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Are you looking for a way to celebrate National Taco day, today, October 4th? Here's a different twist on your typical taco that includes ingredients like chili powder, cinnamon, and cilantro and is served with a side of avacado lime salsa. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at Think Outside the Barn
This week's recipe is a spicy chicken appetizer that you can also serve with rice and steamed veggies or a salad to make it a meal. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at Think Outside the Barn
When thinking about what to leave for Santa, consider these cookies. Artisan chocolatier Patric Chocolate, LLC of Columbia has a twist on 'standard' chocolate chip cookies for the holiday season. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
This week we're featuring another AgriMissouri member from our Holiday Gift Guide and a deliciously simple holiday brunch recipe using their Italian sausage. Kansas City's Caldarello Italian Sausage has been around since 1992 when Tony Caldarello got the blessing from his father Louie to use the family's recipe for Italian sausage to start a business. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
Chilly temperatures don't have to mean the end of fresh, local produce for the year. Many greens continue to be widely available, including some very beautiful varieties of cabbage. This cabbage recipe is light, simple and healthy for the day after Thanksgiving for those of you who are tired and full from all the festivities. Flavorful caraway or fennel seeds along with cabbage wedges cooked just until the edges are golden brown give this recipe a little crunch and a whole lot of flavor. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
If you haven't dug your sweet potatoes yet or if you have some in cold storage, they will make a great addition to your holiday recipe repertoire. Bake a test pie this weekend for the family and then make a few more for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone will love that you are using your own local harvest to create a delicious dessert. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
Wondering what to do with your pumpkins now that October 31 has passed? Try baking and pureeing them, then follow this recipe to enjoy the health benefits of the popular produce. In this recipe, pumpkin gets a kick from sausage and a creamy sauce. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
Within the last month, AgriMissouri member Mom's Originals has been rocking and rolling with an YoungAlumniaward, new additions to their product line and a new logo. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
With all the savory dishes we've been sharing lately to highlight delicious fall flavors, our collective sweet tooth is demanding some attention. The answer - classic chocolate chip cookies, with a hearty Fall-inspired pumpkin kick. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
Sweet potatoes are in season and sweet potato fries are a delicious accompaniment to any great burger or steak. With a touch of garlic, onions, herbs and a little cheese you can satisfy your taste buds with both sweet and savory flavors with the tubers too. Whether you harvest the sweet potatoes from your own garden and cure them or purchase them from your favorite farmer at your local market, this is a great recipe to use to incorporate locally-grown ingredients. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
Nothing sounds more like a delicious, comforting dessert in late summer, early fall than cobbler. Pears and apples are in season, so you can pick them from your own trees if you have them, purchase them at your local farmers' market, or pick them at a U-Pick Farm like AgriMissouri member Binder's Hilltop Apple and Berry Farm in Mexico, Mo. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
For a yummy combination of steak and veggies, give this recipe from Missouri Beef Industry Council a try. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
Whether from your garden or your farmers' market, jalapenos are plentiful this time of year. With the fresh produce plentiful, we're a fan of this healthier version of jalapeno poppers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
In honor of the Missouri State Fair, going on now through 19, 2012 in Sedalia, we're sharing a recipe for fried green tomatoes - one of the many unique and delicious concessions available to fairgoers. And after your visit to the Fair, you can make your very own batch at home to splurge and reminisce about the great time you had taking in all the sights and sounds of the Missouri State Fair. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
In honor of National Sandwich Month, here is a recipe to use some of the many varieties of eggplant that you're finding at your local farmers' market or in your own backyard garden. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
Wondering what to do with all those extra green beans that you haven't canned or frozen? This is a perfectly simple recipe-a combination of protein and vegetables in it's own individual serving size. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
We are noticing that peaches are abundant on our trees in the Department of Agriculture's Growing Together Garden and in farmers' markets throughout the state. If you're fortunate enough to be enjoying the bounty along side us, consider making a batch or two of peach freezer jam for you and your loved ones (If you make enough, you can even give it away as a gift!). This recipe from Campbell, Mo., Bader Farms is a great way to preserve those extras that you can't enjoy fresh from the tree. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
National Zucchini Bread Day (Wed., April 25) was this week, and with that in mind we found a zucchini recipe that even kids should like. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at Think Outside the Barn
Looking for a unique gift? I ran across this one today. Consider a purse, tote or glasses case made from a quilt top, chenille bedspread, or vintage feed, flour, grain, or seed sack. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
An AgriMissouri member and a great tasting treat, Kate's Gourmet Salsa began in October 2009 out of a genuine "love for salsa" and a decision to test market to friends and family. Now, just two years later, Kate's Gourmet Salsa, LLC has blossomed into a product line of three salsas (Original, Hot and Mild) and two jellies (Crasberry Jalapeno and Jalapeno) in approximately 25 Central Missouri stores and online. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at Think Outside the Barn
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