Vivian’s is the 10th location that I’m judging food at for the 2016 Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala event. This is my third year of judging for this event. Chef Robert Anderson and I are the main judges. It is a privilege to get to work with him, […]
The moment has finally arrived. Neighborfood tickets are now ON SALE! (get tickets here) Neighborfood is a celebration of food, family, and the community we live in. See all of you there!
Hey everyone! We’re all about taking pictures our plates and adding the ‘rise’ filter with a linear blur to make it look awesome. While you’re out and about in Des Moines, or cooking a great meal, take a picture and share it on instagram! Add the hashtag #DMFoodster to […]
There is a new blog surfacing the Des Moines, and Iowa State campus area! Check out Iowa State Eats for “a college kid’s view on exercise and eating well”!
The holidays were a great time. I got quite a bit of foodster things – A gift card to Williams & Sonoma, a cookbook and a few other things. I’m here to tell you about the deal of the year (2012) —– The deal of the winter break […]
This week was a busy one but I did manage to cook a really good meal and savor some delish snacks during finals week. Here are two of my favorites from the week. The first item is Reggano – All Natural – Traditional Pasta Sauce. This sauce was outstanding. I […]
I’m sure we have all started receiving invites to company holiday parties, and get-togethers with friends and family. I’m wondering, what is your favorite gift to take to a holiday party? [polldaddy poll=6754220]
Overweight is something that just sort of snacks up on you. Each day I try to enjoy something from each of the four food groups: the bonbon group, the salty-snack group, the caffeine group, and the “whatever-the-thing-in-the-tinfoil-in-the-back-of-the-fridge-is” group. The snack bar next door to an atom smasher was […]
My favorite veggie: the Red Bell Pepper. I have determined that red peppers are one of my favorite vegetables. A wonderful combination of tangy taste and crunchy texture, bell peppers are the Christmas ornaments of the vegetable world. Not only are they great plain, but I love cooking with […]
During the month of September, Dine Iowa, a promotional program from the Iowa Restaurant Association, held a photo contest that required you to share a photo of a dish you enjoyed from one of the hundreds of restaurants in Iowa that are part of the IRA (Iowa Restaurant Association). The […]