How To Poach An Egg

Quick and easy breakfast items are the best. Make up to 6-12 poached eggs in 10 minutes!   Learn how to poach an egg in the Read more

Lake Thompson Fish Fry

Ice fishing is one of my most favorite hobbies in the winter. Sometimes I actually prefer it over fishing in the summer. There's definitely a rush when you first Read more

Culinary Fight Night - Des Moines 2015

I was ready to rumble when Culinary Fight Night came to town. The thought of an interactive cooking competition with elements of “Iron Chef” and “Chopped” coming to Des Moines Read more

A Taste Of Old Market

// // Culinary Dining Tour. When I heard those words I couldn’t be more excited a night out in Omaha. The night began with temperatures 30 below zero wind Read more

How To Poach An Egg

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poached eggs

Quick and easy breakfast items are the best. Make up to 6-12 poached eggs in 10 minutes!

 

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Lake Thompson Fish Fry

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Ice fishing is one of my most favorite hobbies in the winter. Sometimes I actually prefer it over fishing in the summer. There’s definitely a rush when you first drive out on to the ice and drill your first hole – only to find no fish on the Vexilar though.

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Culinary Fight Night – Des Moines 2015

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Culinary fight night - Des Moines 2015

I was ready to rumble when Culinary Fight Night came to town. The thought of an interactive cooking competition with elements of “Iron Chef” and “Chopped” coming to Des Moines was quite an attention grabber. The night it came to town, Chef Mike Holman and Chef Dominic Iannarelli were in the ring. Literally.

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A Taste Of Old Market

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Historic Passagewaay

Culinary Dining Tour. When I heard those words I couldn’t be more excited a night out in Omaha. The night began with temperatures 30 below zero wind chills but that didn’t stop us from venturing on an adventure for our taste buds.

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The Cheese Shop of Des Moines

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Perfect Pieces of Swiss Cheese. XXL

Well, add this on to the list of why Des Moines is awesome. CheeseandChampaign.com just gave a shout-out to The Cheese Shop of Des Moines as one of the 12 Best (Little) Cheese Shops in the United States. Now, they divided up the US into the regions and Des Moines was number one on the list for the Midwest. Other notable cheese shops were The Better Cheddar, Kansas City, Missouri and the St. Paul Cheese Shop in Minnesota.

Check out the rest of the article here: 12 Best (Little) Cheese Shops

Culinary Fight Night is Coming to Des Moines

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Culinary Fight Night

Culinary Fight Night ® is an interactive cooking competition with elements of “Iron Chef” and “Chopped” included, while incorporating an amazing charitable twist.  This very unique opportunity is intended to highlight local chefs and their culinary skills as well as bring awareness to various foundations and charities.Culinary Fight Night ® consists of  2 teams of  local chefs, cooking head to head, inside a boxing ring vying for an array of prizes, including a portion of the proceeds received from CFN®, which will be donated to the winning teams charity of choice. The chefs will be required to prepare a 3 course meal while incorporating 3 secret ingredients (that are voted on by our guests via the CFN website) for our panel of celebrity judges (5), seated ringside, as well as our live audience (150).  Each course will be scored in 4 categories: Taste, Presentation, Creativity and Overall Experience.
We are currently producing a Midwest Series through April and our 1st stop will be Des Moines, IA followed by Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WS and St. Louis, MO.

Details for Culinary Fight Night in Des Moines:

***Date: Jan. 11, 2015
***Time: 6p-11p (6-7: meet & greet with passed hors d’oeuvres; 7-930: competition; 930-11: celebration and pictures)
***Location: Marriott, 700 Grand Ave.
***Charitable beneficiary: Central Iowa Shelter and Services (https://centraliowashelter.nationbuilder.com/culinary_fight_night)
Competitors:
Chef Dominic Iannarelli 
Executive Chef of Splash Seafood and co-owner of various Jethro’s BBQ’s 

Chef Mike Holman

Executive Chef of Dos Rios, Big City Burgers & Greens, and Catering DSM

36 Amazing Salads in Des Moines, Iowa

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Bev's Wedge Salad with Blue cheese in Sioux City, Iowa

Salads are an entree that can easily be overlooked. Other times, it can be the talk of the table. Salads can come in lots of sizes from a simple dinner salad to a loaded salad with all sorts of delicious toppings that can either make it more healthy or perhaps a little less healthy.

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Buddy the Elf Breakfast Recipe

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Buddy The Elf Breakfast - Elf The Movie
It’s that time of the year! Bring out the great foods, and classic movies. Just recently, I watched Elf. It must be watched at least a couple of times to make it the holidays a fun one.

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My New Coffee Maker

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Yeah, it’s probably true, there is such thing has having too many coffee makers but I love having the ability to make different styles. I’ve got a french press, a couple of auto-drips and now I’m eyeing a Chemex.
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Chocolate Storybook

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Chocolate Storybook goodies

There’s getting chocolate as a treat and then there is getting chocolate directly from the source. Chocolate Storybook in West Des Moines is the chocolate store that I grew up on. It was no more than 10 minutes from my house and I remember going in as a kid and being in heaven.

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