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How do you like them apples?

10/5/2017

My 1-year-old daughter is on the verge of what her doctor calls a “language explosion.” Every day it seems she learns a new word. Last week, her favorite word was “apple” after we visited a local orchard to sample this year’s crop.

Is your food “natural”?

10/5/2017

When you’re shopping at the grocery store, you will likely find many foods nowadays labeled “natural,” “simply” or “honest” to capture your attention while speeding through the aisles.

Conquer Iowa’s Tenderloin Trial

10/5/2017

It’s pork month, and it’s time to hit the Tenderloin Trail. Fourteen establishments and 14 delectable pieces of pork — all yours for the sampling — and a T-shirt at the end to boot.

Apples in the city

10/5/2017

Bryan Etchen grew up picking apples on his family’s orchard, which back in the 1970s was out in the country northwest of Des Moines. Over the last 40-plus years, the city has grown around the orchard. Yet Etchen’s orchard kept growing apples.

Video: Chad Greenway - ANF Wall of Fame recipient for 2017

10/4/2017

Greenway played linebacker for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 2002 to 2005, and during his tenure was named first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly, first-team All-Big Ten and Iowa Hawkeye Special Teams Player of the Year.

Question: I see a lot of “natural” and “organic” food labels when I’m shopping at the grocery. How do I make healthier food choices for my family?

10/4/2017

Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t define the term “natural” as a food label

Recipe: Caramel apple pork chops

10/4/2017

Recipe from the National Pork Producers Council

Let’s kickoff the tailgating season!

8/8/2017

As much as I love the lazy days of summer in Iowa, I can’t wait for the return of fall, when our favorite high school and college football teams kickoff the new season.

Don’t fumble food safety

8/8/2017

Maybe you’re grilling pork chops for a quick after-work dinner. Or perhaps you're hosting a tailgating party with burgers or brats when football season begins in a few weeks.

The best bacon comes from Iowa (of course!)

8/8/2017

There are few food experts as discerning as the bacon connoisseur. Fried up crispy or limp next to eggs, nestled between ample layers of Iowa-grown lettuce and tomatoes, covered with chocolate, or used for added flavor in, well, just about anything, bacon lovers know their bacon.

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