• Gooey Crispy Ritz S'mores Bars


    Source: cookiesandcups.com
    Ingredients
    2 cups finely crushed Ritz Crackers (approximately 2 sleeves)1/2 cup butter, melted1/4 cup granulated sugar2 cups Marshmallow Fluff1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips1 cup crunchy peanut butter2 cups Rice Krispies
    Instructions
    1. Line a 9x9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set this aside.2. In a large bowl combine the crushed crackers, butter and sugar. Firmly press this mixture evenly into the prepared pan and chill it for 30 minutes.3. When the crust is chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and spread the Fluff evenly on top.4. Place this back in the refrigerator for ...

  • Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake


    Source: www.alexandracooks.com
    Ingredients

    ½ cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
    zest from 1 large lemon
    1 cup  sugar (set aside 1 tablespoon for sprinkling)
    1 egg, room temperature
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups all-purpose flour (set aside 1/4 cup of this to toss with the blueberries)
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. kosher salt
    2 cups fresh blueberries
    ½ cup buttermilk

    Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Using a stand mixer or hand-held mixer, cream the butter with the lemon zest and the 1 cup of sugar until light and fluffy.
    Add the egg and vanilla and beat ...

  • Slow Cooker Pumpkin Applesauce


    Source: themagicalslowcooker.com
    Ingredients

    8 medium sized Gala Apples (4 pounds before peeling and coring)
    1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin puree
    2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
    ? tsp. ground cloves
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    ½ cup apple juice or water
    brown sugar to taste (add at the end, about a half cup)

    Instructions
    Slow cooker size: 6-quart or larger

    Peel, core and slice the apples. Add the apples to the slow cooker.
    Add the can of pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and apple juice.
    Stir.
    Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours.

  • Jalapeno Popper Dip


    Source: Jennifer Williams
    Looking for a super quick recipe to use this tailgating season? This Jalepeno Popper Dip is sure to be a hit!
    Ingredients
    1. 2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened2. 1 cup of mayonnaise3. 1 (4 oz.) can of chopped green chilies, drained4. 2 ounces of canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained5. 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese6. Tortilla Chips or Crackers
    Instructions
    1. Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.2. Pour the mixture into a microwave-safe pan. Microwave on high for about 3 minutes or until hot.3. Serve with Tortilla Chips or ...

  • Practice Tractor Safety During Your Fall Harvest

    Fall is rapidly approaching, and that means that many of us are about to embrace everything that comes with harvest season (if we haven't already started). It's a busy time of year for farmers. However, no matter how much we have to hustle throughout harvest, it's critical to ensure that safety remains our top priority. Whether this is your first or fortieth harvest, it's important to review and refresh on key ways to practice tractor safety this fall. 
    Know Your Machine
    Every tractor is different. It's important to understand the specifics of yours and how it works. Fall is the ...

  • Why Fall Is The Perfect Time To Visit An Iowa Winery

    Iowa is known for some of the best agricultural resources in the world and this includes our local orchards and vineyards. As the summer continues to draw to a close, many of the Midwest's farming professionals who own groves and wineries are gearing up for their fall harvest. What does this mean for those of us that appreciate a great glass of, well, anything, really? That fall is truly the perfect time to visit an Iowa winery. 
    The Benefits Of A Fall Wine Tour 
    Heading out to one of our region's many wineries this September will offer you and your ...

  • Get Your College Tailgate On: Household Tips For The Ultimate Pre-Game Party

    As much as we may hate to admit it, fall is right around the corner. Silver lining? The cooler weather brings with it college football. And, where there's college football, there's college football tailgating. Follow a few simple household tips to ensure you're ready to throw the ultimate pre-game party before you get ready to cheer on your favorite team. 
    Your Tailgating Essentials Should Include: 
    The Food
    It goes without saying (but we'll say it anyway); every great party starts with the food. Tailgating is no exception; begin festivity planning by planning out your menu. Remember, it doesn't have to ...

  • When Farm-To-Table Meets Face-To-Face: Connect With Buyers At Next Farmers Market

    Including farmer's markets in your marketing plan is an excellent way to bring your harvest to your local community. Regional farmer's markets offer farms of every size and scope an opportunity to further its agricultural reach and overall exposure. Knowing a few critical tips on how to minimize stress while maximizing profits can ensure you make your mark at the next farmer's market.
    Come Ready To Impress Local Consumers 
    When gearing up for the next local event, consider these suggestions to optimize the overall experience:
    Bring Your Very Best
    As a farmer, you probably already know that image is everything ...

  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


    Source: wowredskins.com
    Ingredients

    1 cup butter, softened
    1 cup light brown sugar, packed
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup sour cream
    2 large eggs
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1.5 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups rolled oats
    1 cup dried blueberries (or any dried fruit)
    2 cups shredded coconut

    Instructions
    1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and sour cream and beat until smooth.2. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Stir this into the ...

  • Mug Meatloaf


    by: Jennifer Williams
    Whether you're in college and your only stove option is a microwave, or you need a quick and simple meal for one, this recipe won't disappoint!
    Mug Meatloaf
    Ingredients
    1. 1 tablespoon ketchup or BBQ sauce2. 2 tablespoons milk3. 2 tablespoons quick oats4. 1 teaspoon onion soup mix5. 1/4 pound lean ground beef6. Cooking Spray or cooking oil
    Instructions
    1. Combine the milk, ketchup (BBQ sauce), oats and soup mix in a small bowl, add ground beef and mix well.2. Lightly coat a microwave-safe mug or custard cup with cooking spray or oil. Roll meat mixture ...

Farm2Ranch406 Stevens Street, Iowa Falls, IA 50126 • Tel: (800) 442-3276 • Email: info@farm2ranch.com