Seasonal Roots

Eating seasonally lends to many rich flavors.  Throughout fall and winter, root vegetables like parsnips and carrots find their way to our table regularly­–as does bacon.  Moving into Advent also brings to mind other roots that run deep, namely faith and family. Continue reading “Seasonal Roots”

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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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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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Signs of Spring-Babies & Upside Down Salad

Spring lambs

winter last hurrah 2018 front yard
The view out our front window-Hopefully the last hurrah for winter

The last few weeks have been interesting here in Iowa.  It’s like winter finally decided to arrive “better late than never,” and now won’t let go. Continue reading “Signs of Spring-Babies & Upside Down Salad”

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Quick & Easy Lamb Brats as Winter Clings

Clinging to Winter

If you live in Northern Iowa, you know that winter is having a hard time releasing its grip this year.  We got 10 inches of new snow just a few days ago!  Granted, most of it is already gone and the roads are cleared, but the fields are still covered in a blanket of white. Yesterday morning we received a true winter gift Continue reading “Quick & Easy Lamb Brats as Winter Clings”

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