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Fresh Recipes from our plate to yours

Welcome to the country.

Welcome to Wholesome Farmhouse Recipes, where we share our passion for cooking and eating delicious and healthy food.

We would like to tell you a bit about us. Like many of you, we have worked full-time while raising families, and farming. Treasured time together is what we love the most. 

We are a mother-daughter duo.

As a family, we love to experiment with different ingredients, cuisines, and techniques in our kitchen. Combined, we have been cooking and baking for over 75 years, and we have learned a lot from our experience, as well as from books, magazines, online courses, and other sources.

We have also worked in restaurants and supper clubs for over 20 years. You can find us throughout the year enrolled in culinary courses to further improve our skills and knowledge. We want to inspire you to cook and enjoy wholesome farmhouse recipes from our plates to yours.

As content creators, our goal is to provide your readers with the best possible user experience.

Victoria Pietz and Casey Brown

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Casey and Ivy the Dairy Cow
Casey and Ivy the Dairy Cow

Wholesome Farmhouse Recipes

On this website, you will find a variety of recipes for different occasions, with a focus on easy, simple, and healthy dishes. We use fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients whenever possible.

We test and tweak every recipe before we post it, and we provide clear instructions, tips, photos, and often videos to help you make them successfully. Make sure to comment and tag us in Social media as we also welcome your feedback and suggestions on how to improve our recipes.

We are not just recipe creators, but also recipe lovers. You can find us exploring new flavors and cultures through food, and we are always on the lookout for new ideas and inspiration.

We also love to learn more about the history, science, and art of cooking, and we share our findings and insights with you on our blog. For us, we believe that cooking is not only a skill, but also a hobby, a therapy, and a joy.

Vicky Author Bio

You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties.  You can find Vicky taking culinary courses throughout the year with her daughter Casey. They are always looking for the next new trend in food and professional methods to improve their culinary skills.

She learned to crochet when she was just 11 years old and has been crocheting ever since; over 50 years now.

Over 40 years ago, she loved her first class in sewing and continues to hone her skills in quilting. Many have enjoyed the handmade gifts over the years.

In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

Casey Author Bio

My grandmothers on both sides had specialties that they made that were superb.

Working alongside my mom, a seasoned restaurant professional with over 20 years of experience and have continued to sharpen my cooking and baking skills. As my mom mentioned, we also take culinary courses together to continue to improve our skills.

We are continually reading books, magazines, online resources to learn new cooking and baking techniques.

On top of that, I hold a bachelor’s degree in business management, which comes in handy when it comes to running my online business. So, whether I’m whipping up a delicious meal or managing my online venture, I’m passionate about what I do and always excited to share my journey with you.

Working in Restaurants

The summer my mom turned thirteen, she started working in a family diner. She started doing dishes and the cook quickly enlisted her as a prep cook. When the cook was too drunk to continue cooking, yup, you read that right! Mom relied on her culinary training she received in school. My mom as a young teenager had to quickly get up to speed on how to cook breakfast and lunch food fast.

When she school started up in the fall again, my mom found a job at a supper club so she could continue working and going to school. She learned additional cooking skills from the chef making food that was upscale.

She did all of this while going to school and farming with her family.

Getting Married and Moving to a New Town

When my mom and dad married, they lived on the farm with my grandparents. They worked on the dairy farm as a family and soon she got a job at the local restaurant and wedding venue. They are famous for their broasted chicken dinners. This is also where she got married and my mom and dad had their wedding reception years ago now!

She made a lot of food for catered events from 20 people to over 500 guests. It is amazing what she knows how to cook. People seem to love whatever she brings to potlucks and parties. I guess it is because she has had decades of experience in the restaurant business.

Here are a few of the comments about our recipes.

“This was incredibly easy to make and I love that it wasn’t even *that* much sugar compared to other recipes. It was super tasty! I altered it a little bit. I did about 2 1/4 cups of rhubarb and about 1 cup of strawberries. It turned out amazing!”


“What a great recipe! Added water chestnuts for a little crunch. This will become a regular addition to our menu rotation!”


After a few years, my mom realized she needed to attend college to get a better paying job to help support the family. So, she added that to her plate too.

Let’s fast forward over forty years…mom has had quite a few jobs in a wide variety of areas, dairy farming, restaurant, accounting, manager at an automotive repair dealership, and her own bookkeeping business. She continued going to school for many years to earn a doctorate in education.

She recently retired from being a dean at our local community college. One of the many new educational programs she started there was the culinary program.

To top it all off, she started a successful blog a few years ago. She has always had more than one job at a time. Now we are partnering on this food blog and sharing our knowledge with you.

Overcoming Challenges

The parts I left off where those terrible things that can happen to anyone like health problems or an accident. We have had our share. One that had a huge impact on my family emotionally, physically, and financially is a car and train accident that my parents and I had when I was a baby.

It was on a country road where it was hard to see or hear a train coming. We all lived through it, but my mom had to heal the most from her injuries. She has survived cancer and continues to be a positive light in our lives.

She always worked a full-time job, somewhere part-time, and was going to school part-time. As a child growing up watching her push through and overcome many obstacles, I have been amazed and It has taught me how to persevere and make lemonade with the lemons that life sometimes deals you.

Farming Family

At a young age, I started helping do the farm chores on our dairy farm. Some of my best childhood memories come from time spent with our animals.

My mom helped with the morning and evening milking chores and had to take care of the cooking and cleaning all while working and going to school. That left me to help my dad with farming.

I would spend most of my time with at the farm helping take care of the animals, helping my dad do the field work, and learning how to fix equipment. It was so much fun to go on road trips with my dad to get parts.

Attending College

Funny story, we are such a close family that when I was attending school at our local technical college for my associates degrees, my dad signed up for a crop production program and went to school with me. He was close to sixty years old at the time!

We would ride to class together often when our schedules aligned. It was so much fun and there are so many great memories we all have. Now he has a degree too. He didn’t go on with me when I went for my bachelor’s degree in business management. But I know he is proud of me for doing so.

Our Wedding Day with Mom and Dad
Our Wedding Day with Mom and Dad

Learning How to Cook

With all the time spent outdoors, I did not get much training in the kitchen. So, I never really learned how to cook. I knew the basics, but that was about as far as it went. Well, that has all changed, with educational courses, learning from experienced chefs, and working with my mom has provided me with a solid foundation in culinary skills.

Dinnertime at our house when I was growing up was like going out to eat at a restaurant. My mom is a very good cook and there was always something good to eat at home.

We lived out in the country, so ordering take out was not usually an option. Mom did stop on her way home every now and then to bring dinner home.

Recipes Through the Generations

A blog is a great way to pass down recipes through the generations. My grandmothers on both sides had specialties that they made that were superb. We will be sharing those heritage recipes with you too.

We hope that you will join us on our culinary journey, and that you will find something that suits your taste buds and nourishes your body and soul.

Easy, Quick Wholesome Recipes

While I elevate my cooking and baking skills from mom, she tries new recipes with me. We love sharing out recipe journey with you.

We created this website to help cooks like us find wholesome recipes that are simple, easy, and quick to make while still being unbelievably delicious. Our recipes are a bit of our family heritage, old recipes from the recipe box, and new recipes that we are continually trying out. We like to mix the traditional with the modern.

Our goal is to sneak in good food options whenever possible, as well as, money saving ideas such as reimagining dinner from leftovers. We often make things from scratch but are all about saving time in the kitchen too. Food is our passion, and we want to share our passion with you. 

We hope you’ll find something you’ll love.

Thank you for visiting Wholesome Farmhouse 

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Recipe Awards

We submitted one of our Holiday recipes that has been passed down through the generations. Mom made a few changes to make this a no-fail candy recipe that is over 100 years old! We won an award. You can make this award-winning recipe right at home. Get the recipe details: The Best Homemade English Toffee Recipe.

Below is a photo of the award from Pinterest and Food52.

2022 Golden Recipe Winner

2022 Golden Recipe Contest Winner

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