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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: Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Italian Bread Toasted w/ an Exile Beer Butter

Exile Brewing Company: Hannah Bavarian Wheat-Des Moines, Iowa How do I warm up during the chill of December? Well, with an ice cold beer, that’s how. Makes sense to me and everyone else who loves craft beer. It doesn’t hurt to have a huge grinder style sandwich stuffed with everything I love on a cheeseburger.… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Italian Bread Toasted w/ an Exile Beer Butter

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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┬ácomes 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-Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition: Frozen Cranberry Sauce IngeniOz Vodka Cocktail

IngeniOz Vodka: Clive, Iowa How fast can you get a delicious cocktail mixed while utilizing a key member of your Thanksgiving leftovers and stave off the eggnog for awhile? Let’s say minutes! We all love cranberry sauce, but we very rarely get it all scooped up during turkey day. It takes about 8 days of… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition: Frozen Cranberry Sauce IngeniOz Vodka Cocktail

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition: Ham & Stuffing Omelet w/ A Dorothy’s Lager Goat Cheese Sauce

Dorothy’s New World Lager-Toppling Goliath Brewing: Decorah, Iowa I know the story. You love the holiday feasts, but wonder how many days you can put up with Mom’s 14 layer casserole, turkey sandwiches, and the constant worry of running out of mayonnaise. There’s more to leftovers than 5 day old dinner rolls, reformed cranberry sauce,… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition: Ham & Stuffing Omelet w/ A Dorothy’s Lager Goat Cheese Sauce

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Autumn Squash Soup w/ West O Honey Blossom Saison

West O Beer Honey Blossom Saison: West Okoboji, IA Feel free to argue with me if you want, but I am Iowa’s #1 fan of autumn. I love the crisp weather. I love the road trips. I love the seasonal flavors. I love using tasty beer to bring all these together. Let’s get the soup… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Autumn Squash Soup w/ West O Honey Blossom Saison

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Pumpkin Waffles w/ Sutliff Cider Caramel Sauce

Sutliff Hard Apple Cider: Lisbon, Iowa It’s pumpkin season and we have felt the pressure to conform and come up with a recipe featuring the great squash king. We needed something to pair with it and the folks at Sutliff Cider came through for one of the greatest, ooey-gooey, brown sugary, caramel sauces that has… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Pumpkin Waffles w/ Sutliff Cider Caramel Sauce

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Free Range Honey Kolsch BBQ Sauce

Kalona Brewing Company Honey Kolsch Style Ale: Kalona, Iowa BBQ sauce….The undisputed king of all American style sauces that has claimed thousands of garments, millions of napkins, and caked an army of fingernails. And we still can’t get enough. How could we ever be mad at something adorable. I mean tasty. Well, the kitchen of… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Free Range Honey Kolsch BBQ Sauce

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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

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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