Food & Drink

Cook Club: The bee’s knees

Holiday season is in full swing, and that means plenty of family gatherings, office parties and get-togethers with friends. Whether you're looking for ...

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From the Pantry: Brown bananas are perfect for banana bread

I am a bit of a banana fiend. Instead of an apple a day, I eat a banana a day. When I was pregnant with my second child, I averaged two bananas a day ...

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Big Grove Brewery chef in national spotlight

SOLON - Big Grove Brewery's executive chef, Ben Smart, hadn't planned to be a chef. But now he's bringing national attention to Iowa with recognition ...

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Cook Club: Save sage for a winter taste of summer

As the weather cools and the year moves into November, most fresh produce has faded. Summer's juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers are, sadly, a mere me ...

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Everybody Eats: Some ingredients you need to have on hand

Are there things you always seem to have in your kitchen that you don't remember buying? It could be foil or cupcake liners, or spices like chili powd ...

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Cedar Rapids breweries win big at Great American Beer Festival

Two Cedar Rapids breweries took top honors at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, this month.Judges awarded medals to Lion Bridge Br ...

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Everybody Eats | Get a taste of the season with apples

Judging by my social media feed, everyone and their great aunt visited the apple orchard last weekend. I love apple orchards. Whenever my husband and ...

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Cook Club: Beyond pumpkin pie

I'm not going to lie: I love a good pumpkin spice latte. It may be cliche, but that flavor of fall has me hooked. I got rid of my Uggs years ago, but ...

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Everybody Eats: Panini maker proves to be good buy

Thank you to everyone who's contacted me with tips and/or advice about my faulty oven. I read each one and attempted a few fixes, but it is officially ...

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Everybody Eats: Dental issues lead to pasta recipes

Dental issues have taken a bite out of menu planning. I had a root canal last month. I think the words root canal are scarier than the actual procedur ...

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Pizza with a view: Eastern Iowa farms offer unique dining experience

There are no menus, booths or even walls at Stone Wall Pizza. That's the point. At this unconventional pizzeria on Julia McNurlen's farm just north o ...

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Salsa season: Homemade salsas take advantage of late summer produce

I eat a lot of salsa. Salsa with chips, salsa with quesadillas and tacos, salsa with eggs, salsa to dip grilled cheese sandwiches in. Until recently, ...

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Everybody Eats: It’s all right to cheat in the kitchen

Cheating is wrong. We all know this. It's wrong to cheat on tests. It's wrong to cheat on a loved one. It's wrong to cheat on your taxes.There is, how ...

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Taste of Iowa City returns for 10th year

Update (Rain Delay): According to the Taste of Iowa City Facebook page, the event has been delayed to Thursday night due to rain expected to fall on W ...

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