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  • Homemade Play Dough

    Homemade Play Dough

    Making homemade play dough is the easiest activity to do with kids. The dough cooks up in minutes, cools a bit and then can be customized with colors, glitter and different extracts…

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    Dessert, Snack

    Piglets & Easy Monster Bars

    There’s no doubt that a quick and easy bar recipes are tops on the list of my followers. Consistently, recipes like my sister’s Dutch Letter Bars make their way to the top of my ‘most loved’…

  • Cheesecake1

    Cherry Red Raspberry Cheesecake

    If you know me, I love a ‘fussy dessert’ that is relatively low maintenance. Cheesecake is THAT dessert in my book. Sure, are there a few steps involved in this creamy, delicious dessert? Yes. However, with…

  • Bacon3
    Food & Swine

    Homemade Bacon

    Pork Belly + Whiskey + Honey + Curing and Smoking = Bacon Fantasia.  Seriously, could life get any better?  We butchered a pig recently, a Duroc barrow (Cookie Dough’s bro) and we…

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    Food & Swine

    Cherry D, The Pig

    Cherry D is one special pig.  She’s the newest addition to our small show pig family.  When I win a baking contest, it is now tradition to buy a pig (usually a…

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    Food & Swine

    Iowa Blogger Pork-nic

    We’re going to have a bounty of pork to eat this fall and winter after recently taking a pig to the locker. I’ve asked some of my fellow Iowa Bloggers to help…

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    Food & Swine

    More Fair Fun & Showing Pigs

    Today is a busy day at the Fair.  My daughter will be competing in “Create a Family Baking Legacy” sponsored by the Knop Family and Miss NiNi’s Fine Desserts.  She’s baking Red White and…

  • Poolpig2
    Food & Swine

    Cookie Dough Can Swim

    The other day,  upon letting the gilts out that we have at home, it was discovered that they would chart a different course on their evening walk.  “Cookie Dough” one of the…

  • Barrett1
    Food & Swine

    the girls are home

    Over the weekend we (somewhat) dove in to tidying up the machine shed to make a nice place for a couple Duroc gilts that we may take to the State Fair.  Their…