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  • Food & Swine

    Deluxe Egg Nog Milkshake

    If you are down with taking your milkshake game up a notch, listen up. This time of year, it is no secret, I love AE Egg Nog and certainly like to take advantage of the…

  • Food & Swine

    Taste Test: AE Dairy Holiday Lineup

     Santa Claus has nothing on my friends at AE Dairy. Recently, the FedEx Fairy delivered a cooler box full of their latest and greatest holiday drinks, directly to my front door. Needless to…

  • Food & Swine

    2014 Top Recipes

    These are the top reader-selected recipes on my blog for 2014.  There are still a few out there that I may include in a later post, but for now, all of the recipes…

  • Food & Swine

    Grandma Madeline

    This week I lost a very special person in my life.  My Grandma Madeline passed away on Monday morning.  She was the inspiration and motivation for many of my different baking adventures.  She…

  • Food & Swine

    Fancy Chicken Bacon Ranch

    The Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich craze hit about 10 years ago and I was ON-BOARD.  Strips of chicken (grilled or fried), bacon, cheese of any kind and plenty of ranch dressing… how…

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    Pigged Out Patty Melt

    Bacon, Ground Pork, Caramelized Onions, Gooey Cheese, Country Bread… this is the ultimate pork-inspired, Patty Melt sandwich.  My husband approves 100% and tells me it blows my $17,500 Sour Apple Pork Burger out…

  • Farm Life, Food & Swine

    We Are Pig Farmers

    We are pig farmers Let me share a bit about our diverse pig farm: We raise pigs in different ways on our family farm.  We have modern style pig barns where we raise hogs…

  • Food, Food & Swine

    Sugared Jam Tea Cookies

    This cookie recipe is one that I’ve always kept my eye on in the first baking book I received for my birthday a few years ago.  It is still the best baking book…

  • Food, Food & Swine

    Top 12 Gifts For Bakers

    I’ve compiled a list of my favorite gifts for the kitchen this year.  Last year I had a nice little list, but this year it is quite a bit bigger.  These 12…

  • Food, Food & Swine

    Little Farmer Cake

    This week, my son turned 3 years old.  The build up to his birthday was nothing crazy, but he had a definite opinion about his birthday cake.  He repeated over and over…

  • Activity, Food & Swine

    Vanilla Mint Sugar Scrub

    Homemade gifts are a top priority in my Christmas gift giving this year.  Gifts for pampering the recipient are my favorite to make.  This homemade sugar scrub is inexpensive and delightful. After you…

  • Food, Food & Swine

    Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies are the favorite cookie of this house as of late. I’ve tinkered with this recipe from the original Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll find on the…