• Black Bean Turkey Burgers

    Black Bean Turkey Burgers
    1 pound (16 oz) 99% lean ground turkey breast
    1 can (16 oz) black beans
    1/4 cup Walden Farms ketchup
    1/4 cup flaxseed meal
    1/2 cup oatmeal
    1 whole egg
    2 tbsp low fat Parmesan cheese
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/4 cup onion, chopped
    1/4 cup celery, chopped
    1 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp paprika
    pepper to taste
    1. Preheat BBQ for medium-high heat.
    2. Rinse a can of black beans well and place in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients to black
    beans and mix with your hands until ...

  • Irish Seafood Chowder

    Irish Seafood Chowder
    From sumptuousspoonfuls.com

    2 slices lean nitrate-free bacon
    1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
    1 leek, rinsed and chopped
    2 stalks celery, chopped
    3 carrots, peeled & chopped
    2 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
    4 potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 4 cups)
    2 cups fish broth or clam juice or 2 cups water + 3 Tablespoons fish sauce
    1 bay leaf
    4 oz. Greek cream cheese (or Neufchatel)
    1 Tablespoon cornstarch
    3 cups low fat milk
    1/2 lb. salmon, cut into small pieces
    1/2 lb. shrimp, tails removed
    1 6-oz. can crabmeat, drained
    1 teaspoon tarragon
    1/2 teaspoon ...

  • Moscato cupcakes

    Moscato cupcakes from delish.com
    1 box white cake mix1 3/4 c. Moscato, divided1 c. (two sticks) unsalted butter, softened4 c. powdered sugar, divided1 tsp. pure vanilla extractpinch of kosher saltpink food coloring
    Preheat oven to 350° and line one muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners.In a large bowl, mix cake mix with 1 1/2 cups Moscato. Bake according to package directions and let cool completely before frosting.Meanwhile, make Moscato frosting: In a large bowl, combine butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, and remaining 1/4 cup Moscato.Using a hand mixer, beat until smooth. Add the remaining 2 cups ...

  • Crockpot Red Wine Hot Cocoa

    Crockpot Red Wine Hot Cocoa from delish.com
     2 1/2 c.  semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 c.  cocoa powder 1/2 c.  sugar Pinch kosher salt 6 c.  whole milk 1  bottle red wine
    Toasted marshmallows, for serving Chocolate shavings, for serving
    Combine chocolate chips, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, milk and wine in slow cooker.Cook on high for one hour, stirring every 20 minutes.Ladle cocoa into mugs and top with toasted marshmallows and chocolate shavings.

  • 4 Expert Tips For Winter Farm Equipment Maintenance

    Winter is on its way, and that means storing your farm equipment. But before you do, you can avoid damage and deterioration by following these simple maintenance tips. This will ensure your farm equipment in tip-top shape for the next spring and summer harvest season.
    1. Clean It Up
    You just finished your fall harvest and your farm equipment is understandably dusty, musty and dirty. Just like dirty clothes and dirty dishes, if you wait to wash them, it gets harder and harder to clean. Moist or liquid mud and dirt can also harden, which can cause rust and ...

  • Farm And Agriculture News: Iowa Corn And Soybean Harvest Recap

    This corn and soybean harvest has been challenging. Although we’ve been incredibly behind the overall five-year average, we are moving forward. We finally had some dry weather, which allowed many of us to roll our combines. This is a relief to both farmers and livestock, who were both stressed and waterlogged waiting to get out into the fields.
    Soybean And Corn Harvest Averages
    Soybeans have been consistently six days behind and corn has been one day behind the five-year average. According to a USDA statewide survey on November 4th, 72% of the corn has been harvested and 88% ...

  • Thanksgiving Egg Rolls

    Thanksgiving Egg Rolls

    6 Eggroll wrappers
    1 c. leftover turkey, shredded
    1 c. leftover mashed potatoes
    1 c. Leftover cranberries
    1 c. leftover stuffing
    vegetable oil
    Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface in a diamond shape and spread a thin layer of cranberries. Next add a couple tablespoons of mashed potatoes, then stuffing, and then turkey. Fold up bottom half and tightly fold in sides. Gently roll, then seal fold with a couple drops of water. Repeat with remaining leftovers.
    In a large skillet over ...

  • Crockpot Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Ham

    Crockpot Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Ham
    from Life-in-the-lofthouse.com
    1 (6 to 7 pound) fully cooked ham
    GLAZE1 cup pineapple juice1/2 cup diced pineapple2 Tablespoons real maple syrup1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    Spray the inside liner of a 7 quart crock pot with non-stick spray. Place ham inside crock pot, flat side down.FOR GLAZE: Mix all of the glaze ingredients together. (You can put it in the blender to fully blend in pineapple, if desired)Pour glaze all over ham. Cover with lid. Cook on low heat 4 to 5 hours or until internal temperature ...

  • Perfect Pumpkin Pie


    Perfect Pumpkin Pie
    Source- Jennifer Williams


    1 – 16 oz. can of solid-pack pumpkin
    1 - 14 oz. can Sweetened Condensed Milk
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    ½ teaspoons salt
    (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted ...

  • Agriculture News: Iowa Corn And Soybean Harvest

    We’ve had a very rainy and soggy Iowa corn and soybean harvest this year. There were very few days dry enough for field work, but we still came out with surplus crops. The leaves have changed, the holidays are nearly upon us! With winter planting nearest done, let’s take a look back this month’s corn and soybean harvest.
    The Corn Harvest
    Iowa’s corn harvest was roughly 5 days ahead of average despite wet weather. Yields were pretty good, but when there’s rain, there are wet crops that need to be dried. We don’t often think about it, but ...

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