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Loving the Home Life

The Art of Home Cooking & Preserving

Welcome

I love home cooking. I love home preserving.

I also love food photography.

So I put them together in this blog.

I won’t make you scroll through a long, wordy narrative to get to the recipe. Loving the Home Life is the food blog for women who just want to get to the recipe and not be bombarded with ads, pop-ups, and fluff. The recipe you want will be at the top of each post along with a video showing you how to prepare a dish as well. 

Don’t be intimidated by home preserving. It’s time consuming, but so worth it. There’s nothing as satisfying as going to the storage room on a snowy day in January and choosing a jar of peaches I grew in my orchard and canned here in my home in August.

This blog reflects my desire to share that with you. I hope you enjoy it.

beef stroganoff, homemade beef stroganoff, homemade egg noodles, comfort food, beef, sour cream, mushrooms, veggie noodles, carrots, carrot noodles, julienne carrots

Latest Recipes

pink bowl of vanilla ice cream with champagne syrup garnished with rose petals.

Pink Champagne Syrup

Don’t throw out leftover champagne! Make pink champagne syrup that is absolutely delicious served over ice cream! A Very Unique Ice Cream Topping We’re going

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Beautiful slice of medium-rare prime rib on a Christmas plate.

Perfect Prime Rib

A spectacular main dish for any special dinner. This prime rib roast is tender, succulent, and oh so flavorful! Prime Rib Roast is my family’s

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slice of chocolate cream pie sitting on a blue plate topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie

Decadent, rich, from-scratch homemade chocolate cream pie recipe topped with easy, homemade real whipped cream and garnished with chocolate shavings. Ditch the boxed pudding mix!

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Reuben sandwich, sourdough bread, Thousand Island Dressing, sauerkraut, smoked corned beef, corned beef, Swiss cheese, toaster oven

Sourdough Reuben Sandwich

Stacked with smoked corned beef, melty Swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut, and rich Thousand Island dressing, the Sourdough Reuben Sandwich is to die for! Wow! Does

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Loving the Home Life

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I love blogging, but there is expense involved and this is, after all, a business. Sadly, Amazon and most other companies that allow affiliation don’t offer enough commission to make it worth my time to even create much less maintain the links. 

I am creating creating my own products to offer on this site that visitors can purchase such as hand-crocheted retro potholders and an online course I’m writing right now.

Until my products are ready and my Shop Loving the Home Life page is published, please consider leaving a tip if you’ve enjoyed a recipe.

Thank you!

Please Support
Loving the Home Life

If you like the recipes on this blog, please consider tipping through PayPal.

I love blogging, but there is expense involved and this is, after all, a business. Sadly, Amazon and most other companies that allow affiliation don’t offer enough commission to make it worth my time to even create much less maintain the links. 

I am creating creating my own products to offer on this site that visitors can purchase such as hand-crocheted retro potholders and an online course I’m writing right now.

Until my products are ready and my Shop Loving the Home Life page is published, please consider leaving a tip if you’ve enjoyed a recipe.

Thank you!

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About Me

Kay Shannon

I live on an acreage and have grown kids. We raise cattle, have a coop of laying hens, a couple of large gardens, and an orchard with apple, pear, cherry, and peach trees. I love to do home canning, and I look forward to teaching you to make jams and pickles and other good things. You don’t have to grow anything yourself. The farmer’s market is so much fun, and a great place to get fresh produce to do your own preserving at home.

Some days I’m in a maxi-skirt with my hair done nicely, but most days I’m in jeans or sweats dealing with dirt, poo, and livestock. It isn’t glamorous, but it’s a lifestyle I love and wouldn’t trade for anything.

I’m taking a different approach to blogging than most. I explain why on my About This Blog page. 

Thank you for being here!

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