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Experimenting in the kitchen

February 19, 2016 By JOLENE STEVENS LE MARS — A wooden box of well-worn smudged recipe cards atop a table in Carol Zimmer’s kitchen bear out her confession. more »»

Farmer improves on new recipes ...

February 12, 2016 BELMOND — It would seem that an antique tractor would not have anything in common with a recipe. more »»

A meat and potatoes menu

February 4, 2016 By KRISS NELSON GOWRIE — Vanessa King admits she sure isn’t where she thought she would be when she grew up, but knows just how blessed she actually is. more »»

Roll with it

January 22, 2016 LAKE CITY — Anyone who ever ate lunch at the high school in Lake City from the late 1960s through the early 1990s remembers the homemade caramel rolls that were always served on chili day. more »»

Memories of mother’s cooking

January 15, 2016 By JOLENE STEVENS grovecorner@ao. more »»

Cooking to eat and stay in practice

January 8, 2016 By CLAYTON RYE KLEMME — Sharon Barkema said she cooks to feed the family, but also to keep her edge in making good food. more »»

Gourmet on a dime

January 1, 2016 Keeping up with the latest nutrition news and food trends is exciting and empowering. more »»

Homemade soup sure to delight

December 25, 2015 By DIANE HAWKINS From Grit magazine What better way to spend a cold winter’s day than simmering a pot of homemade soup? The comforting aroma permeates the house, with an appetizing scent that evokes... more »»

Holiday home cooking

December 18, 2015 LANESBORO — For a busy cook like Marie Streeter, having a stand mixer break down at the holidays is almost like when a farmer’s combine breaks down at harvest. more »»

Time to SPAM it up

December 11, 2015 By JOLENE STEVENS SIOUX CITY — Many meals throughout the United States have their origins in a readily familiar can containing, at present, 18 varieties of SPA. more »»

Meals with character

December 4, 2015 IOWA FALLS — Marian Kuper looks at the food she prepares from several different viewpoints. Nutrition is the obvious one. more »»

Desserts for any occasion

November 27, 2015 Cakes and cookies make excellent dessert choices. more »»

Enjoying her Paleo diet

November 20, 2015 BOONE — Using a clean eating approach to her diet has been successful for a Boone woman. more »»

Cooking family meals since fourth grade

November 13, 2015 TERRIL — Gwen Taylor said her kitchen feels like home to her. Not because it’s actually in her home, but because she has spent so much of her life there. more »»

Still cookin’ at 92

November 6, 2015 KLEMME — For Ruth Trampel, old-fashioned farm cooking has been part of her life for decades — and that’s just how she wants it. more »»

Mediterranean-style cooking

October 30, 2015 By JOLENE STEVENS grovecorner@aol. more »»

Couple goes back to their farm roots

October 23, 2015 IRVINGTON — Dennis and Jane Schrauth grew up on farms between Bancroft and Swea City in northern Kossuth County. more »»

An Italian farmhouse dinner

October 16, 2015 By KAREN WILL From GRIT magazine Italians have a passion for food. Good food. more »»

Homemade jerky for any taste

October 9, 2015 By SHIRLEY SPLITTSTOESSER From GRIT magazine Jerky — meat that has been dried to a very low moisture content and usually does not require refrigeration — is a favorite food for many Americans. more »»

Mother, 4-H got her started

October 2, 2015 By KAREN SCHWALLER MILFORD — Joann Gano grew up learning how to cook. “Mom taught me,” said the Clarinda native. more »»



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