• 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 ...

  • Farm News: October Was National Cooperative Month

    In recent farm news, we have an exciting annual event to report: October was National Cooperative Month or National Co-op Month! National Co-Op Month has been celebrated annually for over fifty years and counting. It’s a time where co-op businesses educate our communities and the greater United States on what it means to belong to a cooperative. Businesses discuss values and principles unique to being part of a co-op. It’s organized by a group of cooperatives that are recognized by the USDA and NCBA CLUSA. They highlight cooperatives’ roles in food service, credit unions, utility cooperatives, insurance cooperatives, housing co-ops ...

  • Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bread

    Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Breadfrom Averiecooks.com
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste3/4 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)1/3 cup vegetable oil, canola oil, or liquid-state coconut oil (melt in micro if necessary to liquify)1/4 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almondmilk2 tablespoons mild or medium molasses2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    Cinnamon Sugar Topping
    3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided 3 ways1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided 3 ways
    Preheat oven to 400F. Spray 3 5x3x2-inch mini loaf pans very well with cooking ...

  • Crockpot Chicken and noodles

    Crockpot Chicken and noodlesfrom belleofthekitchen.com
    1 1/2- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts2 cans (or boxes) cream of chicken soup, 10.5 oz each (don't add water)1-2 tsp dried parsley1/2 tsp seasoned salt1/4 tsp poultry seasoning1/4 tsp garlic powder1/2 stick butter, sliced3 1/2 cups chicken broth8 oz. egg noodles, uncooked
    Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot, then top with the soups (no water added) and sprinkle with the spices.Add butter slices to the top, and pour in the chicken broth.Cook over low heat for 5-6 hours, or high heat for 3-4 hours. Remove ...

  • Mashed Potato Bacon Bombs

    Mashed Potato Bacon Bombs
    By: ohbiteit.com
     2 cups leftover and chilled Mashed Potatoes
    Bacon..one slice per Bomb
    1 Egg
    1/2 cup Dry Bread Crumbs
    Cheddar Cheese cut into 1″ chunks (one chunk per Bomb)
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    Skewers or toothpicks
    Oil for frying~  I used Canola
    Sour Cream and toppings for dipping
    In a large bowl combine the Mashed Potatoes, Egg, and S&P until well blended.
    Grab a small scoop of the Mashed Potatoes and gently form it around a Cheddar Chunk…
    Place the Bread Crumbs into a shallow bowl, and roll that ...

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