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award winning

  • Food

    Strawberry Preserves & Al Christian

    Over the weekend we had the privilege of hosting one of the great influences in my husband’s life, Al Christian. Al ran the Swine Teaching Farm at Iowa State University for over…

  • Food

    Farmhouse Buttermilk Loaves

    Baking bread is truly my favorite thing to do. Regardless of how many loaves of bread I bake, I always feel like a magician when I pull the freshly baked bread from…

  • Food & Swine

    Caramel Pecan Rolls & Cinnamon

    Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls: With the earnings of this winning recipe, I bought a show pig.  “Cinnamon” (the mythical female pig) was on my mind for a long time after I’d banked some…

  • Food & Swine

    The Best Peach Jelly

    I’ve been on a canning kick lately. Through this, I’ve realized.  I ONLY enjoy canning jams and jellies. I canned pickles this week and they were ‘dill-licious’, but not as fun as beautiful jams…

  • Food & Swine

    Recipe: $2,000 Cherry Danish

    $2,000 = Tender yeast dough + Lemon Cream Cheese Filling + Cherry Red Raspberry Filling + Vanilla Almond Icing = Cherry Danish Long version of the recipe: “Cherry Red Raspberry Cream Cheese…

  • Food & Swine

    Champion Cinnamon Rolls

    Cinnamon rolls could be considered my ‘best recipe’.  They were the first contest I’d ever entered and the first contest I’d ever won ($500).  Lucky me, I guess.  This recipe has been…

  • Food & Swine

    Honey Oatmeal Bread

    Since these past weeks have been filled with grilling trials and preparations for the Build A Better Burger cook-off, I’ve not been able to mess around and bake any bread.  That is…

  • Food & Swine

    Build A Better Burger

    This weekend I was privileged to compete in the “Build A Better Burger” National Burger Cook-off at the Sutter Home Winery (part of the Trinchero Family Estates) in St. Helena, California.  I…

  • Food & Swine

    Old Fashioned Lemonade

    I love real honest old fashioned lemonade.  Not the fake kind with millions of ingredients.  Simply: Lemon, Sugar & Water.  That’s all. My daughter has the same love for simple lemonade. She…