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Meals made ahead

March 21, 2014 HOSPERS — Whether cooking for the family or for her husband’s business, Deb Van Bruggen said there always needs to be a large quantity of good, home-cooked food. more »»

The gospel of aronia

March 14, 2014 AKRON — Mary Luken said she’s one to often look for ways to make an extraordinary experience out of the ordinary. more »»

Grows her own bread grains

March 7, 2014 COULTER — Surrounded corn and soybean farms in Franklin County is the 5-acre wheat field on the Dennis and Cathy Carlson farm southeast of Coulter. more »»

Getting ready for asparagus

February 28, 2014 By SARAH SINNING From GRIT magazine As one of the most delectable harbingers of spring, asparagus spears will soon be poking up along fence lines and in gardens, to grace supper tables once again. more »»

There’s nothing fancy in her kitchen

February 21, 2014 SPIRIT LAKE — Sonya Wernimont said there’s nothing fancy about the cooking that happens in her kitchen. more »»

Kitchen motto: Easy does it

February 12, 2014 LAKE CITY — From traditional German bierochs to elegant desserts topped with Creme Anglaise, Barb Richardson, of Lake City, knows how to blend old-school farm cooking with a modern flair for... more »»

An old recipe rests in new hands

February 7, 2014 WEBSTER CITY — The tradition of the farm cook is in the good hands of the Richardson household a few miles south of Webster City. more »»

A lifetime in the kitchen

January 31, 2014 SHELDON — More than 70 years ago Marie Pomerenke was born in the exact kitchen where she would spend the rest of her years making meals and preparing the sweets that made this farm functio. more »»

How sweet it is

January 24, 2014 SIOUX CITY — Having just the right job involving a favorite personal interest isn’t the norm for many people. more »»

Cooking reflects her farm life

January 17, 2014 ALGONA — Many years ago Cletus and Darlene Zweifel farmed near Burt, a town in Kossuth County north of Algona. They were the parents of five children – two daughters, a son and two more daughters. more »»

Self-sufficiency is key

January 10, 2014 HARCOURT — Belinda Green, of rural Harcourt, said she feels at home on the farm and takes on the role of farm wife with joy and honor. more »»

Pennsylvania Dutch cooking

January 3, 2014 MARCUS — Bernice Dixson said she grew up cooking. It was something she felt was important for her children to learn—the boys as well as the girls. more »»

Learn. Cook. Eat

December 27, 2013 CARROLL — Even though Martha Stewart indirectly inspired Rose Behrens’ annual cooking school, the media mogul has nothing on the Behrens family when it comes to trying new recipes and having fun in... more »»

Baking with a flair

December 13, 2013 By JOLENE STEVENS grovecorner@aol. more »»

2,500 cookies in 15 hours

December 6, 2013 By CLAYTON RYE crye@wctatel. more »»

Ready to make 3,000 cookies

November 29, 2013 By KRISS NELSON jknelson@frontiernet.net OTHO — The cookies may be new and fresh, but the recipes can date way back and have been enjoyed by many generations of the Heatherington family and friends. more »»

Thanksgiving ‘ a nice time with family’

November 22, 2013 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek. more »»

Tailgating farmer-style

November 15, 2013 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo. more »»

A passion for cooking, baking

November 8, 2013 By ANGELA KNEIFL angelakneifl@yahoo.com SHELDON — Willard and Alice Den Hartog moved to their farm in 1950, and her grandchildren say this is where she began to perfect her delicious chocolate cake. more »»

Cooking when not farming

November 1, 2013 HOLSTEIN — Farm fields were wet as Linda Friedrichsen stood by the kitchen counter, the aroma of almonds spreading throughout the sunlight kitchen in her farm home near Holstei. more »»

 
 

 

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