(Hint: It’s not sugar) I seem to do it every year. Sometimes more than once a year. And usually this time of year. You’d think after a decade, I’d just not do it. But, I’m human. And sugar is soooooo addictive. Yep, you heard me right-addictive. Just like alcohol, nicotine and meth. There are some … Continue Reading
Wow! It’s November 1st already! Here in Grundy County, Iowa we’ve had our 1st snowfall and Christians across the globe are celebrating All Saints Day, All Souls Day and the Day of the Dead. The garden is all but done. All reminders that life is full of seasons, each one having its own beauty, its … Continue Reading
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.
I love lasagna! A friend of mine gave me this idea without the seasoned meat several years ago. This recipe basically substitutes the Patty Pan Squash for the noodles.
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
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!
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.
Last week I hinted at an upcoming post on Bacon Wrapped Asparagus–well here it is. These spears are a hot ticket item right now. Asparagus season
Spring lambs 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.
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 … Continue Reading