Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with Hemp Seed Streusel

Confession time: I've been kinda terrible about eating breakfast lately. I know it's the most important meal of the day. I know eating in the morning boosts your metabolism ....more

Blogging About Blogging: 10 Tips For Increasing Your Amazon Affiliate Revenue

It's time for me to set aside the spatula and turn the focus inward to talk about blogging! This time 'round, I'm talking about one of my favorite income sources—the Amazon affiliate program. Since January 1st of this year, I have sold $35,594.13 worth of items through my Amazon affiliate account ....more

Bourbon Chocolate Chip Blondies

When my husband first moved to the States, he asked me if it was weird growing up in a place that was so close to two of the biggest sporting events in the world (the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500). It honestly never occurred to me that it was weird! Truthfully, I don't think I knew they were a big deal to anyone else outside our...more

I Eat High Fructose Corn Syrup

I eat high fructose corn syrup. And Red #40. And artificial flavors....more

Lime-Piña Colada Popsicles

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. I was always confused growing up as to why my parents didn't take more vacations. We went on family vacations every year (mostly road trips to exotic...more

We’re KonMari-ing Our House

You guys have heard about this book that everyone is talking about, right? The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. If you haven't heard about it yet, I'm sure you'll see something about it soon on social media or the news or at your next cookout, because it is everywhere ....more

Bacon and Sriracha Deviled Eggs

I'm pretty much always a year or seven behind on trendy things, so if bacon and sriracha are super overused and you are sick of it, please forgive me. It takes a good few years for trends to reach rural Indiana. I'm sure you city folk have moved onto some...more

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie

This post is brought to you by a Back to Her Roots sponsor. Oh boy guys, I am tired. And not like my-kid-was-up-all-night kind of tired (although, that did happen the night before last), I'm the I've-been-doing-so-much-manual-labor-lately kind of tired ....more

Our Newest Family Additions

No, this post isn't a pregnancy announcement (no, just no), it's to introduce you to the 12 newest residents of the Broken Plow. We got chickens! We've been talking for years about getting chickens, and for one reason or another, we kept putting it off ....more

Pea and Spinach Fettuccine Alfredo

Things are growing, guys! I know it's no surprise that Spring comes every year, but it always feels like a gift when the weather warms up enough that we can start growing food again. We're harvesting spinach right now (from seeds that we sowed in a cold frame back in the Fall), and it feels so great to be eating hyper local again ....more