HELLO AND WELCOME!
I’m Meg, a former registered dental hygienist, who has fallen in love with baking, photography, writing, homesteading and recipe developing. As a wife to my husband, Aaron, and a mama to my three boys, I have learned how to nurture our family off our land. I am a garden enthusiast, hobby farmer and am excited to share my recipe and baking tips with you!
I started this blog as a way to document my journey as a self taught baker and gardener. This was my way of ‘record keeping’ so I could refer back to see what did (and didn’t) work! It was a great way to keep track of recipes and share with you what I was learning in the kitchen. It has since evolved to be my dream job as a writer and photographer!
WHY NINNESCAH MADE?
I wanted a name that reflected the heritage of our little homestead. In the beginning of the blog, I was making and selling handmade goods out of my home, hence the ‘made’ part of the name. Since then I have transitioned into focusing on sharing gardening tips, food preserving strategies and recipes from scratch.
Born and raised a Kansas girl, I took a leap of faith three years ago and walked away from my dental hygiene career to be a stay at home mama. Being a hygienist was incredible, but my neck and body were starting to show significant issues from bending forward eight hours a day.
I was left with feelings of ‘What am I supposed to do now?’ It only made sense to do the things that were already bringing me so much joy — Raising my babies, getting their hands in the flour and rolling out grandma’s prized pie crust and baking sugar cookies, spending our summers in the sunshine and dirt as we learned how to grow a lush and productive garden.
While we were enjoying this beautiful season of life, I began dabbling deeper into photography and developing this website. Stories of our day-to-day life were transitioning into preserving my favorite recipes and sharing them with others.
Soon I found myself with a brand new career that has been so much more fulfilling than I ever could have imagined!
food photography & recipe development
Whether you are another fellow food blogger or a brand who needs a revamp on current content, let me customize your photos to reflect your vision and personal style. Aside from working with brands, my photos have been featured in Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine, Ritz and The Homestead Documentary.
Arguably the greatest part of my job is official taste tester of Ninnescah Homestead! I love to develop recipes that are uncomplicated yet unique. When I am creating recipes, I do it with both new and seasoned chefs in mind! Let's bring the joy of cooking back into our busy lives!
If you have homesteading or food goods, I can help you show your customers just how versatile your product is and how they can incorporate it into their own home. From stainless steel taco holders to beeswax reusable food wraps, I can make your product relatable and desired!