Category Archives: food

Cozy Dogs for Breakfast

It was the last morning of our Springfield trip, and there was one more thing on our bucket list. We had already visited the Lincoln Presidential Museum, Lincoln’s Tomb, and Lincoln’s New Salem. We had gotten lost while on hiking in the woods and searched for an original stretch of historical Route 66. We had… Continue Reading

Tortellini Soup!

Tortellini Soup is a family favorite. Even my picky eater has seconds, which is amazing when you consider that this recipe has spinach and mushrooms! It’s a new entry to my dinner repertoire. This recipe is from my stepmom, who I believe got it from her daughter, and it found its way into my kitchen.… Continue Reading

Wherein I discover what a “horseshoe” really is

It seems like an easy enough question. When I saw the word “horseshoes” on a menu in Springfield, however, I was stumped. Many different regions have delicacies for which they are known. You’ll never have a better pork tenderloin sandwich than one in Iowa. Philly has its cheese steak sandwiches and Chicago has deep dish… Continue Reading

Apple Picking or Laundry?

I’ve written about apple picking numerous times, and so this Spin Cycle prompt about apples was going to be different. I was going to post an apple craft, or maybe make my favorite apple pie recipe. On Monday, Lily and Emmy didn’t have school. For the past few years, when the girls have had a… Continue Reading

#GrowYourFood, and then #ThankaFarmer

Do you #growyourfood? It seems to be one of the hashtags of the summer on Instagram, in my feed at least. And I think this is a very good thing for a number of reasons. For one thing, I have never bought a grocery store tomato that tastes as good as my uncle’s homegrown tomatoes.… Continue Reading

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