SRecipes Featured on Food & Swine: (in order of appearance from most recent to least recent.)
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11 Cookie Recipes Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Deviled Eggs English Toffee Cookies Chocolate Milk Frosting Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: And 7 Cookie Baking Tips Billionaire Spaghetti Casserole Best Danged Mashed Potatoes Classic Foolproof Apple Crisp Open Faced Easy Pesto Burgers: Few ingredients! Easy Strawberry Preserves BBQ Pulled Pork Lemon Supreme Pie Simple Garlic Viniagrette: Top Secret Recipe! 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Ginger Spice Cookies Made Better Pumpkin Pie Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Tallest Chocolate Cake (4 layer dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and vanilla buttercream filling) Mom’s Fresh Apple Cake Sour Cream and Chive Cornbread Homemade Bacon Top Secret Kettle Corn: Sweet and Salty Popcorn– my favorite snack! Ground Beef/Pork and Veggie Pasta Skillet Simple Farmhouse Bread Triple Bacon Sweet Corn Mac N Cheese Double Bacon Caramel Ice Cream Sundae with Pecans Multi-Award Winning Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls Tractor Trail Mix Easy Mini Corn Muffins, Stuffed with Honey butter and Jam/Jelly Perfect Crab Rangoon Iowa Blogger “Pork-Nic” Pork Recipe Roundup Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Double Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Malted Buttercream Snickerdoodle Muffins Tanna’s Dutch Letter Bars Perfect! Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich & Pig Twigs for the kids Peach Jelly (not Jam… jelly is clear with no chunks of fruit.) Chocolate Float Cake Homemade Chicken Alfredo One Roast: Three Dinners Fresh Peach Jam $2,000 Cherry Danish Freezer Corn Traditional Iowa Sweet Corn Blueberry Pie Peanut Butter Pie Pretzel Dogs (Homemade Pretzel Dough wrapped around hot dogs!) 2 Minute Hot Fudge Pavlovas with Lemon Curd and Berries South of the Border Burger The Bodacious BLT Ultimate Pork Breakfast Burger with Peppers and Onions Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Shrimp Peanut Butter Bars Oatmeal Fudge Ribbon Bars Pretty Oreo Pops 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 Perfect Pork Breakfast Burger Honey Oatmeal Sandwich Loaf 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 Perfect Iowa (Pork) Chops 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) Cherry Pie Easy Parmesan and Garlic Breadsticks Fluffy Biscuits Perfect Plain Cheesecake with Fruit Toppings Go-To Chocolate Chip Cookies with 2 Special Ingredients Simple Veggie Frittata 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 Hasselback Potatoes Banana Monster Muffins Twice Baked Potatoes Thin and Fabulous Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies Quick Garlic Cheddar Biscuits Healthier Midwest Ham Balls Honey Vanilla Fruit Salad Soft Little Snickerdoodles Light Shrimp Pasta Pear Pie & Perfect Lard Pastry Korean Style Beef Peach Crisp Cattleman Approved Steak Wraps Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Quick Chicken Pesto Pasta Corn Muffin Thumbprints Ballpark Style Soft Pretzels Scotcheroo Puppy Chow Healthy Veggie Quinoa Frittatas Spicy Apple Candied Bacon *Plus other candied bacon short recipes. Kiwi Strawberry Healthy Fruit Parfaits Apple Cranberry Granola Customizable Monster Blondies Easy Roasted Asparagus State Fair Peppermint Ice Cream Bar *Copycat Recipe Healthy Grilled Chicken, Pesto Pasta & Romaine Salad S’mores Cupcakes Fancy Stuffed Braided Bread Tanna’s Banana Cake Simple Cut Out Sugar Cookies: No Chill Time! Fancy Flank Steak Rolls Peach Sparkler-Non Alcoholic Drink Blueberries and Cream Coffee Cake Quick and Easy Cake Decorating Ideas Tips on Yeast Bread Rising Times Kid’s Easy Chocolate Cake Homemade Potato Chips Easy Sunday Brownie Pudding Cherry Chocolate Oatmeal Crunch Cookies Homemade Pizza Dough Beignets Double Citrus Sugar Cookies Peanut Brittle Caramel Apples Lemon Chess Pie Flavored Butters Blue Ribbon Butterhorn Rolls Prize Winning Dinner Rolls
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!)