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  • BACON, Food

    Ham and Bacon Potato Poppers

    Fall has finally taken its damp sorry rear and gotten out of the way here in Iowa. The winter chill has set in and holidays and indoor get-togethers are among us. Warm…

  • Food

    How To Make Baked Potatoes

    Discover tricks to lead your run-of-the-mill baked potato to its best life. Something as simple as baked potatoes may not get the ooo’s and ahh’s at the dinner table, but if they…

  • Farm Life, Food

    Pear Sour Cream Cake

    Fall has arrived which means things are about to become quite busy around here. Fall is my favorite time of year because: grain harvest. Grain harvest means family time, quiet tractor time…

  • 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…

  • Farm Life, Food

    Wacky Cake Bars & Basketball

    If you ate school lunch back in the day, when school lunch cooks could bake a bit more than they have the freedom to now… you may have been served “Wacky Cake”.…

  • 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

    Dear Iowa State Fairgoer: Thank you.

    Dear Iowa State Fairgoer: Thank you.  You may not know it, but attending the Iowa State Fair makes farmers and farm families like me quite happy. The Fair isn’t only fabulous-foods-on-a-stick and…

  • Food

    Top 9 Iowa State Fair Food Faves

    If you plan to eat your way through the 2016 Iowa State Fair, I’ve got your get-your-hands-on-all-the-food game plan, right here. As a veteran Fair-goer, you’ll find some classic tastes on my menu…

  • 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…

  • Food

    Easy Banana Cream Dessert

    If you like banana cream pie, you will love this dessert. This dessert is so simple, my preschooler can make it! There are layers of vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding, sliced bananas and…