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quick and easy

  • Food & Swine

    Egg Nog Cheesecake Bars

    Happy, sad, memory filled, delicious… there are so many different Christmas traditions that are honored this time of the year. Whether it is a gag-gift exchange or the opening of the first…

  • 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 & 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…