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Best Pies in Kansas City

Best Pies in Kansas City

Buttery, flaky pie crust and delicious filling—mmmm! The cold winter months are our favorite time to savor classic American pies! Be they chocolate, pecan, cherry or something a little more exotic, delicious pies just like Mom used to make (or maybe even better) are served up by masterful local bakeries.
Kansas City Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City is home to more than 30 farmers markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to the City Market with more than 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals. If you are new to the world of the farmers market, this simple guide will get you started!
Dream Dinners

Dream Dinners

It is 5:30, and you are desperately rummaging through your fridge and cupboards trying to come up with something resembling dinner. The kids have to be at their next activity soon, and you finally give up and announce you’ll be hitting the drive-through again.
Cookies, Cakes and Candies! Oh My!

Cookies, Cakes and Candies! Oh My!

Why people fall into such bad eating habits around the holidays is easy to figure out. Everywhere we go someone is gifting us with cookies, cakes, chocolates, wine and beer. Refusing would be rude, right?
Nine Social Skills Kids Learn from Eating Out

Nine Social Skills Kids Learn from Eating Out

While your budget might put the squeeze on dining out regularly at restaurants, don’t completely cross the option off your mealtime menu. Eating out, even occasionally, can help kids develop communication skills and learn acceptable behavior in a public place.
Snack Ideas, Easy as 1-2-3

Snack Ideas, Easy as 1-2-3

When you’re snacking, it can be tempting to skip the fuss and grab a bite on the go. Keeping healthy and convenient snacks at the ready helps you stay disciplined without sacrificing taste and enjoyment.
A New Twist on Pizza Night

A New Twist on Pizza Night

North, south, east, west—this is the pizza we like the best. Put a spin on the traditional pizza night by embarking on a fall adventure to celebrate National Pizza Month with family fun and delicious pizza across the metro!
Five Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Kansas City

Five Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in Kansas City

October is Vegetarian Month. Feast on the best vegetarian cuisine in the metro at these area restaurants that support local farmers and growers.
When Family Dinners Don’t Work: 9 Other Ways to Connect

When Family Dinners Don’t Work: 9 Other Ways to Connect

Traditional dinners are difficult. They take a lot of preparation and cleanup, and if no one is around to enjoy the meals, it’s all a lost cause anyway. Here are several ways you can incorporate that all-important family connectivity back into your routine, without necessarily having to fulfill the requirements of a sit-down dinner.
Apple Picking in Kansas City

Apple Picking in Kansas City

It's apple picking season! Each of the u-pick Apple Farms on our list is a locally owned family operation designed to provide the best in healthy produce and a great family outing. So, grab the camera and the cooler and take the kids on a trip they won’t forget!
Mastering Mealtime

Mastering Mealtime

As you rush home from an exhausting day, the last thing on your mind is cooking a healthy dinner for your family. The kids are hungry, the baby is crying, it’s already 5:30—and you have nothing planned for dinner. Desperate for a quick solution, you use the drive-through for a less-than-delicious and not-so-nutritious meal. Sound familiar?
Five Delicious Ways to Enjoy S’Mores in Kansas City

Five Delicious Ways to Enjoy S’Mores in Kansas City

Enjoy a unique take on the summer classic at one of these restaurants, where they’ve upped the ante and improved the s’more with their own personal touch!
A Festive July 4th Feast

A Festive July 4th Feast

Independence Day only comes once a year, so make it count and invite your favorite guests over for a memorable event. You’ll go out with a bang when you serve up these palate-pleasing dishes at your patriotic party.
Kansas City’s Favorite French Fries

Kansas City’s Favorite French Fries

July 13 is National French Fry Day, so pull up a stool and enjoy America’s favorite side dish at one of these local eateries!
Dairy Days

Dairy Days

July 15 is Cow Appreciation Day—celebrate with a dairy-themed tour. Kansas City kids can learn about dairy cows, farming, milk, cheese making, eggs and delicious dairy products at these local attractions.
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