Countryside Cravings is a steady growing American food blog that aims to help families put home cooked meals on the table. Followers come to find easy and delicious recipes using simple everyday ingredients that don’t require a ton of time in the kitchen.
She tries to limit most processed and prepackaged foods without sacrificing flavor or her budget. The recipes are approachable, delicious, and have a focus on realistic eating. Each recipe is tested by her eight kids (yes 8!) and husband so you know it’s family approved!
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Hi, welcome to Countryside Cravings! I am so happy you stopped by and please allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Malinda, the gal behind the blog Countryside Cravings. I primarily blog about the food but I will also share little glimpses of what is going on my life. I’m a country girl by heart living in a small town in Colorado. I love bringing my family together at the dinner table with a homemade meal. But don’t let that fool you, there have been plenty of times we have ate cereal for dinner!
I grew up cooking with my mom and grandma and loved every minute of it!! I married my high school sweetheart in 2006, graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education, but decided to be a stay at home mom and I’ve never regretted one minute of it! I started this food blog back in 2013 because I wanted a place to keep track of my kitchen creations (I had an overflowing cookbook collection and couldn’t keep track of what I made, lol!).
I’ll be honest, sometimes I feel just as unorganized in the kitchen as I do in real life (chasing 8 kids can be exhausting! 🙂 ) but I’m getting much better! I’m not going to make a super fancy meal requiring tons of dishes or unusual ingredients, I just don’t have time for that! I prefer a simpler approach because let’s face it, with littles running around my feet I need to get dinner on the table fast!
I have found great success with menu planning and it’s what keeps me sane! I plan out our meals for the entire week so I’m not standing there at 5 o’clock wondering what to make. I actually enjoy looking through cookbooks and magazines (I know, I’m weird) for inspiration for our next meal. With that also comes flexibility because sometimes life throws curve balls and keeps me on my toes.
Countryside Craving readers come to find easy and delicious recipes using simple everyday ingredients. Malinda tries to limit most processed and prepackaged foods without sacrificing flavor or her budget. Each recipe is tested by her eight kids (yes 8!) and husband so you know it’s family approved! Malinda’s recipes and photography have been featured on Buzzfeed, Country Living, Relish Magazine, and Huffington Post.
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I want to thank each and every one of you! I never imagined the blog would be where it’s at today and it’s all because of you! So, thank you for taking the time to read my blog, make recipes, and leave me comments! I absolutely love hearing from you guys!
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