Welcome! We love cooking easy and delicious meals and sharing the best recipes that we serve on our farmhouse table with you!

Hi, I’m Jennifer, the wife, mom, recipe creator and Disney lover behind the scenes here at Plowing Through Life.

I want to make life easier by creating simple dinner recipes for my family and yours. Hopefully we can help you build confidence in the kitchen and save precious time in the process.

head shot of Jennifer Osterholt

Welcome to Plowing Through Life

We live on a farm and raise corn and soybeans to feed our family and help supply some of the pork, beef and turkey you buy at the grocery store.

I’ve been cooking for over 30 years in 4-H and at home. I really enjoyed those Meat Science classes at the Ohio State University that are helping me create better main dish recipes with the food that we grow on our farm.

With a schedule that may be a little too full we have several easy casseroles, delicious meals using beef that we raised and quick pasta meals on our regular menu.

There’s always Kielbasa in the fridge or freezer when we need a meal in under 15 minutes. 

Just like my personality, I try to make my recipes as straightforward as possible.

Our Family Favorites

My husband loves sauerkraut and this Pork Roll-Up as an all-time favorite meal.

I could eat a batch of Broccoli, Cauliflower and Bacon Salad anytime and the kids have made countless variations of our Oreo Peanut Butter Pie.

We try different variations, do test trials, share what we learn about what to do and what not to do to help you be successful. There’s so much to learn in life and we hope to share the tips and tricks to make cooking easier for you.

Special Occasions

I’ve made a lot of big batches of food for community events and friends’ graduation parties. These are packed with tips and ways to make party planning easier.

I had no idea how popular Jello Salads are, but sometimes old-fashioned recipes bring back good memories. If you want people to remember the past with food, bring a dessert salad the next time you need to share a dish.

We never know what recipes will be trending and popular, so keep checking back to find out.

Navigating The Challenges

Just like you we’ve had struggles and trials that our faith has helped us navigate. I hope you find in encouragement in the words I share.

When we’re not working on the farm we really look forward to traveling with our family.  

We also share reviews of products and experiences in case you’re interested.

Thanks again for stopping by and we hope you find a new recipe to enjoy or some other inspiration!

My opinion

It’s true that I earn a living working for agriculture groups across the United States.  Even when I share a sponsored post this blog is 100% my own, personal thoughts. 

Want to work with me?

contact me at: jenosterholt@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by!  ~Jennifer