Category Archives: Kitchen

‘Have a seat at my table’ by Cathryn Dunsbergen

What a blessing it is to live in small-town USA. Each year for the Fourth of July, our family looks forward to all of the activities and gatherings, and soaking in the excitement of fireworks. This year, I was persuaded to sign up for the Sully Freedom Fun Run, and although it was downpouring, I...
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Sweets to share

By Laura Fikse Hi, my name is Laura Fikse. I'm going to be a junior at Lynnville-Sully High School. I enjoy being creative in my spare time, whether that's painting or experimenting with recipes to make them better. I prefer working with dessert recipes, and I'm sharing a few with you here. The Soft Nutter Butters...
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‘A Slice of Home’ By Simone Bates

Last week, we stayed in a mountaintop cabin in NOrthern Arkensas with Derek's family and convened nightly at the picnic tables for dinner and games. Nothing like a charcoal fire and a game of Nertz! Campfire cooking Two weeks ago, we celebrated “Father’s Day Week!” Father’s Day kicked off the annual Father’s Heart Camp Meeting at Old Settlers...
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‘Farm to table’ by Julie Van Manen

  Summer is here! The temperatures have certainly been summerlike, and I am certainly thankful for a working air conditioner! Warmer weather has made me think of meals that do not require using the oven. One of my favorites is turkey or chicken salad on croissants. In June, we celebrate National Turkey Month and Dairy Month. We...
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‘Have a seat at my table’ by Cathryn Dunsbergen

June has been a whirlwind of excitement. Not only did Blake and I celebrate our seven-year wedding anniversary, but we also gained the titles aunt and uncle. I didn’t understand the hype at first, but I’m here to tell you  being an aunt is the best. My niece is one week old as I’m writing...
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Decorah getaway among the kid chaos

  By Megan Pothoven As if our house couldn’t get any crazier, Archer started crawling about a month ago. That has kept me on my toes even more than I thought was possible. All small toys have been put away, and he has started to really follow his older brother and sister around the house. We...
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‘A Slice of Home’ by Simone Bates

We love this time of year: Gorgeously warm sunshine, blue skies, and dry playground equipment - everything we need for a fun day outside! This mama loves keeping the kids outside as much as possible. Both Liam and Liesl are drawn like magnets to the sandbox or a pile of dirt. Liam has finally stopped...
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