1. Melanie 10.05.2009

    I found your website last week and was so inspired by your recipes I decided to try a load of them over the weekend. My husband and I enjoyed frittata, stovetop oatmeal, bacon mac & cheese, chipotle burrito bowls, apple crisp, turkey sausage w/apples & onions over sweet potatoes, and we’re having your pork loin recipe tonight. So I was telling my hubby about your great website and how I found your recipes and he says “oh, I assume she is a chef since the food is so delicious”, and I said “I don’t think so”. He was so impressed! Anyway, I definitely plan to keep checking in on your blog and getting more inspiration!! Thanks for helping me plan great meals. I have a 4-month old and work full time so meal planning has taken a back-burner lately. It’s nice to get back into cooking again!

  2. Diane Fox 02.16.2010


    Fabulous site I just found.

    Am searching for the red velvet whoopee pie.


  3. Jen 02.24.2010

    I just stumbled on to your Blog. OMG… I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! You inspire me to want to eat better and get moving. I look forward to daily reading! Keep up the great work. :)

  4. Melissa 02.24.2010

    Thank you so much for the awesome Fish meal..always loosing my Talapia recipes..going online and pulling similar ones usually! You have this layed out so nice..its easy, fast..and …..dessert too!!!!
    Good Luck! Maybe one day you will have your own cooking show on Food Network! This was very good!

  5. Paula 03.04.2010

    Having trouble locating your roasted asparagus recipe. Can you direct me? Thanks!

  6. found your website on today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some extra later ..

  7. Susan 05.08.2010

    Love your site! I stumbled onto it while searching for recipes and had a fun time looking at your web site. I grew up in Iowa and went to school there and just love seeing your pictures and feedback on the restaurants in Iowa! Keep up the good work.

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  9. Lisa Bourgeois 05.24.2010


    Thanks so much for your response regarding the chicken salad. I will try it with paprika instead of curry. I am also going to give Old Bay seasoning a whirl with it! Thanks so much!

  10. Antonio A. 07.06.2010

    I like the tag “eat well, run often, travel far”. I guess that is a sign of a healthy well-being. Been looking at your recipes, and I should say they are fantastic. Will be trying the $1,000,000 cookie recipe this weekend for the kids. Thanks!

  11. Crystal M. 07.15.2010

    I just found your site looking for a good pineapple pico de gallo recipe. Yours looked amazingly perfect! I’m so happy I found you. I’ve been wanting to find healthy recipes that are fun to make and oh so yummy. Just looking at two, I know this is the site for me! Thanks :)

  12. Kris 08.20.2010

    Hi! I also found your site while looking for a recipe…I forget which one now! I got distracted by all of the AMAZING recipes and BEAUTIFUL pictures of food! I’m looking forward to trying MANY of them. I just started running 3 months ago, so I’m looking forward to lots of inspiration for healthy eating and running :) I wasn’t going to run this morning, but you inspired me to do it anyway…Thanks!

  13. Deb Freehafer 09.01.2010

    I’m an Iowa Girl who now lives in North Carolina, but miss Des Moines things like friends (most importantly) and the Best Farmer’s Market EVER!! Would love to see the recipes you posted on August 30th for tailgating….but now I can’t find them!? Have fun in Rome…I ran the marathon there in 2001! It’s beautiful!

  14. Paulita Rebollar 11.08.2010

    I’m so worried about the direction our children are headed in nowadays. Watching Jamie Olivers food revolution on tv the other day scared the thingies out of me. I suggest we all start cooking some healthy recipe like these at home if we’re going to fix this horrible situation. The ones on that site seem pretty easy, I tried last night and it’s the first time my family has eaten healthy in so long, I just feel wonderful.

  15. […] Eating Well: I adore cooking and usually make dinner at home 5-6 nights a week. Crafting a dish with your own two hands, knowing exactly what into it, and trying out new ingredients & recipes is such a joy to me. I love to share the dishes I love with my readers with the hope they’ll feel the same! […]

  16. Keeley A. 02.14.2011

    I’ve been looking for the post you made not too long ago that was oatmeal, yogurt, bananas, and some other stuff. Then you just put it in the fridge overnight and ate it in the morning. I can’t seem to find it no matter what I search for and really want to try it!

  17. […] adore the gorgeous food photos, tempting recipes and down-t0-earth attitude that Kristin shares on Iowa Girl Eats. And her philosophy of “Eat […]

  18. Corinne F 08.19.2011

    A few years ago, my friend introduced me to your site. I have yet to try recipes, but now that I am looking to et healthier, there are several recipes I am anxious to try. Do you have a good recipe for granola bars?? And I loved your recent blog about the nutty buddys. How clever! Glad your hubby enjoyed them.

  19. katie 11.15.2011

    I am an Iowa girl too who now lives in Arizona but I religiously believe in eating what you want and keeping those legs moving! Its honestly the best way to be! Your potato recipe for today, November 15th is an all time family favorite!!! Keep on keepin’ on~moving and eating that is!

  20. Kelly 11.17.2011

    Oh my word, found your site while looking for a spinach artichoke chicken recipe. Made yours and it IS FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for all the good recipes and just fun blog in general!

  21. Dena D 12.07.2011

    baaah i can’t wait to try these recipes out…& show my brother he loves to cook!!!

  22. Kim B 12.12.2011

    Thank you SO much for including a print link for your recipes. I print so many of them it makes my life (and the environment) so much happier ;-)

    Your blog and your recipes are awesome!!!! I am so glad I found you.