Remember that commercial where they spelled it out?  “J-E-LL-O…”  No.. Hmm.  Ok, moving on…Nothing to see here. haha If jello is your fav or you are looking for a throwback to childhood, this jello salad is a slightly sophisticated version of the old stand by and is unbelievably creamy and sweet at the same time.  I found a version of the one I made today in an old Taste of Home Magazine from last Summer.  I adapted this recipe using different fruit and jello (basically what I had on hand).  I loved the picture of the colors even though I am a milk chocolate girlRead More →

I tell you what….this Thai BBQ Shrimp is so yummy and delicious I almost want to keep the flavors to myself.  Almost.  I am not stingy like that though and I truly think that friends shouldn’t let friends eat yukky food.  Know what I mean?  I am not like those peeps that like to hold all the great food recipes close to the cuff and never ever share what’s in em.  I have been around thoooose kinds of people.  Share the love folks…share it. So, back to these tasty shrimp morsels of crustacean goodness!  There was this little hole in the wall back in LasRead More →

Thai Red Curry Peanut Chicken - Big Sky Farmhouse

With Summer in full effect, the food fair has been a little less uhh, filling..in our neck of the woods.  Not the time for warm bowls of chili or clam chowder or mac and cheese…although those things are completely and utterly amazing, warm days just call for salads and protein in our house most of the time.   This Thai Red Curry Peanut Chicken fits in perfectly with that plan.  Packed full of flavor, this chicken is perfect with a salad or sautee’d veggies and if you are craving some carbs, rice would accompany it very well due to the amazing sauce/marinade. Thai Red CurryRead More →

I am on a lemon kick these days.  I recently made that lemon loaf cake last week which was phenomenal and I have been wanting these lemon blueberry scones with my morning coffee this week.   Luckily for me, I always have a few fresh lemons on the counter awaiting good use, and almost always have a large bag of blueberries tucked away nicely in the freezer….just for lemon blueberry moments like this.  So complimentary of each other, these two flavors are luscious together and commonly used in all kinds of baking to include cakes such as this one that I posted in March.  Read More →

What in the world can be better than a Macadamia Nut Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chip Cookie?  Not much in this ladies world.  There is something to be said about the macadamia nut…smooth and almost buttery with a consistency you want to keep biting into just to feel it break up in your mouth again and again.  They are definitely a top 3 in the nuts and seeds category for me. We had some friends visit recently.  They live a few hours from us and they also raise Galloway Beef Cattle too.  Our Galloway Bulls have a little crush on their Galloway female cows so theyRead More →

Sour Cream Lemon Loaf Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze - Big Sky Farmhouse

When life gives you lemons…..make this delectable Sour Cream Lemon Loaf Cake.  Oh yeah, it also has this very very tasty lemon simple syrup to make it even more heavenly and then it is topped with this absolutely luscious lemon cream cheese glaze.  I love lemon pretty much any time of year but I think it even more appropriate in the Summer don’t you?  I am filing this little dreamy cake under “cakes” but I think…it wouldn’t be a problem if one also had it for breakfast with coffee.  What?  We don’t judge here on this little part of the internet.  Haha.  We are foodies…hearRead More →

Lessons in Country Living, Part 4 - Big Sky Farmhouse

I so enjoy being able to detail for you all the differences I have encountered and will continue to encounter in the tremendous change in life I made when I moved from Sin City Las Vegas to a quiet life in the Country of the Big Sky State. Life in the Country continues to bring me experiences that I discover are different from what I am used to. I imagine this will continue, having lived the first half of my life in the concrete jungle and highly populated and glittery desert environment. Just last night, I had another experience that was new and oh soRead More →

One thing is for sure, raising a little one in the Country is vastly different from the City.  The nature, the animals, the farm work all shape and mold the little ones in this kind of environment in ways that don’t usually happen the same in the City.  Back in Las Vegas while raising my son, I was worried that he would be robbed at gun point while walking home from Elementary School for his house key and Game Boy because that was legitimately happening there…here, I worry about this little girl with all her fierceness and independence, making her way to the creek unsupervised,Read More →

I grew up in the Southwest where Mexican food was abundant and super easy to find.  Some places were better than others, as is common everywhere.  Sometimes I miss my favorite red cheese enchiladas from my favorite Mexican restaurant restaurant as well as their best in the whole universe freshly made tortilla chips and tomato salsa.  Whenever I visit, I hit that place and take a whole vat of that salsa home with me.  A must!  I have yet to duplicate their red sauce for enchiladas but it will be happening folks…I promise you that.  I need that red sauce in my life!  LOL SinceRead More →

Cattle round up days occur around here at the Big Sky Farmhouse, home of the Bitterroot Galloways Grassfed Beef Cattle Co. a couple times a year.  They are always big events that begin early in the morning and end later in the evening.  This year, we waited a bit longer to move our herd of Galloway cows and calves by a couple weeks and ended up gathering up the family to jump in and help on Memorial Day as the kids were out of school. Our herd of Galloway Grass Fed Beef Cattle are naturally very docile and usually very easy to corral with food.Read More →