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In the kitchen with Lori Collison, Collison Angus of Rockwell City, Iowa.
Where did you learn to cook?
"My mom was always a big cook while I was growing up. She loved to make desserts of all kinds. I would join her in the kitchen, so I could eat the results as soon as they were done."
What is your most requested dish?
"Ham balls are the most requested meal in my house. They are sweet and juicy."
What is your favorite cooking tip/trick?
"My favorite cooking tip is to grill, so my husband is in charge. Ha!"
What is your least favorite job in the kitchen?
"My least favorite job in the kitchen would be cleaning up the dishes; they just keep coming."
Tell us about yourself.
"My husband and I, along with our five daughters, reside on the family farm in Rockwell City, Iowa. We are all very involved in the day-to-day operations of running our family’s large animal veterinary clinic, as well as row crop and a purebred Angus herd. My husband along with my two oldest daughters are veterinarians, my middle daughter is going to cosmetology school, and our two youngest daughters are in high school. So, this season of our life is very busy and entertaining. As a family we enjoy time spent together working on show heifers and going to shows. Aside from working outside, we enjoy cheering on the Cyclones in our spare time!"
Photos courtesy Collison Angus