My Motivation

As an RN, I’ve been wanting to do some posts on different health topics as well as providing you with some solid information to help the healthy choice be the easy choice for you.  Many people ask me, “What do you eat? How do you eat?  What do you cook?” and then “How do you cook?”  I generally start with “I don’t necessarily like to cook, but I like to feel good and I like my food to taste good.”  Continue reading “My Motivation”

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Cheesy BLT Salad

Amanda working at the Hansens Dairy Cedar Falls store
Amanda working at the Hansens Dairy Cedar Falls store

I have to give my daughter credit for this mouth-watering Cheesy BLT Salad recipe.  She is the assistant manager at the Hansen’s Dairy, Cedar Falls store and really likes helping connect people in the Cedar Valley to the good food Continue reading “Cheesy BLT Salad”

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Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market

This past Saturday, I was at the Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market at the Riverloop Expo Plaza doing cooking demonstrations and handing out samples.  I love cooking seasonally Continue reading “Waterloo Urban Farmer’s Market”

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Keeping Cool with Italian Cucumber Salad

Are you feeling the heat?  While I love the hot weather, I do reach a point where it does feel good to cool down.  This is one reason why I like cooking seasonally-or using fruits and vegetables that are in season.  Many spring and summer fruits and vegetables are naturally cooling-like cucumbers.  Here’s a tasty twist on the typical cucumber salad. Continue reading “Keeping Cool with Italian Cucumber Salad”

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Easy 4th of July Picnic Snacks-Snack Picks

With July 4th just around the corner and in the middle of the week, it may be difficult to plan & prepare snacks for your holiday outing.  Here’s an easy, quick snack idea that is sure to please everyone’s palate-Snack Picks.  Snacks on a toothpick! Continue reading “Easy 4th of July Picnic Snacks-Snack Picks”

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Hansen’s Dairy-Good Food That’s Good For You

June is National Dairy Month and I recently spent some time at Hansen’s Diary near Hudson, IA.  This family-run operation has been providing the Cedar Valley with their own brand of fresh milk and dairy products for almost 15 years. Continue reading “Hansen’s Dairy-Good Food That’s Good For You”

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Hoffman Produce Farms and Fresh Green Onions

I had the pleasure of visiting my friends, Greg & Denise Hoffman at Hoffman Produce Farms.  They grow a wide variety of produce from apples to zucchini on about 20 acres of land in Waterloo, IA.   The Hoffmans are very well known for Continue reading “Hoffman Produce Farms and Fresh Green Onions”

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Memorial Day-Remembering Our Veterans

There’s a part of me that wishes I were somewhere else today.  While my husband & I are getting a lot of repairs done around our acreage, I’m missing a service that means a lot to me-Portsmouth, Iowa’s American Legion mass & Memorial Day services. Continue reading “Memorial Day-Remembering Our Veterans”

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