• No-bake Samoa Cookies
    August 16, 2017
    Dessert, RECIPES
    CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for a No-Bake Samoa Cookie. Save Save Save Save Save Save
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  • County Fair Funnel Cakes
    August 8, 2017
    Dessert, RECIPES
    This week is our county fair and, without a doubt, there's nothing better than...
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  • "Nature's cruel, but we don't have to be"
    August 1, 2017
    Animal Welfare, Beef recipes, BLOG, Food Safety, Nutrition
    "Nature's cruel, but we don't have to be." is one of my favorite quotes...
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  • Zucchini and Rhubarb Bread
    July 26, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    CommonGround volunteer Susan Littlefield shares a recipe for Zucchini and Rhubarb bread or muffins. ...
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  • How to Freeze Fresh Corn
    July 19, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides
    CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe and instructions for freezing sweet corn....
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  • Easy Homemade Mini Corn Dogs
    July 8, 2017
    Pork Recipes, RECIPES
    As the summer heats up, so does the grill. Weekends are filled with backyard...
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  • Patriotic Dessert in a Jar
    June 28, 2017
    Dessert, RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    ComsmonGround volunteer Morgan Wrich shares a simple and fun recipe for the 4th of...
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  • Fruit Float
    June 22, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    CommonGround volunteer Morgan Wrich shares a recipe for a Fruit Float....
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  • Protein Bars
    June 15, 2017
    Dessert, RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    CommonGround volunteer Melisa Konecky shares her recipe for Protein Bars.  ...
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  • Grilled Steak Kebabs
    June 11, 2017
    Beef recipes, Nutrition, RECIPES
    Summertime is all about the grill. Enjoying a charbroiled meal while sitting on our...
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  • Sirloin Steak Salad for Two
    June 7, 2017
    Beef recipes, RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    CommonGround volunteer Karol Swan shares her recipe for a Sirloin Steak Salad.   Save Save Save
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  • Watermelon and Fennel Salad
    June 2, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides
    CommonGround volunteer, R.D. Elaine Farley-Zoucha shares her recipe for Watermelon and Fennel Salad.  ...
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  • Cowboy Caviar
    May 25, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides
    CommonGround volunteer Melisa Konecky shares her recipe for Cowboy Caviar with Pure Nebraska viewers....
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  • Healthier Corn Dip
    May 18, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    CommonGround volunteer Morgan Wrich shares her recipe for "Healthier Corn Dip" with Pure Nebraska...
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  • No Bake Banana Split Dessert
    May 10, 2017
    Dessert, RECIPES, Sides
    CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for a No Bake Banana Split dessert....
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  • Fluffy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
    May 6, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    If you're like me you can't start your day on an empty stomach. My...
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  • Chicken Apple Salad
    May 3, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides
    CommonGround volunteer Karol Swan shares her recipe for Chicken Apple Salad. Save
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  • Mini Fruit Pizza
    April 27, 2017
    Dessert, RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    CommonGround volunteer Ashley Babl shares her recipe for Mini Fruit Pizza with Pure Nebraska...
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  • Easy Cherry Tarts
    April 21, 2017
    RECIPES
    CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Cherry Tarts. SaveSaveSave       Save Save
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  • Bunny Salad
    April 6, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides
    CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a fun and easy recipe for an Easter salad. Save
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  • Eggs-citing April
    April 4, 2017
    Animal Welfare, BLOG, Farming, RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    Easter is upon us, as is the end of the Lenten season. This year, Jared...
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  • Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
    March 22, 2017
    Nutrition, RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    CommonGround volunteer and RD Elaine Farley-Zoucha shares a recipe for Roasted Beet and Goat...
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  • G.G.’s Scalloped Corn
    March 9, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides
    CommonGround volunteer Deb Gangwish shares her Great Grandma's recipe for Scalloped Corn.
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  • Reuben casserole
    February 23, 2017
    Beef recipes, RECIPES
    CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Reuben casserole.   Save Save Save Save
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  • Valentine's Day Meal for Two
    February 8, 2017
    Animal Welfare, Beef recipes, BLOG, Life on the Farm, RECIPES
    You may be seeing a trend in my favorite recipes...but Jared and I have...
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  • Perfect Potato Soup
    January 31, 2017
    Pork Recipes, RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    I love the Pioneer Woman. Everything that comes out of her kitchen is mouthwatering....
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  • Layered Ranch Taco Dip
    January 26, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Layered Ranch Taco Dip  ...
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  • Busting Beef Myths
    January 20, 2017
    Beef recipes, BLOG, Nutrition
      Many of us often set goals to improve our health through exercise and weight...
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  • German Beef Rouladen
    January 19, 2017
    Beef recipes, RECIPES
    CommonGround volunteer Elaine Farley-Zoucha shares her family recipe for German Beef Rouladen....
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  • Oatmeal Muffins and Honey Butter
    January 6, 2017
    RECIPES, Sides
    CommonGround volunteer Karol Swan shares her recipe for Oatmeal Muffins and Honey Butter....
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  • Holiday Cheese Ball
    December 22, 2016
    RECIPES, Sides
      CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for a Holiday Cheese Ball....
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  • Peanut Butter Blossoms
    December 21, 2016
    RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    Baking Christmas cookies is a long time tradition in our home. Hours are spent...
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  • Sausage Cheese Balls
    December 14, 2016
    Pork Recipes, RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
      CommonGround volunteer Ruth Ready shares her recipe for Sausage Cheese Balls....
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  • Peppermint Sugar Scrub - Holiday Gift idea
    December 7, 2016
    RECIPES, Uncategorized
    CommonGround Volunteer Diane Karr shares her recipe for a Peppermint Sugar Scrub. This...
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  • Cranberry Balsamic Pork Loin
    November 30, 2016
    Pork Recipes, RECIPES
      Elaine Farley-Zoucha shares her recipe for Cranberry Balsamic Pork Loin. >  Cranberry...
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  • EASY 4 INGREDIENT SOFT CARAMELS
    November 23, 2016
    BLOG, Dessert, Farming, Life on the Farm, RECIPES, Uncategorized
    Hello my name is Jenny Wiese and I live and breathe agriculture. I’m a...
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  • French Toast Bites
    November 16, 2016
    RECIPES, Uncategorized
    Karol Swan shares her recipe for French Toast Bites. French Toast...
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  • Beefy Harvest Soup
    November 9, 2016
    Beef recipes, RECIPES, Uncategorized
    Joan Ruskamp shares a recipe for Beefy Harvest Soup.     Beefy Harvest...
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  • Corn and Black Bean Salad
    October 27, 2016
    RECIPES, Sides
    Diane Karr shares her recipe for Corn and Black Bean Salad....
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  • Apple Pie Bake
    October 24, 2016
    Dessert, RECIPES
    Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for Apple Pie Bake.   Apple Pie...
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  • Poke Cake
    October 24, 2016
    RECIPES
    Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for Poke Cake.   Poke Cake 2016-10-24 11:53:56 Write...
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  • Rueben Dip
    October 24, 2016
    RECIPES
    Lana Hoffschneider shares her family recipe for Rueben Dip. Reuben Dip 2016-10-24...
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  • Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
    October 21, 2016
    RECIPES
    Leslie Boswell shares a simple recipe for Bacon Cinnamon Rolls.   Bacon...
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  • Mini Taco Bowls
    October 21, 2016
    RECIPES
    Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Mini Taco Bowls. Mini...
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  • Apple Crisp
    October 21, 2016
    RECIPES
    Karol Swan shares her recipe for Apple Crisp. Apple Crisp 2016-10-20 17:07:23 Write...
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  • Valentines Cookies in a Jar
    October 21, 2016
    RECIPES
    Hilary Maricle shares a recipe and a gift idea for Valentines Day....
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  • Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
    October 21, 2016
    RECIPES
      Joan Ruskamp shares her recipe for Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf. Bacon...
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  • Peach Salsa
    October 20, 2016
    RECIPES
    Karol Swan shares a recipe for Peach Salsa and ideas for those "extras" from...
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  • Summer Blueberry Crockpot Bake
    October 20, 2016
    Dessert, RECIPES
    Ashley Babl shares a recipe for a Summer Blueberry Crockpot Bake....
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  • Shepard's Pie
    October 19, 2016
    Beef recipes, Pork Recipes, Poultry Recipes, RECIPES
    Susan Littlefield shares a simple recipe for Shepherds Pie. Shepard's...
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  • Game Day Chili
    October 18, 2016
    RECIPES
    Joan Ruskamp shares her recipe for Game Day Chili. Game...
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  • Wanda’s Cowboy Beans
    October 18, 2016
    RECIPES
    Deb Gangwish shares her family recipe for Wanda's Cowboy Beans....
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  • Meatballs
    October 18, 2016
    RECIPES
    Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for meatballs. Meatballs 2016-10-24 11:42:36 Write a...
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  • Baked Oatmeal To-Go
    October 18, 2016
    RECIPES, Sides
    Ashley Babl shares her recipe for Oatmeal on the Go. Baked...
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  • Copper Pennies
    October 18, 2016
    RECIPES
    Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Copper Pennies. Copper Pennies 2016-10-18 16:48:49 Write...
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  • Cherry Salad
    October 18, 2016
    RECIPES, Sides
    Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Cherry salad. Cherry Salad 2016-10-18...
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  • Stromboli
    October 18, 2016
    Beef recipes, RECIPES
    Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Stromboli. Stromboli 2016-10-18 16:22:25 Write a review Save...
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  • Steakhouse Potato Salad
    October 18, 2016
    Pork Recipes, RECIPES, Sides
    Dawn Caldwell shares her recipe for Steakhouse Potato Salad. Steakhouse...
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  • Craisin Salad
    October 18, 2016
    RECIPES, Sides
    Karol Swan shares a recipe for Craisin Salad. Craisin Salad 2016-10-18...
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  • Frito Corn Salad
    October 18, 2016
    RECIPES
    Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Frito Corn Salad. Frito...
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  • Cookies on a Stick
    October 18, 2016
    RECIPES
    Leslie Boswell shares a fun recipe for Cookies on a Stick.  ...
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  • Very Versatile Stir-Fry “Beef”     
    October 17, 2016
    Beef recipes, RECIPES
    Karol Swan shares a recipe for Very Versatile Beef Stir-Fry. Very...
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  • Footballs and Fajitas
    February 7, 2016
    Beef recipes, BLOG, Farm Moms, RECIPES
    Football is one of my favorite sports to watch.  Did you know Super Bowl...
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  • TACO RING
    October 7, 2015
    Beef recipes, RECIPES
    Taco Ring 2015-10-07 15:33:05 Write a review Save Recipe Print Cook...
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  • Steak Fajitas
    July 23, 2015
    Beef recipes, Nutrition, RECIPES
    Blog submitted by Bethany Swendender Greetings from the Sandhills! Summer is now in full swing.  Thanks...
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  • Where's the beef? {Recipe for Beef Month}
    May 6, 2015
    Beef recipes, Food Safety, Nutrition, RECIPES
    Some of you might remember the slogan Wendy's used in 1984 with Clara Peller...
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  • Heart-healthy beef recipe for Valentine's Day
    February 12, 2015
    Beef recipes, Nutrition, RECIPES
    Sometimes it’s hard to think about what to make for a nice Valentine’s Day...
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  • Family recipes and family farms – Cinnamon Twists recipe
    January 23, 2015
    Corporate Farms, Dessert, RECIPES
    I found my husband’s grandmother’s cookbook recently that her church put together in 1982...
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  • Kid-Friendly Beefy Spaghetti Cups Recipe | Meat Prices
    December 18, 2014
    Beef recipes, RECIPES
    Farm moms like us realize that time and budgets are important commodities - just...
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  • Organic Farm Tour & Maple Dill Carrots recipe
    November 26, 2014
    Farming, Food Safety, Local/Organic, Nutrition, RECIPES, Sides
    RD Amber from Stirlist, a registered dietitian passionate about food, health and nutrition, came...
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  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread & Farm Tour
    October 17, 2014
    Dessert, GMO Foods, Life on the Farm, Local/Organic, RECIPES
    I recently hosted Amber from Stirlist.com to visit my farm and share with her...
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  • No-Noodle Lasagna Beef Dip Recipe
    October 16, 2014
    Beef recipes, RECIPES
    The most delicious appetizer. Ever. I’m a BIG fan of appetizers.  And it’s now Appetizer...
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  • Chipotle Meatballs Recipe and Farm Tour
    August 11, 2014
    Animal Welfare, Antibiotics, Beef recipes, Corporate Farms, RECIPES
    Registered Dietitian and food writer from Stirlist, Amber, came out to my feedlot recently...
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  • Patio Corn Salad, Biotech, & Jean Jackets
    July 15, 2014
    Corporate Farms, GMO Foods, RECIPES, Sides
    I had the opportunity to share with Amber from Stirlist.com about our farm and what I...
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  • Silk-Free Sweet Corn Trick - CommonGround Nebraska on KOLN
    July 3, 2014
    BLOG, CommonGround in the News, Farm Moms, Farming, Life on the Farm, RECIPES, Sides
      The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate with friends...
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  • Lana's Corn Bake & Farm Tour
    June 9, 2014
    Corporate Farms, Farm Moms, GMO Foods, Life on the Farm, RECIPES, Sides
    At the end of May, I had the opportunity to host Registered Dietitian (RD),...
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  • Make a Wish! {Strawberries and Cream Sheet Cake Recipe}
    May 19, 2014
    Dessert, Life on the Farm, RECIPES
    I have to think that one of the most universal traditions is making a...
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  • Apple Coffee Cake recipe
    January 13, 2014
    Dessert, Local/Organic, RECIPES
    I have yet again another apple recipe! But this time for breakfast. Grab a...
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  • Patty Melts Recipe
    January 2, 2014
    Beef recipes, RECIPES
    Concerns of food prices have been brought up recently and we’ve been asked, “Am...
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  • Green Bean Casserole Recipe
    November 22, 2013
    BLOG, Farm Moms, Farming, Life on the Farm, RECIPES, Sides
    This is an important time of year. A time for family, food, and fun....
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  • BBQ Meatballs Recipe
    November 8, 2013
    Beef recipes, Farm Moms, Farming, Life on the Farm, RECIPES
    The Husker fever after Nebraska’s last-second victory against Northwestern swept across the state faster...
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  • Toasted Pecan and Broccoli Salad Recipe
    October 25, 2013
    Farm Moms, Farming, Food Safety, Life on the Farm, Nutrition, RECIPES, Uncategorized
    This light, fresh salad is among my family’s favorites. It’s a popular side in...
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  • Apple Crock Pot Breakfast Recipe
    October 18, 2013
    Farm Moms, Farming, Food Safety, Life on the Farm, RECIPES, Uncategorized
      Autumn is a beautiful season for so many reasons. I love years like this,...
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  • Bacon-wrapped Garlic Lime Pork Chops Recipe
    October 11, 2013
    Farm Moms, Farming, Life on the Farm, Nutrition, Pork Recipes, RECIPES
    I'm going to talk about something that's near and dear to a lot of...
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  • Zuppa Toscana Recipe
    October 4, 2013
    Farm Moms, Farming, Life on the Farm, Nutrition, RECIPES, Sides, Uncategorized
    Wow, I can’t believe it’s already October! I’m not sure where summer went, but...
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  • Harvest Pumpkin Bars Recipe
    September 26, 2013
    Farm Moms, Farming, Life on the Farm, RECIPES, Uncategorized
    It’s that time of year again! Autumn is quickly approaching, and it’s time to...
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  • Beef and Sausage Runza Bake Recipe
    September 19, 2013
    Farm Moms, Farming, Life on the Farm, Nutrition, RECIPES
    This is it. A real Nebraska tradition. As much a part of this state...
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  • Creamed Corn with Jalapenos Recipe
    September 12, 2013
    Farm Moms, Farming, Local/Organic, Nutrition, RECIPES
    I’ll be the first one to admit that living and working on a farm...
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  • Calico Beans Recipe
    August 29, 2013
    BLOG, Farm Moms, Life on the Farm, RECIPES
    It’s hard to believe, but the summer is almost over. Soon, the long hot...
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  • Family Farmers + Snicker Apple Salad recipe
    August 21, 2013
    Corporate Farms, RECIPES
    Many people are concerned about “factory farms” taking over family farms today. The term...
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  • Fresh Guacamole recipe
    August 15, 2013
    RECIPES
    First of all, beware – this recipe is simple & delicious & you can easily...
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  • Spice Things Up - Fresh Summer Salsa Recipe
    June 25, 2013
    CommonGround in the News, Farm Moms, RECIPES
    Looking for a fresh recipe this summer? CommonGround Nebraska volunteer farm woman Hilary Maricle...
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  • Rhubarb Cream Pie Recipe w/ice cream for Dairy Month!
    June 12, 2013
    Food Safety, RECIPES
    This was (and still is) a childhood favorite of mine always made by my...
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  • Summer Salsa recipe + benefits of food biotechnology
    May 29, 2013
    GMO Foods, RECIPES
    Summer is here for many of us! A great recipe our family enjoys is...
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  • Raw Apple Muffins how-to video {Recipe}
    May 17, 2013
    GMO Foods, Local/Organic, RECIPES
    Have you ever wanted to know the difference in store-bought vs. home-grown vs. farmer's...
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  • Slow-Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork recipe
    May 7, 2013
    Animal Welfare, Corporate Farms, Food Safety, RECIPES
    I recently had one of my favorite pork recipes featured on AllYou.com that I...
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  • Yum Yum's recipe {Nebraska Sloppy Joe's}
    May 2, 2013
    Life on the Farm, RECIPES
    I remember supper with my aunt and uncle in Iowa when they served Sloppy...
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  • Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler Recipe
    April 10, 2013
    RECIPES
    This is a family favorite dessert in our household – it doesn’t sit around...
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  • Grandma Mag's Monster Cookie Recipe
    April 2, 2013
    Farm Moms, RECIPES
    This is a recipe that my Grandma Mag made for Christmas and Easter. It...
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  • Chuckwagon Pasta recipe
    March 14, 2013
    RECIPES
    My passion for agriculture goes way back to my years growing up in Iowa....
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  • Pepperoni Buns recipe
    March 1, 2013
    RECIPES
    Pepperoni buns are something delicious my mom created when my brothers and I were...
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  • Spaghetti Corn recipe
    February 11, 2013
    RECIPES
    Hi! My name is Sharon Portenier and my family and I farm and ranch...
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  • Cranberry Sauce'd Pulled Pork Recipe
    January 7, 2013
    RECIPES
    If you like a little sweet 'n spice with your food, you're going to...
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  • Cranberry-Jalapeno Relish recipe
    January 4, 2013
    RECIPES
    This is a fresh recipe that will awaken your senses! The bright flavors of...
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  • Shepherd's Pie recipe
    December 24, 2012
    RECIPES
    My role as a farm wife may be different than most because besides our...
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  • Prime Rib recipe
    December 20, 2012
    RECIPES
    One of our Christmas traditions is eating prime rib for supper on Christmas Eve. ...
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  • Ham Loaf Superb Cupcakes Recipe
    December 12, 2012
    Food Safety, RECIPES
    After growing up on a hog farm, life on a grain farm seems pretty...
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  • Beef roast + leftover beef & noodles recipe
    November 29, 2012
    Farm Moms, RECIPES
    Since you’re probably sick of leftover turkey by now – time to cook some...
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  • Sweet and Salty Pork Burgers
    November 15, 2012
    RECIPES
    My family and I love this recipe. It's a quick and easy and is...
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  • Potato Sauerkraut Casserole Recipe
    November 7, 2012
    RECIPES
    I grew up on our family farm of over 100 years, where my dad...
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  • Recipe | What's for "barnyard" supper?
    October 10, 2012
    Farm Moms, RECIPES
    I don’t think it matters if a gal lives in the city, in the...
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  • Spaghetti Salad Recipe
    September 12, 2012
    Local/Organic, RECIPES
    While at the Nebraska State Fair for the Cookin' with CommonGround recipe demo's, I...
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  • Soynut Trail Mix Recipe
    August 24, 2012
    RECIPES
    When you're on the move or need a quick snack, this Nebraska favorite, Soynut...
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  • Hot Beef Sundae Recipe
    August 23, 2012
    RECIPES
    Being a ranching family, our family really likes beef, so I want to share...
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  • Nebraska Farm Salad Recipe
    August 22, 2012
    RECIPES
    In my video, I demonstrate how to make a Nebraska Farm Salad. This salad has...
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  • Grandma Mag’s Hamburger Stroganoff
    July 24, 2012
    RECIPES
    Life is a little crazy at our house, especially around meal time. After work,...
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  • Big Hamburgers
    July 16, 2012
    RECIPES
    When I need a go-to recipe, these Big Hamburgers are one of my favorites....
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  • Silk-Free Sweet Corn
    June 22, 2012
    RECIPES
    Boiling large pots of water and plunging the ears of corn in them is...
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  • Recipe | Sweet Hawaiian Mini Burgers
    June 13, 2012
    Farm Moms, RECIPES
    These Sweet Hawaiian Mini Burgers are easy to make and taste so good during...
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  • Beefy Mexican Lasagna
    May 16, 2012
    RECIPES
    For Beef Month, I want to share one of my favorite BEEF recipes: Beefy...
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  • Avocado green if you know what I mean
    March 27, 2012
    RECIPES
    Ahhh, the wonders of an avocado. I thought of this as my eight-year-old daughter...
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  • Hot Beef Sundaes
    March 6, 2012
    RECIPES
    My family and I love to have this meal with some steamed green vegetables...
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  • Delicious, Nutritious Steak | Recipe
    February 27, 2012
    RECIPES
    Again last night a friend informed all of her Facebook friends that her young...
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