“If you eat your vegetables, you can have ice cream for dessert.” ”You have to take five more bites before you’re allowed to leave the table.” “You just finished an entire meal! How can you possibly be hungry?” “I’m so proud of you for...
If December is the most wonderful time of the year, January has got to be the most confusing. If you celebrated the holidays, you probably shared more than a few meals with family and friends. If you like to...
During Hanukkah, I love setting aside a night for a traditional family dinner. In the midst of the noise and busy-ness of December, the table can be a quiet and light-filled space. Depending on the year, however, Hanukkah's timing can...
The first year after college, I couldn't afford to take days off work or to fly home. With my Real Simple magazine full of recipes in hand, I tried to mask being homesick by cooking a proper Thanksgiving meal...for...
Last year for Christmas I got an Instant Pot, and it was the highlight of my Christmas! Pot roasts, sweet potatoes, and baked chicken have been some of my favorite tries so far.  I've had a couple of epic...

Uptown Mac and Cheese

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In my estimation, there is no better comfort food than macaroni and cheese. I especially crave it around this time of year when the weather is turning cold and we're spending more time indoors. A friend recently hosted a...
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...

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Crash Course in Engineering: The Latest Iowa Children’s Museum Play Pack

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Many of us are still being cautious about venturing out during this strange time of COVID-19. While I find myself missing movies, sitting in...