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Custom blend: Restauranteur develops signature style for coffee
It's reminiscent of the Tin Man from the "Wizard of Oz." Or perhaps a candy-making device from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." It brings to mind something concocted for the movie world, but it's actually very much a part of this world.
Amanda Stone: Beets' earthy flavor can't be beat
The end is near for beet season. Rush to the farmers market and grab a bunch of the most beautiful, versatile root vegetables ever.
Cheryle Finley: Hot dog! All-American food still a favorite
By the third day of my family's Las Vegas visit to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary 12 years ago, my father had had enough of dancing shrimp and other fancy-named dishes.
High season arrives at Four-States area farmers markets
Tons of fresh produce are pouring into farmers markets throughout Southwest Missouri. It's high season, and that means many of the top-sellers are in abundance, along with everything from beets to zucchini.
Cheryle Finley: 'Perfect' homemade mixes are great gifts
I was recently the lucky bidder at a talent table for a bowl full of goodies, and the piece I'm most excited about is "The Perfect Mix," a book containing 90 ideas for giving gifts of bread, soup, dessert and other homemade mixes.
Amanda Stone: Packing snacks for a road trip requires planning, preparation
There's a road trip looming in my near future. Although there's plenty to prepare for, my mind continually drifts and fixates on the food aspect, as usual.
Amanda Stone: Gardens producing varied veggies with perfect timing
Serendipity is happening in our gardens and farmers markets right now. Green beans, onions and new potatoes are each ready to harvest at the same time. No wonder they come together so perfectly. It's as nature intended.
Cheryle Finley: Store fruit properly to keep it fresh
Whether at the local farmers market or the local grocery store, picking the best fruit possible is sometimes tricky. But it's always important.
Summer fare: Pasta dinner is perfect for families on the go
This is the perfect dish for a weeknight dinner in late summer, particularly as the kids start heading back to school and family schedules get crazy again. The recipe calls for just a handful of ingredients that can all be pulled together in the time it takes to boil water.
Amanda Stone: Blueberry season worthy of celebration
I look forward to blueberry season like a kid looks forward to Christmas. Or at least Easter.
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