Glorious pita bread for all types of meals

Pita bread, I think, is one of the most underrated breads there are out there.  I truly think it can be used for most dishes if push really came to shove and frankly, I could just sit and eat this soft and chewy homemade pita bread straight up, piece by piece, without anything else.  Well, maybe a glass of wine and some cheese, salami, and olives too!  Yum.   This bread has just the right texture and can be made at least a day ahead of when it’s needed.  It has lasted in our refrigerator for up to a week and the texture remains inRead More →

Flavorful, delicious, and good for you asparagus.

I think there are two kinds of people.  Those who like asparagus, and those who don’t.  My family loves the stalky little trees and gobbles them up whenever they are served….up to and including my sometimes fickle 2 year old.  We had this roasted balsamic glazed asparagus recently and she had at least 7 spears all by herself!  She actually wanted the green stalks over pasta and her beloved chicken.  From day to day, we just roll with it.  The little lady can love love love mac and cheese one day and turn her nose up at it the next.  The asparagus train may onlyRead More →

The best and most luscious homemade strawberry shortcake you will ever make!

Once you try this homemade strawberry shortcake, no other store bought shortcake will ever compare!  In fact…the preserved store-bought stuff may resemble dried sponge after you try this.    I promise!  You will be hooked.   Cake like goodness with sweet juicy berries and creamy volumnious whipped cream.  Heaven on a plate!  Strawberries, they are fantastic most of the time through the year.  And, can we just agree here?  ANY TIME is a GOOD TIME for homemade strawberry shortcake!?  Right?  Especially luscious in the Spring and Summer….I am not opposed to the sweet goodness when I am looking at six feet of snow from myRead More →

Photo Credit - France Photographers - via www.himisspuff.com

(Photo Credit above goes to France Photographers via www.himisspuff.com) Lots and lots happening at the Big Sky Farmhouse! Can I just tell you?! I feel like I need about 3 of me at this very moment! The baby calves are dropping and that has caused our priorities to shift just a bit at the farmhouse. That’s just the way it is.  Work needs to be done and someone’s gotta do it. The work involves a lot of physical strength, wrangling skills, driving skills, some cursing (sorry grandmother) and bull ball touching.  Yes.  I said “bull balls.” So, let me tell you about some of theRead More →

Crunchy, fresh, sweet, and delicious. Crispy brown sugar ginger green beans - Big Sky Farmhouse

We are making a concerted effort to eat healthier in our home.  Summer time is coming and we are consuming more and more veggies in order to make our white gams (aka legs) look a little leaner while we work in the garden and feed the arriving baby chicks.  Not as if the chicks or the potatoes actually care if our legs are white or if they can be a little leaner.  That is really the great thing about living in the country.  None of that superficial stuff really matters at all, and if you want to wear jeans to cover up your white gams,Read More →

I am a dork.  I know it.  I have absolutely no problem laughing at myself and I do….often.  Today’s video blog will hopefully shine a light on ONE major difference between city and country living.  It’s a very important difference so please pay close attention so that you do not have to live through the same experience.  I say this with love and understanding….understanding of electricity. Now, (as it relates to the video for all the metro historians out there) as far as I remember I did have to be Tazed (at least at one point and time in Metro History after BAC opened)…however, IRead More →

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 →

The softest, moist-cakiest, pumpkin cookies you will ever taste.

This girl right here needs no excuses to consume delicious pumpkin…any time of the year.  That’s where these soft and moist pumpkin cookies with vanilla drizzle come in.   I often yearn for Fall just because I love it so much and one can unabashedly consume pumpkin in every form possible but I can totally eat pumpkin in March and be a smitten kitten. Heaven with a capital P!  These cookies are so moist and all around fantastic that they will stay soft and fresh-like  for up to 4-5 days in your cookie jar. I think it’s the moisture in the pumpkin…whatever it is, yesRead More →

I was looking in my freezer this morning.  Well, I take that back.  That sounds as if it was just a leisurely, non anxiety ridden thing.  The experience wasn’t really like that.  In fact, it was one of those, “Am I the only one who sees that this freezer is in serious need of TLC!  Hello!  Anyone hear me?”  (To no one in particular…)  The freezer inside the house in the kitchen has become so absolutely stuffed with so many random zip loc bags and general all around food chaos I was about to lose my ever-living mind!  I couldn’t put anything else in it.Read More →

Refreshing. Simple. Healthy. This dessert is a little tropical party in your mouth.

Oh my gosh you guys…this may be the easiest dessert ever.  And healthy?  I’ll tell you what?  Fresh mangos, a fresh lime, and a few ingredients for a quick and delicious creamy coconut yogurt sauce sprinkled with some toasted coconut and there you have it!  Summer is coming and this just may be my go to dessert after grilling on the deck.  Simple.  Delicious.  Refreshing.  And kind to the waist line! Mangos.  Do you know they are part of the “cashew” family?….I used to think they were such a hassle to cut and peel and basically deal with that I avoided them.  I would inevitablyRead More →