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Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

In Italian restaurants scattered all over Des Moines, IA most serve a house dressing that is either a creamy parmesan or creamy garlic salad dressing.  This is so good that when you order it in the restaurant, well, I know a woman who orders it on the side because she feels she gets more of […]

Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers

Here is another great recipe from Mike who shared his competition winning Beer Cheese Soup recipe with us awhile back.  This is another family favorite that he prepares for his wife and boys. Being careful to not cut the opening too large, wash then stem, core and remove seeds from….. 6 large green peppers …..and […]


Greg’s Chili

Greg and I went back and forth about posting a chili recipe. Greg said….. Chili is tricky because people are particular on how it tastes, from mild to set your mouth on fire. And then there is the whole beans or no beans debate. For this recipe we use Original Rotel but one could get […]


Cheryl’s BBQ Brisket

Ever since this recipe was sent in to us I have been wanting to try it. This recipe comes from an expert as this is from a farmer/cow-calf operator who typically prepares this with homegrown beef.  Here are Cheryl’s tips for buying this cut of meat from the store and how to best prepare BBQ […]


Grandma’s Beef and Noodles

This post is actually harder to do as the real way I make this is not a straightforward as our previous post for Grandma’s Chicken and Noodles.  And, I actually have No Idea if this is how She made Beef and Noodles – this is how I make it, but of course still using Grandma’s […]


Kristina’s Chicken Salad

m4s0n501 This recipe assumes you have Butter Balls on hand as you start by making a simple white sauce.  If you do not have butter balls simply combine 2 Tablespoons softened salted sweet cream butter and 2 Tablespoons flour until well combined.  Use this mixture to replace the Butter Balls in the recipe.  And – […]


Grandma’s Red Cake

This classic Red Cake is perfect to serve for dessert on Valentine’s Day.  This is the recipe Grandma would use to make Red Cake.  We want to mention this references Waldorf Astoria Deluxe Red Cake.  Always a sight to see this sitting on the dining room table when you would stop by around Valentine’s Day. […]

AMERICANA - Crab Rangoon Dip

AMERICANA – Crab Rangoon Dip

Here is a great recipe from AMERICANA Restaurant and Lounge located in Des Moines, IA.  This would be a great last minute party dip idea for the upcoming Superbowl weekend.  Stay tuned as coming up we will also be posting one of their signature desserts…. Key Lime Bites. In stand mixer with paddle attachment combine….. […]

Cinnamon Scones

Cinnamon Scones with Cinnamon Cider Glaze

I used to work with this client and when we would get together – rather than me getting an escape from working in the city and enjoying the treat of going out to her neck of the woods – she was always So Excited to get to meet in the city.  It is always fun […]