Entries by Emily Preston

Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This is one of my favorite soup recipes. My Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is similar to the one at Panera Bread, but I feel this one has a lot more flavor. The soup has a lot of ingredients, but don’t let that scare you away. If you prep your ingredients before starting to […]


I’m a fan of Mexican food-at least the Americanized version. Tacos, enchiladas, burritos-I love them all. For the most part it is easy to make them low carb as well by turning them into a salad and leaving out the tortillas or chips. Not everyone is a fan of low carb though, which is why […]

Zucchini Pizza

Mom is a pizza lover. She’d have it for dinner every day if she could. I am not a pizza lover. I’m the sort of person who sops up the grease with a napkin, feeds most of the toppings to the dogs, and doesn’t eat the outside crust. For a year I strictly followed a […]

Tips to declutter your home

It’s been a snowy week here-we’ve had about five inches of snow. I spent my days going through boxes, drawers, etc. I found some items to throw out, give away, or take to the thrift store-it was a good feeling. Two years ago my sister Anita asked if I wanted to join a group on […]

Chinese New Year – Egg Rolls and Sauce

Every year we celebrate Chinese New Year with Egg Rolls and Sauce. We’re not Asian, but it’s a thing we do. I love things pertaining to Japanese culture-anime, their office supplies (check out JetPens.com if you’re interested), their design aesthetic. Really though, we’re just looking for a good excuse to have egg rolls! This is […]

Cooking, Dogs, and Rearranging Furniture

It’s been fairly quiet around Rusty Fox Farm this week. It did get warmer for a few days, but now it’s cold again. Today I’m cooking potato soup with sausage. Tonight after work I’ll be helping to clean the farm and prepare food for the Lunar New Year party we have every year. (That will […]

Controlling Feral Cat Populations

There are many opinions on controlling feral cat populations – especially when it is at your house or neighborhood. There is nothing more irritating than picking up something a cat has peed or sprayed on; seeing that a female cat is again pregnant; or finding another unwanted litter of kittens. Some would say “shoot them”, […]

Curry Chicken

Curry Chicken is one of my favorite recipes. Growing up I can remember my grandma Emma making this dish-she got it at some point while my grandpa was serving in the military. The military life was before my time, but I have many memories of cooking in her kitchen. It’s quick, simple, and doesn’t require […]

Seven Layer Salad

This Seven Layer Salad recipe is great to make ahead for get-togethers or potlucks. The dressing is mixed in so it’s ready to serve! Seven Layer Salad Servings: 12 Servings Prep Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1-2 heads Iceberg or Romaine Lettuce, chopped 1 cup quartered Grape Tomatoes 1 cup sliced Radishes 1/2 cup Frozen Peas […]