Get to Know Our State’s Sparkling Wines

Doug believes there is a popular misconception that Missouri sparkling wines are always sweet—not to say there is anything wrong with a sweet wine. “There is an unfortunate view, usually held by people who are less informed, that sweet wines are less serious than dry wines,” he says.


Yeasted Waffles With Cider Syrup

These waffles are the perfect treat for a brisk winter morning. The cider adds a hint of tartness to the flavor of the batter, and the cider syrup takes this dish a few notches above your average waffles!


A Springfield Company Changes How Chocolate Gets Made From Bean to Bar

Askinosie Chocolate’s teammates strive to leave the world a better place than BC (before chocolate), one small, cacao-infused batch at a time.


Burgers’ Smokehouse Has Meats and Gifts For Every Meal & Every Taste

California, MO, located just west of Jefferson City, MO on Highway 50, is home to Burgers’ Smokehouse, a family owned and operated manufacturer of country ham, bacon and other specialty smoked and cured meats and foods.


We Learned to Make Glazed Cakes From Nathaniel Reid

Elegant glazed cakes bring festive flair to your holiday table.


6 Stellar Restaurants Columbians Know

Columbians know where to go for great food for special occasions, but there’s no need to wait! Any day is worth celebrating when you dine at one of these acclaimed restaurants.


Five Generations of Cattle Farming With Caleb and Luella Gregory

Farm life has always been the way of life for fifth-generation farmers Caleb and Luella Gregory. Emmett, their 19-month-old son now marks the sixth generation to be involved in production agriculture.


Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Revival

Missourians love their coffee now as much as they did hundreds of years ago when the French first brought coffee to the shores of the Mississippi River. Indie coffee shops, boutique roasters, national brands, and regional roasters are pleasing customers all over the state.


Meet 5 of Our State’s Female Winemakers

Females fuel America’s wine industry: women buy 57 percent of the wine consumed in this country. But the ladies are not only buying and drinking wine; they’re making it, too.


Learn to Slow Cook Beef with Caterer Sara Fougere

Sara Fougere estimates that 75 percent of her recipe collection calls for beef. There’s a lot she can do with the versatile ingredient. As a professional caterer, Sara knows what people want and what to prepare for any occasion, no matter the season.