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Sara Fougere's sheet pan recipe

Easy Dinner Recipe Promises to be a New Family Favorite

Photos by L.G. Patterson  By the time you read this, our whirlwind of Christmas parties, work events and gatherings will be over for another year, and I just want to let you all know how much fun we had seeing you, celebrating with you and, of course, feeding you! It’s always a lot of activity, […]

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Learn the Jingle Bells and Whistles to Planning Festive Festivities

Photos by L.G. Patterson When it comes to the holiday season, there are so many things to get you in the spirit. Whether it’s hosting a holiday party, putting up festive decorations with your family, finding the right Christmas tree for your home, serving a next- level holiday cocktail or elevating your next movie night […]

Brook Harlan's Irish cream

Learn to Make Irish Cream This Holiday Season

Photos by L.G. Patterson About a year ago, I started researching coffee liqueur for a column in this magazine. This took me down a rabbit hole about Irish cream liqueur, as I did not realize that some recipes for Irish cream also have coffee liqueur. Soon, I found myself thinking, “how hard could it be […]

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Family Christmas Cookie Recipe Evokes Memories of Past Holidays

Photos by L.G. Patterson This year, maybe more than any other, I am craving holiday comfort. I want my favorite Christmas movies and the carols you sing in the car, loudly and badly, with mispronounced words that the children wove into the song so many years ago that we don’t remember who actually said “mamger” […]

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Embracing The Flavors of Fall

Photos by L.G. Patterson  No matter the season, some of the best memories are made with food. But the flavors of fall are something special. To help you discover new recipes and flavors this season, we assembled a section of desserts, from local shops’ signature sweets to in-house recipes. So, whether you prefer getting your […]

Brook Harlan and a Cuban sandwich

Classic Cuban Sandwich Shows Array of Influences

Photos by L.G. Patterson A Cuban sandwich may not be the most appealing thing, particularly if it has been smashed, griddled, wrapped and sliced. But what it lacks in eye appeal, it more than makes up for in flavor. This south Florida variation on ham and cheese originates from Cuban immigrants working in cigar factories […]

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Creating A Flexible Football Treat

Photos by L.G. Patterson  There are so many things I love about this time of year.I was always a back-to-school kind of girl and growing up in rural Missouri meant special meals for football weekends, whether we were watching from the hometown stands on Friday night or in the living room on Saturday. Living in […]

Pesto

Personalize Your Pesto for A New Experience

Photos by L.G. Patterson I love basil and pesto, but I don’t always enjoy growing basil. I look forward to spring to have fresh basil leaves to use for caprese salad, topping on pizza or tossing into pasta. But I don’t look forward to the time of year when it starts to bolt to seed […]

Caprese dip

Try This Savory, Fresh Summer Dip

Photos by L.G. Patterson In my life, I’ve been lucky enough to have great cooks to inspire and teach me. My mother was a fantastic cook who taught me to make a consistently good roast. I’ve got a tremendously talented brother-in-law who treats me to cioppino — fresh seafood stew — each summer, and believe me, […]

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Get a Taste of the Tropics

Photos by L.G. Patterson We knew from the start that frozen drinks had to be a part of the bar program at Irene’s. Austin, Texas, was a huge inspiration for us and anyone who has been there knows thatthe frozen cocktail reigns just as high as tattoos, tech startups and barbecue. But for me, this […]

Live fire cooking

Take Your Next Cooking Experience Outside

Photos by L.G. Patterson Sometimes you need more variety than what’s offered by cooking on the four-burner range in your kitchen. With the arrival of warmer weather, it’s finally appropriate to cook outside and you can use a fire pit or barbecue to liven up your cooking experience. No matter the menu, you just have […]

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A Patio Perfect Recipe

Photos by L.G. Patterson A few days ago, I was enjoying the early spring weather, walking our family dog, Brady, and wondering how soon we may be able to have dinner on the deck. I love al fresco dining. It takes the most ordinary food and makes it feel like a celebration. Snacks and drinks? […]

Cocktail The Roof

Signature Sunset Drink Evokes Tropical Vibe

Photos by L.G. Patterson Get ready to be transported to a tropical euphoria, without ever having to leave Columbia. One of the best parts of visiting The Roof is obviously the view, especially at sunset. And while there may still be a little chill in the air as we head into spring, I’m already preparing […]

Fougere food

Dinner Made Easy

Photos by L.G. Patterson A few years ago, by necessity, we pivoted from a traditional catering business to a new venture, preparing family meals on a weekly basis. Our emphasis was to make easy meals that were a hit with the whole family, trying a lot of new recipes in the process and meeting a […]

Sushi at home

Sushi to Your Taste: Explore the Different Varieties, Styles Possible

Photos by L.G. Patterson I recently had the pleasure of cooking with Jina Yoo. If you have been around Columbia and are a lover of sushi, you have probably been to her namesake restaurant, Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro, or her second Columbia restaurant, Le Bao Asian Eatery, featuring steam buns and ramen. Maybe you’ve tried […]

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Sweet & Savory Snack Mixes Make the Perfect Holiday Treat

Photos by L.G. Patterson Christmas. I have what can only be described as a bittersweet relationship with Christmas. I LOVE the reason, decorations, traditions and, of course, food! However, I, like so many others, tend to get overwhelmed and overbooked during this time of the year. Often, I find myself thinking, “I just want to […]

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Football Fare: Try These Satisfying Sliders For Your Next Tailgate

I ‘m not what you would call a rabid sports fan. But my husband, being a sportscaster when we got married, is one and we’ve raised three sons who are committed. I also have brothers and friends who are pretty hard core, so I’ve seen my share of football, baseball and basketball games. And while […]

Chef Brook Harlan's shrimp toast

An Addictive Treat: Try the Crunchy, Creamy Shrimp Toast

Photos by L.G. Patterson In the early 2000s, I had a friend who worked at a restaurant in New York City. The first time I went to this Chinese/French fusion restaurant, they said, “Make sure you get the shrimp toast.” Being a Midwest boy in New York, I was expecting some type of cooked shrimp on […]

Holistic cold & flu remedy supplies

Holistic Cold Remedies, Foods to Boost the Immune System

Photos by L.G. Patterson With the colder season approaching, it is the perfect time to stock your medicine cabinet with all the supplies needed for holistic cold and flu remedies. It’s also just as important to incorporate immune-boosting foods into your diet to be as preventative as possible. From bone broth to essential oils to […]

Maria Seiffert and the Bee's Knees

Enjoy A Homegrown Twist To A Classic Cocktail

Photos by L.G. Patterson The Bee’s Knees is a cocktail that’s special to me right now because it uses hyper local ingredients and embodies what we are trying to do at Ozark Mountain Biscuit & Bar with the bar program. We think it is important to honor the classics while innovating and experimenting with new […]