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January 2016

Bonjour, Monsieur!

Bread Thick and crusty bread works best. You want bread that can soak up the Mornay sauce, but still have some structure. Thin sandwich bread will work, but it won’t be as hardy. Toasting the bread before spreading the mustard on one side…

Into The ‘Abyss’

With more than a dozen books and several short stories published, Liz Schulte is one of Columbia’s most prolific authors. Schulte writes urban fantasies, paranormal romances and romantic suspense. Often she utilizes short stories to blur…

Homemade Mac & Cheese

Every parent has been there. It's Thursday afternoon and the kids are asking, "What's for dinner?" Searching for inspiration, you head to the refrigerator, only to realize that the groceries you bought on Sunday have run out or spoiled. But…

A New Woman

Weight loss, health and money management consistently appear as New Year’s resolution themes made by American adults each year. At least 40 percent usually make resolutions, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, but by six months…

Penny Campbell

Most people agree that the stereotypical “only child” is often characterized as spoiled, pampered, a “brat,” often lacking social skills, but Penny Campbell is as far away from that description as you could possibly get. When you ask the…

January 2016 A New View

Assignment: Home Renovation      The Location: A home in Columbia I photograph a lot of houses in and around Columbia. While visiting these places, I get a lot of ideas for renovating my home, and I see some things that make me scratch…

Joyful Occasions

MALLORY PARSONS and ERIC SIMS were wed Sept. 12 at the Columbia Country Club. Mallory is the daughter of Debbie and Carl Fuemmeler of Columbia. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a fine arts degree in 2012 and currently…

Intimate Is ‘In’

It seems everyone is connected through countless apps and social media websites to hundreds of people at any given time, so it comes as no surprise that many people want their wedding day to remain as intimate as possible. Even if the guest…

Picture Perfect

Every woman has a mental image of her perfect wedding day, whether it’s an opulent, glittering affair or a rustic, backyard ceremony. With help from Columbia’s Belle Mariée bridal shop, we put together the looks that will turn those…

“I Do” Should-Do’s

With so many wedding details to plan for, it’s easy to run into problems on your big day. A professional wedding planner can help, and Anne Churchill, owner and senior event/wedding planner of AnnaBelle Events, is happy to share some free…

Focus On Flowers

What’s the floral forecast for 2016 weddings? Several trends are “growing” in popularity. Bouquets and arrangements that feature both in-season and local blooms are big with brides this year. Many brides are after the natural look of…

Look Before You Leap

Tradition and superstition have ruled wedding ceremonies for centuries, but over the past few years, modern couples have been making room for new ideas. One of these trends is the popular “first look,” which is when couples see each other…

Brooch The Subject

After more than 40 years creating wedding bouquets, My Secret Garden owner Ruth LaHue thought she had done it all — but she had never done anything like the brooch bouquet she created for a bride last spring. “It had more than 100…

The Ultimate Checklist

You’re getting married! Congratulations! Now it’s time to get planning. Just take it one month at a time and the overwhelming job will become quite manageable. 12 months to go • Set the date. • Settle your budget. Decide who will pay…

Courthouse Courtship

In June 2014, Jill Elsbury had been working with Milt Harper at Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer for a little more than two years. She had gotten to know Milt’s wife, Deanna, and their daughter, Sara, but not the Harpers’ son, Joseph.…

Love Among The Daffodils

It seemed like another ordinary Saturday. Erin Grace and Levi Markway had been dating for more than a year after meeting on Match.com. They planned to have dinner at Erin’s and then go to the movies. Levi came to Erin’s house early to start…

Always In Style

Shrimp is a great party snack or just to munch on while watching a movie at home. You don’t have to buy cocktail sauce in a jar; most ingredients you probably have at home. You can easily make a sauce that meets your flavor preference.…

Resolution Solutions

The holidays are over and it’s time for the New Year and the overwhelming burden of New Year’s resolutions. More often than not, your New Year’s resolutions barely survive through January and you end up promising yourself that next year…

The Man Behind The News

You know what they say about opinions. Imagine riding herd with 280 businesses who publish their opinions every week. These publishers — and their editors, reporters and photographers — form the Missouri Press Association. For nearly 150…