Recipe submissions sought for ‘New Kansas Cookbook’
November 28, 2014
The University Press of Kansas, along with authors Frank and Jayni Carey are seeking recipes from Kansas cooks — both amateur and professional — for possible inclusion in “The New Kansas Cookbook.”
Has Black Friday gotten too big for its own good? KU business experts discuss
November 27, 2014
Marketing concepts like scarcity — Limited time only! — and social proof — Everybody’s doing it! — made Black Friday the frenzied shopping phenomenon that it is, consumer experts say. But with all that popularity, is Black Friday’s bubble about to burst? By Sara Shepherd
Garden Variety: Curious about cranberries
November 26, 2014
Cranberries, or something that vaguely resembles the shiny red fruits, will grace many holiday tables this season, but few people know how the fruit earned its place of honor at the harvest table.
Cooking From Scratch: Candied orange peels an easy, sweet holiday treat
November 26, 2014
Amidst the flurry of sugar cookies and peanut butter balls that get made over the holiday season, I always find a few moments to sneak in a batch of what is perhaps my favorite Christmas candy of all: candied orange peels.
Style Scout: Elaine Booth
November 26, 2014
Tell us a secret: When people see me at first glance, they do not realize that I’m really athletic. So, I think people are kinda shocked that you can be artistic and athletic.
Style Scout: Andrew Damgaard
November 26, 2014
Describe your style: It’s kind of retro and spiffy. I like argyle, rolled-up jeans, Chuck Taylors and stuff like that.
Megan on the Move: Over the holidays, know when to walk away
November 26, 2014
Once I was asked to speak to a women’s group about how a busy working mom survives the holidays. I laughed. Why were they asking me? I don’t survive them. What I do is more like ignore them.
Fix-It Chick: Controlling packrats
November 26, 2014
Neotoma Floridana or eastern woodrats, commonly referred to as packrats, are one of the more challenging pests for homeowners and mechanics alike.
Bite Sighs: Pumpkin cranberry bread to take on the road
November 25, 2014
Not overly moist or crumbly as most pumpkin bread, this one is firm and slightly dense; studded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, it’s the perfect in-car take-along snack that won’t leave crumbs in the upholstery as you head over the river and through the woods.
Lawrence businesses gear up for holiday shopping extravaganza
November 25, 2014
For many big national retailers, Black Friday more or less starts Wednesday. Most locally owned businesses, however, will wait until, well, Friday.
Double Take: Keep in mind what works, what doesn’t at holiday family get-togethers
November 25, 2014
Unless you’re headed home to Whoville for an idyllic gathering of loved ones, you’ll probably appreciate a few reminders of what works and what doesn’t at holiday family get-togethers.
Kansas City Connection: New barbecue joints worth making a pit stop
November 23, 2014
The “Kansas City as barbecue capital” narrative is nothing new, and you’ve seen it propagated in this column more than once. I’d put it to rest except that fantastic barbecue joints keep popping up in Kansas City, each with its own take on smoked meats, sauces and flavor combinations, as well as unique identities and dining environments.
Off the Beaten Plate: The Spud at Limestone Pizza
November 19, 2014
Just when we thought pizza couldn’t get any more carb-heavy, along comes The Spud at Limestone Pizza.
2014 Lawrence Holiday Gift Guide
November 19, 2014
With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to start strategizing for the hectic shopping season ahead. This year, avoid the big-box stores and shop local with our holiday gift guide featuring products from Lawrence shops.
Family Adventures: Run a 5K on Turkey Day
November 19, 2014
Thanksgiving morning is the perfect time to tug yourself out of bed before the Macy’s parade starts and find a local 5K to run.
On the Cheap: Bargains on bed sets
November 19, 2014
My recent search for new bedding made me feel like I might need a small business loan to accomplish the task. It is hard to find bedding “on the cheap,” even for an experienced bargain shopper like myself. Here are some tips I learned to help you revamp a bed set for less than $100.
Fashion Column Twins: It’s sweater season
November 19, 2014
With below-freezing temperatures upon us, now’s the perfect time to shop for warm, cozy sweaters
Garden Variety: Colorful corn
November 19, 2014
Fall decorations have a little more sparkle thanks to Glass Gem corn, a variety that has been making waves the last two years.
Style Scout: KaLyn Berry
November 19, 2014
Whom do people say you look like? I was told that I look like the Wendy’s girl. The girl with the red hair.
Style Scout: Roberto Carlos Sada
November 19, 2014
Fashion trends you hate: Cargo shorts are the worst things ever.