Category Archives: Kitchen

FROM THE KITCHEN- Hannah DePenning

                This week’s featured cook is Hannah De Penning. Hannah grew up near Kalona and went to school at Mid-Prairie and then Cornell College. She lives in Sully at 205 8th Avenue. She has lived in Sully the past three years and at her current home just over six months. Hannah married Nick De Penning just over...

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FARM TO TABLE: Beef … part of a heart-healthy diet

                By now, I think most of us are rejoicing as we mark the final days of February off the calendar while looking forward to March and spring! The final days of February provide us with an opportunity to talk about heart health as February is National Heart Month as designated by the American Heart Association. 

The Wooden Spoon: For the Love of Food

THello, everyone! I hope this finds you doing well! And hungry! The snow keeps falling, and the kitchen is trying to keep up. Aren't we all?

                Over the past few weeks, I've been able to try and test out a lot of new recipes that I'll share with you all. This...

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National Almond Day February 16

The health benefits of delicious little almonds have been known for centuries. According to, almond trees were being cultivated and blossoming in the lands around the Mediterranean Sea before 4000 B.C. Almonds are even mentioned in the Bible, cited in Genesis 43:11, where Jacob instructs his sons to go to Egypt to buy grain from their...

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                This week’s featured cook is Kendra Van Wyk. Kendra grew up in Marion and graduated from Linn-Mar High School and the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in marketing. Kendra is married to Cale Van Wyk. He grew up in Sully and graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School and the University of...

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Thelma & Bonnie’s Have a Seat at My Table

Hello there, I’m Cathryn Dunsbergen. I am so excited to be part of the Hometown Press Team! I’m looking forward to sharing recipes, tips to make your house a home, personal stories, and more!

                You may be thinking, why Thelma & Bonnie’s? Well friends, Thelma was my great-grandma and Bonnie is my...

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Farm to Table: Winter is here!

As I write this article, most of the state of Iowa has been placed under a Winter Storm Warning. On the farm, preparations for such an event have taken place. Cattle have been given extra bedding and panels have been placed on one barn. The wind that is predicted to follow is not fun on the...

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