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West Des Moines, Iowa
I’ve lived in Iowa for the better part of 26 years (minus a three year stint in Minneapolis after college) and while it may get a bad rap, Iowa’s a fabulous place to live! The cost of living is low which allows me to travel, great food can be found locally which lets me eat well, and... Full Bio
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Crispy Bacon Kale and Shrimp with Lemon Butter Pan Sauce by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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 hav ... Read on »
Brown Butter Apple, Leek and Jones Bacon Stuffing (Gluten-Free Friendly!) by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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. ... Read on »
DIY Wood Slice Chalkboard by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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 tabl ... Read on »
Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Casserole by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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 ... Read on »
Friday Favorites by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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 b ... Read on »
Crock Pot Balsamic Beef Sandwiches with Blue Cheese, Crispy Shallots and Easy Au Jus by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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! ... Read on »
Crunchy Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts with Ranch Roasted Potatoes by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Crunchy Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breasts with Ranch Roasted Potatoes is a complete meal roasted at the same temperature in 30 minutes! Greetings everyone, I hop ... Read on »
40+ Favorite Kitchen Tips and Tricks by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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 ... Read on »
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Gluten-Free Friendly!) by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is ready in under 30 minutes and made with fridge and pantry staples. The most comforting soup you will ever slurp! Ay, yi, yi – t ... Read on »
Skillet Tater Tot Casserole (No Condensed Soup!) by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating 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 ... Read on »
Friday Favorites by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Oh happy day – it’s Friday, whoop! That said, I feel it’s only appropriate that I recap the weather from this past week and forecast the days ahead. It’s just what we ... Read on »
Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Fried Wild Rice by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Fried Wild Rice is a flavor-packed side dish that is anything but forgettable! Thanks to Real Simple’s new issue that’s all a ... Read on »
Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Garlic Quinoa Bake by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Garlic Quinoa Bake is a creamy, comforting dinner full of cheesy-garlicky flavor!   Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a nice weeke ... Read on »
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Smoky-Roasted Chickpeas and Bacon by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Smoky-Roasted Chickpeas and Bacon is a rich and comforting soup that’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and freezer-friendly too! Fi ... Read on »
Easy Bourbon Caramel Apples with Pecans by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Easy Bourbon Caramel Apples with Pecans are a fun and tongue-tingling fall treat with just 4 ingredients!   Who says trick-or-treating ghosts, ghouls, and gobli ... Read on »
Lighter Chicken Piccata Risotto with Crispy Capers + $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Lighter Chicken Piccata Risotto with Crispy Capers tastes like luscious Chicken Piccata, but has a fraction of the fat and calories! Hey everyone, I ho ... Read on »
Friday Favorites by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating [NEW on the Family Channel: A Day in the Life... >> ] And just like that, it’s October and the end of another week! On Tuesday I begged Ben to tell me it was Frid ... Read on »
Day in the Life… by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It’s been a hot minute since my last day in the life post  when Lincoln was just 4 months old, and it was one of the biggest requests from my reader survey a few weeks ag ... Read on »
Soft Batch Apple Cider Gingersnap Cookies (Gluten-Free) by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Soft Batch Apple Cider Gingersnap Cookies are soft, chewy and apple-cider spiked. Easily made gluten-free! Honey, I baked! Gosh I haven’t been able to say ... Read on »
Smoked Sausage, Kale and Cider Quinoa Skillet by IowaGirlEats Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Smoked Sausage, Kale and Cider Quinoa Skillet is simple, full of hearty fall flavors, and made in just one skillet. Happy Monday, everyone! How was your weeken ... Read on »