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Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe (and Mealthy Handblend Giveaway!)

December 11, 2018

Everyone has a signature dish.  I’m proud to say I have plenty… well, at least there are numerous dishes I receive requests for all year round and that makes this home chef quite proud!  This year, thanks to my partnership with Mealthy, I’ve been able to make one of my family favorites, Roasted Red Pepper […]


Quick and Cute Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter DIY Ornaments

December 7, 2018

Handmade gifts are hands-down my absolute favorite gifts to give and receive.  This year, I wanted to celebrate our love of all-things Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter by making personalized ornaments for my family. I wanted something quick, simple and stylish.  After all, it’s a busy season and I truly don’t have time for elaborate […]


Rural Mom’s Farm Garden Vegetable Dip

December 4, 2018

The winter holidays are upon us, but there’s no reason you can’t bring a little summer into your celebrations!  With all the rich, heavy, calorie-laden treats available at holiday gatherings, it’s refreshing to have a lighter treat like my Farm Garden Vegetable Dip available for snacking, too. Whether it’s holiday brunch or a late night […]


7 Games Adults Play (That Are Perfect for Gift Giving!)

December 2, 2018

Whether you are hosting a wine tasting, holiday party or just a casual get-together, nothing ups the fun-factor of your gatherings like a well-designed game.  An entertaining, fast-paced card game can instantly take your celebration from “so-so” to “so memorable!” Thanks to our friends at Goliath Games, we have the inside scoop on a new […]


Donate a toy to Toys for Tots via Alexa and Amazon will match your donations! #DeliveringSmiles

November 29, 2018

Having lived in the Appalachian region of rural Kentucky in one of the most impoverished counties in the nation, I’ve been able to witness the joy that the Toys for Tots program brought to many a child during the holiday season.  It truly makes your heart smile to see a child believe in the magic […]

bird seeds recipe snack for kids

Bird Seeds Recipe Snack For Kids

November 28, 2018

Bird Seeds Recipe Snack for kids was cleverly invented by my daughter when reflecting on some kindergarten memories shortly after her daughter began her new school experience. Leaning about birds is a memory she remembers from her kindergarten experience. Making bird houses from craft sticks, coloring birds, making bird feeders and identifying birds was a […]


Incredible Stocking Stuffer Ideas | 2018 Rural Mom Holiday Gift Guide

November 27, 2018

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…and they were full of Rural Mom’s top stocking stuffer picks!  We love to find clever, creative, fun and practical stocking stuffers and take as much time choosing them as we do selecting gifts for under the tree.  As stocking are generally the first treat everyone opens […]


Mad for Buffalo Plaid! Quick and Easy Ways to Add Comfort to Your Holidays

November 26, 2018

One pattern that’s hot in holiday trends right now is Buffalo Plaid.  Casual enough for everyday comfort, yet perfectly bold and festive for the holidays, it’s no wonder that everyone is mad for Buffalo Plaid! Thanks to our partnership with Shinesty, we have some cozy ideas for adding a little comfort and Buffalo Plaid joy […]