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Soy Good!

Soy Good!

Give this versatile plant-based protein a try. Soy is a great option for anyone looking for vegetarian or dairy-free proteins for recipes. From main dishes to desserts, soy can be worked into many flavorful recipes. It’s a plant-based protein which is neutral in...

Truth & Exaggeration

Truth & Exaggeration

Jefferson City artist Jim Dyke colors the world as he sees it If you’ve been to the Missouri State Fair, chances are you’ve seen him in action under an awning near the concert grandstand. Marker in hand, caricature artist Jim Dyke quickly sketches likenesses on paper,...

Deep In The Heart of Tex-Mex

Deep In The Heart of Tex-Mex

Enjoy this flavorful crossover cuisine The delicious blend of Tex-Mex (Texan and Mexican) cuisine combines cheeses, beans, meats, peppers, spices and more into colorful Southwestern dishes many of us have enjoyed for decades. So grab some spices and give these recipes...

Edgewood Creamery

Edgewood Creamery

Handcrafted cheese, milk and more in Purdy The dull clang of a cowbell rings in the spring breeze. While cowbells used to help farmers locate their cattle, these bells chime as the employees of Edgewood Creamery arrive to start their day. When Kelli Stephens purchased...

The Hoof Family Steakhouse

The Hoof Family Steakhouse

Delicious steaks in Monroe County There are two entrances leading into The Hoof Family Steakhouse in Madison and it doesn’t matter to co-owners Keith Thomas and Charles Wheeler which one you choose as long as you come on inside. Once inside, Keith nods to a trail of...

Spice it up!

Spice it up!

Herbs and spices have been added to recipes for hundreds of years. Yet some cooks don’t ever go beyond adding basics such as salt and pepper to dishes when cooking. Spices can add unique flavor profiles to foods and can be light and delicate when added or bold and...

Just for the record

Just for the record

Wayne Glenn collects, recollects and more Wayne Glenn is one of the rare few who can say he’s loved his career from start to finish. He took a hobby from his youth and spun it into a 43-year career on Ozarks radio airwaves. Last May, the Nixa man known as “The Old...

The historical Finke Theatre

The historical Finke Theatre

Community theatre at its best since 1885 If the idea of traveling to large cities to attend events still seems a bit daunting these days, look no further than some of the small towns in your area. You might be pleasantly surprised at the talented individuals or groups...

Comforts of Home

Comforts of Home

Gather round for these crowd-pleasing eats When the hectic pace of life tries to overwhelm, sometimes we find the need to step back, refocus and take care of ourselves. Often that includes sitting down with the family who loves us for a hot meal of our favorite...

Cheesy to please

Cheesy to please

Sliced, shredded, skewered or melted, cheese is bound to be a crowd favorite. It’s a rare occasion if you hear someone say: “There’s simply too much cheese on this!” Cheese offers a delicious form of calcium in an ooey-gooey-goodness sort of way. But let’s face it:...

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