Hello and Welcome!
I’m Renée and, nine times out of ten, if you’re reading something here, I wrote it. My husband Rick (or “Mr B” as he is affectionately known here on GHW) is my sweetheart, my best friend, and my most enthusiastic supporter and cheerleader.
Rick and I met in choir class our sophomore year in high school and were engaged by the spring of junior year. However, the universe had different plans for us, and we eventually took separate paths – until almost three decades later, when we got a second chance.
Between us, we have half-dozen daughters, a small menagerie of dogs, cats, and chickens, one century-old piano, an undetermined number of stringed and woodwind instruments, and a whole lotta fun.
We aim for Cozy. Reassuring. Sustainable. Acoustic.
Here on The Good Hearted Woman, we most often share scratch cooking and tried-and-tested recipes, including updates to our favorite comfort food and heirloom recipes and new recipes featuring our freshest culinary crush. You’ll also find the occasional creative inspiration or weekend DIY, recaps of our favorite hikes and cozy travel destinations, and even a little music now and then.
No matter the topic, our focus is always on sharing topics that are rooted in kindness, compassion, and a world-view that embraces our responsibility to care for people and the planet.
We hope you’ll come back again soon.
Rick & Renée
Over time, this website has become, in many ways, a love letter to our grandchildren. Someday when we are gone, one of you – Kyah, Hannah, Arie, Carson, and whomever may follow – will find this website, most likely find an old family recipe. We hope the things we’ve shared here help you know and understand us a little better. ❤ Nana & Poppy
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Occasionally, folks ask, “Why ‘The Good Hearted Woman’”? (Usually while unconsciously humming ♫ ♫ “She’s a good hearted woman in love with a good timin’ man…” ♪♪) And while it’s true that my sweetheart is a talented country singer, the real answer is more simple: a Good Hearted Woman is who and what I aspire to be. It is a journey.