Say “No” To The Can!

Modified Food Starch. Monosodium Glutamate. The ingredients from corn, soy and canola in this product come from genetically modified crops. Sound yummy? No! Nothing about that sounds good for you but the words are taken straight from a can of cream of mushroom soup made by that big soup company starting with a “C”. That…

Grilled Chicken & Hummus Wraps

Wraps have become popular in the last decade. You can find them on many restaurant menus now. Wraps are so versatile because you can use many different ingredients and flavors to make them interesting. They are a great way to use up leftover ingredients and provide a quick, easy meal on those busy days. My…

Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is one of those dishes with layers of flavor and a creaminess that is unforgettable. I would even be willing to nominate it as the next classic comfort food. Now that I’ve conveyed my love of risotto, let me be honest with you. It is a time-consuming dish to prepare! Especially for those of…

Pumpkin Pointers

It’s my favorite time of year…Fall! And what is more synonymous with Fall than pumpkins? I buy pumpkins for carving at Halloween time but then I buy a whole new set of pumpkins for my Thanksgiving decorations. They are present at our house for about two months each year. According to an article on finder.com,…

Kitchen Gadgets

There are millions of gadgets available out there that claim to make prepping and cooking easier. Some are very useful while others are just a waste of money and storage space. When I first became interested in cooking, I had an affinity for utensil gadgets. My kitchen drawers were overflowing! Once I went to culinary…

The Corner Restaurant

By recommendation of my cousin, James, we made our way to The Corner Restaurant for brunch while we were in Kansas City. James is a brunch pro and I knew he wouldn’t disappoint. My brother Chris and His wife Jen joined us for brunch so I was able to get a peek at several of…

Booches

Recently, I found an article titled, “21 Restaurants You Have to Visit in Missouri Before You Die“. My husband and I talked about taking a few road trips this year to complete this list. I have been to 3 of the 21 places on the list so we have some work to do! We happened…

Easter Eggs

Every year, I’ve tried to create the perfect hard-boiled egg and then color them to a dark, rich tone for the Easter dinner table. Every year, there are a few successes and a few failures. Nonetheless, I keep trying. After going through culinary school, I finally learned the correct process to get a perfectly boiled…

Taytro’s

Taytro’s has been in the area for several years now and we finally made it there to check out the menu. They have a tag line on their website that says, “Come taste New Orleans spice at a Midwest price!” I would say that is accurate. My husband ordered the classic sampler with three of…

Main & Mill Brewing Co.

Over the last couple years, many of us followed the rehab of the huge brick building on the corner of Main and Mill in Festus, MO. It really is an impressive building and they’ve done a great job with the renovation! The much anticipated hot spot has been pulling in curious fans since they opened….

Sugarfire Smokehouse

Smoked Meats. Interesting Sauces. Crazy Sandwich Creations. Fun Foodie Environment. Today’s post is about none other than Sugarfire Smokehouse. After seeing their Facebook posts every day for several months, I was expecting a lot from this experience. The hubs and I went there for our date day this past weekend and I was not disappointed….

Spice Blends

For me, there is few things as exciting as walking into a spice shop. The aromas take you to far away lands and remind you of restaurants where you’ve enjoyed dishes with similar smells. Of course some spices are stronger than others but when you combine them, you can create a new, glorious aroma. Probably…