Yearly archive 2011

Savory Italian-Style Wisconsin Cheese Ball

Cheese is a party and snack time favorite, but it doesn't have to be boring. This recipe adds pine nuts and a blend of Italian cheeses for a savory treat.

Top posts for 2011

Some surprises were found in the top 10 posts in 2011.

End of year a good time for some cleanup

If your office needs a little TLC, now's the perfect time. But remember that it's yours, and you need it organized or slightly unorganized to suit your own needs.

12 goals to set on your farm for 2012

Think of your resolutions as goals for the New Year, and do regular check-ups to see if you are on track toward accomplishing them.

SMITH’S Eggnog Spice Cake

Wow 'em this Christmas — bake a spice cake with a special holiday twist. This recipe adds delicious seasonal staples like eggnog and toasted pecans.

“Irving Berlin didn’t write ‘White Holiday’”

Maybe his name has something to do with his beliefs. After all, with a last name like "Winter", his passion for spreading the "real" Christmas message runs deep.

Readers get creative for haiku contest

Our readers showed their poetic prowess this season by sending in more than 70 submissions for our Holiday Haiku contest. We even ended up in classrooms!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

Social Silo Kitchen is doing double duty this week: We're giving readers a recipe AND a gift idea. If you still haven't found a gift for the baker in your life, why not try cookie mix in a jar? This gift idea includes chocolate chip cookie mix with a recipe attached.

Rabies is making a comeback

Dogs may be your first line of defense against a rabies outbreak on your farm.

Ohio grain symposium to offer first glimpse of 2012 markets

Reporter Chris Kick is at the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium in Wilmington, where economists and commodity experts are about to forecast the new year and what they expect.

What are they thinking?

Animal rights groups will do anything -- anything! -- to try and boost their cause. Even if that means willfully vandalizing and potentially causing a traffic accident.

Winter weather means time for conferences, education

When the weather turns lousy (and when you're done harvesting) mark off some time for education.