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Cristen

  • aeafterdinnermintmalt
    Dessert, Food

    Ultimate Chocolate Mint Malts

    Ever since I can remember, my somewhat-picky-eater daughter has been obsessed with anything “mint”. So much that if you ask her what her favorite things are, she will likely say, “I like…

  • pumpkincheesecakedip
    Food

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

    Tailgates, potlucks, family parties… I’m always looking for easy recipes to whip together and take to a gathering. I’ve found that people love to gather around food. Gone are the big-plate dinner…

  • berriesandcreamcoffeecake
    Food & Swine

    Berries and Cream Coffee Cake

    Visiting cakes, or coffee cakes, typically served alongside a nice cup of coffee and good conversation are making a comeback. You can count on me to think of all kinds of excuses…

  • cowboyprayer
    Farm Life

    Cowboy Prayer

    If you are reading this little cowboy prayer, I hope all of these things are true for you. Short on words today. Harvest is coming (and I want it to, don’t get…

  • Fairgoer3
    Food

    Dear Iowa State Fairgoer: Thank you.

    Dear Iowa State Fairgoer: Thank you.  You may not know it, but attending the Iowa State Fair makes farmers and farm families like me quite happy. The Fair isn’t only fabulous-foods-on-a-stick and…

  • IowaStateFairFoodCheeseburgerFries
    Food

    Top 9 Iowa State Fair Food Faves

    If you plan to eat your way through the 2016 Iowa State Fair, I’ve got your get-your-hands-on-all-the-food game plan, right here. As a veteran Fair-goer, you’ll find some classic tastes on my menu…