Snowball Cookies

Sponsored by Gordmans // I have a special treat for you today, my friends! I know that I post a lot more home stuff than I do recipes here anymore, but I couldn’t let this holiday season go by without sharing these buttery, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Snowball Cookies with you!

These Snowball Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and so easy to make! [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

There are few things in life better than a good mac and cheese recipe, and this one is not only perfectly cheesy and creamy, but it’s also made in the slow cooker! I’ve partnered with the American Dairy Association Mideast today to bring you this delicious recipe, plus a special opportunity for you to give back this holiday season!

A delicious, creamy macaroni and cheese recipe that is made in a slow cooker! So easy! [Read more…]

Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen + Gingerbread Bundt Cake

The other day I was working on decorating our kitchen a little bit for the holidays, and I realized that this time last year we were still living with our old kitchen and just about to completely tear everything down almost to the studs. It feels like forever since we were living through that month long renovation with construction dust everywhere and eating microwave dinners more times than I want to count, but it is such an amazing feeling to have this beautiful space now, especially around the holidays.

I’ve been doing a ton of baking in here lately, and I have an amazing Gingerbread Bundt Cake recipe that I want to share with you today. It is so simple to whip up and makes a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table with very little effort! But first, let’s take a little tour around the kitchen…

A beautiful farmhouse kitchen decorated for the holidays! [Read more…]

Orange Lemon Shake-up

This summer has been a busy one so far, with me finishing up final edits on my book and plenty of jobs up at the farm to be done. Thank goodness for our two eager little boys who love to help Daddy wash tractors. But in between all the long work days, we’re having a lot of fun too with pool days, drive-in movies, bonfires, and occasionally an ice cream cone or two. Or three.

Lately though, unless I’m able to be near a body of water, I try to stay in the A/C as much as possible… it has been smoking hot lately! My favorite way to cool off this summer has been a recipe that I actually shared eons ago, but thought that since I only had about 2 followers back then (and one was probably my sweet mom), it was about time to bring it back to the blog.

Orange Lemon Shake-up

A refreshing orange twist on a classic summer drink. Fresh, sweet, and so simple to make!

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Lemon Yogurt Parfait with Blueberries and Toasted Honey-Glazed Walnuts

Today’s recipe is sponsored by our friends at the American Dairy Association Mideast.

Warm summer mornings call for a cool, healthy breakfast, and this quick and easy yogurt parfait is my go-to choice right now. Lemon-infused Greek yogurt topped with juicy, fresh blueberries and toasted honey-glazed walnuts… what a delicious way to start the day!

Lemon-infused Greek yogurt topped with fresh blueberries and toasted honey-glazed walnuts makes the perfect healthy breakfast for busy mornings! [Read more…]

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Hello, sweet friends! I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve shared a new recipe, but I’ve had a TON of house updates to catch you all up on. I hope you’ve been enjoying seeing the changes here at our little farmhouse!

In my kitchen today is…

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Sweet, moist, and fluffy poppy seed muffins filled with fresh lemon flavor and topped with a thick, creamy lemon icing. These light and bright muffins get their flavor from a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, while a scoop of Greek yogurt adds both moisture and protein to the recipe. Try them for breakfast or brunch served with fresh fruit and coffee!

Moist, fluffy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins baked to perfection with a sweet lemon icing on top! | [Read more…]

Toasted Chili Cheese Bread

Need a quick and easy appetizer? Try this Toasted Chili Cheese Bread with tons of gooey cheese and a spicy kick of chili! This post is brought to you by our friends at EVITE® and HORMEL®.

This Toasted Chili Cheese Bread is the perfect quick appetizer and SO delicious! Tons of gooey cheese with a spicy kick of chili! Recipe at

I have to be honest, guys. I’m kind of kicking myself with this recipe because it would have been PERFECT for the big game last month. A hot, crusty loaf of bread smothered in spicy chili and two types of ooey gooey cheese melted over top… now does that sound like football food or what? Regardless, this recipe is really delicious, and I think you’re going to love it!

The idea for this recipe came to me as a play on my boys’ favorite dip in the entire world… Chili Cheese Dip. I posted the recipe for it years ago, and despite the fact that the photos are horrendously ugly (seriously, go look at how bad they are!), that chili cheese dip has almost become my most popular recipe of all time! And really, it doesn’t surprise me… just 3 ingredients and a couple minutes in the microwave gives you the most addictive appetizer your taste buds have ever experienced. So naturally, I wanted to revamp the recipe for you a bit and combine it with another popular Love Grows Wild recipeRanch Bread.

The result is a toasted cheesy bread made with my beloved chili cheese dip ingredients: cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and HORMEL® Chili No Beans. The chili is super convenient for quick and easy recipes like this and adds a great spicy kick to the bread. My family doesn’t do overly spicy foods, so the subtle heat in the HORMEL® Chili No Beans is perfect for us. Now that the kitchen remodel is finished (hallelujah!), I thought I’d give you a little play-by-play on how I make this recipe:

This Toasted Chili Cheese Bread is the perfect quick appetizer and SO delicious! Tons of gooey cheese with a spicy kick of chili! Recipe at [Read more…]