Make Each Meal a Nourishing Celebration for the People You Love

I know you have lots to do. Probably too much. And you’d really like to streamline your life.

The pandemic isn’t helping. You might be working from home, trying to balance getting your children to their online classes and making sure your job is done, too. Then there’s the truly awful experience of trying to shop for groceries while wearing a mask and sidestepping all the other shoppers in the store.

You have a family you want to provide delicious, nourishing meals for. You want to impress your guests (when you can invite people again) with gourmet fare.

Iron Chicken Kitchen can help. Herb and spice mixes like Chili Powder Blend and Ranch Flavor Packet simplify your homecooked recipes and give them that extra boost of flavor to keep your family interested. Baked goods like Spent-Barley Beer Crackers and Rosemary & Pine Nut Savory Shortbreads taste great on a cheese board or next to a bowl of soup.

I use pure, local, organic ingredients where possible. For example, at least 80% of the ingredients for my herb and spice mixes are organic. And the flour I use for baked goods comes from USA farms and is milled locally in Boulder, CO.

So give yourself a break and give your family some gourmet Iron Chicken Kitchen goodies. Simplify your life with secure, easy online ordering. Or find me at local farmers markets and festivals.

Buy Iron Chicken Kitchen products today: it’s the type of food you know you’ve always wanted to provide, and it couldn’t be easier to get. Doesn’t your family deserve it? Don’t you?

NOTE: Under the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, orders placed on this website can be shipped ONLY to Colorado, USA, addresses. NOTE: These products are produced in a home kitchen that is not subject to state licensure or inspection. These products are not intended for resale.

What my customers are saying:

Rating: 5 out of 5.


OMG! This makes THE MOST DELICIOUS bread dip I have ever had! It is seriously dangerous! Main dishes beware—no one is going to have any room left in their stomachs for you. I may just become a breadetarian… Love, love, love!! —Gwen C.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

I used the Italian Seasoning Mix to season pork tenderloins, and it was amazing! It added just enough of a flavor kick to the meat without being overpowering. I will definitely use this every time I make pork tenderloins (and other foods, of course!) I can’t wait to order more! —Jade B.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Great dressing! It reminds me of salad dressing in a high-end Italian restaurant, when you can tell that the dressing was made fresh and is not out of a bottle… I highly recommend this. —Scott C.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

I used this spice mix in pumpkin pie and it is really next-level flavorful! I also used this instead of just cinnamon in my grandmother’s peppernut recipe and the taste is just superb. I can see that I will need to reorder this spice blend before the holidays, as it will make all Fall and Holiday recipes special. —Windy Y.

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Who am I?

I’m Karren Doll Tolliver. I grew up in a small Midwestern American town, learning to grow, harvest and cook nourishing food from the Heartland. Some of my earliest memories are of helping my grandmother pick huge, red tomatoes from her garden and learning how to can them in jars for the winter. That is, the ones we didn’t eat right away.

Throughout my life, no matter what else I was doing (IT systems engineer, ESL instructor, webmaster, travel writer) I always focused on perfecting my cooking skills and collecting family recipes from friends, coworkers, and clients. In fact, I’ve published several cookbooks containing family recipes from all over the world—after testing each one and translating it into something achievable by USA home cooks. Buy them on Amazon!

Now, I’ve opened my own food business under the auspices of the generous Colorado Cottage Food Act. I currently live in Colorado with my husband of 30+ years and Minnie, our French bulldog. And I’m reveling in creating tasty, pure food for you and your family!