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Southern Tomato Pie featuring Katie James

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I am new to this whole Southern food culture, but holy… let me tell you! The South has some amazing food! I had some garden tomatoes left from my garden so I decided to take them and make a Southern Tomato Pie. Tomatoes, pie crust, and cheese… Yes please! Today, we hear from Katie of Teal Tractor about her love of growing vegetables and their CSA.  KATIE JAMES Lexington, Kentucky  When did you start farming? What brought you into farming?…

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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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Balsamic Fig Lamb Chops featuring Jeremy Geske

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Since moving to the Midwest, finding a lamb lover is few and far between. So I am always excited to have another excuse to cook lamb here in the ole Midwest. A fellow social media friend of mine from Canada shared a simple marinade recipe with me using figs, olive oil, and lots of garlic for lamb chops. It sounded delicious. I am not sure how it compares to the lamb bacon Jeremy mentions in his feature. Because bacon makes…

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Southwestern Quinoa Skillet featuring Andrew Dalgarno

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Quinoa has been the hype for some time, it seemed like it just exploded into the health food scene and is here to stay. I honestly had never heard of quinoa before or even knew what it looked like. Quinoa is a great super food substitute for any grain, but the best part about quinoa is that it takes on whatever flavor is mixed with it. It is easily and simply added to many dishes and of those my favorite…

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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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Sweet Corn Jalapeno Mac and Cheese featuring Ashley Kennedy

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For those of you who know me well, you know my ultimate comfort food is mac and cheese… OF ANY KIND! Honestly, if there is Mac and Cheese on any menu in any fancy form, you know WHO is ordering it! I decided to try this whole idea of putting sweet corn into your mac and cheese, but upping the game with jalapenos… And in true dairy feature form, I used PLENTY of dairy in this recipe! Don’t eat this…

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Taco Stuffed Peppers

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It is no secret here that I’ve continually shared my love of Mexican food. I seriously could eat some form of it three times a week and never tire of it. So, when you find yourself with an abundance of peppers, what else is a taco lover supposed to be besides stuff them taco style!?  These taco stuffed peppers were awesome and super easy to make. They were like a little taco meatloaf encased in the peppers.  I upped the…

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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

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So, I have been eyeing from afar an electric pressure cooker for some time. My friend and inspiration, Chef Alli, is a huge proponent of them and she shares several recipes and kitchen hacks using her beloved “R2D2”. Flash forward to about a month ago, Amazon Prime had the Instant Pot half off. I made the leap, purchased the pressure cooker, and it sat in my garage for another two weeks, in the box while I had nightmares of blowing up…

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Chile Rellenos

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If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, it is no secret I LOVE Mexican food. I am always on the hunt for authentic recipes of my favorite Mexican dishes. I finally found a Mexican rice recipe I love, I nailed the green enchiladas, and a couple weekends ago I tried my hand at Chile Rellenos. I scoured the internet for a recipe and didn’t find one that satisfied me. So I took several recipes and put them…

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Balsamic Dijon Chuck Roast

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Is there anything better than chuck roast with some root vegetables? Honestly, it is one of those standby, never fails, hearty and sticks to your bones meals that I love. I have fond memories of my mom getting out the big cast iron dutch oven and cooking the chuck roast for hours on a Sunday. I am always looking for a good chuck roast recipe to deviate from my ole standby. And I think this one is it. I found…

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