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48 years cooking together

November 18, 2016 LATIMER — In the kitchen of the farm home of Gordon and Mavis Meyer, near Latimer, in Franklin County, Mavis Meyer said it simply. “We cook a lot togethe. more »»

The chocolate lover’s garden

November 11, 2016 Garden-fresh fruit and vegetables are delicious on their own and even mixed together in traditional ways. They are also key to the success of many sweet and savory baked goods. more »»

Super simple suppers

November 3, 2016 By NATALIE K. GOULD GRIT magazine Fall is a time of rejuvenation after the busy summer and spring seasons. more »»

’Tis season for Swedish apples

October 28, 2016 STORY CITY — The Carlson household in the heart of Story City is a hub of activit. more »»

Rustic cooking refined

October 21, 2016 LAKE CITY — Call her a fusion of culinary creativity. While Robin Qualy has a strong German heritage, she loves Italian flavors. more »»

Pumpkin muffins tasty fall treat

October 15, 2016 SIOUX CITY — Sarah LaBrune-Jongeling is one of those people who need little encouragement to be in the kitchen of her home in a rural sub-division north of Sioux City. more »»

Cooking with pork

October 7, 2016 KLEMME — “I didn’t really learn to cook until I was married.” Beth Schmidt said she credits her mother, Ione Nuehring, and mother-in-law, Mary Ann Schmidt, with instilling her cooking abilities. more »»

Culinary skills come later in his life

September 30, 2016 By KRISS NELSON jknelson@frontiernet. more »»

All hail the winter squash

September 23, 2016 To the uninitiated, the various winter squashes can cause a person to scratch her head and wonder, “What in the world do you do with that?” Those odd-shaped, odd-colored, hard-as-a-rock orbs found i... more »»

An award-winning cookie

September 16, 2016 BOONE — In her first year as a 4-H member, Claire Jonas had quite the successful experience at the Boone County Fair, taking home 15 ribbons this summe. more »»

For the love of baking

September 9, 2016 LAKE CITY — While some kids run lemonade stands, Tori Ellis, 11, sells homemade caramel rolls, pumpkins bars and more from a food stand in her family’s front yard along Main Street in Lake City. more »»

Autumn, cobbler season approaches

September 2, 2016 “I should otherwise, like it or not, have been home sweating in the kitchen canning peache. more »»

Cupcakes, monster bars

August 26, 2016 LATIMER — When Mardy Schaefer first started collecting recipes, she saved them in a file bo. more »»

Homemade bread

August 12, 2016 he tips and simple bread recipes in this article will inspire beautiful loaves and a whole new outlook on baking. more »»

Cooking for two or 20

August 5, 2016 By LYN VANDEBRAKE STORY CITY — Roommates Allyssa Doran and Alexia Siders, both of Story City, know just how to cook for two, or maybe 20. more »»

62 years and counting

July 29, 2016 LAKE CITY — Looking for deli fried chicken, bakery pies or other pre-made convenience food? Don’t be surprised if none of it turns up on the massive buffet on the Dial farm during the annual Fourth... more »»

It’s field good food

July 13, 2016 NORA SPRINGS — Joan Arthur was 12 when she decided to start cooking, “because I didn’t want to pick up rocks,” she said. more »»

Herb-infused jams in a jiffy

July 8, 2016 Discover the super-simple secrets of homemade jams chock-full of vibrant herb and fruit flavors. more »»

Dressed to impress

July 1, 2016 A good vinaigrette is basically just the result of good oil (1 to 2 parts) meeting good vinegar or citrus juice (1 part), plus a little seasonin. more »»

Very veggie

June 16, 2016 LAKE CITY — For a guy who didn’t care for vegetables as a kid, Adam Nockels has come a long way. Now he operates Raccoon Ridge Farm, which specializes in an array of naturally-grown produce. more »»



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