Discover Breckenridge {Wordless Wednesday}

by Sarah Nord on July 27, 2016

By Sarah Nord of Pen2page: A blog about food, family and fine living






Sarah Nord Headshot BWSarah Nord blogs about food, family and fine living at Sarah loves to share recipes and life experiences that are all about the pursuit of health and happiness. By day, Sarah works in marketing for a meal kitting business called Happy Food Co. By night, she loves on her family, tends her home and juggles her many hobbies, including cooking, gardening, crafting and reading. Sarah is passionate about eating well, shopping local and giving back. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband, two children, two corgis and cranky cat.

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A Bounty of Veggies

by Fawn Rechkemmer on June 24, 2016

By Jennifer Allen at Faithful Homestead

Here in the midwest, this is a perfect time of year to celebrate eating your vegetables. There are many different fresh, local vegetables that ripen during the month of June.  

june vegetables harvested in missouri

Here is sampling of the vegetables, we were able to harvest from our garden just today: Sugar Snap peas, carrots, Red Pontiac potatoes,  lettuce, Yukon Gold potatoes, and shell peas. Earlier this month we also harvested an abundance of broccoli. We were able to enjoy fresh broccoli and freeze several gallons of excess that we will continue to enjoy throughout the year.

Different vegetables have varying compositions of vitamins such Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6. They also contain essential nutrients and minerals which help improve overall health. Some vegetables even have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties. These are all great reasons to eat your vegetables; but let’s be honest, we really want to eat something that tastes good. Thankfully, there are many different ways to eat vegetables whether raw or cooked, in which, they taste delicious.  

If you don’t have a garden of your own, now is a great time to visit your local farmer’s market and pick up some healthy, delicious vegetables. Or if you are interested in gardening, it’s not too late to start. Many varieties of vegetables can be grown for a fall harvest. Check with your local extension to find out what types of vegetables you can plant and the recommended planting dates.


Jennifer Allen Faithful HomesteadJennifer is a Christian homeschooling mama of 6 sweet blessings.  She also has two step children who have already blessed her with some sweet grandchildren. Jennifer grew up canning and raising a garden and also raises various types of livestock on the family farm. She writes about the journey of becoming a more self-sufficient family on her blog, Faithful Homestead.

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Let’s Celebrate National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10, 2016

By Jennifer Allen at Faithful Homestead In honor of National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie which is June 9, I decided to make a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie today. I know, I’m a day late; but better late than never, right? Well, when it comes to pie I would say so. I didn’t have any fresh rhubarb so […]

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Bountiful Strawberries {Foodie Friday}

June 3, 2016

By Jennifer Allen at Faithful Homestead Bounty: the theme for June. When I hear the word my mind instantly thinks of the bountiful garden goodies that are available this time of year.  Especially strawberries. Local strawberries, loved for their wonderful taste and beauty, and ripening now. In years past, I have taken the kids to […]

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Meet Our June Foody Friday Editor, Jennifer Allen

June 2, 2016

June is here, and we’re excited to introduce this month’s Foody Friday Editor, Jennifer Allen.  Here are some quick facts about her.  Be sure to click over to her blog, Faithful Homestead, to learn more! Born: Missouri Raised: Missouri Educated: BS in Animal Sciences,University of Missouri- Columbia Day job: Stay at home mom and farm wife […]

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Festive Foods You Can Make with the Kids

May 27, 2016

By Angie Sievers at The St. Louis Cooks Memorial weekend is the perfect time to get ready for summer and make those fun festive foods. The St. Louis Cooks love everything red, white, and blue. Plus, most of our patriotic foods have involved the kids in the kitchen. Last week, I shared our festive flags that we […]

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MOWB and MOST 529 College Savings Twitter Chat May 25th!

May 23, 2016

Missouri Women Bloggers and the MOST 529 College Savings Plan are co-hosting a Twitter chat this Wednesday, May 25th at 1pm Central.  You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about 529 College Savings Plans, be eligible to win prizes at the chat, and find out how to enter to win a 529 contribution of $5290 […]

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Festive Flag for Memorial Day

May 20, 2016

By Angie Sievers at The St. Louis Cooks Last week, I took out my American flags and all my summer red, white, and blue decorations. For many, these items stay out all year. For me, I really get the patriotic decorations out in the month of May. Of course, Memorial Day is the first onset of everything […]

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My Hometown {Wordless Wednesday}

May 18, 2016

By Mary Masterson of Adventures of My Life Mary Masterson and her husband live on a farm in the Ozarks of Missouri. In their peaceful setting in the woods, they raise chickens and horses. Building their farm from scratch and recording it on her blog, Adventures of My Life,  leaves memories for years to come. […]

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Gearing up for Summer {Foodie Friday}

May 13, 2016

By Angie Sievers at The St. Louis Cooks The weather is warmer, the flowers are in bloom, baseball season is in full force, and I’m wearing sandals. The month of May is such an exciting time of the year. Another school year is coming to an end, and the anticipation of summer is on everyone’s mind. It’s […]

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