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Updated May 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

“I like my eggs over easy and my coffee black; I like my steaks thick and juicy or my money back,” went an old song back in the day. I’m with Joe or Ozzie or whoever was singing it about the thick and juicy part. I also want my steak black and red, cooked over glowing coals (not gas jets) and served sizzling hot.After all, with beef prices over the moon, it better be good.

Updated May 19, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Ron Orick writes, “Gooey butter cake originated in St. Louis during the Depression, and this recipe is a staple in St. Louis cookbooks. It’s very easy to make and very rich. I am originally from St. Louis and now reside in Fort Smith (Arkansas).

Posted May 19, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKWidely recognized as portable and tasty, grapes are an easy way to enjoy an extra serving of fruit. But not only are grapes a super snack, they’re a terrific fresh ingredient to enhance any meal.

Updated May 18, 2015 at 11:02 AM

“There will be cake!” When we are invited to any kind of celebration, we expect it will end with cake – and sometimes song.

Updated May 14, 2015 at 11:02 AM

Pink lemonade is a delightfully refreshing beverage for the ever-warming days drawing upon us. But what is pink lemonade?

Updated May 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Edgar had died by his own hand those many years ago, and Irma was left alone and distraught in her St. Louis apartment. There wasn’t much money to live on — about $6,000 in savings — and Irma wasn’t trained to be a teacher, nurse or secretary,...

Updated May 12, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Cucumbers are slowly showing up in Farmers Market and nothing says spring is on the way like the crunch of a fresh cucumbers. Most of us Southerners enjoy a plain cucumber in about any kind of salad, or in a bowl of vinegar and pepper, or made into...

Updated May 11, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Recently, my niece, who lives in Bryant, Arkansas, sent me an easy slow-cooker dish featuring chicken with a Mexican twist. It is one of the best chicken recipes I have tried in a long time.

Updated May 6, 2015 at 11:12 AM

It is a well-known fact that fresh, seasonal strawberries are delicious.It is also a fact that cheesecake is delicious (any time of year). We must then assume that the combination of both delicious wonders must also be delicious.

Updated May 6, 2015 at 10:59 AM

I was sipping my second cup of coffee while making out my grocery list when I heard a rattle and a swish. “Uh-oh,” I thought. “Here she comes again.”

Updated May 6, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Get ready to visit in the kitchen with an award-winning country music star known for her bubbly personality and curly blond tresses.

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