Food & Drink

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 ... »

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 ... »

‘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 ... »

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 ... »

From the pantry: Peach crisp satisfies summer cravings, crunch with less butter

Summer is the time of cravings — the kind of cravings that really can’t be satisfied any other time of the year.

Corn in the th ... »

Everybody eats: You can fill fair food cravings year-round

‘So, what are we going to do first?”

That was the conundrum my friend and I faced when we arrived at the Iowa State Fair last w ... »

Cooked, not charred

Broiler drawers are like a kitchen’s garage — often used for storage, rarely for its intended purpose. Just as we fill garages ... »

Broiling isn’t an open-and-shut case for this cook

I’ve always thought cracking the oven door was part of using a broiler.

I was under this impression because that’s how my moth ... »

From Iowa farm to table

For me and most Iowans I know, the arrival of sweet corn is a highly anticipated moment each summer.

Since summer and ice cream go together ... »

From the pantry: Cucumber makes for a refreshing summer sip

Scorching hot summer days require lemonade. It’s a simple truth. This tart and sweet sunny-colored drink is both refreshing and quenching at ... »

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