Sunday, July 18, 2021

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip

July is National Ice Cream Month and today is National Ice Cream Day! So what a better way to celebrate than indulging in some ice cream at one of Iowa's nostalgic ice cream shops!  During the month of June the last eight years my family has gone on an Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip in honor of National Dairy Month.  Check out the 25+ locations we've visited on the tour:

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip - 20+ Ice Cream Shops from across the state of Iowa

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip at Arty's Ice Cream & Grill in Wilton, Iowa

Week three of our Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip brought us to a restaurant not only known for their ice cream, but also for their burgers!  A double win!  Arty's Ice Cream & Grill in Wilton, Iowa lived up to the hype and our family left filled to the brim.

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip at Arty's Ice Cream & Grill in Wilton, Iowa

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Knee High by the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our country's independence, show off your patriotism, spend time with family and friends, shoot off fireworks and check crops.  It's been tradition for decades that farmers check their crops, especially corn, to see if it is "Knee High by the 4th of July."  Now while knee high isn't the benchmark for farmers anymore due to hybridization and improved genetics, it is still a fun tradition for our family to benchmark our corn (and family's) growth every year (see 20202019201820172016201520142013 and 2012).

Knee High by the 4th of July Iowa Corn 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip at Twiins Shoppe in Jefferson, Iowa

Week Two of our 2021 Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip brought us to the town of Jefferson, Iowa, home to the Twiins Shoppe, a seasonal ice cream shop whose outdoor seating area and murals invite you in to relax and enjoy your favorite ice cream treat.

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip at Twiins Shoppe in Jefferson, Iowa

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hog Wild Baked Beans

Between family grill-outs, potlucks with friends and the need for easy recipes in the summertime, my Hog Wild Baked Beans are always a hit and through the years have become a request for get togethers.

Hog Wild Baked Beans

Sunday, June 13, 2021

5 Ingredient Campfire Cobbler

Our family loves camping and one recipe we have to make every time we go is my 5 Ingredient Campfire Cobbler.  Not only is this a delicious, sweet treat to make over the campfire, but it is easy to make and simple to pack along with all our your camping gear and food!

5 Ingredient Campfire Cobbler