Cristen Clark lives on an Iowa farm where her family raises corn, soybeans, pigs and cattle. She loves cooking and writing, and sharing contest winning recipes with people she knows. She can be reached at

These small sliders make the perfect meal on a hot summer night with a cool drink in hand!
Salsa gardens take up a limited amount of space and can be grown in containers. Here are some tips and ideas to get you off to a successful start in growing tasty salsa ingredients!
Cristen Clark explains the mechanisms of making yeast breads and gives a recipe for an easy variety.
Cristen Clark offers tips for brunch success and recipes for pancakes and eggs.
"This fresh pasta recipe is my answer to cabin fever days with my kids at home. The dough comes together in a flash and the kids can be kept busy all afternoon long cranking out pasta sheets and making basic pasta shapes."
If you’d like to prepare a seafood feast of your own, here are some ideas!
Cristen Clark gives some tips on growing zinnias and saving their seeds for another year.
Dealing with a basket of tomatoes is easy with this slow-cooker big batch salsa.
Cristen Clark shares not only her recipe for cinnamon rolls but also some ticks and trips for making her recipe and others work for you.
Cucumber slices covered in herbed cream cheese can be an appetizer or a meal and can help use up some of those excess cucumbers.