sweets http://iowapublicradio.org en Monastery Candy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/monastery-candy <p>Iowa is home to many talented chocolatiers and a number of them live in a place that might surprise you. <a href="http://www.mississippiabbey.org/">Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey</a> is a cloistered monastic community of Trappistine nuns near Dubuque.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:58:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe 36297 at http://iowapublicradio.org Monastery Candy Revisiting Cakes and Cupcakes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/revisiting-cakes-and-cupcakes <p>Cupcakes have taken the U.S. by storm in the last few years; but cakes, large and small, have always been an important part of our culture.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses family recipes and gourmet innovation with <a href="http://www.evelynbirkby.com/">Evelyn Birkby</a>, Iowa’s most famous homemaker and columnist for the Shenandoah Evening Sentinel. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:12:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 34055 at http://iowapublicradio.org Revisiting Cakes and Cupcakes