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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…