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Friends – I Need Your Help!

Hey Friends! I need your help. Today we’re launching a campaign for our new TV show “Modern Pioneering,” airing on PBS, and the first 24 hours are the most important. Some of you are even featured on the show as a result of attending an Adventure Getaway! If you believe in the importance of small businesses and learning to create with your own two hands, not just in your own life, but […]

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Loquat Cocktail

The loquat trees are growing in my part of Austin, which is rather exciting because I haven’t seen them fruit in a while. The thing about loquats is that you need to pick them in that pivotal moment before they drop but after they have sweetened enough. Pick them too early, and they have a sourness that isn’t quite palatable. The thing is that you can combat that in a […]

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Quail Starters

What to do with a mess of Scaled quail and some rabbits? That was the question after our last winter quail hunt to New Mexico. A dinner party plan was being hatched. We’ll need some starters for the event was part of the discussion, so my wheels were turning and I remembered a dining epiphany from early last year, Panko. Quail Starters: I had seen it in the grocery stores […]

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Pumpkin Ideas

Hello November! With the wide variety of pumpkins offered, it is almost impossible to walk away with only one gourd. However, there are only so many faces that can be carved and pies to be made, and we’re all about letting nothing go to waste. In this post, I have a few fun pumpkin ideas that will ensure that all parts can be put to use. Pumpkin Ideas: Bird Feeder […]

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My Latest Adventure Getaway Was Epic and Here’s Where We’re Going Next

I just finished an Adventure Getaway in Texas with a big group of wonderful women from all over the map. We had been sold out for 6 months and I had a long waiting list of women wanting to attend. I don’t like leaving people out so I have planned another one for this coming February… can you guess what we’ll be doing? Better grab your spot fast. Details here. […]

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Alternative Uses for Eggs

Eggs. They’re great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, with all those eggs consumed, it got me thinking about how I can make use of every component of a carton of eggs. Little did I realize, it’s not just the inside that can be versatile. This fall, kick the habit of tossing those cartons in the garbage or throwing a boring yolk on the pan. Here’s a guide to alternative […]

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Roasted Whole Dove Recipe with Paprika and Butter

Thad is back with another delicious wild game recipe! …It is the time of year where you can combine a fresh harvest from the field with fresh harvest from the garden for a wonderful dinner. Mourning doves, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and basil are all at their peak in my part of the country — Minnesota. This Roasted Whole Dove Recipe with Paprika and Butter is a simple dish that looks […]

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How to Keep Plants Alive During Vacation

At some point in our lives, we have come back from a relaxing getaway only to find that all our plants have perished. Unfortunately, this was the case for me despite being gone for three days. However, I have learned that there are many ways you keep your plants alive during vacation. Here are a few tips and tricks that can easily be implemented to save you (and your plants) […]

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How to Reduce Your Food Waste

College equipped me with all sorts of knowledge, but one thing I had to learn after graduating was how I can reduce my food waste. On one hand, summer is bountiful and the perfect reason to experiment with dishes. However, what can you do with all of the leftover bits and pieces? Here are some handy tips I am using to be better. How to Reduce Your Food Waste: Freeze […]

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Favorite Campfire Recipes

Cooking in nature over an open fire enlivens the senses and the food tastes so much better when you’ve had to work a little harder for it. In my latest episode of Modern Pioneering, I share three must-have favorite campfire recipes, plus a bonus on how to clean your cast iron skillet after some campfire cooking. Favorite Campfire Recipes: Recipes Include: Campfire Coffee Beer Can Bread Cast Iron S’mores BONUS: […]

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