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Analog Recipes

24 May

I have all these beautiful cookbooks filled with lovely, crowd-tested recipes. Their pages are filled with treasures from small communities, local businesses, good friends, and ladies who put heart into their meals. The secret ingredient is usually love…and butter.

And it occurred to me this winter that I don’t reach for them as often as I should. So I’ve purposed to try to “search” them before I consult Google. I’ve been richly rewarded with delicious offerings coming from my kitchen.

Monday night was no exception as I about foundered on this soup recipe from Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, CA. The cookbook was sent to me years ago by my great aunt. It was exactly what I was looking for so I could use up a few ingredients I had on hand. And, oh my heck was it good. Church ladies have the best recipes!

(Full disclosure: my hubby and kids didn’t care for the corn in it, but I loved the sweetness it added. And my boy never really likes soup, so there’s that.)

Recipes can be much more than just a bunch of good ingredients in the right combination. They can hold memories and can help carry on a legacy. I put together a branding meal this weekend that included family recipes, favorites found in these cookbooks, and home-grown ingredients. My Grandmother made countless meals for work crews on their ranch and I carry on that task with pride.

What is a recipe that has a lot of meaning to you?


So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

Sharing My Heart, Again

21 Feb

I’m starting all over. Trying to shake off the rust. Offering my perspective. A few years and another kiddo later, I’m looking forward to sharing my heart again.

If we haven’t met before, I’m Liz. A happy Christ-follower, farmer’s wife to Tyler, and mama of two kiddos, ages 6 and 3. We farm in SE Wyoming raising corn, pinto beans, malt barley and hay. We also have 200+ head of cows and a custom feeding operation. My life may be different than yours, but I promise we’re more alike than not.

Some of what I share might feel foreign. But I hope it’s mostly relatable. You might learn something new about a family farm, or maybe you’re out there doing the same thing in your part of the world. Maybe you’ve never stepped foot in a field in your life, but you know a sincere wife and mama when you see one. Whatever walk of life you come from, welcome!


Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

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