I Said Yes!

I will never forget the night Griffen Dahlstrom asked me on our first date. (I practically had to beg him!) It was the beginning of my first summer home from college. I had my eye on Griffen all semester. My whole family knew his name and football number, saw the video of him killing a …

A look back on summer

  The most delicious dish of the season… As summer has packed its bags and fall has officially moved in, I thought I would take a look back at the most delicious dishes my mom & I whipped up this summer, take a family vote for favorites- and share the winner with you.     …

Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market

One of my favorite things about Bloomington summertime is waking up early on Saturday mornings to go to the Farmer’s Market with my best friend (my Mom!). The local Farmer’s Market is a Bloomington MUST! It is filled with everything from organic fruit and veggies to farm-raised meats and eggs- live music and bouquets of …

Grannie Hudson Pie Crust (Peach Cobbler)

My great grandmother, Grannie Hudson, taught my Papaw how to make this crust when he was a boy, who then taught my mom. Every Thursday night while my Grandma was getting her hair done at the beauty shop, my mom and her dad would bake a pie using Grannie Hudson’s crust.     Through every holiday …

Carrot Cinnamon Oat Cookies

Carrot Cinnamon Oat Cookies with Golden Raisons + Toasted Walnuts   Ingredients  1 Cup Rolled Oats  2 Ripe Bananas, mashed  1/2 C. Unsweetened Natural Applesauce  2 C. Carrots (shredded in food processor)  2.5 tsp. Cinnamon  1 tsp. Baking Powder  1/2 tsp. Baking Soda  1/2 C. Golden Raisons (add more if you’d like!)  1/2 C. Toasted Walnuts …

Meet Madison

Thanks for stopping by The Midwest Skinny! I’m Madison and this is my blog where you’ll find the skinny on healthy living & loving in the Heartland.   I was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana by the most selfless and hard-working parents. My mother is my best friend, and has taught me everything I know in the …