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Welcome to the first-ever, Haven Cookbook!  I want to give a HUGE thank you to the 30+ local restaurants that submitted a recipe for this issue.  We LOVE to go out to eat, but with restaurants at 50% capacity, it’s not always easy to find a seat.  We encourage you to get takeout when you can, especially from the restaurants in this issue that shared a recipe for you to try at home.  It’s important to support our small, local businesses as much as we can during this difficult time.  Hopefully, you will find some comfort in making these recipes for your family.   Please, let us know how your dishes turned out!  I’m sure you’re going to impress those you love!  Use #kindachill on your Facebook or Instagram post along with which restaurant the recipe is from, and you might find it in the July issue of Haven!   

Our kids are all grown now, but when they were younger I cooked almost every night. I learned everything from cookbooks, I would read them front to back, every page.   We had a few family favorites like my “Flat Chicken” named by our daughter or the carrot cake that I make for my husband’s birthday every year.  I’m hoping one of the recipes in this issue will become your family’s new favorite.  I’ll share our family’s favorite recipes with you throughout the month, look for them on our Facebook page @havenmagazinemonthly.

It’s also BEST OF HAVEN time again!  Voting goes from June 1 through August 1, winners will be featured in the September issue.  We’re changing it up a little this year, it won’t be divided into cities anymore.  We are only giving out Best Of Haven awards to the top winners in East Polk County.  Visit to vote for your favorites.  Last year, over 2,000 people voted, we expect even more this year so vote early and vote often!  Good luck to all!  

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, dad-figures, stepdads, grandpas and dads-to-be out there!  Have a happy & safe June!  #supportlocal


Amy Sexson


Haven Magazine

LKLD Magazine

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