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Cristen

  • 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…

  • SummerCarbonara
    Food

    Carbonara Pasta & Sayonara Summer

    I loathe writing these words, but today is the “last day of summer” to me. The Iowa State Fair is my favorite event of the year, but it also ushers in the…

  • StateFairChocChipCookiesPinterest
    Food

    State Fair Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Have you ever had cookies-in-a-cup from the state fair? Well, my family partakes in this yearly tradition each August, leaving us content with chocolate laden fingers and full bellies. If you haven’t…

  • Guacamole
    Food

    Guacamole for One, Summer & Sows

    Guacamole is an art. Or at least I thought so, before I realized it is the easiest thing to make, EVER. I wasn’t sure I could make fresh-guac as tasty in my…