Heather Berry

Sheet Pan Magic

Sheet Pan Magic

Flavorful cook-it-together meal options If you feel like your schedule is often running you during the week, the last thing you want to do is prepare a multicourse meal when you get home from work. And if you hate washing pots and pans, give sheet pan dinners a try....

Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are

Carving imagination to life with pumpkins The contorted reflection stares back, pauses, then smiles. One eyebrow raises as the opposite eye closes tightly, as if wrenched in pain. Mike Brown turns to pick up a small tool and begins to peel layers of pumpkin flesh,...

Honey do!

Honey do!

Let nature's sugar help sweeten your recipes September is National Honey Month and what better way to celebrate than to stir some of the naturally sweet elixir into your favorite recipes?If you’re using honey as a replacement for granulated sugar, use half the amount...

Precious Memories

Precious Memories

Find peace, serenity and more at Precious Moments They come from far and wide — grandparents both young and old with children in tow; young couples with babies in strollers; small clubs and large groups. Even husbands stand, mouths agape, pointing in awe of the...

Taking the time

Taking the time

A traffic stop that ended with more than a ticket It was after 10 p.m. one hot Sunday night in August 2020. Missouri Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeffrey W. Huff was westbound on Interstate 70 when the headlights of a speeding car quickly came up behind him. “I clocked the car...

Pawing it Forward

Pawing it Forward

K9s for Camo helps save lives on many levels Fear is something former combat engineer John Lopez and his fellow soldiers dealt with daily as part of the 37th Engineer Battalion. While serving in Afghanistan, John’s job was to help ensure his unit avoided roadside...

Pizza Pizzazz!

Pizza Pizzazz!

Delicious meals by the slice Who needs to pick up the phone to order pizza when you can make one at home? Whether you use store-bought crust or homemade, pizza is one meal nearly everyone enjoys helping create.Why not make pizza prep a family affair? Gather up the...

Wildheart

Wildheart

Exploring wildlife habitat and more through song When it comes to wildlife, conservation and music, Jan and George Syrigos are like excited little kids.“Our motto has always been to ‘bring the heart of the wild to the heart of a child,’ ” says Jan. “You can’t do that...

Simply Skewered

Simply Skewered

Kebabs are good any time of year, but they seem especially tasty during summer when the grilling is good. Although they take a little prep, the fact that nearly anything goes on a kebab makes it an easy part of any meal. Cooking for a picky crowd? Turn it into a party...

That’s Our Jam

That’s Our Jam

Baby Boomer Reunion Concert hits 19th season Kevin White is known for blowing his own horn — a trumpet, that is. But when you ask him how the Baby Boomer Reunion Concerts began 19 years ago, it takes other musicians to  toot the director’s horn. “He writes every...

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