Touchdown Tipple

During the summer heat, beer or wine can seem too heavy, especially when you’re tailgating in the sun all day. The solution? A creative cocktail. We spoke with three of Columbia’s bartenders to get the low-down on the best mixed drinks to tailgate with. Create these cocktails prior to heading to your tailgate spot, or […]

Ear-to-Ear Smiles

Elotes Mexicanos or Mexican Street Corn may not be on your radar yet. It was not on mine, but once you have had it, there is no turning back to plain boiled corn. It is an unexpected mixture of tangy, cheesy, spicy and sour that makes you wonder, “Why am I just now having this […]

Hog Heaven

Have you ever eaten a sandwich that is as big as your head? If you have had a pork tenderloin sandwich, you have come close. The tenderloin sandwich was created in Nick’s Kitchen in Huntington, Indiana in 1904. It subsequently grew in popularity throughout Iowa and Missouri. It is a fabulous sandwich, but like many […]

Cannoli Confection

Cannoli, “The King of Sicilian Desserts.” If you say the word “cannoli,” there is a 50-50 chance that someone will tell you to “leave the gun, take the cannoli.” Cannoli were adapted from a dish brought to Sicily by the Moors more than 1,000 years ago. The Sicilians adapted it to what we know as […]

Double Indulgence

There’s not much that will win over your loved one more than chocolate. If you really want to wow that special someone this year, whip up a batch of these double love, double delicious, double chocolate chip cookies. When you eat them warm out of the oven, your heart will melt like the chocolate in […]

No-Bake Cashew & Pistachio Bars

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2019. Cashews and pistachios are known for their good-fat, nutrient-rich, high-protein qualities. These no-bake delights address cravings without inducing the guilt of some other treats. This recipe is vegan, paleo, keto and gluten-free. 1 cup unsalted shelled pistachios 1 cup unsalted raw cashews ½ cup unsalted pumpkin […]

Get Jacked!

No secret in vegan and vegetarian circles, jackfruit has been gaining traction in mainstream cuisine as many look to eat fewer meat-based meals or try more exotic foods. Jackfruit is having a moment. A species of tree in the fig, mulberry and bread-fruit family native to southwest India, the jackfruit produces a large, bright green, […]

A Winter Variation

In the winter, I love doing greens that we typically think of roasting but, instead, slice them super thin for a fun, crunchy salad. This salad gets a roundness of flavor from the bright and vibrant dressing and the pop of pomegranate seeds. Pomegranates have increased in popularity in the past decade for their antioxidant […]

Go Cocoa Loco

(Serves 4-6) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons cocoa powder ¾ cup milk chocolate chips or bar, chopped Pinch kosher salt Milk and cream as needed Directions: Mix first five ingredients together and reserve until you are ready to make hot chocolate. Add 3 to 5 tablespoons of the mixture to just below […]

Glorious Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole was first introduced in the 1950s and has grown in popularity, particularly at Thanksgiving. Although the original recipe was intended to be made with frozen green beans and canned cream of mushroom soup, I have made a few changes over the years. Like most dishes made during the middle of the century, […]

Boozy Buttered Cider

One of my favorite things that come from the season change and cooler weather is a warm, boozy, delicious cocktail. Apple cider buttered rum has all my favorite spices and is sure to be just the treat you are looking for when partaking in fall festivities. Apple Cider Buttered Rum (Serves 4) 4 cups apple […]

The Ultimate Caprese Salad

This is a dish I can literally have every day, all summer long. It fits the bill on any hot and humid day when you need something a little lighter as a summer side dish, or it can easily be enjoyed as a main course, which is typically how I like to roll. This one […]

Foolproof Carnitas

Tacos are a crowd favorite, especially as the weather begins to heat up and you are looking for a quick fix for the family dinner. This recipe is easily doubled to feed a larger crowd for an outdoor hangout. It’s a foolproof carnitas recipe that doesn’t disappoint, so don’t be surprised if you end up […]

Salmon Simplified

Let’s face it, life is crazy busy. We have jobs, families, friends, pets and a plethora of other activities to keep us busy. Sometimes you just want to take it easy and throw together a bright and fresh dinner to lighten the load. This salmon with yogurt sauce and watercress is the perfect dish to […]

Serve Up Some Holiday Cheer

The classic Champagne toast will do for New Year’s Eve, but what about the rest of the holiday season? This cocktail, dreamed up by Dan Dethrow, beverage director at Flyover, will add something special to your holiday party drink menu. Pair them with a scrumptious appetizer and you have the makings of a meal made […]

Turkey Pho

This Thanksgiving, don’t throw out the bones or stress about what to do with all the leftover turkey. This is the perfect noodle soup that will utilize all your leftovers and is sure to please anyone who adores a little twist on chicken noodle soup. Turkey Stock Bones from Thanksgiving turkey 5 pounds additional bony […]

You Don’t Know Bolognese

You have probably had Pasta Bolognese, a simple sauce on pasta. But do you really know what goes in it? It can be as complicated or as simple as you want. The recipe below is middle-of-the-road and has some options to take or leave. It is a hearty meat sauce with some tomato — not […]

Meet Your Maker

Time. It’s an elusive resource most of us can’t seem to catch enough of. And what’s even more elusive than time? Patience — a virtue seemingly lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life. We move from one thing to the next in a heartbeat, our focus often split between two screens. We want […]

Fall Into Soup Season

Fall is here and the chilly temperatures have us craving for hot soup on the stove. Friends, nothing is easier! All you need are fresh vegetables, some vegetable or chicken stock and a bit of cream to make a mouth-watering bowl of soup that’s as good for you and your family as it is delicious. […]

Inner Beauty

Pizza is great, but inside a pocket it can be even better. This is a bit of an over simplification — a calzone is so much more than a pizza pocket. While the outer crust is pizza dough, the inside can be so much more than just random pizza toppings. Since the toppings are encased, […]