Sep 11, 2016

Iowa BBQ Soup (Pork & Corn)

Are you looking for a nice tailgate recipe?  Perhaps something to share at a CSA party?  Then consider this Iowa BBQ Soup.  With corn, ground pork and a taste of BBQ, it will keep the summer alive–even if the temperature dips! I didn’t set out to create a BBQ soup when I pulled out the big kettle.  It wasn’t even … Continue reading

Herb Buttered Corn on the Cob from above

Aug 25, 2016

Herb Buttered Corn on the Cob

Whenever you think you’ve seen everything, something pops up to surprise you! Isn’t that fun!  But I never expected to discover tasty Herb Buttered Corn on the Cob on a trip to the American Cheese Society conference.  The ACS conference was held in Des Moines this year, and was (or course) full of amazing cheeses.  Topped off with great charcuterie … Continue reading

Three SIsters Stew

Sep 20, 2015

Fall Casino Food: Three Sisters Stew

Every year, fall rushes in–a brilliant wash of light and color.  The change from summer’s verdant greens to a kaleidoscope of hues appears not only in the trees but also the bountiful harvest. Greens from peppers, yellow from corn, red from tomatoes, orange from squash…  And today’s “Three Sisters” stew has it all! 

Skinny Harvest Dip

Aug 30, 2015

Skinny Harvest Dip (aka Skinny Beach Dip)

Gotta love book club.  There’s the camaraderie. The reading.  The great food.  Recently one of our hostesses served Skinny Beach Dip—doesn’t that sound perfect for the last days of shorts season!  Loaded with sweet corn, bell and jalapeno peppers, then dressed with light cream cheese and nonfat yogurt, I would have called it Skinny Harvest Dip.  Perfect for CSA members … Continue reading