Iowa Food · Iowa Recipe Quest · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Chocolate 3-Oaks Whiskey Pots de Creme

  3-Oaks Distillery Limited Release Whiskey: Holy Cross, IA In the days when I had to write menus on a daily basis, I had to keep the entree descriptions short but make sure they stood out to the customers. The desserts were a different story. Go on as long as you want when it comes… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Chocolate 3-Oaks Whiskey Pots de Creme

Iowa Food · Iowa Recipe Quest · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Shrimp Pizza w/ a River Pilot Vodka Bloody Mary Sauce

River Pilot Vodka: Mississippi River Distilling Company-LeClaire, IA It’s a great day for pizza. That makes it everyday for the past 30 years I’ve said that. Luckily through the years I’ve come up with a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to making my favorite kind of pie. Tonight we explore what the… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Shrimp Pizza w/ a River Pilot Vodka Bloody Mary Sauce

2016 Taco Tour · Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 22, Toledo

Toledo, IA: Tama County It’s just a matter of weeks before we a crown a champion for The Best Hometown Tacos, and Tama county has its second contender! Los Charros Mexican Grill served up some Steak al Pastor with grilled pineapple, fresh Pico de Gallo, and a fiery chile sauce that brought some major heat. The “whoooooo-WE” kind.… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 22, Toledo

Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments

Bridge Trip! 12 Historic Iowa Bridges We’ve Discovered

We have traveled all over the great state of Iowa and we’ve noticed a trend. We have stumbled upon some outstanding bridges! From monstrous interstate high traffic achievements to small historical rural bridges that seem to be found in the most random places you can think of. Every road trip could use a bridge or… Continue reading Bridge Trip! 12 Historic Iowa Bridges We’ve Discovered

Iowa Recipe Quest · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Odessa Yellow Watermelon Granitas

Rose Wine: Odessa Vineyards-Wapello, IA The summer is winding down and we still have Labor Day weekend coming up that will yield a lot of camping trips, swirls around the lake, and tailgate parties! Delicious melons from Iowa and all over the Midwest are still in season and you can head to the North Dodge… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Odessa Yellow Watermelon Granitas

2016 Taco Tour · East Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 21, West Branch

West Branch, IA: Cedar County Herbert Hoover’s hometown may be home to one of Iowa’s largest Mexican food menus. Seriously folks, it’s going to take some time picking something. Which is why you may want to choose multiple selections. Have a couple margaritas and start on the next page. Chapter 7 is a tearjerker. A family… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 21, West Branch

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Keokuk, Round 3-New Beer on the Old River

Keokuk, IA: Lee County Exploring the Mud Belt along the mighty Mississippi and soaking in all of its culture is one of our favorite pastimes. The history of this region draws us in more than anything, but over the past few years, we’ve also been drawn to what’s new on Iowa’s eastern banks. You’re probably wondering… Continue reading Keokuk, Round 3-New Beer on the Old River