Life in Leelanau

Mom, writer, wife, cook, farm girl, cookbook addict (this order is constantly in flux)

As an ahem, mature, mother of two it is something of stretch to still call myself a farm girl. Growing up we were definitely not what one might consider to be well off, but when it came to food we were self-sufficient for the most part and as such always well-fed. However, in my lifetime I have watched this situation completely reversed, sadly evidenced by the long line at the local food pantry. This blog is about my attempts to salvage some of the self-sufficiency I learned growing up as I work to bring some farmhouse comfort to the next generation starting out under my roof in beautiful Leelanau County (go Lakers!).

I hope these recipes will inspire you to spend lots of enjoyable time in the kitchen, and I do try to make all the directions as thorough as possible. However, I cannot accept any responsibility for problems with the recipes or mishaps/injuries that you may encounter.

Thanks for coming on this journey with me!

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Pretty Happy Baking says:

    I love all your recipes 🙂 I’m originally from Grand Rapids, MI (but live in Seattle now) and my parents often spend summers in Leelanau. It’s a beautiful place and you have a beautiful blog!

    1. empwriter says:

      Thank you! I had the chance to visit Seattle last August and I loved it. Thanks for following!
      Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Monday! I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! If you wish to accept this award you can follow the rules on my latest post. Totally up to you, but I love your blog and wanted to share the love.


  3. I really like your blog. Your recipes are just “my style” ! Those baked beans in a pot really caught my eye.

    1. empwriter says:

      I’m so glad you stopped by! Happy summer!

  4. oiyoufood says:

    Hi there,
    Seems like you have plenty mouthwatering recipes here. Looking forward to spend more time in your blog!

    1. empwriter says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad you’ve jumped on board – welcome!

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