Cookie Exchange: Christmas Cranberry Cookie

For our last cookie in the Great Statewide Cookie Exchange, which we’ve shared all month, we present cranberry cookies. This contributor took her grandmother’s recipe, searched the cupboard for ingredients, and improvised this recipe.

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.

Want a not-so-sweet cookie? Try Piparkukas

Here’s another cookie from our Great Statewide Cookie Exchange, submitted from the Kansas City area. Piparkukas are Latvian Gingerbread Cookies, and we like them for snacks because they’re spicy but not overly sweet.