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    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: 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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    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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    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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    How to Choose Meat at the Grocery Store

    When it comes to choosing a cut of meat, the options can be overwhelming. Perhaps you want to treat a loved one to a homemade steak dinner. Did you know there are 16 primary cuts of steak, and even more variations on those cuts? Even pork chops, which are the pork equivalent of a steak,...

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    Behind the Scenes of a Pumpkin Patch

    Orange, white, pink, green. Smooth, bumpy, round, flat. When it comes to choosing a pumpkin, the options are endless — and totally up to your style tastes. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a pumpkin grower?

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    Pork Cuts and How to Cook Them

    You have a recipe that calls for a boneless sirloin pork roast, but they don’t have that at the grocery store. What do you do? Get a pork tenderloin? Try a shoulder blade Boston roast? Wouldn’t you love to have a cheat sheet? Thanks to the experts at the Pork Checkoff, you do! Their...

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    Fresh Vs. Frozen Vs. Canned: What’s Better?

    Fresh is best, right? Not so fast. There are clear advantages and disadvantages to using fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables. It all depends on your recipe, budget, timing and storage space. Let’s break down some of the things to consider as you fill your grocery cart.

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    Spotlight on Container Gardening

    What if you don’t have a lot of space, time, or money to devote to a garden? Good news: Container gardening makes it easy to grow a garden anywhere! Container gardening applies to any plant grown in—you guessed it—some sort of vessel to contain it. From a giant outdoor terracotta pot to...

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    Spotlight on Kansas Breweries

    Need a new adventure for your bucket list? How about a tour of Kansas brewpubs? Lucky for you, Kansas is home to several craft breweries. To help prepare you for a grand adventure, we have some suggestions on pairing food with beer, how to speak the language and where to visit. 

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