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  • Food

    The Best Apple Crisp

    Harvest continues to roll on, with beautiful weather, though things are getting really dry now. Before heading out this morning, I have to give you one of  my favorite fall recipes. I’ve…

  • Food

    Caramel Apple Pie

    Apples are ripe for the picking, and I have done exactly that this week. I’ve messed around with some different combinations of apples and used an apple that I NEVER would have…

  • Farm Life

    Lady the Pup

    Today marks eight happy years of marriage with my husband. Never again will I be able to surprise him with a gift, as much as I did this year. I got him…

  • Food

    Simple Caprese Salad

    When basil and tomatoes are absolutely throwing themselves at you, it is nice to be able to do something a little different than traditional caprese. Here’s my spin on the traditional “Basil,…

  • Food

    Roasted Tomatillo Salsa & Local Food

    I’m sure you hear the term ‘shop local’ quite often. With all of the ‘back to school’ noise, food chatter comes with that, and local food is always at the forefront of many food conversations. I’m…

  • Food

    Strawberry Preserves & Al Christian

    Over the weekend we had the privilege of hosting one of the great influences in my husband’s life, Al Christian. Al ran the Swine Teaching Farm at Iowa State University for over…

  • Dessert

    Cherry Red Raspberry Cheesecake

    If you know me, I love a ‘fussy dessert’ that is relatively low maintenance. Cheesecake is THAT dessert in my book. Sure, are there a few steps involved in this creamy, delicious dessert? Yes. However, with…

  • Snack

    Tractor Approved Energy Bites

    These little goodies are full of healthful ingredients PLUS they happen to taste like cookie dough, if you ask me.  They are full of good tasting ingredients and have loads of fiber…

  • Dinner

    Beef Bourguignon & Working Cows

    Julia Child was first to arrive on the scene as a culinary entertainer, in my opinion. She was so interesting to watch and cared so deeply about every recipe she created.  I most…

  • Dinner, Lunch

    The Best Pork Carnitas

    Recently, I read that a fast food chain restaurant was unable to serve Pork Carnitas on their menu due to an issue with a pork supplier in their chain. I’ll spare ya the details,…

  • Dinner, Lunch, Snack

    Sandi’s Butter Dips

    The recipe for Butter Dips is one of the most coveted family recipes that I’ve gained in my recipe book in the last year. These delightful tender biscuit like fingers go with virtually…

  • 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…

  • 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…