Marrying into a Catholic family and being part Polish means one thing during lent: Pierogi on Friday. Whether you call them pierogi or pirohy, these delightful, potato-filled dumplings are a staple to lent in Youngstown, Ohio. Running into a couple unexpected days off last week, I used an afternoon to make some pierogi. While these are a favorite, I did forget how much work goes … Continue reading Roasted Garlic Pierogi
Warning: this recipe is not for the calorie-conscious. Today we’re working on conquering my fears. Fear of what? Whole chickens. (Well, my husband would say salt and seasoning too, but that’s a story for another day) What also scares me about chicken is that most packages look like this: Notice anything missing? Like…chicken? So we’ve been purchasing fryer chickens from Catullo Prime Meats who gets … Continue reading Roasted Rosemary Sage Chicken
As part of the spring cleaning that’s been running rampant through my home, I decided to defrost my chest freezer. While I was standing there with a hair dryer trying to speed the process along (let’s face it, there’s nowhere to put that much stuff to allow the freezer to casually defrost on its own), I started laughing at myself. Not every young woman has a … Continue reading Spring (de)Frost
I said yes. Simple as that. Two years ago (to the day!) my high school sweetheart dropped to one knee and asked me if I’d marry him. With my answer, I agreed to so much more than marrying my husband. I agreed to a lifestyle. This winter I fulfilled that promise to marry him and gained the title ‘farmer’s wife.’ Our Wedding Day My husband … Continue reading How Did I Get Here?