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I spend more time baking than the average person. A lot more. My Etsy shop is incredibly (sometimes overwhelmingly) busy. In the three years I’ve been running my Etsy shop, I’ve learned so much. I’m a much better baker than I was when I started. Experience is, after all, the greatest teacher. I’ve developed so many hacks, learned so many secret ingredients, tried so many special tools to make it all go faster. And I’ve been dying to share them–along with all the assorted news on the farm, like our new milk cow. And hey, we’ve got a new (uniquely designed by Rodney) chicken tractor full of growing meat chicks, and a new garden full of veggies and herbs.

I’ve been working on getting control of my time budget (my biggest challenge!) so I can start sharing it all. Recently, someone contacted me via message on Etsy saying they had actually googled for my obituary! I’M NOT DEAD!

Even more recently, Morgan (who is at WVU in Morgantown working on her PhD now, believe it or not!) said, “MOM! START WRITING ON YOUR BLOG!” She is so bossy.

Really, I didn’t know she cared!

And I hope some of you still do, because I’m not dead, and I’ve got a lot of things left to share. I’ll still be here, but if you are also on social media—

Find me on Facebook here.

And on Instagram (I’m just getting started on this) here.

I’ll be sharing many things right here on the blog as always, but I’ll also be sharing some extras on Instagram and Facebook, so come find me!

July 5, 2019 - Spicy Bacon Squash Puppies

Got too much squash? It’s that time of year! Squash puppies are a fun way to use up a little of that extra yellow stuff–but hey, you can substitute zucchini also! How to make Spicy Bacon Squash Puppies: 2 bacon slices, cooked, diced, reserve bacon grease 1 medium yellow squash, diced 2 jalapeno peppers, diced...
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November 19, 2018 - The Pepperoni Roll Rush

Pepperoni rolls, West Virginia food of the gods. I’ve written much about pepperoni rolls on this website. I’ve held many workshops in which I taught people how to make pepperoni rolls. I sell my own homemade pepperoni rolls at my Etsy shop. Pepperoni rolls are very popular and are one of my best selling items,...
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September 13, 2018 - Camper Makeover: The Auction

Ever thought about redoing a camper? For yourself, or to flip it? I’m gonna give you the numbers! This is our 1984 13-foot Scotty camper. This is what it looked like before. This is how it looked after the remodel. You can see all the “before” pictures here and all the demo pictures here and...
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August 29, 2018 - Camper Makeover: The Reveal

It’s the big fat camper makeover reveal! This is our 1984 13-foot Scotty camper. Its amenities include a bathroom with potty, sink, and shower, a dinette area with benches and a table that convert to a double bed, a refrigerator, furnace, window a/c, and kitchen with sink, four burner stovetop, and oven. Of course, its...
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