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Finds canning fun, relaxing

November 14, 2014 By JOLENE STEVENS grovecorner@aol. more »»

Shares Kleyer family’s favorite recipes

October 31, 2014 By MICHELE LINCK fiddelke@longlines.com ORANGE CITY — Carol Kleyer is the third generation to make a living on her grandparents’ original farm. more »»

Simplifying her kitchen life

October 24, 2014 JEFFERSON — A farm wife who is mother to four girls and works off the farm has devised a way to simplify her life — at least in the kitche. more »»

Remembering Sept. 11

October 17, 2014 ST. MARYS — Ginger Tribby said she doesn’t do a lot of cooking. more »»

Her kitchen is poppin’

October 3, 2014 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek.net RINGSTED— Challenge Arlene Twait to a popcorn ball-making contest, and she’ll say there’s only one way to make them anyway. more »»

Spice is life’s variety

September 26, 2014 ALGONA — Bonny Geving had to learn to scale back her cooking when she got married. She grew up on a farm near the small Kossuth County community of Seneca, between Ringsted and Bancrof. more »»

Couple has fruitful partnership

September 19, 2014 VINCENT — For anyone lucky enough to receive a jar of Sandee Bonner’s homemade jam or jelly — the label, which will read from the “Bonners” is an indication that the contents are from a team. more »»

Planning meals in advance

September 12, 2014 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek.net SIBLEY—Mary Beltman loves it when her family comes to visi. more »»

Food with flair

September 5, 2014 PROLE — When Holly Wiederin was growing up on a Carroll County farm west of Mount Carmel, she dreamed of becoming an artist or a che. more »»

Verbrugge: ‘I bake a lot’

August 22, 2014 BRITT — Terry Verbrugge’s angel food cake is so well known around the community of Britt, she gets requests from area residents for them. “I make several cakes a month,” she said. more »»

Chiffon cake challenge

August 15, 2014 FORT DODGE — Brooklin Border, a 14-year-old 4-H’er and member of the Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club in Fort Dodge, said she enjoys the taste of a chiffon cake. more »»

Keepin’ busy

August 8, 2014 REMSEN — Janet Schroeder said she likes to keep busy. She does that as much outside on the farm as she does in the kitchen—it’s a matter of the way she grew up. more »»

Class act

August 1, 2014 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yaho. more »»

A passion for healthy meals

July 25, 2014 SHELDON — Growing up on a farm for most of her life, Jane Strouth said she knows there is nowhere else she would rather be and that city life is not for her. more »»

Trained in special diets

July 11, 2014 BRITT — Blanche Chizek, 77, might be retired, but you wouldn’t know it. Slowing down is not part of her life. On the subject of retirement, she said, “It’s not that fun. My calendars are so full. more »»

Necessity drove her to cook well

July 4, 2014 GALVA — When Wendy Vohs married her husband Joel, she was a city-girl who rarely cooked anything, she said, and was driven to learn how to feed her new farmer husband. more »»

The rewards of creativity

June 20, 2014 RUNNELLS—A flair for cooking, a love of Iowa agriculture and a competitive spirit have paid off in a big way for Cristen Clark of rural Runnells. more »»

Filling her bucket

June 13, 2014 ASHTON —From small to large, Lisa Huff and her family have experienced a bit of everything. It began innocently and basically just as an outlet for Huff’s artistic interest. more »»

Gardening helps her keep active

May 30, 2014 HAYFIELD — Margaret and Anton Trca were milking 100 purebred Holsteins daily when they decided to quit the dairy business in 198. more »»

Rising to the occasion

May 23, 2014 KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek. more »»

 
 

 

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