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Foodventurous: Decorah, Iowa

Foodventurous: Decorah, Iowa

Take a virtual tour of Decorah, Iowa! Fly fishing and hiking, stuffing bluffs and architecture, breweries, coffeehouses and pizza on a farm, you will love this town!

Foodventurous: Wallace Country Life Center

Foodventurous: Wallace Country Life Center

If you grew up on a farm in the midwest, chances are one of the publications prominently displayed in your home was Wallaces’ Farmer. If you are a history buff, the name “Wallace” triggers thoughts of Vice Presidents and Secretaries of Agriculture. Go to college 

The Perfect Gift for the Foodie on Your List

The Perfect Gift for the Foodie on Your List

Do you have a “foodie” in your life? Trust me … you have all kinds of “foodies” in your life. Whether it’s the gadget-loving chef or the tailgate-grazing sports fan or the I-don’t-turn-on-a-stove-but-I’ll-eat-anything-you-put-in-front-of-me consumer, everyone is a “foodie” at some level. The beauty of this? 

How I Spent My Summer

How I Spent My Summer

Explore a summer tradition in Iowa through my childhood memories and current experiences as I return to the Buena Vista County Fair in northwest Iowa. The food, the people and the enjoyment of simple things make for a perfect summer day.

Cold Room

Cold Room

A cold room, or “root cellar”, is an underground room (often found under a front porch) that is built to maintain a constant, cool temperature without allowing what’s inside to freeze. Jars of tomatoes, beans, salsa, sauerkraut, beets, pickles, jams and jellies, and fruit sauces, all ready and waiting.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Bring the wings to the table or to the party in the form of bite-sized meatballs! Whether Buffalo-style, honey-barbecue or sweet chili, you need to try this recipe for chicken and pork meatballs.

Cheesy Jalapeno Corn

Cheesy Jalapeno Corn

Sweet corn, spicy jalapenos and creamy cheese create a side dish that pairs prefectly with your favorite BBQ or grilled meats. Get the recipe here!

99 Cent Pomegrante Braised Pork

99 Cent Pomegrante Braised Pork

Braising an inexpensive pork roast in pomegranate juice, beer and warm spices creates the best pulled pork to feed a group or ensure amazing leftovers. Make this simple recipe on the weekend and enjoy later!