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Appetizers Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Baked Taquitos with Queso featuring Kent Hanawalt

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Need another great quick and easy recipe for potlucks, picnics, or any other gathering? These baked taquitos with queso are perfect and a crowd favorite. We hear from another beef producer from Montana, Kent Hanawalt. And just check out his gorgeous photos!  KENT HANAWALT McLeod, Montana When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? My maternal grandparents had a chicken ranch in S Cal, and my paternal grandparents had an orange ranch. As I became a teenager, they…

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Appetizers Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Honey Goat Cheese Crostini with Pickled Blueberries featuring Stephanie Rovey

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I, personally, love goat cheese. But I’ve found that goat cheese for most is an acquired taste. It can be tart and not everyone enjoys that. Hopefully this recipe will tame down some of that tanginess that can come with it and add a little sweet into the mix. Top it with some pickled blueberries and you’ve got an appetizer that looks fancy but is in reality simple! Today we’ve got Stephanie with us. What started out as a 4-H…

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Appetizers Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Honey Buffalo Popcorn featuring Brian Scott of The Farmer’s Life

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Today I welcome a familiar face to Thirty Days of Food. Brian of The Farmer’s Life has cultivated a presence for himself and his farming operation online. He has a knack for compiling fun and informational UAV videos on Facebook as well as writing about some pretty hot topics in Agriculture over on his blog. Brian grows popcorn in Indiana and today he shares with us about technology and life on the farm, I share a recipe for this fantastic…

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Appetizers Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Iowa Ham Balls featuring Jennifer Bieber

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Being a transplant Midwesterner, the food culture of the Midwest is something I’ve very much loved getting to know and cooking through. I wasn’t raised on Ham Balls and I know this shocks all my Iowa friends. In fact, I had never even heard of ham balls until I moved to the Midwest. Needless to say, I’ve become a convert! They are delicious! And of course, no Iowa Ham Ball recipe can be complete without a fellow pork producer from…

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Appetizers Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Peach Whisky Meatballs featuring Jeff Hoogendoorn

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 One of the reasons I often love hearing from the people who produce the food we put on our table is that a lot of them are what I call straight shooters. They shoot from the hip and often they aren’t afraid to tell it is like it is. I guess you’d call them not PC these days. And I have to say, I admire them for that. I travel quite often to attend farm or Agriculture related conferences. I meet…

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Appetizers Canning Recipes

Old Fashioned Corn Relish

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Hi my name is Jenny and I am addicted to canning. No joke I think I have nine different kinds of jam in my pantry. And let’s not even get into pickled items…  Last year when our sweet corn patch was going full force, a family friend of ours brought us a jar of corn relish she made from the sweet corn we gave her. She said it was her mother’s recipe and remembered eating it as a young girl.…

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Appetizers Canning Recipes

Balsamic Figs

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Fresh figs aren’t something I typically find in the grocery store around here in the Midwest. Luckily I have hookups on the West Coast that love to send me things like fresh figs, citrus, and other California delights. You may remember Megan of The Beef Jar when I featured her Pickled Blueberries recipe several weeks ago? She shares a love obsession of all things canning and preserving. I was green with envy over the photos of her fresh figs she’s been…

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Appetizers Canning Recipes

The Beef Jar’s Pickled Blueberries

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If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that my obsession to pickle all things is strong. It may even be a problem. If you’re new to this page, welcome! My name is Jenny and I am addicted to pickling. I’ve shared recipes for pickled peppers, onions, and eggs. But the pickled section of my pantry contains many more recipes that need to be shared: pickled celery, carrots, fennel, and recently corn. Can’t stop. Won’t…

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Uses for Flavored Almonds featuring Sohnrey Family Foods

Uses for Flavored Almonds featuring Sohnrey Family Foods

I grew up in the heart of almond country in California. Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and other nuts were a staple in our house. I have fond memories of receiving candy mint chocolate almonds in my Easter baskets growing up. However, since moving to North Dakota, I’ve found it is totally not a Midwest thing to always put out a bowl of nuts. Around here it tends to be pickles… Always a plate of pickles out at any given social event.…

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Appetizers Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Cajun Boiled Peanuts feautring Woodham Cattle Co.

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I’ve lived in California and North Dakota, neither of which are the South. Apparently boiled peanuts are a thing in the South and intrigued me. So when I got a peanut grower for Thirty Days of Food, I figured I may as well give Cajun boiled peanuts a go. Boiled peanuts are a fall favorite of Woodham Cattle Co. from Alabama. I only hope this recipe can do them justice!   PEANUTS: WOODHAM CATTLE CO. Alabama When did you start farming? What brought…

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