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For most of us, the name Frankenstein conjures up an image of a large, stiff-legged, green-faced, bolts-in-the-neck monster, with arms out-stretched, ready to grab us!  In reality, the creature in Mary Shelley’s 1818 book had no name!  Frankenstein is the name of the doctor who created the monster. Over time, the use of the name Frankenstein referring to the monster has also become generally accepted. Mary Shelley was a young woman when she and other guests of Lord Byron were kept indoors on a rainy day, and they entertained themselves by readingRead More
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Hey there! It’s Liz from Two Maids a Milking guest posting! There has certainly been a chill in the air around here and that means it is time for comfort food! I love this time of year, the leaves are changing, we are busy on the farm with harvest and all my favorite foods including pumpkin cookies, beef and noodles and all my favorite casseroles take their place back on our menu. This recipe for Cheesy Potato Casserole is a classic. I can’t remember a Christmas or Easter without these potatoes!Read More
Today’s blog post is the third of the Oats & Dairy Series. Powerful partners, oats and dairy help fill food and nutrient gaps, may provide important health benefits, and are a simple and delicious option – for breakfast and beyond. The National Dairy Council and Quaker partnered to develop unique Oats and Dairy recipes which I have been trying out myself—today’s recipe is Fruit & Oatmeal Smoothies. This combination of dairy, whole grain oats, and fruit is a delicious way to start the day or take on-the go with 11Read More
Hot NOT Chocolate

Posted On October 27, 2014By Cris GoodeIn Beverages, Recipes, Uncategorized

Crock Pot Hot-Not-Chocolate

Cris from Recipes that Crock here! I am excited to share with you one of my favorite fall drinks that you make and keep warm in your crock pot! I call it Crock Pot Hot-NOT-Chocolate Now, don’t get me wrong… I LOVE me a good hot chocolate with a handful of mini marshmallows or better yet a nice dollop of whipped cream on top. But, sometimes a girl is in the mood for a hot beverage of a different variety. And this recipe hits the spot around the campfire orRead More
Every year, one young lady is crowned the Indiana Dairy Princess. This year’s Dairy Princess, and today’s guest blogger, is Kamille Brawner, a sophomore at Purdue University. by Kamille Brawner, 2014 Indiana Dairy Princess I am from a small town of Hanover, Indiana located in Jefferson County. There are only a few dairy farms in my county, but I am lucky enough to call one of those my family’s farm.   I was raised knowing that going outside to help feed the baby calves was not an option, but somethingRead More
grain elevator
It’s fall, the leaves are changing, and it’s harvest time. Here is a basic breakdown of harvest time, in the past and today, a sort of “Dummy’s Guide” (written, I can assure you, by a dummy). Most harvesting in Indiana is done with a machine called a “combine” or more exactly, a “combine harvester.” Any guesses why it’s called a combine? A combine (pronounced, at least here in Indiana, with the emphasis on the first syllable) combines reaping, threshing, and winnowing. Reaping is the process of gathering a crop (i.e.Read More
Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) programs are in full swing around Indiana and LaSalle Academy in South Bend is doing their part in making this year their best yet! Program advisor Dana Stabavy shares how her school of 854 students decided to kick-off the year in the most spectacular way: “For our kickoff, we decided to present Fuel Up to Play 60 to the student body during their lunch periods. We took the poster we received from the Fuel Up to Play 60 school kit (editor’s note: any schoolRead More
jones tour
Happy National Farm to School Month! October, in the heart of harvest season, is the perfect month to celebrate helping kids get more in touch with how food is grown. There is a reason why so many children’s books are focused on what noise a particular farm animal makes, how baby animals grow up, or how seeds become big trees–understanding these fundamental principles of biology is a great way to give a child a good foundation for more advanced science. This fall, why not take your family to a realRead More
Whey Protein

Posted On October 15, 2014By Danielle SovinskiIn Health & Wellness

Whey Protein: What’s the scoop?

On most lunch breaks, you can find my husband at the gym or running outside near his work. He has always been pretty fit, making exercise, especially cycling, a priority. When I first started dating him, he would always pull out this huge plastic container of whey protein and mix it with milk for a post-workout snack. I never really knew much about whey protein except I thought it was mostly used by professional body-builders as seen on TV. But, after working at the American Dairy Association Indiana, I quicklyRead More
The School Nutrition Association (SNA), along with Chobani Greek Yogurt, bring you plenty of downloadable tools and resources to promote NSLW, October 13-17. “Get in the Game with School Lunch” is all about emphasizing the importance of balancing healthy eating and physical activity for kids– the perfect match for our Fuel Up to Play 60 program! The “Get in the Game” theme brings the opportunity to make NSLW extra fun and exciting with sports/activity-themed decorations, games, menus and more. Your promotion options are limitless—partner up with your school’s P.E. teacher, decorate your cafeteria, invite parentsRead More