If you have read any of my posts in the past, you know that my Momma is the best cook around! She not only makes amazing new dishes, she brings back the golden oldies too. Like this dessert she made the other day. It  is so simple, anyone could make it. In fact, there really is not a recipe for it. So, if you can make Jello, you can make it.

Delicious Layer Dessert
What you will need:
1 package of Jello (your favorite flavor)
1 package of instant pudding (your favorite flavor)
Fresh fruit of your choice
Whipped topping
(Seriously, that is it!)

Make the Jello and

I love this time of year in South Dakota! The gardens are starting to get ready and you cannot beat fresh produce. Some of my favorite things are sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatoes and rhubarb! Mom made an awesome rhubarb dessert that I just had to share.
When I asked her if I could share her recipe, the simple answer was yes, but followed by, 'Well, which recipe would you like? The 'actual' recipe, or the way I do it?'.
It seems that all of her 'recipes' are really guidelines, rather than to a 'T'. So I'll give the 'real recipe', then the

Hoffman Harvesting is currently cutting both south and north of Kiowa, KS and the wheat is yielding around 30- 50 bu/ac. This yield is a surprise to some farmers in this area who received late frosts. The crop also didn't come up until around February making cutting conditions spotty- green heads mixed in with the dry wheat.

I am not sure why, but I think this photo is neat!
As a result, the wheat is just barely dry enough- in fact we had some close calls at the elevator with a couple of loads coming back at 13.8 and 13.9. Anything above

I am writing today with a new appreciation for life.
I've always considered myself an advocate for life, and an eternal optimist always seeing the light when it was darkest. God must have needed to give me a reminder of just how precious our lives are.
You may have noticed my absence from the blog in these last few weeks. I have a good reason I haven't been blogging about day-to-day life. On June 8 I got up around 6:30 a.m. and wasn't feeling that great, but naturally thought nothing of it. I went on with my morning working on combines, but

Today we completed our wheat harvest run in the Colby/ Goodland area. The yields ranged anywhere from 45 to 85 bu/ ac. Test weights ranged from 59 to 62. The wheat exceeded everyone's expectations and overall we had an excellent wheat harvest here. Windy hot days brought the wheat harvest to full swing quickly here. Prior to this the wheat was wet- 20% moisture.
Tomorrow will be spent getting ready to settle up and settling up with customers as well as getting our equipment cleaned, loaded and ready for our 150 mile move to Limon, CO. We are all also hoping we'll be

One thing I really enjoy is trying new recipes. I love sharing recipes with harvest friends because they have the tastiest, easiest to make recipes that are easy to serve in the field and feed several mouths.
I share a baking addiction with my friend Ali Thurman of Thurman Harvesting who happens to have an another addiction: Pinterest. She often uses it to find new and fun recipes such as this Strawberry Upside Down Cake. Following her lead, I also found another recipe I enjoy from Pinterest and will include in this post. Doesn't summer goes hand in hand with sweets?!