MOLINE, IL - - Western Illinois University-Quad Cities will host its second annual Food Insecurity Conference from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 on the WIU-QC campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline, in 103/104 Riverfront Hall. The event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required by Thursday, Feb. 15.

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To accompany our newest exhibit "Culinary Customs: A Taste of Germany" we will be sharing German recipes for #FoodieFriday on our social media pages. Do you have a favorite German recipe that you'd like to share? Email the recipe to to be included in our #FoodieFriday posts! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see the recipes!

Our newest exhibit, "Culinary Customs: A Taste of Germany" opens Sunday, January 21. Watch for many wonderful culinary arts related programming over the next several months!


German Influence on American Craft Spirit Production, Sunday, January 21 @ 2pm

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Dec. 28, 2017) — Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that 100 percent of its private-brand shelf-stable tuna products are now sourced from environmentally preferred fisheries.

Thunder Bay Grille will be hosting a breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 16th, 2017, from 9am-12pm. The event will include stories with Santa and traditional breakfast favorites such as: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Cheddar Casserole, Biscuits and Gravy, French Toast, Waffles, Assorted Pastries, Desserts, plus much more.

Prices for Breakfast are:

Adults - $12.99
Kids 10 years and under - $8.99

I get a kick out of hearing what other Iowa families serve at their holiday tables each year. Many Iowans celebrate Christmas Eve with a bowl of oyster stew or chili. One of my friends gave me his family’s traditional fruitcake recipe. Another family I know prepares a make-your-own waffle buffet on Christmas Eve, complete with whipped cream, strawberries and lots of maple syrup.

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is promising increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to promote self-sufficiency, integrity in the program, and better customer service.  To make these improvements, USDA intends to offer state agencies greater local control over SNAP, the safety net program that serves millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families.

Thunder Bay Grille will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd 2017, from 10am-4pm. The Thanksgiving Buffet will include traditional favorites such as: Roasted Turkey, Bourbon Glazed Ham, Fried Chicken, Herb Roasted Chicken, Classic Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Pumpkin Pie, plus much more.

Prices for Dinner are:

Adults - $21.99
Ages 5-10 - $10.99
Ages 4 and Under – Free

AMES, Iowa – Fall is the perfect season for apples and apple orchards. But what about crabapples? How do they differ from apples? Are they OK to eat? And which varieties are best to use? 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists can help answer questions about crabapples and the best ways to enjoy them. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at 515-294-3108 or

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