Daily Archives

February 1, 2015

Kid Meals

Dining out at a favorite restaurant is usually a treat. But, when you have young children, enjoying a public meal can be a challenge. Boredom, tantrums, picky eating habits and glares from annoyed patrons are just some of the difficulties…

Woman Of Faith

 “Why, God? Why would you send me here?” Peggy Kirkpatrick used to spend a lot of time asking God to place her where she could use her talents to serve him. It surprised her when she felt directed to The Food Bank for Central &…

Pudding It On The Line

Real bread — without any additives to make it retain moisture without molding — will stay moist for only a couple of days. It will start to dry out and, in a day or two, become hard as a rock. If you don’t want the bread to be a total…

A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time

Looking for a fun way to warm up this winter? Head over to MFA Oil’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookoff on Saturday, Feb. 28. It’s a fun fundraiser for the whole family. This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the cook-off, which…

Black History Lessons

Race & Meaning. Shortly after the Ferguson grand jury ruling came down in late 2014, local black community factotum Bill Thompson gave a talk at Ragtag Cinema on what it means to be black in Missouri. Thompson explained that…

Delicious Data

Manners mavens usually frown upon the use of cellphones at the dinner table. Yet, there might be good reason to stay connected during a meal out. Digital devices are becoming an important part of the dining experience. Restaurant owners in…

The Perfect Pair

Add elegance to your Valentine’s Day celebration with a pair of Meiomi wines from the California coast. Meiomi produces only two wines: a Pinot Noir and a Chardonnay. The two, cultivated in cool-climate appellations along California’s…

OPINION: Just Say No

Did you ever have to say "no"? Persistent children … unwanted advances … unsolicited sales calls. Just like you, our lawmakers must say "no" all the time. Look no further than our local champion of the budget. Kudos to Sen. Kurt…

5 Interesting Foods

Whether you live for culinary adventure or unfamiliar items on your plate make you nervous, trying new foods is a worthwhile endeavor. But even avid foodies don’t have the time to try everything. So how can you prioritize your food…

Kate Manion & Eric Tobben

DAVID OWENS PHOTO-GRAPHY Eric Tobben and Kate Manion found each other online. After they connected, Kate discovered she and Eric had some mutual Facebook friends, so she asked about him. The friends gave glowing reports, so on Aug.…

8 Protein Powered Breakfasts

Make it easy to stick to your resolutions by starting every morning with a breakfast with more protein. Did you know the average breakfast bowl or plate contains on average only 13 grams of protein, yet some nutrition experts recommend…

True Love

True Love February is the month of love, not just breathless romantic love but also enduring, sacrificial love of friends, parents, siblings, spouses, teachers — even strangers. Prime put out a call for short stories of memorable acts of…

Tell Me About It

Tell Me About It How can a grandmother support her son and daughter-in-law following a miscarriage? Relationship guru Angel offers advice on what is, and is not, helpful when responding to grief.