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.

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.

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.

Espresso-Spiked White Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

These cookies have ground coffee and coffee liqueur to give them the perfect robust flavor. Walnuts add a nutty crunch and the white chocolate adds sweetness. Try these with a cold glass of milk or a fresh-brewed cup of coffee.

Spiced Up Pumpkin Pecan Raisin Muffins

Make a batch of these moist, spiced pumpkin muffins for  Halloween or for a lovely brunch. Crunchy pecans, raisins, and warm spices make them delightful. Packed full of pumpkin, each muffin is a tasty treat. And you can freeze some for later.

Make Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake for Halloween

Gooey butter cake is the representative dessert of St. Louis and has thus become the representative dessert of the Show-Me State. Adding pumpkin elevates this ooey gooey dessert to a whole new level. Perfect for Halloween or anytime of the year.