Tag: homemade

Turkey Poblano Chili

Turkey Poblano Chili

Everybody has their favorite chili. It’s one of those “my mom’s better than you mom” kind of things. For the record … MY mom makes THE BEST chili. This is not up for discussion. Maybe your mom didn’t make your favorite chili (shhhhh … I won’t 

Pigskin Soup

Pigskin Soup

Yes it is a strange name for soup, but I think you will like the reason. I was recently asked to write some articles for the Iowa Food and Family Project‘s monthly newsletter. Beyond excited to have the opportunity to write for this organization that 

Hearty Beef & Vegetable Soup

Hearty Beef & Vegetable Soup

Hearty. I have been making this soup for about 7 years now and “hearty” is always the word that comes to mind as I make it and as I eat it. It is an incredibly simple recipe. It is full of incredibly simple ingredients. It 

Farm to Table: Six Secrets To Satisfying Soup

Farm to Table: Six Secrets To Satisfying Soup

Winter in Iowa: love it or hate it? I love it … as long as it’s not below 20 degrees, at least 6 inches of snow is on the ground, the wind stays below 10 mph, and ice doesn’t cause problems with the tread of 

Baked Potato Skin Crisps

Baked Potato Skin Crisps

Last week, while working on some soup recipes and brainstorming “Waste Not, Want Not” topics, I was peeling potatoes. As I saw the peelings hit the sink, destined for the garbage disposal, I felt guilty. Isn’t it true that there are a lot of vitamins 

Kurt & Mary’s Rhubarb Crunch

Kurt & Mary’s Rhubarb Crunch

Rhubarb and oatmeal combine to make the perfect springtime dessert. Leftovers make a sweet breakfast treat too!

A Handful of Mixed Nuts

A Handful of Mixed Nuts

Three variations on an old-world classic cookie … everyone has a favorite!

Fudge and the Blue Bowl

Fudge and the Blue Bowl

Everything you want from homemade fudge: rich chocolate flavor, creamy texture and enough to share! Savor every moment making this sweet treat for that is the key to perfect results!

Thanksgiving Meatballs & Cranberry-Mustard Sauce

Thanksgiving Meatballs & Cranberry-Mustard Sauce

November. Halloween is over and everyone is jumping right into Christmas. Music, movies, decorations, shopping … Not me. I’m a Thanksgiving girl. I love everything about this holiday. I love the hymns we sing at church, the story of the Pilgrims and Indians sharing a 

Iowa: Home of Giant Poblanos

Iowa: Home of Giant Poblanos

I became a bit obsessed with these peppers a few years ago at the farmers’ market in downtown Des Moines. It was a fall day and I could smell them before I saw them … roasted poblanos. Not just roast-ed, roast-ing! This guy had a big metal cage filled with peppers, rotating over a flame. He had the warm peppers in plastic bags to take home. SOLD. The next year, they were in my garden.