Eudora Living

Kansas City Connection: Love, music in the air for Valentine’s Day
February 9, 2014
Songwriter Will Oldham, the bearded bard of our times, once sang: “It’s Valentine’s Day/And I’m catatonic.” But you don’t have to be. Whether you’re madly in love, happily single or somewhere else on the spectrum entirely, a visit to Kansas City could be just what you need to snap out of the winter doldrums and avoid the Valentine’s Day blues.
Tonganoxie Phil: Early spring is on its way
February 4, 2014
Longtime physician by day, weather prognosticator by morning. Dr. Phil Stevens has been practicing medicine at the same office in downtown Tonganoxie for more than 58 years.
Kansas City Connection: Plenty of culture to keep you out of the cold
February 2, 2014
Anyone in doubt about whether Kansas City offers world-class arts, music and theater entertainment should take a look at this week’s cultural calendar, which features premier soloists, cutting-edge theater and unique art openings. These events also have the added benefit of taking place in well-insulated theaters, where it should be possible to forget about the cold weather for an hour or two.
Kansas City Connection: Pack your appetite for Restaurant Week
January 19, 2014
This week is the fifth annual Kansas City Restaurant Week. From now through Jan. 26, over 125 different restaurants and cafes have prepared special lunch and dinner menus to give people a chance to taste why so many have hailed Kansas City as one of the nation’s top emerging culinary destinations.
Kansas City Connection: From the library to a classic delicatessen
January 12, 2014
In addition to its extensive collection of books and reading materials, the central branch of the Kansas City, Mo., library system serves as an exhibit space, event center, movie theater and a home for frequent author talks and visits.
Kansas: Advocates raise awareness of postpartum mood disorders
January 11, 2014
Cami Kennedy believed her newborn baby was deformed and schizophrenic. Delusional and hallucinatory, she thought it was a normal way for a first-time mother to feel.
Food: Everyone at your July Fourth celebration will scream for an ice cream sandwich buffet
June 26, 2013
A big unadorned bowl is a simple, delicious pleasure all on its own. Still, sometimes we can’t help but tinker with perfection. So for our July Fourth celebration, we decided to take the season’s finest treat and make it even finer. We created a DIY ice cream sandwich buffet perfect for any backyard barbecue event.
Food: Cut the fat, not the flavor with updated spin on fish tacos
June 19, 2013
Traditional fish tacos consist of battered fish topped with shredded cabbage, a drizzle of citrus mayo, all wrapped in a corn tortilla. But there’s plenty of room for variation. My version is light on calories, but heavy on flavor.
Food: Milk chocolate, maple and bacon combine for a decadent Father’s Day treat
June 12, 2013
These cookies aren’t exactly a healthy treat for Dad, what with 1/2 cup of maple sugar and 1/2 cup of bacon fat, not to mention the bacon itself. Why not embrace these treats for what they are and let Father’s Day be a day of indulgence for your dad?
Food: ‘Turkey Helper’ is secret to flavorful poultry burgers
June 5, 2013
Heartbreakingly, as you decrease the fat content in a burger, its flavor tends to go bye-bye, too. This is a real problem if you want to dig into a delicious burger and still want the blood to continue sailing through your arteries. The solution? Turkey.
More wineries, more elbow room expected for this year’s Winesong at Riverfest
May 30, 2013
Organizers learned two big lessons after turning hundreds away from the inaugural Winesong at Riverfest wine tasting event in De Soto. People — a lot of people, it turns out — are interested in trying Kansas wine. And, in order to better accommodate them, this year’s event would need some major tweaking.
Food: Mac and cheese and pulled pork — together at last!
May 29, 2013
To satisfy my inclination to save the best part of the meal for last, every part of this casserole needed to qualify as potentially the best. It begins with a layer of roasted sweet potatoes, then a tangy-sweet mess of pulled pork and, finally, a three-cheese macaroni and cheese with Parmesan-breadcrumb topping.
Food: When it comes to creating the perfect burger, less is more
May 22, 2013
So what makes a great burger? There are a few simple rules. But if you remember just one of them, it should be that less really is more.
Food: Carbonara cool — Creamy comfort food becomes summer salad
May 15, 2013
Pasta carbonara — richly cheesy, creamy and studded with crisped pancetta — is easily one of the most comforting of pasta dishes. The only trouble is, with the onset of warmer weather we tend to crave salads more than steaming bowls of pasta. So for this recipe, we decided to have it both ways.