Browsing Tag

summer

  • 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…

  • 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

    Simple Strawberry Shortcake

    Some of the simplest desserts are my favorite, and most popular with you guys, too. Simple Strawberry Shortcake combines the richness of a super easy biscuit, the tart sweetness of summer strawberries and the…

  • Food

    Simple Caprese Salad

    When basil and tomatoes are absolutely throwing themselves at you, it is nice to be able to do something a little different than traditional caprese. Here’s my spin on the traditional “Basil,…

  • Food

    Simply Peach Pie

    I have a confession. I’ve never made peach pie. Why? Mom always made it, so I never had to. The other day, peaches were on super-sale and passed the ‘sniff test’ (*I will…

  • Food

    Roasted Tomatillo Salsa & Local Food

    I’m sure you hear the term ‘shop local’ quite often. With all of the ‘back to school’ noise, food chatter comes with that, and local food is always at the forefront of many food conversations. I’m…

  • 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

    Top Secret Salad Dressing

    When your garden gives you lettuce, wash that stuff up and make some dressing that will complement it, and not completely overshadow it. There I said it… ranch dressing: I love you,…

  • Food

    Amy’s Pie

    “We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie.”  –  David Mamet | I had the privilege of hosting some of the North Iowa Bloggers in my home for…

  • 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

    Pretzel Dogs

    Pretzel Dogs are so fun to make and the love for them transcends generations in my house. Tonight when I served them for dinner I got ooooo’s and ahhhhh’s from grandkid to grandparent…

  • 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…