The holidays are right around the corner. In fact, Thanksgiving is next week! Pretty soon we'll all be changing into our stretchy pants and shoving our faces until we're miserable. Happy Holidays. Just like family, food is also such a big part of the holidays. So, we decided to take a look at the foods that Iowans are used to shoveling down this time of year.

The Des Moines Register put a list together of the most midwest holiday dishes and many of them are spot on.


  • 1

    Pickle Wraps

    Being from Missouri, this is something I wasn't exactly familiar with. We always just put the pickles on the same dish as our crackers, cheese, and sliced meat tray. Since moving to Iowa though, I see these things around the office every holiday.

  • 2

    Green Bean Casserole

    YAS. I love green bean casserole. Everything from the creaminess to the crunch of the onion on top....yum.

  • 3

    Cheese Balls

    There's always one member of the family that offers to bring the cheese ball. It's simple and you can pick it up on the way to the family gathering. Many midwesterners enjoy spreading the cheese on crackers.

  • 4

    Corn Casserole

    We're in Iowa. We've got to have a corn dish. And this one makes an appearance in many Iowa kitchens around the holidays.

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