• How to Deal with Picky Eaters

    6 Tips for Parents with Picky Eaters

    If your children turn their noses up at even the most delicious dishes, you know what a frustrating battle mealtime can be.  Sometimes it feels like no matter what you try, they’re determined to never take another bite. Ever. So what can you do about picky eaters, assuming you don’t want...

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  • Merchants Pub & Plate Cobb Salad

    Merchants Pub & Plate: A Restaurant with Kansas Grit and Grub

    For T.K. Peterson, a career in food was always the plan. As a child growing up in Lawrence, he spent much of his free time cooking with his parents and experimenting with recipes. Those early years sparked a passion for food and his home state, which provided so many delightful...

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  • Bon Bon Lawrence open face bread

    Bon Bon!: A Locally Grown, Kansas Experience

    As with most great stories, the tale of Bon Bon!, a Lawrence eatery, begins with love.  Codi and Simon Bates, owners, met and fell in love in Manhattan, making such a great team, they decided to tie the knot. Then, they REALLY got serious — they opened a restaurant together. 

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  • How to can fruits and vegetables

    4 Tips for Canning Fruits and Vegetables

    Summer means fresh fruits and vegetab

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  • Corn in season in summer

    How to Eat Seasonally in Summer in Kansas

    Have you ever found the perfect recipe, only to discover while browsing the produce section that a few of the items you need look a little questionable — or aren’t there at all?! Chances are, those ingredients are out of season. 

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  • The Elder Family - Elderslie Farm

    Elderslie Farm: A Marriage of Farm and Flavor in Kansas

    In Kechi, just outside of Wichita, is a charming you-pick blackberry farm that has blossomed into an upscale, Instagram-worthy, farm-to-table restaurant. How did such a big shift come about? George Elder shared the story of Elderslie Farm’s evolution and how it has come to be known as a...

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  • Double Chocolate Chickpea Flour Cookies 21st Century Bean

    Baking with Kansas Bean Flour

    You may have heard of baked beans, but have you heard of baking with beans? Thanks to 21st Century Bean in Western Kansas, this just might become a trend. The company, which has been in business for more than 20 years, processes, packages and ships dry beans from Kansas bean growers....

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  • Limestone pizza sign

    Limestone Pizza: A Signature Kansas Cuisine

    Pizza is pure Italian all the way, right? That’s not the way Rick Martin sees it. Rick, the partner and founding chef at Limestone Pizza Kitchen Bar in Lawrence, makes pizza that’s deeply rooted — literally — in Kansas. Rick grew up in Wichita, and his mother often worked evenings. Rick...

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  • Grains in pet food

    Are Grain-Free Diets Good for Dogs?

    We want to feed our families wholesome, healthy food. That extends to our fur family members, too. To help our pets live longer and maintain their health — from shiny coats to flexible joints — we start by feeding them well.

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  • Kansas Whiskey Boot Hill Distillery

    Craft Distillery Serves Farm-to-Bottle Spirits in Dodge City

    “Bartender, pour me a double shot of Red Eye whiskey, an Old-Fashioned for the little lady and two sarsaparillas for the kids.” Requests such as this have become familiar at Boot Hill Distillery in Dodge City, which got its start in 2014 when Roger and Hayes Kelman along with Chris...

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