Farmer Franny

Food. Farm. Family.

These chicks. When the weather is cool and the days are long, there are chores to do and friends to make. Here’s my confession: I have a bad habit of acquiring (especially chickens) to the farm whenever the occasion arises. This time, I came home with 3 chicks thinking they were going to be for …

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Nacho much to do… I’m guilty of occasionally not having time for dinner or sometimes just don’t wanna. I call it a sheet-pan dinner…it’s got all you need lol! Nacho’s consist of all the FDA approved food pyramid-thing. Yeah, right next to margaritas in fruits and vegetable intake. (Psst…it’s funny cause I’m a real life …

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I don’t know what has come over me lately, but I have been longing for some greasy hamburgers. Literally, dreaming for them. Last week I was diagnosed with Covid. I had a fever, congestion, headache, cough, drainage, sore throat, no voice, and was quite miserable for about 3 days. I was so lucky to not …

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Sunny days, boats, sunburns, hangovers, and lost sunglasses. This is what 3-day holidays are made of. The best part is the food! This is the time for letting go and enjoy your time. You’ll be able to welcome any crowd with this copycat Jalapeño Ranch recipe. I laugh because while I was working to perfect …

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“Hey August, you make me miserable.” August in Texas is known to be the most MISERABLE month of the year. If you ask someone from Texas what happened in their life in August, I guarantee they will tell you something indoors. In fact, everything is miserable, even the over-worked A/C units. They just look tired. …

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The rumors are true. I will drink the extra dressing out of the bowl like a savage. It does make me feel better that my 3 year old son does the same thing. There is something about this dressing that’s addicting. It makes you do funny things. This dressing is an adaptation of Aldi’s off-brand …

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When Makena started making cookies they were always good. But this time she’s nailed it. True confession: these have become a staple in our house. We love to play with the recipe and make them into “fairy cookies” or “fairy poop”, but at the end of the day, they are perfect the way they are. …

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For anyone, hearing the phrase “Chips and salsa”, brings nothing less than a mood change. Deep in the summer, the tomato vines are drying up and the tomatoes are thirsty. It can be hard to keep a tomato plant this far into the season. Humidity alone could disinfect a surface. The best way to prepare …

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Dream Catchers I remember when I was little, going to a shop where they sold these beautiful and intricate handmade weaved hoops. Supposedly, if you put it above your bed, the evil spirits will be caught in its web, and then your nightmares will go away.  Of course, I bought one. I’m not sure if …

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