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Pork Burgers featuring Janae Mogler of Pig Hill Farms

Being that I didn’t grow up a Midwesterner, pork burgers weren’t something I was ever exposed to. I know, my Iowa friends are thinking I am crazy! My first attempt at pork burgers was during my first ever Thirty Days of Food where I made sour apple pork burgers. They were delicious, but highly involved. I decided to try a more classic, everyday pork burger. And to go along with this pork burger feature, I have another Iowa pork producer:…

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Main Courses Pressure Cooking Recipes Thirty Days of Food

French Dip Sandwiches featuring Katelyn Dynneson

Our next feature hails from the land of wide open spaces, gorgeous mountain views, and of course cattle. In case you aren’t putting two and two together I mean Montana! It is no secret that the hubs and I LOVE Montana, cue “Meet Me in Montana” playing… When I think Montana, I think ranching. It is iconic, it is classic, and it has been an industry that is alive and well throughout Montana for generations. I decided to share a classic…

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Main Courses Pressure Cooking Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Cherry Cola Pulled Pork featuring Amanda Carlson

Is there anything better than pulled pork?? I love a good pulled pork plate or sandwich and will order it on almost any menu. One of the reasons I love pork shoulders is because they are so universal and can be used for a variety of things. You can cook one and use it for a variety of dishes throughout the week. And this recipe for Cherry Cola Braised Pork is the perfect example of that! Today I feature a pork producer…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Hot Pepper Burger featuring Alison McGrew

One of my favorite places in the whole country is the Black Hills of South Dakota. The hubby and I typically make several trips there a year, most of which are on the Harley. This last time we were there, we stopped at the Black Hills Burger & Bun Co. to enjoy some supper. Right when I opened the menu, I knew what I needed to try. They had a burger they called The Hot Granny which included jalapenos, cream…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Southern Tomato Pie featuring Katie James

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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Appetizers Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Iowa Ham Balls featuring Jennifer Bieber

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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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Balsamic Fig Lamb Chops featuring Jeremy Geske

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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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Southwestern Quinoa Skillet featuring Andrew Dalgarno

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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Appetizers Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Peach Whisky Meatballs featuring Jeff Hoogendoorn

 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

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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