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3 Healthy & Delicious Breakfasts That My Kid Won’t Eat (But Maybe Yours Will!)

In my quest to cook healthy and delicious meals for my family, I am always looking for new recipes. This is especially true for breakfast, a time that can slip into cereal monotony real fast. With school starting next week, I want my daughter to be fueled for her day, to have the energy she […]

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The Ultimate Blueberry Muffin Recipe

During blueberry season I often feel like “Bubba” from the movie, Forrest Gump. Instead of rambling off an extensive list of shrimp recipes, I’m pondering on the variety of blueberry recipes: blueberry jam, blueberry pie, blueberry scones, blueberries and cream . . . Now, I will admit that I am NOT the best baker (or […]

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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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Sauerkraut, Yum!

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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