a farmgirl's dabbles

Brenda Score is the creator of the much loved website, a farmgirl’s dabbles. Since 2010, Brenda has been sharing her favorite recipes, photographs, life stories, and family traditions with an ever growing audience of engaged readers. She loves to play in the kitchen with her young family, and believes that delicious creations are meant to be shared. You’ll find tried-and-true recipes and inspiring stories that combine the traditions of her mom and grandmas, from Brenda’s life growing up on the farm, with a twist from the modern food world. 

Brenda is a busy mom and the wife of an outstanding man who enjoys the backyard thrill of his grills. Together, they love to gather friends and family at the table to share an awesome meal, catch up on life, and play a few games.

Nutella Cheesecake Brownie Bites

These Nutella Cheesecake Brownie Bites consist of a fudgy brownie layer topped with a dense and super creamy layer of Nutella flavored cheesecake. I’m hanging myself out on a limb here, admitting to...more

Smoky Tomato Deviled Eggs

Smoky Tomato Deviled Eggs are the perfect casual appetizer, creamy and flavorful, with pops of fresh tomato flavor folded right into the filling! First of all, before we get on with this new deviled eggs recipe, I want to give a big shout-out to Purr Design for the new look here at a farmgirl’s dabbles. I asked Lindsay to clean house for me, to leave this space with fresh air and open spaces ....more

Lemon Broccoli with Beans and Bacon

This dish of Lemon Broccoli with Beans and Bacon relies on simple, fresh flavors for its goodness. There was such pretty natural light to work with, that day when my friend Amanda came over to our home to share a day in the kitchen. Overcast, yet bright ....more

One-Bowl Almond Chocolate Chunk Blondies with Sea Salt

These One-Bowl Almond Chocolate Chunk Blondies with Sea Salt are rich and dense and chewy, with a fantastic caramel-like flavor! Hello, all! I took a little break from the blog last week to spend some down time with my family ....more

Cheesy Beef and Sweet Potato Taco Casserole

This hearty Cheesy Beef and Sweet Potato Taco Casserole is comprised of layers of taco inspired goodness! Do you observe Taco Tuesday like it’s a religion?...more

Chocolate Dipped Cherry Macaroons

These pretty-in-pink Chocolate Dipped Cherry Macaroons are sweet mounds of toasted coconut love! Besides Christmas, my next favorite holiday for some specialty baking has to be Valentine’s Day. With all the sweet sentiments associated with this day, I believe that homemade treats should be on everybody’s baking agenda ....more

Santa Fe Tilapia Chopped Salad Bowl

This Santa Fe Tilapia Chopped Salad Bowl is bursting with color and fresh flavor, a most excellent lunch! If you live in an area where the winter season...more

Cheesy Pizza Soup

This Cheesy Pizza Soup is loaded with Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, tomato and cheese – all of your favorite pizza toppings in a warm, hearty soup! As soon as the words “pizza” leave my mouth, any day of the week, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there is always positive feedback. And that’s putting it lightly ....more

Grilled Shrimp Ceviche

This fresh Grilled Shrimp Ceviche is packed with the sweet flavor of shrimp. Grab some chips and dig in! I cannot even tell you how happy this colorful bowl of Grilled Shrimp Ceviche makes me ....more

June’s Layered Creamy Chili Shrimp Dip

This Layered Creamy Chili Shrimp Dip is fun and pretty, plus all kinds of delicious. Grab your favorite crackers and dig in! My aunt June gets (most of) the credit for this recipe showing up here today ....more