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.

Persimmon Pecan Pie, Oh My!

Persimmons can tell if the winter is going to be harsh or mild. They also are great to eat in pies or sweet breads. This pie is made with persimmon puree which can be purchased at specialty stores or online. Give it a try!

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.

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.

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.

Smoked Tomatoes Are Soooo Good!

The heat of August summers bring Missouri an abundance of fresh tomatoes. Create this relish and serve over chicken, beef, fish, vegetables, or toasted bread. This list goes on and on. Leave it to say, this dish is very versatile and easy to make.