Make this KC Strip for Steak Night or Special Occassions

The KC Strip steak is a favorful and tender cut of beef. Dressing it up with fingerling potatoes, bacon lardon, cipollini onions, and wild mushrooms really makes this a center stage dish. Great for special occasions. Your family and friends will be wowed.

Corn Casserole on the Grill

You can cook just about anything over a live fire. This corn casserole is no exception. The green chilis give it a hint of heat and the smoke from the fire brings out the sweetness of the corn. Serve as a side dish or add a salad for a delicious main course.

Delicious Butternut Squash and Fennel Soup

Butternut squash is readily available this time of year and this soup is one of the best ways to prepare this hearty vegetable. Topped off with crunchy, sweet and spice pumpkin seeds and you have a savory meal to share with friends and family.

Are You Red-dy For A Tomato Festival?

Talk about an event that's ripe for the picking! Maybe you didn't grow any tomatoes of your own, or maybe you just really like them. Either way, you won't want to miss a free Tomato Festival on Thursday Sept. 7. It’s a treat for your taste buds.

Zucchini Dressing, a Great Way to Use Up Zucchini!

As fall approaches, you may have plenty of zucchini left or know someone who really wants to get rid of their excess. This recipe is a warm and satisfying way to use up this plentiful squash. Serve as a side dish or add a salad to make this a main course.

Ice in Wine is Just Fine!

Missouri Life wine columnist Doug Frost lets us know that chilling down wine with ice is just fine. Temperature affects flavor and wine that is too warm just does not taste good. So drop a few cubes in your favorite wine and enjoy.

A Twist on Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

The dog days of the summer are coming to a close. August is the perfect time to get your homemade ice cream fix in. Strawberries and coconut milk add a delightful twist to a classic favorite. Make a batch to share while it is still hot out!

Shrimp Stir-fry Time!

Leong’s Asian Diner is known for creating Springfield Cashew Chicken. Try making this elegant shrimp and scallop dish that they created. It is worth the time to find the Asian salted black beans and the black vinegar. This dish is a real treat!

Fancy Scallops Made Easy

Preparing scallops may seem like a challenge. This recipe makes a stunning dish you can easily create and serve. The smoky bacon and the full bodied seasonings bring out the sweetness of the scallops. Make this dish for your next special occasion.

Taste Some Southern Hospitality

Southern-style fare is as much about the food as it is the hospitality. Dishes with names like “Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf,” “Three Deviled Eggs Went Down to Georgia” and “Fried Green Tomato BLT”  are worth the drive to this outstanding restaurant.