Meatloaf Muffin Tins and Cheesey Potatoes

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As part of my Best Food Facts TASTE blogging program we are sharing some recipes, and our first recipe was to be inspired by our trip to California. Since I blog about recipes that are easy to make and that are family-friendly, I decided to email the dairy farmer’s wife Apryl, who also happens to be […]

New Hope Dairy Tour

New Hope Dairy Farm Tour

Did you know that on my mom’s side, I’m a dairyman and nurse’s granddaughter? Clearly, nurses have loved farmers in my family before! I was thrilled when our Best Food Facts TASTE blogger group headed to another “nurse loves farmer” farm in Galt, California to New Hope Dairy. Arlin Van Groningen is married to an NICU nurse named […]

Catch the Moment Week 25

Catch the Moment Week 25

One of these days I’m hoping to get the motivation to blog again, but I usually go into a lull in the summertime, because who wants to sit at a computer when there’s gorgeous weather to enjoy, gardening to be done, and sports to run around to? Well, not me anyway! Braden is officially done […]

Thoughts on Marketing: I’m a Consumer Too

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Opinions are often expressed when I share my views on the advertising and marketing of products, assuming I “hate” all said products and then I boycott them. I make it evidently clear that I do not like unnecessary labels like gluten free bubble bath and non-GMO green peppers. This makes as much sense to me as labeling apple juice […]

Catch the Moment Week 24

Catch the Moment Week 24

We celebrated Papa’s 63rd birthday with the Nelsons and a corn dog feast. Poor Blake was having a rough afternoon. Someone always should cry, right? Playing outside before bed. My husband has been amazing lately. He installed drip irrigation for our trees and the boys helped him when I was sleeping after a night shift! […]

T & Y Strawberry Farm Tour

T&Y Strawberry Farm Tour

It’s been a crazy spring and far too long since I went on and blogged about a farm tour. I had the pleasure of being invited on the Best Food Facts TASTE: Unearthing the art of science and food tour, for food and agriculture bloggers in Davis, California last week. The second day of our […]

Homemade Corn Dogs

Homemade Corn Dogs

When we celebrated Ethan’s Curious George 2nd birthday party, I wanted a carnival theme. For food? I really wanted to try homemade corn dogs, make homemade french fries and have fresh popcorn made. All the food was a hit, especially the corn dogs! You will need: 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ […]

Catch the Moment Week 23

Catch the Moment Week 23

Last week started with the end of my trip to California. I’m so glad to have met one of my very best friends Krista there and I’ve always admired her cow nose pictures, so I tried to get one at our dairy tour, and I did! Back at home and I finally made it to […]

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

My kids go through phases, like most do, where they love certain foods. Muffins are one of those foods. Both boys reeeeeeally wanted muffins last week and I had a Costco-sized carton of blueberries, so I doubled my blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe and decided to blog about it! (this is for a single recipe/12 muffins). […]

Potty Training When They’re (Mostly) Ready

Potty Training When They're (Mostly) Ready

I fully admit that when I potty trained my first born at 2 years and 3 months old, I was convinced that because I could do it with a young boy, other moms of young boys could do it too. If they couldn’t, clearly they weren’t as dedicated as I was to potty training. I […]