2014 Iowa Corn Quest

Don’t miss our adventures in Iowa as participants in this year’s Corn Quest tour! 

2014 Iowa Corn Quest

Are you ready for photo overload? Normally we’re not step-by-step photo people here at Garnish with Lemon, but this trip was so much fun, we can’t help but share our virtual scrapbook with you. Happy reading! 

2014 IOWA CORN QUEST

Lisa and I recently had the pleasure of being invited to attend the 2014 Corn Quest sponsored by the Iowa Corn Growers Association. It was only fitting that we drive through miles and miles of farmland to meet up with 8 other bloggers in Des Moines to start our “corny” adventure together. Iowa produces the largest amount of corn of any state in the nation, and the Iowa Corn Growers invited us down during harvest season to learn more about how corn and products made from corn improve our lives every day. Contrary to popular belief, only 1% of the corn grown in Iowa is sweet corn that we eat. The rest is field corn which is processed into starches, oil, sweeteners, ethanol and animal feed. 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Waffles (1 of 2)

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Waffles

Whole wheat flour and peanut butter make these waffles an easy choice to start the school day right. Breakfast with Greta is always a challenge. She’s not a morning person and definitely does not like to eat right when she gets up. This isn’t a problem on weekends, but during the school year, you can…

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Oatmeal Scotchies  (1 of 2)

Oatmeal Scotchies

Fresh out of the oven, Oatmeal Scotchies are an easy way to bring a smile to anyone’s face! Cookies! A universal favorite, and we don’t have nearly enough of them on Garnish with Lemon. There’s no better way to rectify that than with an old favorite, Oatmeal Scotchies. Fresh baked cookies make the house smell heavenly,…

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Curried Coconut Chicken Soup (1 of 2)

Curried Coconut Chicken Soup

Bring on the cooler weather if that means we can slurp up bowls of this aromatic Curried Coconut Chicken Soup!  This Curried Coconut Chicken Soup is one of those recipes that has you salivating the moment you smell it.  You know what I’m talking about, right? You’re out running errands, you walk by a restaurant,…

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Potato, Mushroom & Provolone Gratin (1 of 3)

Provolone, Mushroom and Potato Gratin

Cheesy potatoes get a whole new look with the addition of Provolone cheese, Portobello mushrooms and fresh thyme.  Are you a Costco shopper? I am, mainly because as my kids get bigger, so do their appetites. I know sometimes we don’t *need* an industrial sized vat of something, but then I’m amazed at how quickly we…

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Beef Provencal

Beef Provencal

This Beef Provencal braises all afternoon for fork-tender, chilly weather comfort food.  Have we ever shared the story of how Lisa and I became friends? It had little to do with us, actually, and everything to do with our boys. See, they were best buds in preschool and remain close to this day, six years…

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#GWL5Faves 3rd Edition

#GWL5Faves – 3rd Edition

More of our favorite things in our 3rd edition of #GWL5Faves!  Can you believe it’s already October? Wow, September felt like a blur. Lisa and I are hitting the road this month, traveling to Des Moines and Kansas City, so you can be sure we’ll have lots of time in the car to dream up more…

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Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie  (1 of 2)

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

This Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie with a granola crust is like having two desserts in one!  I’m calling this Dessert For The Indecisive.  Is it pumpkin pie? Or is it cheesecake?  And what is this maple-flavored granola crust business?  Don’t sweat the details, friends. Just grab your fork and get busy digging into this Layered…

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Cheesy Bread with Roasted Tomato Sauce (1 of 2)

Cheesy Bread with Roasted Tomato Sauce

This Cheesy Bread with Roasted Tomato Sauce is like Italian Dunkers for adults. Why should the kids have all the fun? There is precisely one lunch that Charlie will eat at school: Italian Dunkers. Needless to say, I haven’t put money in his school lunch account since first grade, but he’s on to something. There is…

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