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  • AlChristian

    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…

  • buttermilkloaves

    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…

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    Dinner, Lunch

    Authentic Focaccia Bread

    In my kitchen, you’ll seldom find me happier than when I am baking bread.  Yeast breads are the comfort food of my youth and something I truly enjoy baking.  Focaccia bread is…

  • Dinner Rolls
    Food & Swine

    Old Fashioned Dinner Rolls

    Do you need a Thanksgiving dinner roll recipe?  Here’s the best dinner roll recipe I’ve ever made, and it is all yours!  This recipe (or some form of) is responsible for over 20%…

  • Bread Bowls
    Food & Swine

    Homemade Bread Bowls

    One of my very best friends brought the idea to me that I should host a baking class on homemade bread bowls and hearty soups.  Instead of hosting the class, I’m going to…

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    Food & Swine

    Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

    I have been nipped by the ‘baking bug’ as I’ve spent quite a bit of my time recently with my family, helping bring the crops in for Harvest 2014.  Time in the…

  • FarmhouseBread
    Food & Swine

    Simple Farmhouse Bread

    If you possess a fear-of-yeast and have little to zero baking knowledge or bread baking experience, Simple Farmhouse Bread is a great basic recipe to start with. This bread is soft, tender and makes the…

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    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…

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    Food & Swine

    Onion Herb Cloverleaf Rolls

    This recipe won the blue ribbon in the King Arthur Flour Yeast Rolls “Cloverleaf Rolls” class last year.  It also took the 3rd place overall prize out of 10-12 classes, third to my…

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    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…