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November 6, 2009 With Halloween behind us and Christmas ahead of us it’s nice to welcome November. I always think of November as my thankful time of the year. more »»

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September 18, 2009 Starting early late spring and summer we seemed to be on a very hectic pace most of the time. The harvest hasn’t started yet so we should have a few weeks to unwind. more »»

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August 21, 2009 Summer time and it's State Fair Time in Iowa. Is for country people and town people and also a chance to show off that special project. more »»

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August 7, 2009 While I was doing therapy for my elbow last week I ran into an old friend who asked me if I was going down to the fair grounds and the more I thought about it I decided I’d take in the 4-H building. more »»


July 31, 2009 I’ve been asked if I had taken a vacation, if I was mad or if I had just given up on the “Cooking Corner.”  None of those things: in a way it was a vacation but not one I wanted to have. more »»

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May 8, 2009 Mother’s Day is next Sunday and I know the relationship of having a mother, being a mother and a grandmother.  This is the day to say “Hooray for Moms”.  She knows whether to feed or starve a cold. more »»

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April 23, 2009 By BERNICE VOLKENS        April is designated as “Earth Month” and this week is “Earth Week” this week and a time to make us think about where we live and our environment. more »»


March 26, 2009 March can be such a dismal month, there are times you think “Spring is here”  However lately it has been cold, rainy and not very nice but this is when you make an added effort to be happy and have ... more »»

Chicken Alfredo over Pasta

March 5, 2009 March has come at last and in the middle of Iowa it came in as a lamb.  In no time at all we will be looking forward to growing things. more »»

Easy Banan Jam

February 26, 2009  I think this last week and week-end was certainly raw and wintry and we decided it was a good week-end to stay home and do things that really don’t need doing. more »»

Cherry Cheesecake

February 18, 2009 As I write this it is a National Holiday, which we now call President’s Da. more »»

Mud Hen Bars

February 12, 2009 February, like any month of the year, is as cheerful as you make it.  This week is the day for hearts and flowers and loving gestures for everyone. more »»

"Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust"

February 12, 2009 Whether it is disillusionment, frustration, anger or simple disappointment, the words of King Solomon, the king who had everything, from the greatest wisdom to the greatest wealth of all time,... more »»

Southwestern Potato Skins

February 6, 2009 It hardly seems possible that we are in the month of February – it must be true as you get older time seems to fly b. more »»

Cedar Valley Quilt-A-Thon

February 6, 2009 The 10th annual Cedar Valley Hospice Quilt-a-thon will be held Saturday, February 21 at the Grundy Center Community Building. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. more »»

Farm Bill Meeting

February 6, 2009 Grundy County Extension, Iowa State University Extension and Grundy County Farm Service Agency have scheduled a 2009 Farm Bill meeting to be held in Grundy Center on Thursday, February 19th starting... more »»

Test Recipe

December 22, 2008 This is a recipe page. more »»



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