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Desserts Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes featuring Durrer Dairy

I honestly couldn’t live without dairy. At any given time you’re likely to find milk, several kinds of cheese, sour cream, and often heavy cream and cottage cheese in my fridge. Honestly it is a small scale crisis when we run out of milk! So I am always happy to feature one of my favorite ingredients I utilize daily during Thirty Days of Food. Ellen of Durrer Dairy joins us today to talk about their dairy farm in the Central…

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Recipes Soups & Stews Thirty Days of Food

Beer Cheese Soup featuring Renee of Eat Farm Love

I can’t think of something that suits a dairy feature better than Beer Cheese soup. To go along with this delicious comfort soup, I have Renee of Eat Farm Love. I love to pair this soup with homemade soft pretzels. It’s like heaven.  DAIRY: RENEE OF EAT FARM LOVE Pennsylvania When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? I was born and raised on a Jersey dairy farm and have always had a passion for dairy cattle and…

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Recipes Soups & Stews Thirty Days of Food

Cream of Asparagus Soup with Ham featuring Carilynn Coombs

Nothing like the farming community to come out in full force when you need them. I’ve had an overwhelming response from dairy farmers this go around for Thirty Days of Food. While I probably single handedly keep most of them in business every time I go to the grocery store (we buy a lot of dairy products), I was having a really tough time coming up with some creative ideas to feature these awesome farmers who volunteer to share their…

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Desserts Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Chocolate Bread Pudding featuring Heins Family Farm

Chris and I connected via social media several years ago now (Really? That long!?) I’ve always enjoyed Chris’ love for dairy, his sense of humor as well as his ability to share so eloquently share his thoughts and opinions. I was SO EXCITED when I saw Chris had a lovely lady named Adriane in his life. Adriane is equally as passionate and is the perfect complement to Chris’ sense of humor. The two really are a perfect fit and it’s been fun…

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Appetizers Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese with Darleen of Guernsey Dairy Mama

If you love adorable Guernsey calves and learning more about where our dairy products come from, you’ll love Darleen of Guernsey Dairy Mama! Lucky for Darleen, I had JUST the recipe to share with her feature. When I was in Charleston, South Carolina nearly two year ago, I had the most amazing smoked gouda mac and cheese at an adorable restaurant called Poogan’s Porch. Ever since then I’ve been looking re-create it. So I finally got ahold of a country…

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Recipes Soups & Stews Thirty Days of Food

Creamy Broccoli & Cheddar Soup featuring Mackinson Dairy

So if you’ve followed me for some time, you may remember how I recently found how much I love broccoli. I hated it as a child and never gave it a try again. Anyway, this week I am featuring a lovely dairy woman so I figured, what’s better than a soup that contain THREE kinds of dairy and my beloved broccoli!?  DAIRY: MARY MACKINSON FABER Pontiac, IL  Personal History When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? I…

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Desserts Recipes

Strawberry Cheesecake

Besides chocolate chip cookies, my husband’s favorite dessert is hands down cheesecake. Now usually I make my Grandma Nonny’s easy cheesecake because quite honestly the idea of a regular cheesecake seemed like too much work. I mean, it requires a special pan and everything!? Well apparently I got a wild hair the other weekend and decided to make a New York Style Cheesecake… What makes it New York Style? I have not a clue. But this was the real deal…

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Love Story & Marriage

My Farmer Feature Friday: Nesquik

I’ve talked quite a bit on here about myself and life with me and my farmer, so I figured its about time I share a little more about him. I mean he is a key character to this blog… So I came up with the catchy title to feature little things about what makes up my @sunflowerfarmer.. Shortly after I moved in, naturally, I began reorganizing of our house. It had been a few weeks before I made it to…

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