The Great Pumpkin Puree

The Great Pumpkin Puree

Every year I continue to find ways to be more self-sustaining. Last Fall, I got the idea of making my own pumpkin puree from my cousin Mandy. It is such as easy process and I made enough to last me through my newest batch of homemade pumpkin bread. I have used it to...
Chili Weather Is Finally Here

Chili Weather Is Finally Here

One of my favorite things to make when the weather begins to cool down is chili. And after living in Indiana for nearly half of my life now, I can tell you there is definitely a difference in Texas chili and what Hoosiers call chili, or what I refer to as chili mac. I...
Plum Crazy

Plum Crazy

One of the many not-for-profits that I work with is Middlewest Film Institute. It is a new organization located in the Fountain Square area. As a Board member, I meet with the group every few weeks as we establish our programming and develop our long-term strategy. A...
Chicken Wings & Peach Jam

Chicken Wings & Peach Jam

I get so excited when Spring comes around, the flowers are in full bloom and the Farmers Markets have opened with fresh vegetables, fruits and homemade goods. I always try to hit up at least two Farmers Markets on Saturday mornings. My favorite things to pick up...
Pickles Anyone?

Pickles Anyone?

Yesterday was the official day for canning pickles. This year, I got a canning partner who is also a long-time friend, Thaymer. She has been canning for years but this is her first time to can pickles. We started off at 9 AM at the Noblesville Farmers Market. We had...
My Day with The Pioneer Woman

My Day with The Pioneer Woman

About two months ago, I was walking through Target’s book section and a cookbook caught my eye. I didn’t really have time to look too much at it but decided to buy it because of the beautiful cover and vibrant pictures inside. I quickly flipped through it...