Welcome! My name is Cristen, and I’m an Iowa farmer. In my family we raise corn, soybeans and pigs. I love cooking and writing, and sharing contest winning recipes with people I know. Memories made in the kitchen, are some of the most treasured memories I have. I started this blog to share the recipes straight from my family cookbook and moments on our farm in Iowa. You’ll find heirloom recipes, recipes I’ve entered and won money with, in cooking and baking contests, and plenty more that just taste dang good. I am a mom of two, a daughter who loves pigs and sports, and a son who loves pigs, tractors and… tractors. He gets that nowhere strange as I, too, love big tractors. I can’t live without mascara, leather work gloves and Nike crew socks.
Things I’m doing now:
Iowa Food and Family Project
Fresh Pickings Magazine, food writer
Baking and Cooking Classes for Kids
LIVE and Virtual Cooking and Baking Demonstrations/Speaking Engagements
Food Editor, Our Iowa Magazine
Owner, Fastpitch Farm (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ba9aa2ca6f94-pitching)
Iowa Pork Producers Association, Restaurant and Foodservice Committee
Cooking and Baking Contest Judge (state or national level)
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