Iowa Girl Eats
How To Make a Cheese Platter For Entertaining
My tips and tricks for how to make a cheese platter that your party guests will love. Perfect for the holidays! In addition to hot chocolate, gingerbread houses, twinkling lights, and rabid toy store shoppers – there’s one other thing that everyone can count on during the holiday season: ...
Crispy Bacon Kale and Shrimp with Lemon Butter Pan Sauce
Crispy Bacon Kale and Shrimp with Lemon Butter Pan Sauce is a delicious and decadent-tasting dinner that’s a cinch to make! Happy Monday, everyone! Did you have a nice weekend? I got mine started a little early with a quick trip (we’re talking 24 hours) to New York City on Thursday... The post ...
Brown Butter Apple, Leek and Jones Bacon Stuffing (Gluten-Free Friendly!)
Brown Butter Apple, Leek and Jones Bacon Stuffing is a flavor-packed, gluten-free friendly stuffing recipe highlighting brown butter sauteed apples, leeks, and bacon. Raise your hand if you cannot believe that Thanksgiving is now less than 3 weeks away?! The holiday completely snuck up on me, but
DIY Wood Slice Chalkboard
This fun and easy DIY Wood Slice Chalkboard can be customized for any event, occasion, or holiday all year long! A few weeks ago at ChoppedCon there was a table of temporary tattoos that said fun things like, love always, or be happy, and live today. We were encouraged to slap on the saying that ...
Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Casserole
Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Casserole is totally cravable. Creamy, cheesy comfort food with a Mexican twist. Let’s talk about conscious coupling for a change, shall we? That is, combinations of things, people, and food, for instance, that make our hearts go pitter patter instead of, well, running
This was a big week for me. I’ve made dinner from scratch every night so far (a rare occasion,) visited our newly opened Homegoods thus making our tragic family room built-ins a little less tragic (trust me, you still don’t want to see them. Ben has requested a small stipend to help “fix... The ...
Crock Pot Balsamic Beef Sandwiches with Blue Cheese, Crispy Shallots and Easy Au Jus
Crock Pot Balsamic Beef Sandwiches with Blue Cheese, Crispy Shallots and Easy Au Jus is a restaurant worthy dish that you won’t believe came out of your crock pot! I was sitting at the kitchen table hammering out emails during Lincoln’s morning nap the other day when I realized I’d... The post ...
Crunchy Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts with Ranch Roasted Potatoes
Crunchy Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts with Ranch Roasted Potatoes is a complete meal roasted at the same temperature in 30 minutes! Greetings everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend! It was another busy one around here. On Thursday evening I scooted 3 hours south to attend a food blogging ...
40+ Favorite Kitchen Tips and Tricks
Over 40 of my favorite must-have kitchen tips and tricks! Happy Friday everyone! How did your week go? We had some gorgeous weather (back in the mid 70s – huh??) I got out for a wine-tasting night with some of my new MOPS friends (best decision I ever made joining that group,)... The post 40+ ...
Skillet Tater Tot Casserole (No Condensed Soup!)
Skillet Tater Tot Casserole is the Midwest classic made in one skillet and without condensed soup! Speaking of my tater tot stash…oh yes I did! That is to say, this is happening right now. Tater Tot Casserole, or Hotdish as my neighbors to the north in Minnesota like to call it,... The post Skillet