<![CDATA[Living Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Living Columns & Blogs 60 Dear Abby: After four years as a couple, a proposal still seems scary http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article27318757.html#storylink=rss I have been dating my boyfriend, “Derek,” for four years. He proposed and I accepted, but it scares the heck out of me.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Handling nosy questions http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article27150397.html#storylink=rss I am a partially disabled person in my 70s. My question is: How do I reply to strangers who ask me, “Why are you in a wheelchair?”

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Dear Abby: Kansan ponders name change http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article27145738.html#storylink=rss I am a 25-year-old, well-educated woman, engaged to a wonderful man. Neither of us is traditional or religious. What should I do about my name?

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Sister should take over family finances from deadbeat husband http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article26996707.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

I have just learned that my sister’s husband of 35 years (I’ll call him George) hasn’t filed their personal income taxes going back a number of years. This has caused a lot of stress and anxiety for my sister.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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It’s time to liberate school lunches http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article12888818.html#storylink=rss First lady Michelle Obama is right — healthy school lunches are essential. But U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts isn’t wrong. Schools deserve the flexibility to tailor programs to work for the students.

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Traditional Italian porchetta gets a Kansas City twist http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/cooking-101/article11023625.html#storylink=rss Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that consists of layering pork belly with herbs and spices and pork loin, rolling it up, then roasting it in the oven. Jeff Toohey, a second-year student in the Johnson County Community College’s Chef Apprentice and Food and Beverage Management programs, calls his version of this classic dish “Kansas City-fied.”

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST By Jeff Toohey

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Darryl Levings: Give us our history, warts and all http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/article11220200.html#storylink=rss Things that make me stay up in the night: the dumbing down of America and other true but despicable facts.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Where to get your Valentine on in KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article9098705.html#storylink=rss Valentine’s Day is little more than one week away, but don’t get caught up in the crazy. Whether you’re brunching at the movies or taking in a little jazz, have some fun.

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Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Billy Graham: Reach out to unchurched neighbors with love, compassion and concern http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article29150665.html#storylink=rss Ask God also to help you be genuine friends, not cutting yourselves off from them but sharing in their lives. Pray for them also, that God will help them realize their need of him. The Bible says, “As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people” (Galatians 6:10).

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Taste test: New Lay’s chips, from corned beef to biscuits and gravy http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29428699.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Star summer interns tried the new Lay’s Potato Chips flavors — part of the company’s “Do Us a Flavor” competition — so you don’t have to. And our winner is ...

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:20:42 CDT

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Small farms band together to grow their connections to consumers who hunger for local food http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article28847878.html#storylink=rss Small producers are looking for ways to get their locally produced food products into the kitchens of hungry consumers. A food hub for distribution and collection is in the works for 2016. In the meantime, several food entrepreneurs are forging their own models.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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In Lidia’s Kitchen: No-sauce pasta dish holds up in the heat http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article28788535.html#storylink=rss No need to cook the sauce for this pasta dish: Just get the best and most perfectly ripened tomatoes, the freshest mozzarella and the most aromatic basil you can find.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Jan Jensen’s roasted vegetable soup anchors annual gathering http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/come-into-my-kitchen/article28836436.html#storylink=rss Jan Jensen’s Midwestern food roots run deep near Ord, Neb., where she grew up with her grandparents. Today, Jensen, a professional choral accompanist and Cabi fashion consultant, proudly passes down old traditions to a new generation.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Dish With Gish: Dive into the tiki cocktail trend at KC bars http://www.kansascity.com/living/food-drink/article28789669.html#storylink=rss Take a dip in the tiki bar trend with tropical-themed cocktails served at Kansas City bars. On the list: A pina colada served in a pineapple, a fish bowl mai tai and a rum punch in a bowl that resembles a flaming volcano.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Sooner or later, our sins will catch up with us http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article28465123.html#storylink=rss We may even conclude that there really isn’t such a thing as sin, and there’s no right and wrong. Then we become like the people of whom the Bible speaks: “Everyone did as they saw fit” (Judges 17:6).

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Jamie Purviance’s visit provides opportunity to show that Kansas City offers more than barbecue http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article29140150.html#storylink=rss Most everyone has an answer to the question, “If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?” For Craig Jones, it was chef, author and Weber spokesman Jamie Purviance. Earlier this year, Jones got that opportunity.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:40:53 CDT

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This is one tough weed that just loves all our rain http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article28892833.html#storylink=rss From Dennis Patton: All our rain has been great for lawns, but it also has helped a pesky weed thrive. It goes by several common names including nutsedge, nutgrass and water grass. The technical name is yellow nutsedge, which happens to be one of the most difficult lawn weeds to control. For more, read on.

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Billy Graham: You can point others to Christ by the way you live http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article28835881.html#storylink=rss Ask God to help you begin to see your friends the way he sees them — as sinners who need to know that God loves them and that Christ died so they could be with him in heaven forever. Pray for them regularly.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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For Bobbi Kristina Brown, outpouring of love is too little too late http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/jenee-osterheldt/article28943512.html#storylink=rss Everyone is sending condolences to Bobbi Kristina Brown in the wake of her death, but where was the love before her famous mom, Whitney Houston, died?

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:33:21 CDT

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Lemon cream pie perfect for ripe raspberries in season now http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28854658.html#storylink=rss Unique flavor of raspberries shine in this easy lemon cream pie recipe.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:19:08 CDT

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Billy Graham: Salvation is not a reward for good works http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article28625968.html#storylink=rss Salvation is not a reward for our goodness. In other words, no matter how good we are, no matter how active we’ve been in church, no matter how much we’ve tried to help others, we can never make it to heaven on our own.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Muffin recipe takes advantage of abundance of blueberries http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28705072.html#storylink=rss Here’s an easy recipe to help you take advantage of the the berry picking season. Hurry, the season doesn’t last long.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:33:37 CDT

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Handle your chickens, just wash your hands http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article28399390.html#storylink=rss A poultry expert is “flabbergasted” by a CDC report warning chicken owners to not kiss their birds. It’s no laughing matter. But the safety rules are simple.

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Phenix uses Tales of the Cocktail festival to build a following for Mig Fuel http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28502908.html#storylink=rss Kansas City-based Phenix Brands used the country’s oldest and biggest cocktail festival to advertise their brand. People come to the event from all over the world, making it an industry meeting place.

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Billy Graham: Salvation saves us from sin and hell, and joins us with Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article28512637.html#storylink=rss Sin is like a deadly disease that cripples us morally and spiritually, and keeps us from living the way we should. Burdened by sin, we also have no hope of eternal life with God in heaven.

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Toast to National Tequila Day with Kansas City’s best margaritas http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28502818.html#storylink=rss Bottoms up, everyone — it’s National Tequila Day! And there’s no better way to celebrate than with Kansas City’s best margaritas, especially as the heat hits.

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Billy Graham: The most glorious aspect of heaven will be God’s presence http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article28331254.html#storylink=rss Every description the Bible gives us makes it clear that heaven is filled with wonders and treasures far greater than anything we know on earth. Even the most skilled artist or most brilliant composer is unable to portray its glories.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Despite its barbecue prowess, Kansas City lacks restaurant that goes whole hog http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28429297.html#storylink=rss There are a few places to pick up a whole barbecued pig for private parties and special events, but eastern North Carolina is the prime place to go for this barbeque specialty.

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Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with local franks http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/chow-town/article28400179.html#storylink=rss Channel your inner Joey Chestnut and indulge in an American classic Thursday — it is National Hot Dog Day, after all. If you don’t feel like firing up the grill, there are plenty of options to feast on Kansas City franks.

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How do I trim and propagate my dieffenbachia? http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/kc-gardens/article28265509.html#storylink=rss Dieffenbachia is a great old-fashioned houseplant. Over time, it can get leggy as in lower light tends to drop the older leaves. This leaves a trunk and then leaves at the top. The quickest and simplest way to rejuvenate this plant is to simply cut it back about 6 inches to a foot from the base.

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