Monday, September 30, 2013

A-maize-ing Family Fun

By Sarah Correll

There's more than corn in Indiana, but our corn mazes are tough to beat.
Amazing designs, different lengths, haunted and traditional versions, and convenient locations all around the state are just some of the great reasons to visit a corn maze. As an added bonus, many of them are a part of a larger operation- an orchard, petting zoo, or pumpkin patch is possibly nearby!
Find out more about how they’re made here, and tell us about your favorite corn maze below!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Apple of My Eye

By Sarah Correll

It's apple season in Indiana. In fact, on many orchards, it's been apple season since mid-August. Expand your apple knowledge with these fun facts!

Johnny Appleseed was planting apples, but they weren't red delicious. He was planting apples to be made into hard cider.

Speaking of hard cider, the slogan "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" was a result of a serious apple surplus during the prohibition.

Indiana apple crop is huge this year thanks to great weather this year - and bad weather last year.

Apples are good source of fiber and Vitamin C.

Visiting an orchard can be a great way to spend a few minutes or few hours- find a listing of Indiana orchards here. Several host festivals, concert, tours and more!


Friday, September 20, 2013

How Cool Is That?

By Sarah Correll

Harvest season is quickly approaching, and bringing a lot of long hours with it. To prepare, ten of our blogger friends spent a day making ten freezer meals! We could all use a little extra time some days. Check out their adventure (and their recipes) here!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It’s What’s for Dinner

By Sarah Correll
Beef isn’t just delicious.

That’s Beyer Beware’s Slow Cooked Balsamic Beef Roast. Recipe here.

It’s also nutritious!

Beef is very versatile.

This Speedy Skillet Lasagna, also from Leah at Beyer Beware, is super quick and easy to make!

Heather’s Taco Soup is easy to make and fun to customize!

Marybeth made this delicious BBQ Bacon-Stuffed Meatloaf! 

And the Kelsay family loves this Cowboy Tater Tot Casserole.
More than 89 million beef cattle are in the United States right now.

And they’re being raised by dedicated farm families, just like Marybeth’s!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

What’s Crockin’?

By Sarah Correll

They’re versatile. They save is time. They make delicious food. They’re a favorite of many of our favorite bloggers.
They’re Crockpots. Check out how some of our favorites are using theirs!

Shredded Apricot Pork Roast

Amy at A Latte with Ott, A cooks up a great pork roast in this post!

Heartland Barbecue Beef

Jeanette at Fencerow to Fencerow’s family ate this dish so quickly that she didn’t have a chance to grab a picture. Almost half of the ingredient list for this simple and delicious dish is shown here!

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

It’s almost the season of pumpkin everything, and this pie from Cris at Goodeness Gracious looks delicious. Can you imagine how good this would smell?

Sweet Potato Casserole

Another fall staple, this recipe from A Latte with Ott, A could simplify your Thanksgiving or your weeknight dinner!

Beef Burgundy

Liz from Two Maids a Milking shared this recipe. How good does that look?

Crockpot Mac N’ Cheese

Mac and cheese is always a hit. Check out Jeanette’s recipe here!

Do you have a Crockpot recipe we need to know? Share it below!