Author: Jacque Nyenhuis

How to find Morel Mushrooms

I traveled over 1520 miles to find these precious gems and it was worth every mile. My sister called on Wednesday and said she had been out walking on my Dad’s farm and found some morels. I was in the car the next day heading to Iowa. I picked up […]

 

Crystallized Ginger

Several years ago my daughter told me about an amazing restaurant experience where she was served Crystallized Ginger as the grand finale. It sounded intriguing enough that I ran out and found some, but I was not impressed with it and it sat in my cupboard forever. Later I came […]

 

Tiny Yam Muffins

I love tea parties, and these tiny delectable bites remind me to slow down enough to have a few tea parties. When the girls were little we would dress in old fashioned dresses, fill some fine tea cups, and have a party. The flavor of these little gems is dependent upon […]

 

Raspberry Balsamic Dressing

This is a dressing that I used at my daughter’s wedding and other events I have catered. It is light with a hint of sweetness.  If your raspberries are still frozen, put them in the microwave for a minute or two until the juice runs easily. The secret is to […]

 

Thyme Infused Leek Soup

If you find yourself in the woods this spring, look for the red colored ramps which can be used in this recipe.  When we backpack in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming, we always look for ramps and put them in whatever soup, stew, or main dish is on the […]

 

Court Bouillon

I knew my article was on page 23 of  the Cooking Light Magazine, but it took  a friend to point out that it was my recipe on the cover! Wow, that is my recipe isn’t it?  How I had missed this little detail is beyond me.  It is a little […]

 

Granola With Pomegranate

Granola takes minutes to make in the microwave.  It is as quick as any breakfast and I love to put all kinds of yummy things in it…..like walnuts, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), flax seeds, and coconut – not to mention dried fruit. For this particular recipe, I left out the dried […]

 

Whole Wheat Waffles With Pecans and Pears

Louisiana food is an unusual experience for many, but especially for this Iowa farm girl. Who could imagine that there was a place where I could have two gardens a year? The rose trellis at the end of the covered porch was covered with hundreds of an antique variety of […]