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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 ... »

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 ... »

Everybody eats: Enjoy taste of Harry Potter’s world

‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!”

That’s what was shouted, by me, several months ago when my husband asked for summ ... »

From the pantry: Here’s a brownie everyone can agree on

There are two brownie camps where one can reside: the camp of dense, fudgy brownies with a crinkly top and the camp of the thick, cakelike brownie ... »

Everybody eats: Search for clever dinner options

Cooking is always an adventure, but in the days leading up to a vacation, preparing meals becomes more of a quest.

If you’re like me, ... »

Cook club: Move over meat

Summer is the season of the backyard grill.

And no day is more popular for grilling than the Fourth of July.

According to the 24th ann ... »

COOK CLUB: Buffalo chicken kale salad brings the heat without breaking a sweat

Summer presents a conundrum. It’s a season for getting together with friends, parties, potlucks and picnics. Unless you always volunt ... »