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Appetizers Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Baked Taquitos with Queso featuring Kent Hanawalt

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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Country Chili featuring Megan McKay

Kidney beans are always a staple in our pantry. Between chili, baked beans, and other casseroles I am always needing and using kidney beans. And now with my Instant Pot pressure cooker, I can cook dry beans in a flash! Today we head on up to Ontario, Canada to hear from Megan McKay about growing kidney beans and being married to a farmer.  MEGAN MCKAY St. Marys, Ontario, Canada When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? My…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Turkey Cranberry Melt featuring Daniel French

If you are needing a recipe to utilize that leftover turkey and cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving, this is a great one to try. It is simple but packed full of flavor. And the best part, most of the ingredients you’ll already have on hand from Thanksgiving! We’ve got Daniel of 37 Acres joining us today to talk raising turkeys.  DANIEL FRENCH Camden, Ohio When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? 2016 has been our first year on the…

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Desserts Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Blueberry Crumble Bars featuring Kassie Grasmanis

I am always looking for quick and simple bar recipes to take to potlucks or other community meals. You know you live in the Midwest when you are asked to bring a salad and bars to a church potluck. I had some fresh blueberries on ham and decided to make some blueberry crumble bars. They were a hit at the potluck! Kassie of Bowerman Blueberries joins us to discuss her multi-generation family blueberry farm!  KASSIE GRASMANIS Holland, Michigan When did…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Pan Fried Steak featuring Natalie Heim

Usually the hubby and I grill our steaks, but we’ve always wanted to try our hand at the steakhouse style of pan frying steaks. Unlike grilling, pan fried steaks form a crunchy outer crust, but remain tender and perfectly cooked inside. Natalie Heim joins us today to talk raising cattle and being married to a farmer in North Central Oklahoma.  NATALIE HEIM North Central Oklahoma When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? I married into the farm…

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Recipes Soups & Stews Thirty Days of Food

Chipotle Bison Chili featuring Angela Jones

Bison is a great lower fat red meat alternative that is rich in flavor and can be utilized in any most any recipe that calls for beef! I was so excited to include bison in Thirty Days of Food so huge thank you to Angela for reaching out to me. This Bison Chili includes one of my favorite things ever, chipotle chiles in adobo sauce. They are a must have in my pantry and the best part is that if…

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Breakfast Recipes Thirty Days of Food

White Cornmeal Pancakes featuring Randall Anderson

White corn is often the preferred corn variety for use in Mexican-style and other corn-based foods including tortillas, corn flakes, corn meal, grits and hominy. Food-grade white corn is grown in several states, but Texas and Nebraska are the leading producers. Indiana, Illinois and Iowa also produce significant quantities of white corn. Today, we have a white corn grower from Illinois joining us for Thirty Days of Food. I decided to try a white cornmeal version of a southern staple,…

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Desserts Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Butter Pecan Cookies featuring Jennifer Wammack of Berdoll Pecans

I am always happy to feature nuts of any kind here on this blog, mostly because I grew up in Northern California where they are grown. I use nuts fairly regularly in my baking and my cooking and I miss living right where they are grown. I have featured several nut growers from California during Thirty Days of Food, but today I get to feature pecans from the great state of Texas! Jennifer Wammack of Berdoll Pecans joins us today…

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Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

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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Breads Breakfast Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Cranberry White Chocolate Scones featuring Cassander Gilmore & Ben Richards

There are these white chocolate and cranberry scones that are my favorite when I go to my favorite fancy coffee shop in the city. So, when Cassander & Ben got ahold of me to feature cranberries, I knew I need to recreate them so I could enjoy them from the comforts of home! These scones were even a favorite of the husband’s too, much to my surprise! Today we get to hear more from these cranberry growers from Massachusetts. CASSANDER GILMORE & BEN…

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