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chicken soup for the soul

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Brittany Laurie Reenan
I love to make homemade chicken noodle soup. I start with some whole organic chicken and boil my own broth, then add my favorite root vegetables and brown up some noodles. The taste is just so satisfying! read more...

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fried rice

January 12th, 2015 | Posted by Cathe Laurie
I make this so often when the grandkids unexpectedly come over because it is so delicious, and I almost always have these ingredients on hand in my pantry or fridge. So the other day, I told Brittany I had some left over fried rice that I would send home with her... read more...

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iowa's best chili—winner of the 2014 exhale chili cook-off

December 30th, 2014 | Posted by Trish Dietz
You will find this recipe very traditional in its ingredients. There is no "secret ingredient." The key to making this a great chili is time! Make it the day before and simmer it for a couple of hours that day. read more...

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rosemary bacon doughnuts

December 19th, 2014 | Posted by Brittany Laurie Reenan
These doughnuts were inspired by one of my favorite joints, Sidecar Doughnuts, which also has great coffee! My baker-extraordinaire friend Jeanine and I came up with our own version of this holiday doughnut and added bacon, because who doesn't like bacon? read more...

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cinnamon butter

December 11th, 2014 | Posted by Stephanie Castro
I'm the type of person that can eat a bagel at least twice a day. But, sometimes I get tired of the same old cream cheese. So, my Mom and I, came up with a twist on this popular spread over the Thanksgiving holiday. With just a few basic ingredients, turn your simple cream cheese bagel into something sweet. read more...