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...


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...


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...


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...


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...