Hope you all don't mind, but I'm taking a mini-vacation from blogging while I do some traveling and catch up with family over the weekends. I really appreciate all you readers, so please don't give up on my little blog while I'm catching up on some things at home. I'll have lots to share with you soon -- my recent trip to Arizona, a visit to the Iowa Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, etc. And when my weekends are free, I'll go back to trying out new recipes from my stack of Iowa cookbooks. I know you all love those Iowa recipes! Until then, take care, my friends!