Last weekend I attended a VERY FUN party at the home of my friend Lindsey Litton. It was the perfect kickoff to fall and a boon to someone like me who loves to eat but hates to cook: the...
In Coralville tucked behind the interstate is a not-so-hidden gem.  Costco offers more than bulk items for offices or a gaggle of kids. While membership is required for this warehouse club, I have found it's more than worth it...
Football season is here, school's back in session, and summer is winding down. I am always torn this time of year; I love fall but I also already miss the flavors of summer. Fortunately, I stockpiled some sweet corn...
cashew beef stir fry recipe

Cashew Beef Stir Fry Recipe

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Let me preface this by saying, "I am not a cook." However, I have been on a healthy eating kick for the past year–eating more and finding healthier options. This led me to this amazing app, FITR Woman, that offers...
A few months ago, my 10-year-old daughter announced that she wanted to be a vegetarian. I asked her how she came to this decision. This was, after all, the same girl who used to love bacon, sausage, and steak....
Are you looking for a new ice cream shop to try out? Here is the ultimate list for where to find ice cream in Iowa City and surrounding areas. Use our interactive map of the locations to find the shops closest...
The first time that I had shrimp ceviche was a couple years ago during a trip to central Florida. My very first bite of this delicious dish invoked long lost memories of childhood when I lived on an island...
Now that spring has finally (finally!) arrived, our family is eagerly awaiting the openings of the Farmers' Markets in the Iowa City area. We’re very lucky to live in an area that supports the local growers, artisans, and craftspeople...
The word "homesteading" might bring to mind adventurous settlers rushing to stake their claim on lands out west in the 1800s. You may think of homesteaders as Little House on the Prairie-types who reject modern technology and conveniences in favor...
How many of your childhood memories involve food? My Grandma Ivy used to make a simple, single layer chocolate cake with a rich cocoa flavor.  A "naked" cake before this was a thing, this dessert was served right out...

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25 Things to Do On Your Spring Staycation (with Bonus Bingo...

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Spring break is almost here! Have you cashed in your frequent flyer miles to go somewhere warm? Surprising your kiddos with a road trip...

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