So today I had plans to be outside in the beautiful sunshine…possibly making a short video for the series I started, “Things no one told me when I moved to the Country.”  But alas, mother nature has different plans for my day.  It is windy and cold with no sunshine in sight.  So, after a short walk, because my 2 year old needs to burn off all that energy, I have spent the remainder of my afternoon inside watching “The Patriot” (I love the old style dresses the females wear in the film-a reminder of how simple and unadulterated life was for people back thenRead More →

Daffodils.  Where are you?  I need you in my life.  No matter how much I am yearning and longing for Spring flowers this year, the weather keeps teasing me with signs of Spring…only to wake me up the next morning in a blanket of fresh snow! It is totally beautiful, but I do have this little energetic girl who would like to get outside and wreak havoc in the yard and be free to run and walk through the fields to see her cows and her horses and her arriving baby chicks. Because it is STILL snowing here off and on, the weather really callsRead More →

Chicken.  It’s what’s for dinner tonight.  If you are looking for a creamy and delish home made bowl of chicken tortilla goodness, this ultimate chicken tortilla soup might just hit the mark.  This recipe calls for shredded chicken.  In my former, “I’m to busy to actually shred chicken so I’ll buy it from costco instead” hard working cop woman life, I cringed when a recipe called for shredded chicken.  Who has time for that?  Jeez, my son and I were lucky if I actually cooked at all.  And, if the meal I actually cooked was good that was just a HUGE bonus.  Yay mom.  But,Read More →

This was my first post on this blog.  Quick (and super easy) Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup.  At the time, I was still trying to figure out how to take appropriate pics and basically did not know what the heck I was doing.  I am still there..partially…but who cares?  I am having a good time and being creative and making rockin’ food too.  The food pics are always improving and the food eating is always happening. LOL.   So, I asked my husband to pick a recipe from my Big Sky Farmhouse book yesterday to make for dinner.  He picked this one.  I didn’t get aRead More →