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December 2013

Come Back, Peggy Jean!

Once upon a pie, Peggy Jean’s Pies was the go-to dessert destination in Columbia. From peanut butter delicacies to savory fruit creations, the restaurant and its homemade pies received national recognition in a variety of media outlets,…

Beyond Bordeaux

Add a festive touch to everyday hearty dishes this winter with a surprisingly approachable Cabernet Sauvignon from the house of de Rothschild. Cadet d’Oc, Baron Philippe de Rothschild’s young brand of French varietals, brings a…

Anneke Jeffries & Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall had admired Anneke Jeffries for a while before he actually met her. “I would see her out, and even though we didn’t speak, I knew I was extremely attracted to her,” he says. When the two of them did meet at a mutual…

His & Hers

With back-to-back holiday parties coming up, find inspiration for the season in local apparel shops. A classic velvet jacket, sharp white shirt and festive tie for the man of the house, and a sparkly party skirt with fun accessories…

The Chicago Way

Chicago has long been the American big city with a heart of soul. It boasts a legendary gospel scene that spawned Curtis Mayfield and the Staple Singers. It’s also the home of Chess Records, a still-active free jazz scene that stretches…

Enhance Your Finance

Finance can be a tricky concept. From acquisition indigestion to zombie titles, there are some words and phrases that may sound out of place in a financial setting. Others you might often hear repeatedly when speaking with financial pros…

Booning Up On History

I shook my head. How can this happen? Our crew had spent a delightful morning at Powder Valley Nature Conservation Area, filming displays of fauna and flora, all tucked into steep hills and valleys within a chip shot of the crossroads of…

The Comeback

Longtime Glenn’s Café manager Steve Cupp can barely go to the grocery store without facing questions from former customers. “I can’t go to the store now without getting stopped by two or three people who want to know all about Glenn’s…

Sweet Success

Sugar hasn’t cornered the market on sweetness. For this recipe, we are substituting honey for most of the sugar. Honey is sweeter than sugar, so you need less in the finished dish for a balanced amount of sweetness. Sugar loses most of…

Light The Way

With a flip of a switch, a room transforms. For most spaces, there isn’t a better way to illuminate a room’s décor than an opulent, statement light fixture. It can add a touch of luminous luxury to a dreary space while serving as a…

A Surprise Inside

In the culinary world, not many items surpass the awe-inspiring grandeur that is the turducken. For those unfamiliar, turducken is a whole chicken inside a whole duck inside a turkey with stuffing and sausage — a pseudo Frankenstein…

Happy New Year

For the past 18 years, Columbia residents have rung in the New Year with First Night Columbia as part of First Night USA — a national New Year’s community celebration organization. In an effort to be a more independent New Year’s Eve…