family photo taken on the rooftop of the duomo in Milan, Italy

Welcome To A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Hi! I’m Brenda Score, the Founder and Creator. And this is my family. We’re celebrating 15 Years of A Farmgirl’s Dabbles this year!

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👆This is one of the best comments I’ve EVER received!❤️

What You’ll Find Here

At AFarmgirlsDabbles.com, I share tried-and-true, approachable recipes that are always delicious. With nearly 1,000 recipes in the archives and nearly 1 million pageviews per month — you’ll find a mix of feel-good comfort foods, never-boring lighter fare, fun restaurant copycats, delectable desserts, and easy everyday favorites that the whole family will love!

How It All Began

I started A Farmgirl’s Dabbles in 2010. I was the busy mom of two young girls, also working part-time outside the home at a local nationally-recognized residential architecture firm. The 2008 economic crash had left me seeking a new path. Again and again, I asked myself, “What are you passionate about?” 

And besides family, the answer was always FOOD! 

With the likes of Ree Drummond/The Pioneer Woman and Elise Bauer/Simply Recipes as my inspiration, I set out to share my favorite recipes with the world…or at least, with my mom!

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My Recipes

My recipes are a mix of old and new. Growing up on a South Dakota farm (hence the “farmgirl” title), my mom’s and grandmas’ cooking and baking influenced me tremendously. You’ll find many family recipes here, such as:

a collage of recipes that were inspired from travel and dining out

But I also crave to eat the world – to grab the latest trending restaurant reservation (we live in the Twin Cities, MN area) or catch a flight with my family to explore a new destination. Travel and dining out definitely inspire many of my recipes. For example:

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Where I’ve Been Featured

I’ve been grateful through the years to have my work featured in online and print publications, and through national brand ambassadorships for companies such as Land O’ Lakes, Dole, Crystal Farms, Red Gold Tomatoes, Chicken of the Sea, Gold’n Plump, National Pork Board, Harry & David, Princess Cruises, and HGTV.

a collage of photos taken at The Pioneer Woman's ranch

Little did I know that I would actually end up working with The Pioneer Woman during a long-term campaign with (local MN) Land O’Lakes butter, even staying at the Drummond ranch and taking home a pair of boots picked out for me by Ree herself – I still wear them to this day! This then led me to be a regular recipe contributor for The Pioneer Woman – truly a dream and a joy for me!

Feeding People Makes Me Happy

That’s what it all comes down to. 

I truly enjoy food. And I want to help others enjoy it, too!

I hope you find lots of good things to eat and drink here. If you’d like to connect, please shoot me an email at brenda [at] afarmgirlsdabbles [dot] com, or use the contact form below👇. I’d love to hear from you!