The Best Things We Ate in 2020

In an atypical year for food, our staff got creative in the kitchen.

The Truth About Bubbles

Missouri Life columnist, Doug Frost knows something about adding a sparkling Missouri wine to your holiday table. Read how “sparklers” came to be and why Missouri has some really good sparkling wine for you to serve at your next celebration.

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.

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.

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!

Wild Turkey with Grapes in Brandy Sauce

For many, eating what you hunt for has a lot of value. But if you do not want to hunt for your turkey, this recipe works perfectly for a purchased bird. The brandy soaked grapes add a tart and sweet undertone. Try this recipe!

Butternut Squash and Hazelnut Clafouti is a Twist on a Classic Dessert

Clafouti is a baked dessert traditionally made with layers of fruit. This take on clafouti is made with butternut squash and hazelnuts with a rich egg and vanilla batter. Treat your family and friends to a rich take on a traditional dessert.