Answer: F1. March 7 was the beginning of an extreme nine days in Iowa due to the weather. First, an ice storm produced 0.5″ to 2″ of ice across portions of Iowa. Many locations were without powers for days including 2/3 of the Des Moines area. The next day, March 8, two tornadoes touched down […]
Here’s another ground beef recipe that included something I have a stock pile of in my cupboards…wild rice! Beef & Wild Rice Bake Source: Miss in the Kitchen Ingredients: 1 cup rice blend 1 3/4 cup water 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup onion, diced 1 1/2 cups half and half 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour […]
Record lows were broken today across eastern Iowa. Below are the official National Weather Service lows for Waterloo and Dubuque. Cedar Rapids and Iowa City records come from the Iowa Mesonet and Midwestern Regional Climate Center. Below are more record lows that were reported across the state this morning. These come from COOP observers and […]
Answer: 11.6°F. Waterloo had an average temperature of 11.4°F this winter making it the 4th coldest on record. The National Weather Service does not keep rankings for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. But Cedar Rapids had a winter average temperature of 13.6°F and Iowa City averaged 15.5°F.
Here are some stats for February & winter (Dec-Feb) 2014: Waterloo: 2nd snowiest February on record with 20.5″. The record is 24.3″ received in 1962. 3rd coldest February on record with an average temperature of only 9.2°F. Coldest February on record was in 1936 where the average temperature was 4.7°F. 4th (tied with 1961-62) snowiest winter […]
One Pot recipes! Why haven’t I stumbled on these earlier? They are as simple as crock-pot meals and are cooked up much quicker. And did I mention less dishes!?! One Pot Wonder Chicken Lo Mein Source: The Wholesome Dish Ingredients ½ lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks (I used a pound, I […]
Crock-pot meals are so great. Since I’ve been working so much, it’s nice to just plug-in the slow cooker when I (or my husband) leave for work and have a warm meal ready when I get home! Here’s one I tried out recently. Honey Sesame Crock-Pot Chicken Source: Kitchen Meets Girl Ingredients: 2 pound boneless, […]
For Valentine’s Day, my husband asked for Angel Food Cake. I told him sure, I can do that. Well I had never made Angel Food Cake before. I’ve made plenty of cupcakes but never angel food. I went to my cookbooks and found a recipe. Angel Food Cake Source: Zion Cookbook, recipe by Leia Noel […]