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  • Food

    Simple Berry Smoothie

    Simple and satisfying breakfasts don’t have to be complicated. When I break tradition and stray from my eggs and bacon standard, you’ll find me throwing good things in a blender to make…

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    Iowa Morels: A Sacred Recipe

    If you haven’t had a fried morel mushroom, you are not truly Iowan. These gorgeous little earthy nuggets are a celebration when they appear in late April, in Iowa. I’m no mushroom…

  • Food

    Pork Tenders and Honey Mustard Sauce

    Believe it or not, the most popular recipe I turn out in my kitchen isn’t pie, cinnamon rolls or 6 layer chocolate cake. It is this simple recipe for Pork Tenders with…

  • Food

    Veggie Alfredo Linguini

    I’ve often said, the key to a successful kitchen is the ability to make a traditional sauce or gravy. This alfredo sauce is made like the ‘white sauce’ you learned to make…

  • Food

    Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    There are few recipes more loved in my personal cookbook than this one. Banana cake with cream cheese frosting is one of my sister’s favorite desserts. She always requests it for her…

  • Food, Pigs

    Donut Mini Muffins & “Teeny Winkles”

    Mini Donut Muffins are one of my kids’ favorite recipes. They are totally pop-able, donut flavored mini muffins, rolled in butter and then cinnamon sugar. They come together quickly, and are a great beginner recipe…

  • Food

    Barn Lessons & Dead Piglet Thrives

    Last week I told you about the harrowing farrowing of our Spot gilt, Pudding. I shouldn’t say ‘harrowing’ because it was pretty uneventful as a whole. But the way it started out,…

  • Food

    Blueberry Crumb Muffins

    My love of blueberry muffins is not newly acquired. I’ve always loved a good excuse to eat cake for breakfast. These muffins are bursting with blueberries and topped with a sweet, buttery streusel. I…

  • Food

    Coconut Cream Pie Bars

    Coconut cream pie is a staple on my family’s Christmas spread. This year, I wanted to make something a bit more interesting than the typical coconut cream pie offering. If you are…

  • Farm Life, Food, Pigs

    Iowa Ham Balls

    A couple of months ago, I was invited to accompany bloggers from around the U.S. on a tour of a modern day pig farm. In efforts to connect their audiences more closely with how…

  • Food

    5 Cookie Swap Tips & My Best Cookie Recipes

    Quickly approaching are the crisp snowy evenings when people gather, drink booze and make many varieties of Christmas cookies together, or bring their pre-baked treats to trade.  In theory, it works GREAT.…