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  • Food & Swine

    Homemade Bread Bowls

    One of my very best friends brought the idea to me that I should host a baking class on homemade bread bowls and hearty soups.  Instead of hosting the class, I’m going to…

  • Food

    Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I’ve always said, the meal is as good as the mashed potatoes.  If you don’t want to spend the time to be overly fussy about…

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    One Roast : Three Dinners

    One Roast = Hot Beef/Pork Sundaes, Beef & Noodles AND Crispitos… Sitting around the family dinner table seems to be a lost art to some folks. The amount of activities that our children are…

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    Freezer Corn

    To some, the term “Freezer Corn” may sound like an odd combination.  For me, growing up in an Iowa farm kitchen… freezer corn is not only a ‘thing’, it is also an…

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    Iowa Sweet Corn

    This has got to be the #1 easiest recipe I’ve ever put out there for you all.  Iowa Sweet Corn is the best thing going, if you ask me.  This time of…

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    Pretzel Dogs

    Pretzel Dogs are so fun to make and the love for them transcends generations in my house. Tonight when I served them for dinner I got ooooo’s and ahhhhh’s from grandkid to grandparent…

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    South of the Border Burger

    Since the Sutter Home Winery Build a Better Burger competition, I’ve had lots of burger recipe inspiration.  The winning Sour Apple Pork Burger hasn’t left my grilling schedule yet, I’ve been making it…

  • Dinner

    Bacon Wrapped Crab Stuffed Shrimp

    Days like this are perfect for trying new recipes.  I love to do that when we’re locked in the house.  We were supposed to have a family day out with Dad, helping…

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    Girls’ Guide to Grilling

    Grilling?  Who, Me? A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to compete in a burger competition.  It was the most amazing experience and you can click back through all of…

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    Light Chicken Salad Boats

    Today I’ve got a quick and easy recipe using some of my favorite ‘ready’ ingredients from the grocery store.  My Mom, singlehandedly makes the MOST delicious chicken salad EVER.  Ask anyone.  I…

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    simple container herb garden

    Today I spent less than 30 minutes planting herb plants I purchased into containers I have on my deck.  Our deck is located right off of our kitchen and over the past few…

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    Easy Taco Pasta Bake

    This recipe is one I’ve wanted to try for a while.  The older version (original) is one I found on Pinterest a few years ago.  I changed the recipe (surprise surprise!) to accommodate what I…

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    BBQ Pig Sticks & Tractor Ride

    What do you get when you wrap strips of pork loin in bacon and glaze them with Whiskey Pear BBQ Sauce?  Pig Sticks.  Thanks to my daughter for dubbing this recipe appropriately. …

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    Sour Apple Pork Burgers

    As many of you know, I’ll be travelling to compete in Sutter Home Winery’s “Build a Better Burger” national cook-off in May in Napa, CA.  This weekend I’ll be practicing my recipe…