Sweet Potato Surprise

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! It's a day when my weekly binge-a-thon is not only pardoned, but encouraged. Aunties pushing buttery carbs into my outstretched arms is a thing of dreams. Iowa Thanksgivings are filled with the traditional American Thanksgiving fare, except there are a million times more Jell-O "salads." Iowa Thanksgivings are special not only because … Continue reading Sweet Potato Surprise


Homemade Sauerkraut

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of learning how to make sauerkraut along with a dozen other students at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library for the 'Kraut it out loud' sauerkraut making class. Historically, sauerkraut has been an important source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and good-gut bacteria for those in Central and … Continue reading Homemade Sauerkraut

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes

This week, it seems that people's gardens are bursting with ripe tomatoes! Gardeners are desperately trying to give away their produce because their vines can't take anymore. You can imagine my excitement after finding a recipe that capitalizes on other gardeners' hard work! Thanks again to Czech Village Antiques for another fabulous cookbook find! This baked stuffed … Continue reading Baked Stuffed Tomatoes