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Loving the Home Life

The Art of Home Cooking & Preserving


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.

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Whole okra pods on paper towel.

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Slice of Tropical Carrot Cake on an orange plate.

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Maple Dijon Glazed Salmon served over rice.

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

Pink Champagne Syrup

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

Perfect Prime Rib

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About Me


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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