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Iowa Recipe Quest-New Year’s Party Edition: A Fat Swell Vodka Moscow Mule

Swell Vodka: Cumming, Iowa Happy New Year, Iowa! Let’s ring it in premium vodka style, shall we. Luckily for us Iowans we can support local distillers by picking up a bottle of Swell Vodka for all our party needs. And let’s get the party going with a classic cocktail that seems to be taking vodka… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-New Year’s Party Edition: A Fat Swell Vodka Moscow Mule

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Queso-Beer Dip w/ ReUnion Lager

ReUnion Brewery Lager: Coralville, Iowa Tell me again what Santa likes to see after he shimmies down your fireplace? Or in our case, the furnace pipe. Milk and cookies? Perhaps he’d like a little change in the menu from house to house. That’s where the kitchen of The Iowa Gallivant¬†comes in and gives out some… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Queso-Beer Dip w/ ReUnion Lager

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Tassel Ridge Clam Sauce

  Tassel Ridge Winery Star Spangled White Wine: Leighton, Iowa Why oh why do I not cook more seafood? Why oh why do I not grab a bottle of Tassel Ridge more often. I don’t have the answers to those questions. I do know that magic happens when I get this couple together. They really… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Tassel Ridge Clam Sauce

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Iowa’s First Aisle with a Helpful Smile

Beaconsfield, IA: Ringgold County¬†(Our 37th County!) I remember countless Sundays with my Mom at the North Dodge Hy-Vee in Iowa City. I ordered the same thing every time from the “Deli”. Half order of biscuits and gravy, two sausage patties, and two eggs scrambled. Since then I have evolved my order but not by much.… Continue reading Iowa’s First Aisle with a Helpful Smile

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Pork Chops w/ Wilson’s Hard Cider Apple Chutney

Spiced Up Hard Cider: Wilson’s Orchard-Iowa City, IA Why would you ever wait until the autumn to enjoy some top notch cider? I’m getting to the point where I’m gravitating to it during the summer months more often. Especially with all the local hard ciders popping up. One that’s close to home is brewed by… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Pork Chops w/ Wilson’s Hard Cider Apple Chutney