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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

East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa

Eastern Iowa Wine Country

Louisa and Muscatine Counties We’re taking a sip out of a very scenic part of Iowa as we head to a region that we’re very familiar with. A little wine sampling with some breaks in between as we hike and discover our way through another great rural tour in this area’s wine country. JayJay and Monie’s first stop… Continue reading Eastern Iowa Wine Country

Family Adventures · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa · Southwest Iowa

Johnny Carson & the BBQ Battle

Corning, IA: Adams County The birthplace of Johnny Carson is becoming a complete summer destination more and more every year. The ample amount of camping options, fishing opportunities, and scenic Iowa landscapes, and an incredible Main Street District. Why am I not talking about the BBQ yet? Let’s eat! I had the opportunity to be a… Continue reading Johnny Carson & the BBQ Battle

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Beef Burgundy w/ Ardon Creek Commission Man Red

Commission Man Red: Ardon Creek Winery-Letts, IA Our big ol’ pot was ready for another spectacular creation showcasing one of Iowa’s great wines. 3.5 lbs of delicious Angus beef, a couple hours of simmering, and a huge bowl of noodles later, we had just what we were craving. Letts get to work, Ardon Creek. (Letts…That… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Beef Burgundy w/ Ardon Creek Commission Man Red

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Grilled Swordfish Sandwich w/ Cedar Valley Chardonel Swiss Cheese Dip

Chardonel: Cedar Valley Winery-Batavia, IA We’re in the middle of summer which means our outside propane powered cooking device is getting a full workout. The recent days have been warm and that makes sipping on a crisp glass of Iowa white wine even more refreshing. So great that I can’t help but have my pinkie… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Grilled Swordfish Sandwich w/ Cedar Valley Chardonel Swiss Cheese Dip

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-From Lewis & Clark to the Bike Brigades: Discovering Glenwood

Glenwood, IA: Mills County (Our 29th County!) I always ask people to tell someone who’s been on RAGBRAI that Iowa is a flat state. You’ll get many degrees of responses immediately. And you’ll more than likely never say that again. One of the most hilly areas of Iowa is the staging point for this year’s greatest annual bike… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2016-From Lewis & Clark to the Bike Brigades: Discovering Glenwood