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Early kitchen solo attempts were shaky

June 14, 2013 By CLAYTON RYE HUBBARD — Val Cook’s first steps of cooking on her own got off to a shaky start. more »»

Cooking for a cause

June 7, 2013 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo. more »»

Cooking for a crew

May 24, 2013 By KAREN SCHWALLER SUTHERLAND — Vicki Witte likes to cook. more »»

Wholesome foods

May 17, 2013 DES MOINES — There are many reasons why Angela Swieter puts in the extra work of canning and freezing her own food — a job that isn’t as commonly done as it used to be. more »»

You’re invited

May 9, 2013 By DARCY DOUGHTERTY MAULSBY MASON CITY — When Debbie Lestina Robinson wanted simple recipes for effortless entertaining year-round, she literally wrote the book on it. more »»

Out of dairy, but still into cattle

May 3, 2013 By CLAYTON RYE OSAGE — Scott and Julie Niess had a dairy herd of 65 cows until 2009 when they quit the dairy business. Scott Niess describes himself as a “retired dairyma. more »»

Pie lady baketh

April 26, 2013 By KAREN SCHWALLER RINGSTED — It’s a long and curvy path around the lake that leads to the farm home of John and Janice Birkland near Ringsted. more »»

Growing, cooking their own

April 5, 2013 By CLAYTON RYE OWASA — When Connie Rose, who lives east of Owasa in Hardin County, stops at the grocery store, her list has two items on it — sugar and salt. more »»

Cupcake creations

March 29, 2013 By KAREN SCHWALLER SPIRIT LAKE — When Emily Resch sets out to make cupcakes, she doesn’t mess around. more »»

Loves to bake

March 22, 2013 By KRISS NELSON jknelson@frontiernet. more »»

Cooking school

March 15, 2013 MADRID — From teaching 4-H’ers basic kitchen skills to conducting cooking demonstrations at Cooks’ Emporium in Ames, Margaret Welder, of Madrid, draws on a lifetime of culinary experience as she... more »»

A profitable hobby

March 8, 2013 By CLAYTON RYE crye@wctate. more »»

Loving her rural life

March 1, 2013 TERRIL — Mary Berg said growing up in town didn’t prepare her for what the rest of her life would be like living on a farm. more »»

Cooking over open flames

February 22, 2013 By KAREN KEB From Grit magazine When you live on a farm, all four seasons bring their unique delights, but summer is the one that invites us to spend as much time outside as humanly possible. more »»

Crazy about cupcakes

February 8, 2013 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo. more »»

Don’t be chicken with goose eggs

February 1, 2013 By CLAYTON RYE HAMPTON — For most people when they say they have a goose egg, they are referring to a welt, especially a bump on the hea. more »»

Relearning to cook on reduced salt

January 25, 2013 By KAREN SCHWALLER MILFORD — Donna Gould said she has a salt shaker in her kitchen no. more »»

Trial and error was baker’s mentor

January 18, 2013 By KRISS NELSON HUMBOLDT — Dianne Andersen, a lifelong Humboldt area resident, is known for treats she bakes for friends and family. more »»

Soup's On

January 11, 2013 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY LAKE CITY — A savory, satisfying, nutritious bowl of soup can do more than just accompany a meal; it can be the meal. more »»



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