Summer Vibes // Driftless Magazine Giveaway

Summer Vibes // Driftless Magazine Giveaway


Hi! How are you? It’s been a minute – I missed you guys. No – for real! You are like an old friend that I kept meaning to call but I didn’t want to rush the conversation so I kept putting it off after long days at work and warm adventures in the sun. I finally decided to make NO plans this evening and set some time aside for VV.

The summer has been RACING by – I can’t possibly be the only person…

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Farmer’s Garden Stuffed Pimiento Cheese Veggie Burgers


Today I am excited to pair up with the fine folk over at Vlasic Farmer’s Garden to bring you a healthy, delicious, and nutritious vegetarian grilling recipe! This veggie burger is not like your typical freezer bean patty – this burger has the base of fresh vegetables and beans, an irresistible tanginess from the pickles, and is stuffed with a southern classic: pimiento cheese.

For anyone…

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Grilled Pretzel Panzanella Salad + A Summer Stock Up Giveaway

Grilled Pretzel Panzanella Salad + A Summer Stock Up Giveaway


If you are located here in the states then you are probably having a hard time getting into the groove of this week knowing it’s going to be a short one. With Friday being a national grill-copious-amounts-of-food holiday (oh and a celebration of the countries birth), I’ve got grilling (and eating. and watching fireworks. and swimming) on the mind.

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Living in a smallish town has it’s perks – it…

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Dark Chocolate & Apricot Oatmeal Cookies /// The Homemade Flour Cookbook


Last July, I hopped on a plane and met one of my best friends, Ella, for an adventurous long weekend road trip up the Pacific coast. She had already spent the last 3 months exploring the US in her little car and I was scheduled to meet up with her for the very last leg of her trip. I flew into San Francisco where I immediately made her take me to Tartine Bakeryto pick up two loaves of bread…

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Salted Date Caramel Cashew Tart with Mocha Graham Crust

Salted Date Caramel Cashew Tart with Mocha Graham Crust


I’m pretty sure I need to bookmark this post as a reminder to the annoyed and freezing January version of myself. This post needs to be a reminder that no matter how hard it is cut an onion while you can’t feel your fingers, its even harder to bake in a 90 degree kitchen without passing out of heat exhaustion. It is one thing to use your oven as a heater in the winter but how do you cool the…

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Rosemary & Garlic Smashed Purple Potatoes

Rosemary & Garlic Smashed Purple Potatoes


The posts are starting to dwindle down to once a week around here while the weather warms up and I take more and more breaks from my computer. I’ve had more evenings filled with evening hikes and less evenings spent wrapped in a blanket on Pinterest. I sometimes think I need to stay focused and spend less time wondering but I’m mostly just enjoying the much needed break from the interwebz.



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Citrus Biscotti with Hibiscus Glaze

Citrus Biscotti with Hibiscus Glaze


Let’s start the weekend with a cup of strong black coffee and a sugary biscuit, shall we? The small pauses of silence around here have been a sign that I’ve been completely over-extending myself lately dipping into large projects outside of VV… whether that be creating a magazine or guest postingor working on secret assignments that I can’t reveal to you (just yet) – there has been a lot going…

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Let’s Talk About Driftless Magazine

Let’s Talk About Driftless Magazine


I’m going to real talk you here for a minute. About four months ago I posted that I wanted to start a magazine about the Midwest – 20 contributors, 2 editors, 2 creative directors, 1 designer, 2 illustrators, and numerous bumps later – we are finally ready to release issue 1 of Driftless. Now here’s the real talk – this was 10000% more work than I had ever imagined it would be. Did I have any…

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Gingery Pickled Rhubarb

I would dare to say that blogging has both helped me discover who I am and sort of ruined me. Blogging was there for me when I moved away from the only place I called home for the first time and it was there for me when I graduated from college and it was there for me as I watched most of my friends move away. On the other hand, any drip of patience I once had in my life has completely dissolved…

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Mango Strawberry Pie with Coconut Crumb Topping

Mango Strawberry Pie with Coconut Crumb Topping


Sometimes you wake up and you realize you are years older than you imagine yourself as. That is what happened to me last weekend when Wyatt’s little brother graduated from college. The exact same college I had graduated from several years back. The memories of him being a freshman and showing him the ropes around campus are so fresh. I’ve known him for four years but I always envision him as…

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