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Not Your Mother’s Cookout: A Summer Side Dish Recipe Round-Up

In case anyone was still wondering after the sweltering weekend we just experienced in Iowa City….summer has arrived in the Midwest! I’m a transplant from the Pacific Northwest (read: this humidity kills me every time!), so I’m constantly looking for ways to cope with the heat and humidity. With food. I grew up with jello […]

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Romantic Desserts – 1 Simple Recipe, 3 Elegant Presentations

All you need is love…. and chocolate. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day in a long-term committed relationship, in a new exciting relationship, or with your child(ren), everyone will should appreciate a rich chocolate dessert. It doesn’t matter if you are someone who can barely cook or if you love to try exotic recipes, one of these desserts […]

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Holiday Traditions: Our Secret Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Whenever I hear the word “tradition,” I instantly want to break out in song from the Broadway show, Fiddler on the Roof. Recently I looked up the lyrics to the Tradition song, and I began to think about my own family traditions and how they have been passed down through the generations. My grandmother, Vita […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Raw Fermented Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut.  When I think of this delicious food, my mouth starts to water.  I’ve always been a fan of sauerkraut. Even when I was little one of my favorite meals included sauerkraut, which was pork ribs covered in sauerkraut and baked to perfection.  Imagine my luck when I married into a German family!  They made […]

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Four Ways to Use (or Preserve) Summer Squash

We are deep in the midst of summertime, and if you are a gardener that means one thing…your summer squash plants are exploding! Summer squashes are different from their more heartier winter cousins in that they are harvested when their skins are still soft and tender, and therefore edible.  Yellow squash, zucchini, and patty pan squash are […]

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