Surprising Josh with Nestle Drumsticks

Nestle Drumstick Peppermint Her Heartland Soul Erin Fairchild

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias For the second year in a row I’ve been making Josh a non-traditional advent calendar for the days leading up to Christmas. He is so good to me all year round, I like doing something sweet that shows… [Read More]

Faux Risotto Recipe

Faux Risotto with Minute Rice Her Heartland Soul Erin Fairchild

A big thanks to Minute® Rice for sponsoring my time while I concepted this recipe and wrote the post. I love it and hope you do, too! It has been go-go-go around here lately. With a packed holiday schedule convenience at mealtimes has become key, but I don’t want to give up taste or quality…. [Read More]

Three Cooks One Kitchen: Be Our Guest


It’s time for December’s Three Cooks One Kitchen! This is a special one that involves a giveaway at the end so make sure to read on! In case you aren’t familiar Three Cooks One Kitchen is a monthly cooking installment Joanna, Hannah and I do. We pick one of our places to get together and a food theme we… [Read More]

Quick and Easy Chicken Fried Rice

Hillshire Snacking Sweet Chili Chicken Fried Rice Erin Fairchild Her Heartland Soul

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Hillshire Farm. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Mealtimes have been a rather hurried experience around here lately. Blogging work picks up substantially in the last quarter, as do social activities with my friends. Add in preparing for a new job while wrapping up the old one and… [Read More]

Three Cooks One Kitchen: Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving Three Cooks One Kitchen Her Heartland Soul Erin Fairchild

I have a confession to make: I’ve been listening to Christmas music all day, every day lately. This is normally a huge no-go for me as I try to give each holiday its time to be celebrated, and reserve Black Friday as the official start of the Christmas season. (And we go all out for… [Read More]

Celebrating the Holidays with Whole Foods

Whole Foods Catering Omaha Her Heartland Soul Erin Fairchild

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Whole Foods. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Last week Whole Foods Omaha invited me and three other bloggers to a Thanksgiving feast. Longtime Her Heartland Soul readers know that Josh and I are big Whole Foods shoppers. We buy all our weekly groceries there and hit up the… [Read More]

Sending Sweetness with eCreamery

eCreamery Ice Cream Her Heartland Soul Erin Fairchild 12

Disclosure: eCreamery created a Her Heartland Soul ice cream flavor for me. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I came home to a very sweet surprise yesterday. Literally sweet! A few weeks ago Omaha-based ice cream company, eCreamery, reached out to see if they could send me some of their delicious creations via mail. You… [Read More]

Weekend Snapshots 11.10

Erin Fairchild Josh Zoo Selfie Her Heartland Soul

Happy Monday! Our apartment feels a lot quieter without Josh’s parents here. We did so much this past week and had so much fun. I tried to snap some photos to document it all but if you noticed I was a bit quieter on social media than usual. I was focusing on really living in the… [Read More]

Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

vanilla mashed sweet potatoes

Disclaimer: I received free Stonyfield coupons and cooking products to create this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own. One thing I absolutely love about fall? Fall foods! Potatoes: I’m looking at you. Okay, honesty time, I eat potatoes all year round. But they still seem like the perfect fall food to me. They’re… [Read More]

Three Cooks One Kitchen: Homemade Chicken Runzas


Have you ever heard of Runza before? If you’re not from the Midwest, chances are you probably haven’t. When I moved here, I saw all these Runza restaurants and wondered what the heck they were. According to handy dandy Wikipedia, Runzas are the Russian term for any food consisting of a dough stuffed with a… [Read More]

Curried Kabocha Squash Soup Recipe

curried kabocha squash soup recipe Erin Fairchild Her Heartland Soul

Oh kabocha squash. I would write a sonnet professing my love to you if I were clever and/or awake enough to do so. (I fell asleep while formatting this post last night so this is one of those write while drinking coffee before work type posts.) Instead of a sonnet or lengthy description of why… [Read More]