Leslie Boswell

About Leslie

Shickley, Nebraska

I grew up on our family’s hog farm that was started by my great-grandpa and his brother back in 1895. I began working with the hogs before I started kindergarten and spent 25 years in every area of the operation, from working with the mommas and their babies, to sales in the office.  Taking care of animals always came first. It didn’t matter what day it was, Christmas or birthday, everything waited for chores to be done. After I married, I moved on to grain farming. This work is more seasonal and dependent on the weather. My husband, Ken, and I farmed about 1,200 acres of irrigated corn and soybeans near Shickley.

This kept us busy from spring into late fall, but also gave us time to spend with our family and nine grandchildren. Through most of the year, I was the support staff, helping Ken with the farming in any way I could. During harvest, I ran the combine. Ken and I have now retired from farming, but we continue to live on the farm and still enjoy being involved in farm organizations and promoting agriculture. We love to travel and attend meetings and conferences relating to farming.

News from Leslie

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for Garlic Butter Steak Bites with Pure Nebraska viewers. 2 lbs sirloin steal1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper1/4 cup butter5 cloves garlic1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning Chop steak into...

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French Toast in a Mug

French Toast in a Mug

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for French Toast in a Mug with Pure Nebraska viewers. French Toast in a Mug 2 pieces buttered bread1/4 cup milk2 tablespoons syrup1 teaspoon ground cinnamonpinch salt1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips...

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Chili Cheese Dog Bake

Chili Cheese Dog Bake

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Chili Cheese Dog Bake with Pure Nebraska viewers. Chili Cheese Dog Bake can chili, heatedcan rolled refrigerator pizza crustAssorted shredded cheesepkg Ballpark frankstbsp butter, softenedtsp garlic powder...

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St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Cake Mix Cookie

St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Cake Mix Cookie

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for a fun and simple cookie to make for St, Patrick's Day. St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Cake Mix Cookie 1 White Cake MixGreen Food coloring2 Eggs1/3 cup Oil1 cup White Chocolate Chips Preheat the oven to 350...

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Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad with Pure Nebraska viewers. DEVILED EGG MACARONI SALAD 16 oz salad macaroni6 hard boiled eggs2 cups Mayonnaise¼ cup sour cream2 tablespoon mustard3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish2-3...

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Taco Spaghetti

Taco Spaghetti

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for Taco Spaghetti with Pure Nebraska viewers. Taco Spaghetti 1 pound ground beef1 package taco seasoning1 10-oz Ro*Tel Mild Diced tomatoes & Green Chilies1 tbsp tomato paste8 oz. spaghetti½ cup shredded...

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Two Ingredient Pumpkin Bread

Two Ingredient Pumpkin Bread

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for Two Ingredient Pumpkin Bread with Pure Nebraska viewers. Two Ingredient Pumpkin Bread 1 box Spice Cake Mix2 cups pure canned pumpkin - or one 15 oz. can Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Prepare a 9 ¼ X 5 ¼ loaf...

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Root Beer Float Pie

Root Beer Float Pie

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for Root Beer Float Pie with Pure Nebraska viewers.   Root Beer Float Pie 1 carton (8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided)3/4 cup cold root beer1/2 cup milk1 tsp root beer flavoring (optional)1...

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Stuffed Burgers

Stuffed Burgers

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for stuffed burgers with Pure Nebraska viewers.   Stuffed Burgers 1 1/2 lb. of ground beef1 large egg½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon pepper½ teaspoon of your favorite hamburger spice Mix all ingredients into the...

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Old Fashioned Ham Salad

Old Fashioned Ham Salad

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for Old Fashioned Ham Salad with Pure Nebraska viewers.   Old Fashioned Ham Salad 2 cups ham (fat trimmed off and diced)1/2 cup miracle whip1/4 cup mayo1 stalk celery chopped fine1 Tbsp. sweet pickle...

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Smothered Green Beans

Smothered Green Beans

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares a recipe for Smothered Green Beans with Pure Nebraska viewers. Smothered Green Beans 5 15-oz cans green beans, drained1 lb. bacon⅔ cup brown sugar¼ cup butter melted¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce1½ tsp garlic powder Preheat...

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Cheeseburger Potato Soup

Cheeseburger Potato Soup

CommonGround volunteer Leslie Boswell shares her recipe for Cheeseburger Potato Soup with Pure Nebraska viewers. Cheeseburger Potato Soup 6 cups chicken broth1 lb. hamburger1 lb. bacon2 lbs. hash-browns8 oz. cream cheese1 lb. Velveeta Brown hamburger and drain.Fry...

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