McGregor-- The beginning of the holiday season has begun and with it, the start of busier schedules.
By the Spoonful in McGregor has what you need to keep up. Owner Katie Ruff is a Northeast Iowa native with college courses in food science and experience as a retail chef for a large Midwest supermarket chain under her belt. She has a talent and flair for creating new and interesting gourmet recipes using mainly locally sourced ingredients and sharing her delicacies and talents with customers. Get ready for the holidays with tasty and beautiful veggie, cheese, and meat trays to cater a gathering of friends and family, buy gift baskets to treat a special someone, or take a cooking class taught by Katie so you can prepare healthy gourmet meals at home that everyone will love!
Maybe you’re looking for a quick meal. By the Spoonful has you covered. Delectable deli sandwiches are available as well as numerous take and bake meals, appetizers, desserts, and sides. Your dietary needs are taken into account, as there are vegetarian options and gluten-free dishes available by request. If you want to get creative with your own recipes, there are many meats from local producers like the Edgewood Locker and dairy products from WW Homestead, and others. Spice it up with oils, sauces, dips, rubs and spices. Pair it with wine or beer from a number of Iowa and Wisconsin wineries and breweries.
Fun fact? Ruff is also the 2015 recipient of the Clayton County Pork Producers Appreciation Award! Stop in to congratulate this former county Pork Queen and ask about her pork-based recipes and products.
For recipes, brand lists, menus, and more information, visit their website.