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  • Farm Life, Food

    Pear Sour Cream Cake

    Fall has arrived which means things are about to become quite busy around here. Fall is my favorite time of year because: grain harvest. Grain harvest means family time, quiet tractor time…

  • Dessert, Food

    Raspberry Honey Frozen Yogurt Pops

    Summer has rolled in, gale-force-style in Iowa. More often than not, it seems we skip the true season of spring. We have experienced temperatures in the 40’s during planting season and now that…

  • Farm Life, Food

    Wacky Cake Bars & Basketball

    If you ate school lunch back in the day, when school lunch cooks could bake a bit more than they have the freedom to now… you may have been served “Wacky Cake”.…

  • Food

    Lemon Chess Pie

    Just when the heft of the Thanksgiving spread causes you to give in to the sensation to unbutton your pants for a bit of relief, you waddle to the dessert table to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…