Berries at their Best

June and July are wonderful months to enjoy fresh berries here in the Midwest. When in season, their flavor is at the optimum level and prices are budget friendly. A simple way to stock up for your winter enjoyment is to freeze berries. Freezing is a simple, fast way to preserve more

Tractor Meals – Handheld Eats

Handheld meal ideas are for those who are of the “keep on moving” mindset during planting. Farmers need something that isn’t fork friendly. They want a meal they can pick up with one hand, preferably without making a mess. Sloppy Joes have no place here — these farmers need a more

Spring Greens

Spring is the time to lighten up. The first sprouts of spring are beautiful greens bursting from the earth ready to add freshness to your meals and lighten up your diet. Spring greens vary from robust peppery flavors, bright citrus to more neutral flavors like spinach and parsley. Some greens to more

Stuffed Pork Loin with Sage Butter

A stuffing of spinach, garlic and Parmesan, plus a simple sage butter amp up the flavor of plain pork. Makes: 4-6 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: I hour, 45 minutes Ingredients 3 ounces (about ½ cup) spinach or other favorite greens, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup Parmesan more

Chocolate Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Rich, sweet chocolate sheet cake is a classic dessert, easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd. Makes: 24 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup margarine or butter 1 cup water 3 tablespoons cocoa 2 eggs, more

Freda’s Chuck Roast Vegetable Stew

Chuck roast and a variety of spices add flavor and appeal to this wintertime favorite. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours Ingredients  3 pounds boneless chuck roast  ¼ cup all-purpose flour  2 tablespoons olive oil  4 cups water  1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce  2 teaspoons salt  1 teaspoon fresh garlic  ¾ teaspoon more