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Grilled Corn, Chicken and Bell Pepper Salad

Grilled Corn, Chicken and Bell Pepper Salad

Here in Missouri, we are so close to having the benefits of locally grown veggies available in the grocery store and at the…

Magnificent Campfire Mallows

Magnificent Campfire Mallows

Rudy, Nick and Ethan recently dug a firepit in our backyard, and we invited our next-door neighbors, the Browns, and their kids over…

Magnificent Campfire Mallows
Pork Chops & Scalloped Corn

Pork Chops & Scalloped Corn

Need a little time to catch up on laundry, pay some bills or help the kids with a few homework assignments? Here’s a…

Beef Enchilada Dip

Beef Enchilada Dip

Are you looking for an easy way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Look no further! Hot, creamy and perfectly paired with corn chips…

Beef Enchilada Dip
Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Easter will be different for all of us this year. Whether it’s the missed church gathering or large family celebrations with an Easter…

Sweet Corn and Spring Vegetable Pasta

Sweet Corn and Spring Vegetable Pasta

After commiserating with a farmer’s wife about my woeful attempts to raise sweet corn (yes, really!), she suggested we expand from a few…

Sweet Corn and Spring Vegetable Pasta
Gluten-Free Chicken Corn Casserole

Gluten-Free Chicken Corn Casserole

This easy, gluten-free recipe is just what you’ve been looking for on busy nights filled with practices, meetings and other “busy”ness. Save time…

Super Bowl Prepped and Ready for Guests

Super Bowl Prepped and Ready for Guests

Are you getting ready for the Super Bowl? Maybe you are lucky and have some extra time to deep clean and spruce up…

Super Bowl Prepped and Ready for Guests
Winter Skillet Creamed Corn

Winter Skillet Creamed Corn

A lack of fresh produce can be a big downer during the winter months. In our family, we especially miss fresh corn on…

Chili and Cinnamon Rolls: A Midwestern Staple

Chili and Cinnamon Rolls: A Midwestern Staple

When I was growing up, chili and cinnamon rolls were a common meal in our house. Fast forward to today, and it’s still…

Chili and Cinnamon Rolls: A Midwestern Staple
Gluten-Free Almond Shortbread Cookies

Gluten-Free Almond Shortbread Cookies

I love baking. With the cold winter winds outside, I enjoy relaxing and filling the house with that warm cookie scent. It’s definitely…

White Cheddar Baked Corn

White Cheddar Baked Corn

Traditionally, we spend Thanksgiving with my brother, sister-in-law and two nephews. I love the holidays because it means time spent with family and…

White Cheddar Baked Corn
Corn Spaghetti with Tomato and Walnut Pesto

Corn Spaghetti with Tomato and Walnut Pesto

Corn spaghetti. It’s a thing. It’s gluten-free and delicious. In terms of taste, there’s very little difference between it and wheat pasta flour….

Grilled Steak and Elote Tacos

Grilled Steak and Elote Tacos

Fall is in full swing. The weather is cooler, the air is crisper and the days are growing consistently shorter. But just because…

Grilled Steak and Elote Tacos
Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad

Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad

Late-summer rains continue to fill our pond, and the boys are looking forward to fishing next spring and summer. Work around the house…

Summer Sweet Corn Salad

Summer Sweet Corn Salad

Pumpkin spice products, Halloween recipes and Thanksgiving decor ideas have invaded Facebook, and we’re not even halfway through September. It’s still Summer on…

Summer Sweet Corn Salad
Gameday Corn Dip

Gameday Corn Dip

A bountiful garden was just not happening this year. I know you’ve probably been waiting for me to share our experience with our…

Strawberry Granola Crisp

Strawberry Granola Crisp

Locally grown strawberries are a real treat – sweet, juicy and flavorful. From an old wooden shack by the side of the highway,…

Strawberry Granola Crisp
Corn Fritters with Sriracha Dip

Corn Fritters with Sriracha Dip

Sweet corn is in season! If you ask me, there’s nothing better than corn on the cob and sliced tomatoes for an entire…

Fresh Corn Salsa

Fresh Corn Salsa

I have a confession to make. Once in a while, I introduce Jeff as my “first husband.” People look at me funny when…

Fresh Corn Salsa
Gluten-Free Alternatives to Pasta

Gluten-Free Alternatives to Pasta

Whether you’re gluten-free or not, switching to an alternative base that doesn’t have as many carbs can be a great and tasty thing….

Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

One of my most treasured childhood memories was making chocolate cornstarch pudding with my mother. When my mom would get the urge for…

Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

The first dish I ever made from scratch was some kind of vegetable mix cooked in a pan with butter. My aunt was…

Polenta Zucchini Casserole

Polenta Zucchini Casserole

Have you ever questioned the difference between grits and polenta? Or, questioned if there is a difference at all between the two? Polenta…

Polenta Zucchini Casserole
Corn Blueberry Salad

Corn Blueberry Salad

Ever considered a salad for your Cinco de Mayo table? I’ve got the perfect recipe! It’s colorful, and with a nice helping of…

Lemon Cornmeal Cake

Lemon Cornmeal Cake

Before we moved to the farm we currently reside on, we lived in a suburban neighborhood in town. We had the friendliest, most…

Lemon Cornmeal Cake
Taco Soup

Taco Soup

Besides my Black Bean Soup recipe, which I think I’ve mentioned to you a few times … this is one of my very…

Whole Grain Sampling Day

Whole Grain Sampling Day

Recently, I was asked if I would be willing to write a blog post in honor of Whole Grain Sampling Day. Before agreeing…

Whole Grain Sampling Day
La Bamba Casserole

La Bamba Casserole

As the weather begins to (finally!) warm up, we will spend more time outside getting the gardens ready, trimming and cleaning out the…

Cinnamon Crunch Granola

Cinnamon Crunch Granola

No matter how organized  I seem on the blog, it seems like most weekdays the kids and I scrambling to get out the…

Cinnamon Crunch Granola
5-Ingredient Spicy Shrimp + Grits

5-Ingredient Spicy Shrimp + Grits

I love to make dishes inspired by the holidays surrounding us. Not only does it help me keep meals fresh, but it’s fun…

Vegetarian Tamale Pie

Vegetarian Tamale Pie

With the approach of the season of Lent, I have started to gather recipes that are meatless. Living on a farm in the…

Vegetarian Tamale Pie
Blueberry Cornmeal Skillet Cake

Blueberry Cornmeal Skillet Cake

A couple of months ago, we were watching the kids play on the hay bales stacked in our barn when Jeff noticed a…

Maple Cornmeal Banana Bread

Maple Cornmeal Banana Bread

In our house, bananas vanish as soon as we bring them home from the grocery store. We all love making peanut butter and…

Maple Cornmeal Banana Bread
Avocado Parmesan Grits

Avocado Parmesan Grits

So what’s the deal with brunch? I mean, if it’s a combination of breakfast and lunch, how come there’s no lupper or no…

Tips for Bringing Meals to New Parents

Tips for Bringing Meals to New Parents

When Jeff and I had our first child, a number of neighbors and friends brought us meals that were easy to prepare –…

Tips for Bringing Meals to New Parents
Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips

Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips

The holiday season in the Midwest is beautiful, so that means we welcome all the out-of-town visitors to our home! Around the table,…

Mexican Tortilla Skillet

Mexican Tortilla Skillet

We just had a blizzard in the Midwest, and it’s not even Christmas yet! We were snowed in for a little over a…

Mexican Tortilla Skillet
Breakfast for Dinner: Blueberry Cornmeal Waffles

Breakfast for Dinner: Blueberry Cornmeal Waffles

We love breakfast for dinner at our house! When I am pressed for ideas to change-up the weekly menu, breakfast seems like a…

Corn Chowder with Leftover Turkey

Corn Chowder with Leftover Turkey

  The weather on Thanksgiving was perfect this year, so I wrangled everyone to take a few family pictures outside — in between…

Corn Chowder with Leftover Turkey

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