A Day in The Life

A blog featuring the everyday adventures of a rural mom and her family.




Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

Tools: Rolling pin Large mixing bowl Large stew pot Wooden spoon for stirring A sharp knife for cutting dough A mesh strainer Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (or equivalent weight in your favorite cut. I like thighs) 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons baking powder Pepper to taste 32oz box chicken broth 2-3 chicken…

Orange Pecans

Tools Wax paper Large pot Wooden spoon for mixing Ingredients 4-5 cups pecans, halved 1/2 cup orange juice 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar Zest from 1 orange Instructions Lay a large area of wax paper out on your counter. Cook sugar, orange juice, and orange zest in a large pot over medium heat until sugar…

The Farm at the Little Blue House

Before I start, I’d like to apologize to my readers for being absent for so long. In the summer I contracted COVID 19, and soon after recovering found out I was pregnant with baby number two! It was a very difficult first trimester with severe nausea and food aversions. Juggling my symptoms along with raising…


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