy Chicken Marsala

This is one of those dishes you make and think to yourself, “why don’t I make this more often?!” Creamy Chicken Marsala is relatively quick and simple to make. It seriously tastes so good it will surprise you every time. I always make enough to […]

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Mexican food for breakfast? Yes please! This is my family’s version of authentic huevos rancheros, and it is simply divine. I could probably eat this every day, I love it that much. My mother’s first husband was Mexican. She was lucky enough to learn all […]

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes are on of my favorite comfort foods. Unfortunately all too often they can be bland and fade into the background of a dish. This recipe is full of flavor that makes these fluffy potatoes stand out above the rest. Simply cooking the […]