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Local Events: Food and Culture Festivals September 24th

Two festivals will provide Topekans with an abundance of food, music, entertainment, and other kinds of family friendly fun this weekend. Your family can experience another culture without having to travel at the India Fest, then take a short trip across town to satisfy their sweet tooth’s at the Chocolate Festival.  After all of this excitement, […]

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Fun School Lunches!

The school year is starting. That means it’s time for school lunches! Sometimes it can be hard to come up with new options so that your child feels like they aren’t getting the same thing over and over again. I’m going to give you some options for how you can change it up without breaking […]

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Quick and Easy Breakfast

Breakfast is an important meal, but it’s also the one meal that is most often skipped. Learn how to make quick and easy french toast!

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2016 Edible Book Festival Results

Congratulations to our Edible Book Festival winners!

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Get Crafty – It’s Good for You!

Studies have shown that crafting has effects that are similar to meditation, and it can help folks who suffer from anxiety, depression, or chronic pain.


Need A Dessert?

Have you planned a romantic night with your sweetheart and realized that you forgot dessert? I know that I have. One of the best solutions is to quickly make a dessert that takes very little time to throw together and will get you rave reviews: chocolate fondue. I’ve known people who didn’t want to give fondue a try because it […]


Local Events: Trees, Comedy and Wings

The first weekend of December is a busy one, especially at the Kansas Expocentre!  Christmas trees will be on display at the Festival of Trees, there will be lots of laughs at the Jeff Dunham comedy show and chicken wings will satisfy hungry attendees at the Wing Fling.   After going to one of these […]

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Slow Cookers Rock!

Have you ever wanted to come home at the end of a long day and walk into your house to smell a wonderful aroma because dinner was already cooked? I know that I have and that’s where my slow cooker comes into play. I had never realized how much a slow cooker could make my […]


All I need is…the Cooking Neighborhood

Take it from a foodie, everyone should come by the Cooking Neighborhood.

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2015 Edible Book Festival Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Edible Book Festival! You can see all the 2015 Edible Book entries on our Flickr page. Thank you to all of our edible book artists, visitors, and voters. It’s audience participation that makes this event so much fun.


The Candid Memoir All or Nothing

Jesse Schenker is a rising star in the culinary world with two restaurants, Recette and The Gander. He is a James Beard semifinalist and has received wonderful reviews and has made numerous top lists both as a chef and for his restaurants. His life wasn’t…


The Best of British Baking

  Is anyone else watching The Great British Baking Show?*  It’s on PBS on Sunday nights and I’ve been obsessed for the past two months.  It’s just so very British – from the gorgeous estate where they set up the competition tent, to the Union Jack bunting everywhere, to the way they call cookies “biscuits” […]


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