SRecipes Featured on Food & Swine: (in order of appearance from most recent to least recent.)
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Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Deviled Eggs
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: And 7 Cookie Baking Tips
Billionaire Spaghetti Casserole
Open Faced Easy Pesto Burgers: Few ingredients!
Simple Garlic Viniagrette: Top Secret Recipe!
Sea Salt and Chocolate Picnic Bars
Buttermilk Country Loaves of Bread
Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream: Drake’s 2nd Cake
Blueberry Red Raspberry Pie: Amy’s Pie
Sour Cream Panna Cotta with Summer Berry Sauce
Pork Tenderloin and Baby Potatoes
Easy Monster Bars (gluten free)
Cherry Red Raspberry Cheesecake
Tractor Approved Energy Bites (no bake, gluten free)
No Bake Cherry Chocolate Granola Bars
Sandi’s Butter Dips (aka: delightful biscuit fingers– one of my favorite recipes)
Church Cookbook Layered Lettuce Salad
Pigged Out Patty Melt: Ground Pork Burger, Caramelized Onions, Melty Cheese, Bacon, Country Bread
Easy Little Farmer Cake: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate and Vanilla Frostings and model tractors
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies: My cookies for The Big Show Farm Boys on NewsRadio 1040 WHO
Snowball Cookies/Russian Teacakes/Mexican Wedding Cookies
Homemade Bread Bowls: bread bowls for soups, hot dips and more.
Tallest Chocolate Cake (4 layer dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and vanilla buttercream filling)
Sour Cream and Chive Cornbread
Top Secret Kettle Corn: Sweet and Salty Popcorn– my favorite snack!
Ground Beef/Pork and Veggie Pasta Skillet
Triple Bacon Sweet Corn Mac N Cheese
Double Bacon Caramel Ice Cream Sundae with Pecans
Multi-Award Winning Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls
Easy Mini Corn Muffins, Stuffed with Honey butter and Jam/Jelly
Iowa Blogger “Pork-Nic” Pork Recipe Roundup
Double Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Malted Buttercream
Perfect! Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich & Pig Twigs for the kids
Peach Jelly (not Jam… jelly is clear with no chunks of fruit.)
Pretzel Dogs (Homemade Pretzel Dough wrapped around hot dogs!)
Pavlovas with Lemon Curd and Berries
Ultimate Pork Breakfast Burger with Peppers and Onions
Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Shrimp
Girls’ Guide to Grilling and All American Burger
Cattlemen’s Sliders (Cheeseburger with bacon, pickles and onion strings)
Light Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats with fresh dill and blueberries
Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Mints
The $17,500 Sour Apple Pork Burger Recipe (Alternative Burger Winner at Build A Better Burger (Sutter Home Winery) Slightly tweaked from the original.
Parmesan Pork and Veggie Skillet
Easy Cherry, Apple & Blueberry Crisp (Red White and Blue Crisp)
Cookie Slam-wiches (Cookies Filled with Buttercream Frosting)
Drake’s Cake (Chocolate Cake, Oreo Cream Cheese Filling, Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream)
Easy Parmesan and Garlic Breadsticks
Perfect Plain Cheesecake with Fruit Toppings
Go-To Chocolate Chip Cookies with 2 Special Ingredients
BBQ “Pig Sticks” (Bacon wrapped Pork Loin strips with Whiskey Pear BBQ Sauce)
Fun Easy Veggie Cups with Semi Homemade Dill Garlic Ranch Dressing
My Favorite Drink: Old Fashioned Cherry Lemonade
Thin and Fabulous Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pear Pie & Perfect Lard Pastry
Cattleman Approved Steak Wraps
Healthy Veggie Quinoa Frittatas
Spicy Apple Candied Bacon *Plus other candied bacon short recipes.
Kiwi Strawberry Healthy Fruit Parfaits
State Fair Peppermint Ice Cream Bar *Copycat Recipe
Healthy Grilled Chicken, Pesto Pasta & Romaine Salad
Simple Cut Out Sugar Cookies: No Chill Time!
Peach Sparkler-Non Alcoholic Drink
Blueberries and Cream Coffee Cake
Quick and Easy Cake Decorating Ideas
Tips on Yeast Bread Rising Times
Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Crunch Cookies
I took up baking in 2010 when my husband bought me a KitchenAid stand mixer for Valentine’s Day. Once I started, I simply could not stop. I had two ‘goal recipes’ in mind that I wanted to create because every great baker I knew could make each of these recipes fabulously. #1 Cinnamon Rolls, #2 White Layer Cake with Vanilla Almond Buttercream. Sadly the cinnamon rolls I made were disgusting and as hard as hockey pucks. The white layer cake was so dense and wrong I still get a pit in my stomach thinking about it. With stubborn determination, plenty of questions to my Mom and other ‘kitchen queens’ I respect, plenty of Food Network television, and lots of trial and error I’ve become pretty comfortable in the kitchen.In the past 4 years I have enjoyed entering baking competitions at the Iowa State Fair and this year I entered a contest at the Clay County Fair. It is somewhat stressful (can we say paperwork?!) although I completely enjoy it because I get to meet new people who share the same passion I do. I will elaborate in the future about the “Dogs” as I call them (my friends who have been entering baking competitions for years and are PDG ‘pretty darn good’ at it.)
Gathering people around a table and presenting them with food made out of joy is one of the most important things I can do. The Midwest has such a rich food culture and everyday you can meet someone who has a new and intriguing food story just waiting to be relived.
I hope to share recipes with you that will give you confidence in your kitchen and will entice your family to join you.
Iowa State Fair 2013
Cayenne Candied Bacon Whiskey Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
(Gosh that is a mouthful… but a winner!)
Do you have a cooking school/class?
I do host some classes in my home Lois, yes. If you’d like more info you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!