Made in Missouri: Davis Candy Company

Downtown Branson candy shop has kept the same recipe for a century.


The Statewide Holiday Cookie Exchange

Exchanging holiday treats is a time-honored tradition and what is better than a batch of fresh-baked goodies from a friend or family member. Missouri Life reached out and got cookies, their stories, and recipes from all across the state. Try one of these recipes for your own cookie exchange.


Eat Local Missouri Black Beans & Rice

After all the rich holiday party food, we thought you might like a simpler but still protein-rich black beans and rice dish, especially since you can make it with products grown right here in Missouri.


The Hemme Brothers Make Their Cheeses From Field to Barn to Table

For more than a year David Hemme and his four sons—Jon, 33, Nathan, 31, Michael, 28, and Aaron, 23—have been turning milk into handcrafted artisanal cheese at Hemme Brothers Farmstead Creamery.


This Could Get Ugly!

As in ugly Christmas sweaters! Imagine a bunch at brunch in totally tacky and wacky Christmas sweaters. Snarky snowmen, ridiculous reindeer, sappy Santas and more. If this sounds like your cup of tea (or other brunch bevvy), check this out!


Black Walnut Praline Pork Chops and Apples

Black walnuts are common in Missouri and have many, many uses. From savory to sweet, these nuts are delicious and nutritious. Seared pork chops, tangy apples, and a hint of brown sugar makes this dish one for the holiday table.


Make a Batch of Cran-Apple Tartlets for the Holidays

Making tartlets for the holidays could become your newest tradition. The pecans in the crust in this recipe make for a nice crunch and a perfect balance for the tart cranberries and the tangy apples. Top them with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Gooey cinnamon rolls at Branson Dough Company

Simply Sweet: Missouri’s surprising cinnamon roll heritage

A good cinnamon roll is not only evocative of the globe; it’s rooted in a spice that has traveled the world and delighted bakery customers for centuries.


A Twist on Egg Benedict!

Eggs Benedict are a brunch favorite. This recipe changes the traditional dish by adding smoked salmon. Perfect for a holiday brunch or your next lazy Sunday morning breakfast. And to top things off it is also a feast for the eyes.


Farina Ristorante and Oyster Bar is the Talk of the Town.

This Kansas City Italian restaurant elevates its dishes to a higher level. The James Beard award-winning chef and his team are inspired by regions in Italy and bring the freshest quality to each plate. Make a reservation today!