Every once in awhile, I get a hankering for an authentic Chicago-style hot dog, but some of the ingredients simply aren't available or are hard to find here in mid-Missouri. Luckily, I discovered a relish that recreates that Chicago flavor, and I was able to successfully recreate it at home. So, here is a quick and easy recipe for Chicago-style hot-dog relish. You'll notice the … [Read more...] about What’s for Dinner? Chicago-style hot-dog relish
This week, military child and Waynesville Middle School student, Chloe Jorgensen, shares a quick and easy chicken spaghetti recipe sure to please the whole family. Replacing ground beef with chicken and substituting spaghetti sauce with a custom mix, Jorgensen puts her unique touch on the traditional dish. “I like making chicken spaghetti because and I enjoy cooking and making something … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
This week, Capt. Kara Metty, Company B, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment commander, shares her spicy Thai basil chicken recipe. The recipe, her version of what is known as Pad Krapow Gai, was a favorite food-truck dish until the restaurant relocated to Springfield, Missouri – necessity being the mother of invention. “We would always order Thai food from a food truck outside post,” Metty … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
This week, Army spouse Vanessa Maldonado shares her modern twist on her mother’s Picadillo recipe and a bonus refried bean recipe. “I like hers, but she makes it more the traditional way and I don't like all the ingredients,” Maldonado said. “So, I made my own version of it.” With many of the simple ingredients left to taste there is plenty of room to make it your own. Maldonado said it … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Department will offer more programs online Citing ongoing concerns due to COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Conservation announced Wednesday that it has extended its cancellation of programs and events at nature centers and other Department locations through June 30. Officials stated that to help continue connecting people with nature, MDC will offer more of its nature-focused programs … [Read more...] about MDC extends program cancellations to June 30
The St. James Chamber of Commerce has canceled two upcoming events as communities and organizations across the country continue to weigh the risks of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In its weekly newsletter released Monday, the chamber's director, Robin Ziegler, announced that a demolition derby scheduled for June 19 has been canceled, along with the 12th annual Sip N' Savor event slated for … [Read more...] about Demo derby, annual wine showcase canceled in St. James
The Pulaski Fine Arts Association has announced that the show must go on — but a little later than originally planned. While the first week of June usually sees a new production taking the stage at the Theater on the Square, officials with the local community theater group have pushed back its summer performance dates and made other adjustments to its show calendar due to the impact of … [Read more...] about PFAA pushes performance dates back due to COVID-19
On the menu this week is a shrimp creole recipe from Col. Eric Towns, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander. Towns said this recipe is special to him because it brings back a little piece of home. “Growing up in southern Louisiana, food was such a big part of the culture and how people socialized,” Towns said. “After 25 years in the Army, I still make the recipes that my extended … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
The doors remain closed to tourists this summer at the Old Stagecoach Stop in downtown Waynesville, but visitors can now see images and read about the historic structure through a new virtual tour on their website. Starting at www.oldstagecoachstop.org/virtmus/intro.html, visitors can start a guided tour or click on a map of the building and explore each room, floor by floor. "I still have … [Read more...] about Old Stagecoach Stop adds virtual tour, historic recordings to its website
Nearly 30 years ago, the City of Waynesville played a role in a significant chapter in the history of Route 66 when, on July 10, 1990, at the Pulaski County Courthouse, then-Gov. John Ashcroft signed a state law making the highway an official historic district. Missouri was the first state to award the status to the famous highway, an action that kicked off a nationwide revival of interest in … [Read more...] about Waynesville celebrates its role in Route 66 history as ‘Birthplace of the Byway’
For sports fans worldwide, COVID-19 has wrought cancellations and delays the likes of which no lockout, strike or scandal ever has — or could. Fortunately, the world of sports has been chronicled on film and video like few other aspects of human life, and nearly every sport, (with the exception of volleyball, for some reason) has a large collection of stories, both real and imagined that … [Read more...] about Get your sports fix with this list of documentaries, feature films
Fort Leonard Wood is home to many different species of fish and aquatic wildlife, and boasts a diverse self-sustaining ecosystem, making it an opportune place for anglers of all ages. According to John Brant, Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch fisheries biologist, 76 species of fish live on the installation. “Some fish that occur on Fort Leonard Wood … [Read more...] about Discover the fish of Fort Leonard Wood
This quick and easy artichoke and chicken dish from Army spouse Danielle Anderson combines Parmesan cheese, sour cream, artichoke hearts and chicken breasts for a meal the whole family will enjoy. Anderson says she loves how easy it to make for her family of five. Artichoke Chicken 1 (15 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup mayonnaise ½ cup … [Read more...] about What’s for dinner?
Military families know Memorial Day has a special purpose, but it’s a fact that many Americans see the long weekend as a time to celebrate. Too often, that celebration involves drinking and driving and results in traffic crashes and deaths. Nationwide, Memorial Day weekend averages more than 300 fatal traffic crashes, the most among any major holiday weekend in the U.S., according to statistics … [Read more...] about Stay safe, don’t let alcohol mar Memorial Day weekend
Reservations required, social-distancing measures remain in place Missouri State Parks officials have announced they will conduct a phased reopening of campgrounds at state parks as a part of continued efforts to return to normal operations in conjunction with the statewide “Show Me Strong” recovery plan. Missouri State Parks campgrounds will reopen to accommodate existing campground … [Read more...] about Missouri State Parks campgrounds to begin phased reopening