Iowa Girl Eats

Living by the mantra, “eat well, run often, travel far,” Kristin chronicles her adventures in the kitchen, on the treadmill, and traveling across the country on her blog, Iowa Girl Eats. Hoping to inspire others to cook and eat well, Kristin features easy, accessible, and in-season recipes, with the occasional decadent dessert thrown in. Kristin lives in Des Moines, IA with her husband and young son, and enjoys cooking, traveling, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Mixed Berry Rum Slushies

Mixed Berry Rum Slushies are perfectly sweet, tart, and refreshing. Cool down with a frosty glass...more

Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Skewers...more

Buffalo Ranch Deviled Eggs

Buffalo Ranch Deviled Eggs are truly devilish-tasting thanks to spicy buffalo wing sauce and cooling ranch dressing in the mix! Greetings from the other side of the weekend! Raise your hand if this one went way...more

15+ Family Favorite 4th of July Recipes

The 4th of July is my favorite foodie holiday of the year. Here’s 15+ family favorite 4th of July recipes! Shhh, don’t tell Thanksgiving, but the 4th of July is not-so-secretly my favorite foodie holiday of the year ....more

Quinoa Burgers (Freezer Friendly!) + $100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway!

Quinoa burgers are vegetarian and gluten-free, yet packed with protein and totally delicious. Freezer-friendly, too! Am I the only person who feels completely snuck up on by the 4th of July holiday this year? ...more

Summer Vegetable Gratin

Fresh summer vegetables are sliced, baked, and then layered under a blanket of parmesan cheese in this simple Summer Vegetable Gratin side dish! Happy Monday, everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! The twins and I kicked things off with a trip to Bass Pro Shops on Saturday morning, so Ben could pick up a few bags of...more

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you had a wonderful...more

Perfect Grilled Steak with Herb Butter

Perfect Grilled Steak with Herb Butter features a homemade dry rub and melty...more

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad is fresh and light – serve in a tomato, on a salad, between two slices of bread, or with crackers! Raise your hand if you’re in a lunch slump! Breakfasts are a no brainer for me ....more

10 Garden Fresh Caprese Recipes

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy garden fresh Caprese recipes. From salads to appetizers and pasta dishes – you’ll find something...more