30 Days on the Prairie Farm Series Archives - Beyer Beware

Must Have Cookbooks

Schleef Family Favorites Cookbook

While I am always connected to technology, there is nothing better than a cookbook. And I have plenty of them. But, I have my favorites. The ones I can count on when I don’t want to “try” too hard or just need some comfort food. The cookbooks with generations of family favorites. But, besides my […]

My food tribute to Leontien

Bastiaan and Leontien

I know a lot of you have followed along with Leontien’s blog. I guess a day doesn’t go by that quite a few of us farmwives and friends pause to pray for her. Think of her. Text her. Smile about the gift she has been to us. I know sometimes we have all felt helpless […]

Honey Crisp Apple Sangria with Food and Wine Pairing

Honey Crisp Apple Sangria

Let’s be honest with each other. The holidays can be a great time to spend with your families. Lots of food. Lots of catching up on what’s going on in everyone’s lives. Lots of football. Lots of wine. Seriously, how do people who don’t drink make it through the holidays with their families without drinking? […]

Tips for Buying Meat on a Budget

Meatless Monday

It seems like Meatless Monday isn’t a fad. Yet, I can’t seem to convince my family that no meat all day long is a good idea. Maybe it is because we have two full freezers of meat that was raised by our family. Maybe it is because we enjoy B-12. If you are like me […]

5 Gifts for the Foodie {or food, wine & coffee addict}

foodie christmas gift ideas

I am not a fancy cook. I just like food. A lot. I like good food with good wine. And let’s be honest, I am a coffee junky. I could live a long time without a lot of things, but coffee is not one of those things. While, I am not counting on getting any […]

Are we fat, uppity Americans?

How to feed the future

Let me be frank, we are fat, happy Americans. We bicker about what is the “right” way to raise everything from pigs to tomatoes. We pay more attention to the label on our food than the empty shelves at the local food pantry. And we don’t just use our dollars to express what we think […]

Hunk of Meat Monday: Philly Cheese Sloppy Joes

Shredded Cheese for Philly Cheese

Holy price of meat, Batman! I buy the majority of meat directly from the farmer. All of my beef comes from my brother, and the pork in the freezer is from my one of the show pigs. But every now and then I will just glance in the meat case at the grocery store. Was […]

Day 7- Grilling the Perfect Steak

steak griling

If you are going to spend the money on good steaks you want to make sure you have done everything in your favor. Here are a few tips to help you. Pick the right steak The meat counter can be filled with an over whelming amount of beef cuts laid out on the beef. But, […]

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