<![CDATA[Living Columns & Blogs | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:12:04 CST Living Columns & Blogs 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Success in a brave new world comes by trying just about anything http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article72725372.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:27:53 CDT

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Horror show: A nightmare in Macy’s lingerie http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article72724932.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:25:48 CDT

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Kansas City cravings: 11 dishes to try this summer http://www.kansascity.com/living/article80066957.html#storylink=rss Summer is the perfect time to try something new

Our list of cravings includes s’mores sundaes and beer-battered fish tacos

Also: Roasted pork sandwiches, Venezuelan arepas and coconut crème brûlée

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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Don’t let pride get in the way of God’s helping hand http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article80135907.html#storylink=rss Nothing could be more dangerous spiritually, because it keeps us from admitting our sin and our need for forgiveness.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: War is unfortunately part of human nature, but will cease when Jesus returns http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article80175537.html#storylink=rss Will wars ever cease? History, I’m afraid, doesn’t give us any reason to be optimistic. Christ alone gives us hope for lasting peace — in our hearts, and in our world.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Menu debuts: Westport’s Doughnut Lounge’s new summer doughnut, drink options http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article80414662.html#storylink=rss Westport’s Doughnut Lounge has a new executive chef, new bar manager

New menu items will debut Monday; include Do’nachos, a vegan doughnut, two gluten-free doughnuts, craft cocktails

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Sat, 28 May 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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An easy and delicious chocolate cake perfect for a picnic http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article80273677.html#storylink=rss Hosting a potluck or “bring-a-dish” gathering in your backyard doesn’t have to be stressful

Have a sign-up sheet that you create or that is generated at an online website

Dump cakes are great for potlucks and go together in minutes and require no mixers or hassle

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Fri, 27 May 2016 09:06:15 CDT

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Learn more about Wornall Herb Garden and its plants http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article80432217.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 17:43:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article80432217.html New Mexican restaurant in Northland; mystery at Kobe in Power & Light District http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article80297707.html#storylink=rss Estilo Rancho Grill is taking the former Cascone’s Grill North spot at 6427 N. Cosby Ave.

Southside Eatery + Bar wants to open in Watts Mill Plaza

Kobe Japanese Steak & Seafood has a sign on the door saying it is short on staff so can only serve a limited amount of customers

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Fri, 27 May 2016 11:01:36 CDT

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Billy Graham: Seek God’s help to forgive and mend strained relationships http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article79983342.html#storylink=rss Anger and bitterness won’t change things; in fact, they’ll probably only make the situation worse. But they will change you, and it won’t be for the better.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God gave everything to us, so remember to give generously to him http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article80552747.html#storylink=rss Paul told the Christians in Corinth, “On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income” (1 Corinthians 16:2).

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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Best Sauce of the Planet crowned at American Royal contest http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article80022307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 10:13:13 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article80022307.html American Royal World Series of Barbecue Sauce Contest attracts record number of sauces http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79897977.html#storylink=rss 450 entries in five categories competed for grand prize

All samples are judged with meat and without

The Best Barbecue Sauce on the Planet trophy will be presented Oct. 30

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Thu, 26 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Butcher Paper Brisket: A perfect recipe for summer days http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79508452.html#storylink=rss Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, is famous for its food

Thousands line up for it six days a week

You can try to duplicate the restaurant’s brisket with this recipe

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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New West Bottoms Kitchen will have a Southern flair http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article79933872.html#storylink=rss The family-owned restaurant will serve such items as BLTs with fried green tomatoes and blackened meatloaf

It is taking the former Frank’s gourmet hot dogs spot at 1623 Genessee St.

A June 2 opening is scheduled

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Wed, 25 May 2016 18:43:24 CDT

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Missouri Master Gardener State Conference coming up in September http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article79768287.html#storylink=rss The Missouri Master Gardener State Conference is coming up Sept. 16-18. It will include three days of trips, tours, advanced and continuing education highlighting horticulture in the Kansas City metro. For more information, read on....

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Billy Graham: Friends spurned by unfaithfulness deserve your assistance and prayers http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article79279797.html#storylink=rss Pray her marriage will be restored, but pray also that even if it isn’t, God will encourage her and keep her from despair or bitterness. Even when hard times come and the future is uncertain, God still loves us and has not abandoned us.

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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Some of KC’s best barbecue comes from an unsung hero, pitmaster Bill Chaney http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79357142.html#storylink=rss Bill Chaney, 85, built his first brick barbecue pit for Russ Fiorella in 1957

Among his clients: Jack Stack, LC’s, Smokehouse, Winslow’s, The Stack and Summit Hickory Pit

Chaney, a link to KC barbecue’s beginnings, is an unsung hero who carries on the disappearing craft of pit building

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Tue, 24 May 2016 09:01:00 CDT

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The J Bar serves elegant culinary mash-ups in an Olathe hotel http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article79653037.html#storylink=rss The J Bar opened in Embassy Suites in January

The bar and restaurant serves food influenced by Korean and Mexican cuisine

Try the cheesesteak egg rolls and the blue masa fried chicken

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Barbecue pit master Bill Chaney has built nearly 20 pits for the KC area's best known restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79520307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 11:26:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79520307.html In this strange dry/wet spring, it’s time to fertilize many vegetables again http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article79514777.html#storylink=rss How are your vegetables growing? It has been one strange year, but then again what’s new? The season started out warm and dry and has now swung to cooler and moist, Dennis Patton writes. The recent rains and lush growth probably mean that our early applications of fertilizers are just about used up. That means a little added fertilizer may be just what the plants need for a productive season.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 10:57:04 CDT By Dennis Patton

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Billy Graham: It’s important to make the most of your time at church http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article79214772.html#storylink=rss Church ought to be a time of learning, discovering from God’s word who he is and what he wants us to do. It should be a time as well of growing friendships and mutual encouragement.

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Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Mr. Potato Head, coming to KC this weekend, has a surprising history http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article79370747.html#storylink=rss “The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head” exhibit opens Saturday at Crown Center

In honor of that show, let’s peel back the story of this iconic toy

You have to go back to 1952 to learn about his true past

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Mon, 23 May 2016 15:49:54 CDT

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Billy Graham: Don’t be afraid to show others the joy of Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article79212062.html#storylink=rss What if your relatives saw Christ’s hope and peace in your hearts? Jesus said, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35).

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Little-known Montecucco wine from Tuscany is a gem http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article79170102.html#storylink=rss Three days of tasting and touring in Italy led to a KC event where Dave Eckert passed on what he had learned

Montecucco region lies directly across the river and adjacent to the famed wine-producing region of Montalcino

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Mon, 23 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God isn’t hiding — he wants you to find him http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article78839827.html#storylink=rss God isn’t hiding off in some distant corner of the universe, hoping we’ll never discover him or bother him. Instead, God did something that was totally unexpected: he came down from heaven and became a man!

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Sun, 22 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Downtown stroll brings him to French/American restaurant Charisse http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article78736112.html#storylink=rss No sooner had I taken my third sip of water when a huge bowl of lobster bisque appears before me

This lunch was delicious and I couldn’t have been happier with my new find

The next day, beautiful scallops came to the table, artfully placed on top of a ratatouille

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Fri, 20 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Yes, God is a righteous judge, but he showers us with undying love http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article78836032.html#storylink=rss The Bible tells us that God is absolutely holy and pure and righteous, and because of this, he is absolutely opposed to sin. He truly is “the Lord, the righteous Judge” (2 Timothy 4:8).

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Houlihan’s debuts new cocktail menu in Overland Park, Dallas http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article78865982.html#storylink=rss Leawood-based chain rolling out new cocktail menu at its Overland Park and Dallas restaurants

All 10 cocktails will be available starting Tuesday, but the chain is rolling out two new cocktails a day

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Chow Town blogger Ardie Davis to be inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article78829402.html#storylink=rss Davis started what became the American Royal Barbecue Sauce, Rub and Baste Contest

He is a charter member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, helped create the organization’s judging standards and penned the judges’ oath

In October, Davis will be inducted at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue at the Kansas Speedway

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