‘Shrek’ stands tall

The freak flag is flying high over Theatre Cedar Rapids, and at the end of Friday’s show, the opening night audience for “Shrek the M ... »

COOK CLUB: Think ahead to Thanksgiving

When you think Thanksgiving, most of us think about all of the delicious food that comes with the holiday.

If you’re hosting Thanksgi ... »

City Circle Acting Company merging with Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

CORALVILLE — A City Council vote Tuesday cleared the way for a local acting company to merge with Coralville’s 3-year-old performing ... »

Beer, arcade games combine at The Quarter Barrel

CEDAR RAPIDS — Fans of pinball, Pac-Man. pizza and pints of craft beer will soon be able to satisfy all these cravings in one place.

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Base: It’s the type of vegetables that gives a dish personality

You don’t need to know how to pronounce mirepoix or suppengruen. You just need to know that a mouthwatering dish, no matter what the cuisine ... »

Fall a good time for roasting

As the weather cools, fall back in love with your oven by roasting a three course meal, from start to finish.

Roasting uses high-heat to enh ... »

Photographs bring Civil War experience to life

CEDAR RAPIDS — When the first shots of the Civil War were fired, photography was still a fairly new art form.

Over the four years of ... »

Toast to roasting

As the season changes and moves our activities inside, our approach to getting meals on the table also adjusts.

The oven door might be a bi ... »

COOK CLUB: Classic BLT can be transformed into salad

All cooking methods bring something to the table.

Puns aside, though, if I had to choose, »

From the pantry: Pop these pastries for portable breakfast

Did you know Pop Tarts have been around 50 years?

I was surprised to discover the age of this breakfast pastry and laughed at the irony as I ... »

Inside the Better Homes and Gardens test kitchens

DES MOINES — Just like Vogue magazine wouldn’t show last season’s handbags, Better Homes and Gardens strives for recipes that ... »

Dancers shake things up with first Iowa City salsa festival

IOWA CITY — Salsa dancing spiced up Iowa City this weekend with a celebration of Latin music and dance.

The iCity Salsa Festival, the ... »

‘Little House’ Laura — Melissa Gilbert — in Eastern Iowa with new cookbook

When a Hollywood actress writes a book, you might expect the book tour to start in Los Angeles, New York City or even Chicago.

But Melissa G ... »

REVIEW: ‘Cash on Delivery’ pays off in laughter

AMANA — The Old Creamery Theatre has yet another slam-bang, slap-happy farce on its boards with “Cash on Delivery.”

Th ... »

Culinary Ride expands to Cedar Rapids and beyond

CEDAR RAPIDS — An Iowa City celebration of food and bicycles is expanding this year. For the first time The Culinary Ride will host rides in ... »

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