Some Like it Hot

L.G. PATTERSON Columbians Keep It Spicy BY AUDRA JENKINS It may be the dead of winter, but Columbia is hot! Warm up this month with some of CoMo’s spiciest offerings, from Columbia chefs who are as talented with fire as they…

The 39th Child

“I am my mother’s fourth child and my father’s thirty-ninth.” So begins The Sound of Gravel, a riveting coming-of-age memoir by Ruth Wariner. Equal parts harrowing and heart-wrenching, Wariner offers an unsparing account of her childhood in…

A Real-Life Where’s Waldo

In a fascinating evolution, society is embracing a new surge of intentional living. One such transformation is found in world traveler Colin Wright. “I still can’t believe this whole travel thing worked out,” says Wright, who spent most…

Soul Mates

Some couples are so in sync, it’s obvious they were made for each other. In Missouri wine country, a match between the Show-Me State’s two most popular red wines has many vintners singing odes to their coupling with a collection of creative…

Happy As A Clam

L.G. PATTERSON This time of year, you need a hearty soup, like chowder, to keep you warm. There are many varieties, but New England clam chowder is my favorite. Once you learn the method, you can substitute the clams for corn, or…

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…