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Airport Steakhouse Handmade Onion Rings

02/24/2014
Airport steakhouse handmade onion rings from KANSAS! Winter 2014 more

Tasty Veggie Dip

11/14/2012
Tasty Veggie Dip (First Issue 1986-Easter "EGG"stravaganza article) 12 hard cooked eggs 2 Tbsp. soft butter 1 1/2 Tblsp. liquid smoke seasoning 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 3/4 c. mayonnaise or Miracle Whip 1 Tblsp. wine vinegar 2 tsp. brown mustard 1 tsp. onion salt 4 drops Tobasco 1 tsp. salt 1/4 ... more

Stuffed Mushrooms

11/14/2012
Stuffed Mushrooms (from 1995, 4th issue "Sterling's Barn") Fresh Mushrooms 8oz. package cream cheese, softened 4 egg yolks 3 Tbsp. chopped onion 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. seasoning salt Wash and clean fresh mushrooms; remove stems. Combine remianing ingredients and beat until mixed and fluffy. Place ... more

Sausage Balls

11/14/2012
Sausage Balls 2 pounds hot sausage (bulk) 3 cups baking mix 12 ounces cheddar cheese, grated Mix sausage, baking mix and cheese. Roll into small balls. Bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. (Can be made ahead and frozen.) Makes 6 dozen. ... more

Salsa

11/14/2012
SALSA LaFiesta Restaurant, Abilene 1 gallon peeled tomatoes (canned) 1 tsp. Garlic powder 1 tsp. Salt ½ onion, chopped Cilantro ½ bunch 1 cup jalapeno peppers (blended) Mix together all ingredients and serve with tortilla chips. ... more

Mexican Layer Dip

11/14/2012
Mexican Layer Dip 1 (15oz) can refried beans 1 (12oz) container sour cream 1 package dry taco seasoning 1 carton guacamole dip 1 (3oz) can chopped black olives 4 chopped green olives ½ can chopped green chilies Tomatoes, chopped Cheddar Cheese, shredded Place refried beans in bottom of bowl. Mix sour cream and taco ... more

Festive Spiced Pecans

11/14/2012
Festive Spiced Pecans 2 tablespoons butter ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt Dash hot sauce ¼ teaspoon garlic powder 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 pound pecan halves Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Melt butter in shallow baking dish. Blend in seasoned salt, hot sauce, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce. Add nuts, tossing to ... more

Creamy Cheese Ball

11/14/2012
Creamy Cheese Ball 2 packages (8-oz each) cream cheese, softened ½ cup butter, softened 1 pkge. (1 1/8 oz.) buttermilk style dressing mix 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup chopped pecans Blend cream cheese, butter and dressing mix until creamy. Stir in cheddar cheese. Refrigerate 2-3 hours until firm. Form into a ball and roll ... more

Corn and Bean Salsa

11/14/2012
Tailgating Temptations Corn and Black Bean Salsa Featured in the Fall 2007 KANSAS! magazine  (Recipe supplied by Jim and Ann Coen, Jeff and Sheri Hinman, Brendan and Ashley Hogan, and Larry and Debbie Sutherland, all of Wichita)   more

Crab Dip

11/13/2012
1 (16oz) can crab meat 3 tbsp. Lemon juice 1 (3oz) package of cream cheese ¼ cup cream ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tsp. minced onion ½ clove garlic ½ tsp. chives ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce ½ to 1 tsp. Cajun spice Drain crab meat and marinate in lemon juice in refrigerator for 2 hours. Squeeze juice ... more

Soups & Salads

Leek and Potato Soup-Fall 2013

02/24/2014
Leek and Potato Soup more

Beaumont Signature Steak Soup

02/24/2014
Beaumont Signature Steak Soup from KANSAS! Winter 2014 more

Crunchy Chicken Salad

11/14/2012
Crunchy Chicken Salad Hays House more

Waldorf Salad

11/14/2012
Kirby House Waldorf Salad 205 NE 3rd, Abilene (2003 Issue) more

Veggie-Egg Salad in Pita Pockets

11/14/2012
Veggie-Egg Salad in Pita Pockets more

Harry's Tomato Basil Soup

11/14/2012
Harry's Tomato Basil Soup Featured in the Fall 2005 KANSAS! magazine (Recipe courtesy of Harry's Uptown in Manhattan.) more

Sweet-Sour Cole Slaw

11/14/2012
Sweet-Sour Cole Slaw more

Pretzel Salad

11/14/2012
PRETZEL SALAD Kathie Girst Catering, 2409 N. Waldron - Hutchinson more

Otto's Cafe Chili

11/14/2012
Otto's Cafe Chili Pittsburg, KS: Winter 2002 issue more

Mrs. Torrez' Taco Soup

11/14/2012
Mrs. Torrez' Taco Soup Tiffany House, Hutchinson, Summer 2002 issue more

Killer Salad

11/14/2012
Killer Salad New City Café, Topeka (KANSAS! first issue 1999) more

Greek Cucumber Salad

11/14/2012
Greek Cucumber Salad Greg Fox Chef's Note: This is my favorite type of dish-fresh, uncomplicated, healthy. My Greek Cucumber Salad is terrific when served as an appetizer with some grilled pita, a salad or alongside some roasted or grilled fish or chicken. more

Gella's Potted Beer & Cheddar

11/14/2012
GELLA'S POTTED BEER & CHEDDAR Gella's Diner, 117 E. 11th, Hays more

French Onion Soup

11/14/2012
French Onion Soup The Grain Bin Supper Club, 1301 E Fulton, Garden City Fall 2004 Issue more

Creamy Egg Chowder

11/14/2012
Creamy Egg Chowder more

Creamy Tomato Mushroom Soup

11/14/2012
Creamy Tomato Mushroom Soup Tiffany House in Hutchinson Winter 2004 more

Chilled Cream Southwest Tomato Bisque

11/14/2012
Chilled Cream Southwest Tomato Bisque more

Chilled Cucumber Soup

11/14/2012
Chilled Cucumber Soup Tom McCann's, Sedan (KANSAS! Winter 2003) more

Chicken Enchilada Soup

11/14/2012
CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, 6100 College Blvd., Overland Park more

Cheddar Ale Soup

11/14/2012
Free State Brewing Company Cheddar Ale Soup Featured in the Winter 2005 KANSAS! magazine (Recipe courtesy of Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence.) more

Butch's Coleslaw

11/14/2012
Butch's Coleslaw (Spring 2003 issue from Butch's Diner in Tampa, KS) more

Bourquin's Spectacular Slaw

11/14/2012
BOURQUIN'S SPECTACULAR SLAW Bourquin's RV Park, 155 E. Willow, I-70 Frontage Rd., Colby   more

Beef Enchilada Soup

11/14/2012
Beef Enchilada Soup Debbie Lyons-Blythe Fall 2012 more

Beef and Cider Stew

11/14/2012
Autumn Beef and Cider Stew Fall 2012 more

Main Dishes

Grilled Pork Steaks with Sweet Zucchini Relish

11/27/2013
Grilled Pork Steaks with Sweet Zucchini RelishCourtesy of Schenker Family FarmsFrom the Fall 2013 issue of KANSAS!  more

Wild Mushroom & Spinach Strudel

11/14/2012
Wild Mushroom & Spinach Strudel Governor's Meeting House & Catering, 10910 W. 60th St., Shawnee Spring 2002 16 oz. button mushrooms ¼ tsp. dried marjoram 2 oz. dried mushrooms (any type) 1/8 tsp. dried thyme (Rehydrated & drained) ½ large white onion 5 oz. frozen chopped spinach, Thawed and ... more

Verenika

11/14/2012
Verenika 1887 Olde Town Kitchen in Hillsboro more

Tip Tops

11/14/2012
Tip Tops NuWay Café, Wichita KANSAS! Fall 2000 issue more

Tailgator's Sandwich

11/14/2012
Tailgater's Sandwich 1 loaf (4 feet) French Bread 1 cup dairy sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise ¼ horseradish sauce 1 tablespoon dry onion soup mix Leaf lettuce 4 tomatoes, sliced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 pound thinly sliced, fully cooked ham 1 pound thinly sliced, cooked roast beef 1 pound thinly sliced, cooked turkey 16 slices ... more

Super Burger

11/14/2012
Super Burger "Some Like It Hot" article by June McMaster, photos by Nathan Ham (Second Issue, 1987) more

Stuffed Chicken

11/14/2012
STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST Piccadilly Market, 7228 E. Central, Wichita more

Spaghetti Pie

11/14/2012
SPAGHETTI PIE Neighbors Café, 204 S. Main, McPherson 1 ½ lbs. of sausage ½ stick of butter 1 large onion 3 eggs, beaten 1 32 oz. Jar of spaghetti sauce 16 oz. Shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup of water 8 oz. Grated Parmesan cheese 1 lb. Spaghetti, cooked and rinsed 16 oz. Cottage cheese Preheat oven to ... more

Southwest Chicken Sandwich

11/14/2012
Southwest Chicken Sandwich from the Summit House in Beaumont As seen in Fall 1997 issue of KANSAS! 2 chicken breasts 2 whole mild green chiles (canned) 1 tsp. butter or margarine 2 large fresh mushrooms 2 slices Monterey Jack or Havarti cheese 2 large buns or kaiser rolls Grill the chicken breasts until almost doen, Meanwhile, on a ... more

Southern Pecan Chicken

11/14/2012
Southern Pecan Chicken ½ pound butter (2 sticks) ½ cup Dijon mustard 6 boneless chicken breasts, skinned and cut in half lengthwise 1 pound coarsely ground pecans ½ cup safflower oil 2 cups sour cream Salt and pepper to taste 24 pecan halves Melt 1 ½ sticks butter; add 1/3 cup mustard. Flatten ... more

Southwest Chicken

11/14/2012
Southwest Chicken Featured in the Spring 2008 KANSAS! magazine (Recipe courtesy of The Teller Room in Oberlin) more

Smoky Hill Bison Meatloaf

11/14/2012
SMOKY HILL BISON MEAT LOAF Smoky Hill Bison Co., 2660 E. Hobbs, Assaria ½ cup chopped onion 1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley 1 Tbs. butter or margarine 2 tsp. Salt 2 eggs, beaten ½ tsp. Dried savory or favorite herb 1 cup milk 2 or 2 ½ lbs. Smoky Hill Bison Ground Burger ¾ cup quick cooking or rolled ... more

Roasted & Marinated Turkey Breast

11/14/2012
Roasted & Marinated Turkey Breast - Richard Sanell Chef's Note: This recipe reflects influences I had from both of my grandmothers' cooking while growing up in Kansas. One lived in the country and cooked Midwestern comfort-style food; the other was a city dweller and made Jewish dishes like matzo balls and mandel bread and prime rib in rock salt and baked goods like lemon Bundt cakes. This turkey is easy to throw together, and there are plenty of leftovers, depending on the size breast you purchase. more

Quiche Lorraine

11/14/2012
Quiche Lorraine Summer 2001   For the dough: 1 cup all-purpose flour 4oz. cold butter 2oz. very cold water 1 pinch salt For the filling: 5 eggs 1 pint cream white pepper (season to taste) 3oz. grated Swiss cheese 3oz. bacon, diced 4oz. ham, diced For making the dough: Dice butter and mix with flour. Mix to ... more

Pot O' Sausage

11/14/2012
Pot O' Sausage 10 fresh, pork bratwurst 2 yellow onion, cut into strips 2 bell peppers, cut into strips 6 cloves of garlic minced 2 Tbsp creamy Dijon mustard 2 pints Free State Ad Astra Ale In a stockpot, bring the onions, garlic, peppers, mustard and beer to simmer. Meanwhile, grill the bratwurst so it has nice grill marks. ... more

Portabella Mushrooms with Pheasant

11/14/2012
PORTABELLA MUSHROOMS WITH PHEASANT Ravenwood Lodge Sporting Clays & Hunting Resort, 10147 S.W. 61st St., Topeka more

Piccadilly Stuffed Chicken Breast

11/14/2012
Piccadilly Stuffed Chicken Breast 6 bone-in chicken breasts 1 10-ounce package frozen and thawed spinach 1/2 c. diced red onions 3/4 c. feta cheese, crumbled 1/2 c. bread crumbs salt and freshly ground pepper to taste paprika for garnish Squeeze spinach from excess water and mix with onions, feta cheese, bread crumbs, salt and ... more

Mayland Fried Chicken

11/14/2012
MARYLAND FRIED CHICKEN New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster, Overland Park more

Herb Steak

11/14/2012
Herb Steak KANSAS! 3rd issue 1991 more

Ham Rolls

11/14/2012
Ham Rolls Featured in the Fall 2007 KANSAS! magazine (Recipe supplied by Jim and Ann Coen, Jeff and Sheri Hinman, rendan and Ashley Hogan, and Larry and Debbie Sutherland, all of Wichita) more

Ground Turkey Loaf

11/14/2012
Ground Turkey Loaf-Eureka's City Cafe 3 lbs. ground turkey 2 tsp. chicken base 1 tsp oregano 1 small onion, chopped 1/4 c. oleo (margarine), softened 4 eggs, beaten until fluffy 1/2 tsp. black pepper 3 cups oatmeal 1/2 green pepper, chopped Mix all ingredients well. Press into a 9x13" loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for ... more

Dove and Pheasent

11/14/2012
Dove 4 to 6 doves per person Sliced fresh mushrooms Smoked bacon Garlic Fillet breast meat from doves. Place a mushroom between sliced dove breasts. Wrap in smoked bacon. Add garlic or other spices to taste. Charcoal 6 to 8 minutes until medium rare to medium. Pheasant Bone pheasant, cut into large bite-size pieces. Dip pieces in ... more

Cowboy Steak

11/14/2012
COWBOY STEAK New Theatre Restaurant, 9229 Foster, Overland Park more

Chicken Enchilada's

11/14/2012
Chicken Enchilada's (Peggy Russell-LaSiesta Foods) 4th issue 1984 more

Cherry Glazed Salmon

11/14/2012
CHERRY GLAZED SALMON City Limits Bar & Grill, 2227 S. Range Ave., Colby Winter 2001 more

Side Dishes

Airport Steakhouse Handmade Onion Rings

02/24/2014
Airport steakhouse handmade onion rings from KANSAS! Winter 2014 more

Twice Baked Potatoes

11/14/2012
Tevis' Twice-Baked Potatoes From KANSAS! Summer 2000 issue more

Summer Garden Casserole

11/14/2012
Summer Garden Casserole Prairie Oak Farms, Lewis KANSAS! 2nd Issue 1999 more

Spring Fruit Basket

11/14/2012
Spring Fruit Baskets 8 cups assorted cut-up fruits* 1 cup orange juice 1/3 cup honey ½ cup sour cream 8 orange shells In large bowl combine fruits, juice and honey. Cover; refrigerate to chill. Serve in orange shells. Top with dollop of sour cream. Serves 8 *Suggested fruits: strawberries, peaches, pears, cherries, plums, ... more

Spicy Apple-Filled Squash

11/14/2012
Spicy Apple-Filled Squash 2 small acorn squash ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup butter 1 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. cloves 1/8 tsp. nutmeg 2 Golden Delicious Apples Wash squash and pierce with a fork. Place the whole squash on a paper towel. Microwave on full power for 8 minutes. Let stand for 3 to 4 minutes. ... more

Red Potato-Rosemary Packs

11/14/2012
Red Potato-Rosemary Hobo Packs 10-12 medium sized red potatoes; dice these if they are large 1 small yellow onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp rosemary, chopped 2 Tbsp butter Salt and pepper to taste Using heavy duty aluminum foil, make an envelope large enough to include all ingredients and 25 percent extra room. Cook ... more

Peach Salad

11/14/2012
Featured in Summer 2006 KANSAS! magazine Otis Café Peach Salad (Recipe courtesy of the Otis Café in Otis.) 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 8 oz. Philadelphia brand cream cheese, softened 1 cup pecans 1 (9 oz.) container Cool Whip brand non-dairy topping 1 large can (32 oz.) sliced ... more

Mediterranean Potato Salad

11/14/2012
MEDITERRANEAN POTATO SALAD Amics, L.L.C., 120 N. Main, McPherson 5 lbs. Red potatoes ½ cup olive oil 1 cup sliced green olives ¾ cup lemon juice 1 cup chopped green onions 2 Tbs. sugar 1 cup chopped parsley 2 cloves garlic, mashed Boil potatoes until tender; drain and let cool. Cut into cubes. Add green ... more

Fried Rice With Vegetables

11/14/2012
Fried Rice with Vegetables more

Green Beans with Mushroom Caps

11/14/2012
Green Beans with Mushroom Caps KANSAS! 3rd Issue 1984 1 pound fresh snap beans or 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen green beans 1 pound fresh mushrooms 2 Tbsp butter 1 tsp lemon juice 1/8 tsp pepper Trim ends of fresh beans. Place in saucepan with one inch of water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered 10 ... more

Flaky Baking Powder Biscuits

11/14/2012
Flaky Baking Powder Biscuits Old Weigh Station, Sitka KANSAS! 3rd Issue 1990 more

Country Style Creamed Corn

11/14/2012
Fresh Frozen Country Creamed-Style Corn more

Cheese Roasted Potatoes

11/14/2012
Cheese Roasted Potatoes From the Summer 1996 issue article on the Windmill Inn in Chapman more

Campfire Asparagus

11/14/2012
Campfire Asparagus "Some Like It Hot" article by June McMaster, photos by Nathan Ham (Second Issue, 1987) This is one of several recipes in this article. more

Buttered Green Beans

11/14/2012
BUTTERED GREEN BEANS (HARICOTS VERTS BEURRE) more

Barbecued Green Beans

11/14/2012
Hays House Barbecued Green Beans Featured in the Fall 2006 KANSAS! magazine (Recipe courtesy of Hays House 1857 Restaurant and Tavern in Council Grove.) more

Baked Swiss Cauliflower

11/14/2012
Baked Swiss Cauliflower 1 large head cauliflower, in flowerettes 2 cups shredded Swiss Cheese 2 egg yolks, beaten 1 cup cream or half and half ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt 1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ cup garlic crouton crumbs, crushed ¼ cup butter, melted Steam cauliflowerettes until ... more

Desserts

Texas White Sheet Cake

11/14/2012
TEXAS WHITE SHEET CAKE Neon 57, 102 E. 5th Street, Fowler Fall 2002 1 cup butter ½ cup sour cream 1 cup water 1 tsp. almond extract 2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 2 cups sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 2 eggs beaten In large saucepan, bring butter and water to boil. Remove from heat; stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond ... more

Windmill Inn Apple Torte

11/14/2012
Windmill Inn Apple Torte Windmill Inn, Chapman From second issue, 1996 1/2 c. margarine 1/3 c. sugar 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1 c. flour 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1/4 c. sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 4 c. peeled, sliced apples 1/4 c. sliced almonds Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel and slice baking apples. Put 1/3 c. sugar and ... more

Take Along Pumpkin Bars

11/14/2012
TAKE-ALONG PUMPKIN BARS ¾ cup honey ½ cup butter 1 cup dairy sour cream 2 eggs 1 ¼ cups pumpkin 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda ¾ cup chopped pecans Combine honey and butter. Blend in sour cream, eggs, pumpkin and vanilla. Add flour, salt and ... more

Stuffed Figs

11/14/2012
Stuffed Figs - Beth Tully Chef's Note: Luscious stuffed figs speak to all the senses. One glorious fig makes a complete dessert. The very best, extra-fancy dried figs are in the market from October to March. Look for moist fruit with supple texture and full shape for stuffing. more

Strawberry Frenchcakes

11/14/2012
Strawberry Frenchcakes "Some Like It Hot" article by June McMaster, photos by Nathan Ham (Second Issue, 1987) This is one of several recipes in this article. 5 eggs 3 Tbsp. milk 1/4 tsp. almond extract 12 (1 inch) slices day-old angelfood cake or 12 (1/2 inch) slices day-old poundcake 1 1/2 c. flaked coconut 6 Tbsp. ... more

Strawberry Pie

11/14/2012
Hays House Fresh Strawberry Pie 1 c. sugar 3 Tbs. cornstarch 6 Tbs. dry strawberry gelatin 1 c. water 10 c. cut fresh strawberries 1 pie crust, baked and cooled (see below) 1 c. heavy cream 1 Tbs. powdered sugar Combine sugar, cornstarch and gelatin. In saucepan over medium heat, mix gelatin mixture with water and ... more

Rambling Bars

11/14/2012
Rambling Bars "Some Like It Hot" article by June McMaster, photos by Nathan Ham (Second Issue, 1987) This is one of several recipes in this article. 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 c. raisins 1/2 c. chopped pecans 1/2 c. oatmeal 1/4 c. flaked coconut 1/3 c. firmly packed ... more

Popcorn Pecan Clusters

11/14/2012
Popcorn Pecan Clusters 1 ½ quarts popped popcorn 1 cup pecans ½ cup butter 1 cup brown sugar ¼ cup honey ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. nutmeg 1 tbsp. Water Combine popcorn and pecans. Keep warm in a 250 degree F. oven. In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, honey, ... more

Pumpkin Muffins

11/14/2012
Pumpkin Muffins 1 egg ½ cup milk ½ cup masked cooked pumpkin ¼ cup melted butter 1 ½ cups flour ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup seedless raisins Heat oven to 400 degree F. Grease bottom of muffin cups ... more

Poached Pears in Raspberry Sauce

11/14/2012
LYONS MANSION POACHED PEARS IN RASPBERRY SAUCE The Lyons House Bed & Breakfast, 742 S. National, Fort Scott   4 Bartlett pears, still firm not fully ripe 1 Tbs. imperials (also known as red hots) 1 qt. apple juice Poached Pears: Using a tiny melon-baller, scoop out the core and seeds from the base of the pear. Peel ... more

Pecan-Apple Tarts

11/14/2012
Pecan-Apple Individual Tarts (From 4th Issue 1990, Haderway House, Lancaster) Filling 6 c. sliced, peeled apples 1 c. sugar 2 Tbsp. flour or 1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1 c. chopped pecans Cook all of the above ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Reduce heat to warm and cover, ... more

Peanut Butter Pie

11/14/2012
PEANUT BUTTER PIE Chase Café, Chase Spring 2001 3 ½ cups milk 4 eggs separated ¾ cup sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 1/8 tsp. Salt 1 Tbs. butter ½ cup cornstarch 1 cup smooth peanut butter Put milk in saucepan. Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt well. Ad to milk and mix well. Put on low fire ... more

Peach Pie

11/14/2012
Peach Pie-Hays House Fresh Peach Pie Crust: 1 Cup flower ¼ cup powdered sugar ½ cup melted margarine Mix flour and sugar. Stir in margarine. Press into pie tin, up sides but not onto rim. Bake 10 to 15 minutes (toasty brown) at 350 degrees. Filling: 1 cup sugar ¼ cup dry peach gelatin 3 tablespoons ... more

Ostakaka (cheesecake)

11/14/2012
Ostkaka (cheesecake) Swedish Country Inn 2 quarts whole milk ½ cup flour ½ cup milk ½ rennet tablet* 1 tablespoon lukewarm water 2 eggs ½ cup sugar 1 cup half and half cream ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon almond extract Heat milk to barely lukewarm. Mix flour into ½ cup milk until smooth, ... more

Sour Cream Raisin Pie

11/14/2012
SOUR CREAM RAISIN PIE Carriage Crossing Restaurant, 10002 S. Yoder Rd., Yoder 4 cups water 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 ½ cups raisins ½ tsp. salt 1 16-ounce dairy sour cream 1 ½ tsp. vanilla 1 ½ cups sugar ½ cup cornstarch Pastry for 10-inch pie 1 8-ounce carton frozen whipped topping, ... more

Spritz Cookies

11/14/2012
Spritz Cookies Featured in the Winter 2007 KANSAS! magazine 1-1/2 cups butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour Beat butter with electric mixer for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar; beat until well combined. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour. Force unchilled ... more

Lemon Ribbon Torte

11/14/2012
Lemon Ribbon Torte 6 tbsp. Butter melted 1 tbsp. Lemon peel 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/8 tsp. salt 1 cup sugar 2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks slightly beaten 20 Oreo cookies ¼ cup butter, melted 1 quart vanilla ice cream Combine in double broiler butter, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt and sugar. Add eggs and cook over boiling ... more

Inge's Apple Cake

11/14/2012
Inge's Apple Cake From Robert Logan's Kitchen 1 1/2 c. sugar 4 c. flour 1 1/2 c. brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp. soda 3 eggs 1 1/2 tsp. salt 2 c. oil 5 c. diced, unpeeled apples 1 c. chopped nuts 1 Tbsp. vanilla   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13 pan. Mix both sugars, eggs, oil and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add ... more

Kringler

11/14/2012
Kringler from Swedish Country Inn 1 cup flour ½ cup butter 1 tablespoon water 1 cup water ½ cup butter 1 cup flour 3 eggs ½ teaspoon almond extract 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon butter Cream ½ teaspoon almond extract Mix first three ingredients as you would a pie crust. Pat on cookie sheet ... more

Genny's Rhubarb Coffee Cake

11/14/2012
Genny's Rhubarb Coffee Cake (From Spring 2000 issue) 1/2 c. butter 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 egg 1 c. buttermilk 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt 2 1/2 c. flour 3 c. sliced rhubarb, shredded and drained 1 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. chopped walnuts Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar. Add ... more

Fancy Apple Pizza

11/14/2012
Fancy Apple Pizza 1 pkg. Refrigerator sugar cookie dough 12 oz. cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 3 tbsp milk 2 tbsp. Milk 2 tbsp. Grated orange rind 8 oz. mandarin oranges, drained (reserve liquid) 8 oz pineapple tidbits, drained (reserve liquid) 2 apples 2 bananas 1 kiwi Maraschino Cherries ½ c. flaked coconut ... more

Easter Egg Braid

11/14/2012
Easter Egg Braid 1 (16-ounce) package hot roll mix 3 tablespoons sugar 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon ½ cup water 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 6 dyed *raw eggs in shell, at room temperature ½ cup confectioners' sugar 2 ½ to 3 teaspoons milk 1 teaspoon candy non pareils Set aside 1 cup of roll mix. ... more

Crystle's Strawberry Puff

11/14/2012
Crystle's Strawberry Puff 3 pats of butter 2 eggs 1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. milk Nutmeg Sliced Strawberries Preheat oven to 425. Place one pat of butter in each of three 8 oz. ramekins. Leave ramekins in oven until butter is melted and ramekins are hot. Mix eggs, flour, milk and nutmeg slightly (batter will be lumpy). One teaspoon of ... more

Crunchy Pumpkin Squares

11/14/2012
CRUNCHY PUMPKIN SQUARES ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup rolled wheat 1 cup chopped pecans 1 (3 5/8-ounce) package butterscotch pudding and pie filling mix ½ cup butter 1 cup flaked coconut 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 2 cups cooked, masked pumpkin 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 2 eggs ... more

Cranberry-Strawberry Pie

11/14/2012
Cranberry-Strawberry Pie 2 graham cracker pie shells ½ pound whole cranberries 1 cup sugar ½ pound regular size marshmallows ½ cup milk 3 ounces dry cherry gelatin 1 cup sweetened frozen strawberries 1/3 cup finely chopped celery ½ cup chopped black walnuts 2 cups cream Freeze pie shells and fresh ... more

Misc Recipes

Rye Bread

11/14/2012
Rye Bread-New Theatre Restaurant 2 packages yeast 2 c. warm water Dissolve yeast in water and put aside. 1/4 c. rye meal or rye chops 1 c. rye flour 5 1/2 c. bread flour 1 Tbsp. salt 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. molasses 1/2 stick margarine or butter 1 Tbsp. caraway seed 1 Tbsp. caramel color Place ingredients in mixing bowl ... more

Vinaigrette Dressing

11/14/2012
VINAIGRETTE DRESSING ½ teaspoon salt Black pepper, freshly ground 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons walnut oil 3 tablespoons peanut oil or olive oil OR 6 tablespoons best-quality olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon or Dijon-style mustard In a medium-sized glass bowl measure the salt and a few grinds of black pepper, add ... more

Puffed Pancake

11/14/2012
PUFFED PANCAKE The Prairie Queen B&B, 221 Arch Street, Leavenworth 4 large eggs 2 Tbs. sugar 1 cup milk ¼ tsp. Salt 1 cup flour 2 Tbs. butter or margarine Preheat over to 425-degrees. In blender at medium speed blend all ingredients (except butter) until smooth. Place 10-inch skillet with over proof handle in over. (You ... more

Marinades

11/14/2012
Marinades Featured in the Fall 2007 KANSAS! magazine (Recipes supplied by Jim and Ann Coen, Jeff and Sheri Hinman, Brendan and Ashley Hogan, and Larry and Debbie Sutherland, all of Wichita) Steak Marinade 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup white wine or balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup ... more

Holiday Apple Nog

11/14/2012
Holiday Apple Nog 8 eggs* 6 cups apple juice 2 cups milk 3 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons cinnamon Combine well chilled eggs, juice and milk in blender or jar with tight fitting lid. Add honey and cinnamon. Blend or shake until well blended. Serve immediately. Serves 8 to 10. *Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, ... more

Mandarin Marinade

11/14/2012
Mandarin Marinade For Kabobs, Steaks and Roasts 1 cup soy sauce 1 cup orange marmalade 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon pepper Combine all ingredients. Pour over meat and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Brush meat with remaining marinade during cooking. Yield: 2 cups ... more

Ford's Famous Bran Muffins

11/14/2012
Ford's Famous Bran Muffins Recipe from Robert Logan's Kitchen 1 1/4 c. butter or margarine 3 c. sugar 4 eggs, beaten 1 qt. buttermilk 2 c. All -bran 2 c. boiling water 5 c. flour 5 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt 2 c. raisins 4 c. 40% bran flakes 2 Tbsp. molasses Cream together margarine or butter, sugar, eggs and buttermilk. Soak ... more

Dill Dressing

11/14/2012
Dill Dressing-Hays House 1 cup commercial sour cream 2/3 cup Hellman's mayonnaise 1 tablespoon dry onion flakes 1 tablespoon dry parsley flakes 1 tablespoon dill weed 1 tablespoon seasoned salt ¼ teaspoon garlic granuals ¼ to ½ cup milk Combine ingredients. Refrigerate overnight. For dill dip, combine all ... more

Elegant Puffy Pancakes

11/14/2012
Elegant Puffy Pancakes Pancake Shell: 1 tablespoon butter 3 eggs ½ cup milk ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel ½ teaspoon salt While oven is preheating to 450 degrees F. melt butter in 9-inch pie plate. Beat remaining pancake shell ingredients together with rotary beater until ... more

Super Secret Beef Seasoning

11/14/2012
Beef Seasoning Debbie Lyons-Blythe's Super Secret Beef Seasoning Fall 2012 "Real Farmwives" article 1 16-ounce bottle of seasoning salt ¼ cup paprika 1/8 cup garlic salt 1 2.5 ounce bottle mesquite-flavored seasoning mix 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 .25 ounce bottle dried oregano leaves 1 cup packed brown sugar ... more

Autumn Spiced Cider

11/14/2012
AUTUMN SPICED CIDER ½ cup honey 3 quarts apple cider 1 teaspoon whole allspice 1 teaspoon whole cloves 3 inches stick cinnamon Combine honey and cider in large saucepan. Tie spices in cheesecloth, and add to liquid. Slowly bring to boil; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Remove spice cloth. Makes 12 servings. ... more

Apple Slush

11/14/2012
Apple Slush (First Issue 198) 3 c. apple juice 3 (6oz.) cans apricot nectar 1/3 c. honey 1/4 c. lemon juice 1 (10oz.) bottle ginger ale Blend apple juice, apricot nectar, honey and lemon juice in blender. Pour mixture into freezer container and; seal and freeze. Before serving, let frozen mixture stand at room ... more

Apple Butter

11/14/2012
Apple Butter Featured in the Fall 2009 KANSAS! magazine (Recipe courtesy of The Orchard in Emporia) Apples, chopped 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cloves Fill a 3-quart slow cooker with chopped apples. Add lemon juice and spices. Cook six hours on low. ... more

Contributors A-F

Anita Miller Fry-Writer

11/15/2012
Anita Miller Fry - Writer - Topeka Anita Miller Fry loves her native state of Kansas, from the friendliness of the people to the beautiful vistas of the Flint Hills. When she's not writing, she explores the small towns that dot the prairie, or tastes the homemade specials at mom and pop cafes. Anita also enjoys driving the backcountry roads to ... more

Bill Fales-Photographer

11/15/2012
Bill Fales - Photographer - Derby Bill moved to Kansas from Massachusetts as a young adult, and has never regretted that decision. Bill has been interested in photography for as long as he can remember, and in 1995 he got serious about his craft and created Coastal Plains Images as an outlet so the public could also enjoy his photographs. ... more

Katherine Dinsdale

11/15/2012
Katherine Dinsdale - Writer - Lawrence Katherine Dinsdale is a happily transplanted Texan who loves life in Lawrence. She remembers following a moving van with her husband and three little girls as they drove north out of Texas across the Red River 20 years ago. They were off to a new home and life in Kansas. At the very moment they ... more

Jason Dailey-Photographer

11/15/2012
Jason Dailey - Photographer - Lawrence Jason Dailey grew up on Air Force bases and finally landed in Kansas just in time to see the Royals win the World Series. After moving often as a kid, Jason appreciates the pace of Kansas. He has been photographing in Kansas and the region since 2000, working for local, regional and national publications. ... more

Amy Conkling-Writer

11/15/2012
Amy Conkling-Writer-Hutchinson Amy Conkling is a lifer of Hutchinson, Kansas. She enjoys Kansas' flat lands and beautiful sunrises as she runs her way around Hutchinson. She and her husband, Jack, and 18-month-old daughter, Mackie, love cheering on the Kansas State Wildcats in all sports, especially volleyball, women's and men's basketball and ... more

Brynn Burns-Photographer

11/15/2012
Brynn Burns - Photographer - Kansas City, Kansas A proud native of Kansas, born in Lawrence and now living in Kansas City, Brynn Burns has studied, created and experimented with photography for over 20 years. As the daughter of an artist and naturalist, her combination of art and nature was inherent. She has Bachelor's degrees from the University ... more

Gary Bonawitz-Photographer

11/15/2012
Gary Bonawitz-Photographer-Manhattan Gary Bonawitz and his wife Sharon, of 40 years, are lifelong residents of the Manhattan Kansas area. Gary notes that as they have grown older they have also grown more aware and fond of the beauty of their "home" state. They enjoy photography as a hobby and feel that KANSAS! magazine does a great job ... more

Scott Bean-Photographer

11/15/2012
Scott Bean - Photographer - Manhattan A native Kansan, Scott Bean grew up spending time outside hunting and fishing from which he developed an interest in nature. His passion (or addiction) for photography grew from a desire to simply be outside. "I love to drive the back roads and explore places I've never been before while ‘hunting' ... more

Contributors G-J

Carol L. Jenker-Writer

11/15/2012
Carol L. Jenkner - Writer - Dodge City, Kansas A love affair with antique quilts and their makers brought American history to life for writer Carol Jenkner. Learning the personal histories of the quilt makers, Jenkner began to appreciate the events going on in the world at the times these treasures were being made. This led to a wider ... more

Jed and Lisa Jeter-Photographers

11/15/2012
Jed and Lisa Jeter - Photographers - Augusta Jed and Lisa Jeter are lifelong Kansans with a lifelong love for photography. Whether shooting outdoor portraits, a small country wedding, or a sunset somewhere in the Flint Hills, they love to be behind the camera. One of their favorite things to do, when time allows, is to grab a Kansas Gazetteer, ... more

Mark Janssen-Writer

11/15/2012
Mark Janssen - Writer - Manhattan Author and journalist Mark Janssen helped Kansas State University coach Bill Snyder with his book They Said It Couldn't Be Done. After chattering on the radio and scribbling out stories on the Wildcats in Manhattan for the last 40 years, many thought "it couldn't be done," that this tunnel-vision ... more

Alan Honey-Photographer

11/15/2012
Alan Honey - Photographer - Manhattan Although relatively new to Kansas, Alan's great, great uncle, J. W. Honey, was a journalist and photographer in Miltonvale in the 1880s. Alan continues that tradition with a portrait studio in Manhattan. He enjoys the diversity of projects that magazine photography offers and enjoys meeting all the ... more

Bruce Hogle-Photographer

11/15/2012
Bruce Hogle-Photographer Bruce Hogle loves exploring the back roads of Kansas - in all seasons, particularly in the Flint Hills. He finds rural Kansas quiet and peaceful, obviously much different than the big city suburbs where he resides. The ranchers and farmers he's met the past few years have all been very kind and quite happy to share ... more

Dick Herpich-Photographer

11/15/2012
Dick Herpich-Photographer-Lawrence Dick herpich is native Kansan raised in Denton, Doniphan County. He is a graduate of Emporia State University and spent many years as a school teacher in Kansas. Most of those years were spent at Baldwin High School where he taught math and photography. Dick's photographs have appeared in KANSAS! magazine, ... more

Cecilia Harris-Writer

11/15/2012
Cecilia Harris - Writer - Abilene This professional freelance writer loves discovering fascinating attractions, great-tasting food at unique restaurants, fun events, and interesting people in Kansas almost as much as she enjoys writing about all of the above to inspire the exploration and appreciation of her home state. Reared on a farm near ... more

Gloria Gale-Writer

11/15/2012
Gloria Gale - Writer - Overland Park Gloria never really thought of herself as a Kansan until a 30 residency convinced her she wasn't moving back to Missouri. Even though she started on that side of the state line, her turf seems to be solidly rooted in Johnson County; and, she's pretty happy about that. Think about cities where your perch is ... more

Contributors K-M

Robert MacRae-Photographer

11/15/2012
Robert MacRae - photographer - Manchester England A farm boy born and bred, Robert MacRae grew up in rural Montgomery County where he was a 4-H club president and editor of his high school newspaper. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Robert spent two years helping to organize the inaugural Wheat State Whirlwind tours of the ... more

Kristin Kemerling-Writer

11/15/2012
Kristin Kemerling-Writer-Manhattan Growing up in western Kansas in a newspaper family, Kristin Boyd Kemerling, always has enjoyed the art of writing. She started writing in journalism classes in high school and went on to write for the Royal Purple yearbook and Kansas State Collegian while at college at Kansas State University. One of her ... more

Contributors N-Z

Marciana Vequist-photographer

11/15/2012
Marciana Vequist - Photographer - Lawrence Marciana Vequist had the good fortune to be transplanted to Kansas 11 years ago. She was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. After college, she spent 20 years in California before moving to the Midwest to pursue a doctorate in psychology. Photography provides a wonderful creative outlet and a ... more

Dennis Toll-writer

11/15/2012
Dennis Toll - writer - Manhattan A native of Kansas, Dennis' Swedish ancestors settled in Wallace County in the 1890s. A degree in Landscape Architecture (Kansas State University, 1980) combined with a passion for the tallgrass prairie gave, Dennis a strong interest in the natural history of Kansas, its landforms and the unique ecosystems found ... more

Darla Thomas-photographer

11/15/2012
Darla Thomas-photographer-Manhattan Darla Thomas is a part-time photographer with a full-time love of photography. She believes that she loves photography because it lets her capture the beauty and emotion of single moments in time. Kansas, her home state, provides her with an unlimited array of beautiful moments to capture. Darla has lived in ... more

Lou Ann Thomas-writer

11/15/2012
Lou Ann Thomas - Writer - Manhattan There is some speculation that Lou Ann Thomas was born a gypsy and kidnapped by a roving band of Midwestern farm wives. That's one way to explain the years this Kansas farm girl spent wandering the country, living in places like Chicago, Arizona and California. But, Lou Ann couldn't leave Kansas forever and, ... more

Kimberly Winter Stern-writer

11/15/2012
Kimberly Winter Stern - Writer - Overland Park This Overland Park-based freelance writer's favorite assignments are about the places and people that make up her adopted state of Kansas. A native Iowan, Kimberly confesses her love and admiration of the hard-working, creative and industrious people that make the state of Kansas come alive for ... more

Bill Stephens-photographer

11/15/2012
Bill Stephens -- Photographer -- Topeka Bill has been a contributor to KANSAS! magazine since the 1980's with dozens of photo layouts and several covers to his credit. His background includes newspaper and magazine photography, commercial and portrait photography work, and even a 15-season stint with the NFL capturing game, action photographs. ... more

Sally M. Snell-writer

11/15/2012
Sally M. Snell - writer - Lawrence Sally's Kansas roots stretch back to 1870 when her great-great grandmother arrived in Topeka with guitar in-hand to teach music at the College of the Sisters of Bethany. A lifelong Kansan herself, Sally grew up hearing about the lives of her forefathers, surviving the perils of fires and spring storms, ... more

Tina Schmitt-photographer

11/15/2012
Tina Schmitt - Photographer An avid outdoors woman, Tina divides her time between farming, her camera & her animals. Originally from north of the 49th parallel, she followed the yellow brick road to a warmer climate & now calls west central KS home. The goal of her photography is to show there is beauty to be found everywhere and in ... more

Harland Schuster-photographer

11/15/2012
Harland Schuster - Photographer - Morrill Harland Schuster is a freelance photographer based in northeast Kansas and a native of the Sunflower state. His work has appeared in numerous publications and recently, two books: The 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook and My Kansas. More examples of his work, and photographic prints available for purchase ... more

Wayne Rhodus-photographer

11/15/2012
Wayne Rhodus-Photographer A nearly lifelong resident of the state of Kansas, with a brief stint on the family farm in Nebraska, it would be fair to say that Wayne has heartland roots and values. Raised on the outskirts of Kansas City there was ample time in his youth to wander the hills and streams with friends as they searched endlessly to ... more

Karen Newell-photographer

11/15/2012
Karen Newell - Topeka, KS - photographer Karen Newell received a degree in Art from Kansas State University in 1976. It has been her privilege to work as a Registered Nurse for more than 25 years at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka. In addition to photography, she designs and creates stained glass and pencil drawings. In her photography, she ... more

Brad Neff-photographer

11/15/2012
Brad Neff - Photographer - Northern Shawnee County Brad Neff is a life long Kansan and has been a portrait photographer for 30 years. In the last 2 years he has discovered his passion for landscape and nature photography. According to Brad, a landscape has no ego. Brad earned the Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers ... more

2015-2011 KANSAS Past Issues

KANSAS! Winter 2013

02/24/2014
In this IssueReasons We Love KansasA Symbolic StateKansas' FinestThe Making of KANSAS!Our Town: Matfield GreenTour Kansas: Deep RootsTaste of Kansas: Project RunwayMilestone of Kansas: William Allen White more

KANSAS! Fall 2013

11/14/2013
Fall Food Issue!Reasons We Love Kansas, Table for 20 Please!, Kitchen Confidant, Flavorful Festivals, Culinary Bliss,The Making of KANSAS!, Our Town: Colby, Tour Kansas: Passenger Approved, Rail WorthyExcursion Trains are full steam in Kansas,Taste of Kansas: Earth, Wind and Fire Lake, Recipes,Milestone of Kansas: 25th Annual Gordon Parks nternational Photo Contest more

Summer 2013 KANSAS

08/16/2013
Reasons We Love Kansas To the Stars with Inspiration ~ Julie Tollefson Modern Archeology Our Town: Atchison  Thunder Road Tour Kansas: Bridging the Border with History  Building Blocks  Enjoying the Fly Over State Tour Kansas: Let it Ride  Taste of Kansas: Flush Picnic Milestone: The Kansas State Fair more

Winter 2012 Kansas

02/08/2013
The people edition more

Fall 2012 KANSAS

11/20/2012
Reasons We Love Kansas This fall we share a variety of reasons to love Kansas, from affordable cabins to Mrs. Kansas ~By Gloria Gale The Real Farmwives of Kansas Kansas farm and ranch women are as comfortable out on the range as in front of one. ~By Lou Ann Thomas Kansas' Powerhouse Steaks Steakhouses and restaurants across Kansas ... more

Spring 2011 KANSAS

11/15/2012
20 Reasons We Love Kansas Spring offers plenty of reasons to get moving and see what Kansas has to offer. Bird of A Feather Wings & Wetlands tour in Great Bend intrigues birders young and old. By Susan Kraus Passport to Kansas The Kansas Sampler Festival tells the Rich stories of the Sunflower State's rural treasures. By Kimberly ... more

Summer 2011 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Reasons We Love Kansas The new My Kansas book, Eight Mile Corner windmill, baseball, Tow Mater and More! I Do in the Sunflower State The quintessential Kansas wedding lets the bride, groom and other guests feel at home. Touring the Arts Museums, performers and creators all paint a piece of the picture for art tourism in Kansas. ... more

Fall 2011 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Reasons We Love Kansas The seasonal sights and events in Kansas provide never-ending wonder, especially in fall. ~By Gloria Gale Waking up the B&B Bed-and-breakfasts see new trends in style and fare, pleasing guests seeking more than a good nights sleep. ~By Lisa Waterman-Gray Chefs a la Carte Four culinary stars serve delectable ... more

Winter 2011 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Midwestern Melting Pot, Ballet Classic with a Kansas Twist, Kansas' Finest, Senator Bob Dole, Our Town: Junction City, Tour Kansas:The Travel Log, Taste of Kansas: Valentine's Diners, Cathedral on the Plains more

Spring 2012 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Reasons We Love Kansas Surpassing the Limits Happy Trails Our Town: WaKeeney Kayak Kansas Tour Kansas: For the Family The Farm Tour Taste of Kansas: The Campfire Milestone: 5.4.7 Arts Center more

Summer 2012 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Drive-In theatres, Music Festivals, Colors of Van Go, Arty Party, Healing Brush Strokes, Phillipsburg, Tour de Art, Ice Cream more

2010-2006 KANSAS Past Issues

Spring 2006

11/15/2012
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure With 100 species of wildlife, a 64,000-square foot museum and planty of open space, this zoo ia a hidden jewel on the plains offering an incomparable wildlife wildlife adventure. By Maggie Lee The Soul of the Flint Hills Mountains are awe-inspiring, ocens are soothing but the prairie captivates the soul. By ... more

Summer 2006 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Sunflower Music Festival Join classical music lovers for the 20th anniversary of this free concert series that attracts premier classical musicians from around the globe. By Christie Appelhanz Eckert The Barn Doors are Open to Chamber Music The sounds of animals are replaced with a little night music at Barnegie Hall near Wichita during June ... more

Fall 2006 KANSAS

11/15/2012
History and Hospitality Trader's Lodge offers guests Old West knowledge and a restful romantic getaway. By Jeri Clouston Gordon Parks' Legacy Fort Scott's native son makes his final homecoming. By Ann Parr Fall Road Trip By car, train or bike, fall's the time to hit the road for scenic farm tours, rail tours, festivals and fun. By ... more

Winter 2006 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Getaways - Lewis and Clark Ready-Made Adventure - Kaw Point (Kansas City) - Wyandotte County Historical Society and Museum (Bonner Springs) - National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame (Bonner Springs) - Village West (Kansas City) - Great Wolf Lodge (Kansas City) - Chateau Avalon (Kansas City) - Riverfront ... more

Spring 2007 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Our Town: Lincoln, Cowboy Up, Through the Lens with John Morrison's art, Kansas celebrates quilts and Taste the ice cream soda recipe! more

Summer 2007 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Reasons We Love Kansas Sunflowers, Flea Markets, Music, a Flint Hills Tribute and more! Growing Season Bumper crops of flowers and produce add a fresh new look to the agricultural landscape of our state. In Bloom by Carol Crupper Fresh Picked by Cynthia Mines Home-Grown Goodness Welcome to Our Town: Sedan With the help of ... more

Fall 2007 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Natural Beauty in Wildlife's Refuges, Paxico, Hutchinson's Salt Museumand Cosmosphere, Lizzie *Kate Success Story and the Taste of Tailgating Treats. more

Winter 2007 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Politics of Kansas, Wakeeney, Atchison's Nell Hill's, Taste Swedish Treats of Lindsborg. more

Spring 2008 KANSAS

11/15/2012
High Plains and Red Hills, Scenic Byways, Bleeding Kansas, Oakley and Bank Buildings turned restaurants. more

Summer 2008 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Ranch Rodeos, Sunflowers, Artist's Trail, Lucas and Fried Chicken! more

Fall 2008 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Smoky Hills, Cattle drives, Russell, Farm Tours and Best BBQ! more

Winter 2008 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Cottonwood Falls, Lawrence, Eagles, Big City Christmas in Wichita and Two Kansas Bakeries. more

Spring 2009 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Spring 2009 visits Wamego and the Flint Hills in Spring. College Hoop-la, Fishing and the Community of Greensburg round out the issue. Also, get a Taste of these Cinnamon Rolls! more

Summer 2009 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Summer 2009 issue brings you to Nicodemus, the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, Items made in Kansas, and the Cowboys of Dodge City. Plus a Taste of some of the best burgers! more

Fall 2009 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Fall 2009-Experience the Splendor of Fall with Splendor in the Grass, Treasure Hunt, Oktoberfest and Taste of Apples! more

Winter 2009 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Celebrating the Gifts of Winter with Ft. Scott's candlelight tour, The Legends at Village West Experience, CS Post in Hays, Our town in Lindsborg and the Tast of Holiday Brunch. more

Spring 2010 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Spring 2010 brings you the Champion Tree Program, Dairy Farms, Coffeyville and the Cupcake! more

Summer 2010 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Summer 2010 issue of Kansas! Includes Artwalks, Pony Express, Filmmakers, St. Francis and a Cajun Recipe. more

Fall 2010 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Fall 2010 issue of KANSAS! Includes Reasons We Love Kansas, Flying W Ranch, Oread Hotel, Kansas Trails, Garden City and Tastes: Kansas Growers (Nuts) more

Winter 2010 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Winter 2010-The 65th Anniversary Issue includes a look back, Winter at the Lake, Quick Getaways and more! more

2005-2001 KANSAS Past Issues

Spring 2001 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Get In A Rut You can still travel and see much of the Oregon Trail through Kansas, but a covered wagon isn't necessary. By Mary R. Gage, photos by David Gage Buried Treasure Kansans are digging Kansas and coming up with some exceptional finds. By Janet Majure Building on a Small Yet Grander Scale The fine art of building tracker pipe ... more

Summer 2001 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Andrea Glenn A promoter and ambassador for Kansas, Andrea Glenn blessed us for 22 years with her view of our state. A view, and a woman, we will always remember. A Wish List Comes True The Historic Adobe Museum in Ulysses is proof that wishes, with a lot of hard work and dedication, can come true. By Sherry Polcyn, photos by Ginger Anthony ... more

Fall 2001 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Salina Sings the Blues The blues are downright heavenly as Blue Heaven Studios prepares for its Blues Masters at the crossroads concerts featuring legendary musicians in October. By Jeri Clousten, photos by David E. Clousten Natural Beauty The opportunity for kids to get in touch with their natural surroundings is a true interactive ... more

Winter 2001 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Winter Wonderland A celebration of lights create a Winter Wonderland of surprises with a drive-through show that's guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. By Ron Welch Angels Among Us Porcelain angels and dolls are beautifully crafted with details that make these fragile pieces simply divine to view and collect. By Jeanette Steinert, ... more

Spring 2002 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Botanica: Wichita's Blooming Success Where can you find hundreds of spring flowers all in one beautiful place? Wichita's Botanica is a gardener's envy. By Marti Attoun, Photos by Gerard Attoun A Rich History From Two Perspectives Hillsboro is home to the most modest Pioneer Mennonite Adobe House Museum and the grand Schaeffler House. Both ... more

Summer 2002 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Native Traditions The Mid-America All-Indian center in Wichita is dedicated to preserving native culture of the Plains Indians, and the American Indian Center in Abilene is dedicated to indigenous art. By Fred Solis The Band Played On The Iola Municipal Band has presented free summertime concerts since 1871, and today it is the longest ... more

Fall 2002 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Pack Up the House for the Ultimate Roadtrip Hit the road with the RV crowd and see Kansas from a new perspective while they gather in Hutchinson for the Famly Motor Coach Association convention. By Lou Ann Thomas A Bounty of Festivals Harvest festivals in Kansas still celebrate the bounty of the season. By Morgan Chilson Museums and ... more

Winter 2002 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Exploring With New Eyes Hop on the bus with the Kansas Explorers Club for an eye opening experience. By Lou Ann Thomas Filling In American History Settled by former slaves, the tiny town of Nicodemus is a National Historic Site. By Matt Moline From Kitschy to Kingly, Holiday Shopping Is A Kansas Adventure Holiday shopping doesn't have ... more

Spring 2003 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Catch a Ride on a Carousel Kansans are restoring carousels for classic fun that never goes out of style. By Sally M. Snell B&B roundup From kayaking to wild animals, ariplanes to soddies, you'll find unique B&Bs no matter where you travel in Kansas. By Various Contributors Get a Sampling of Kansas Buy Kansas-made products and ... more

Summer 2003 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Take a Hike Hiking trails are abundant in Kansas, where you'll enjoy the scenery, get some exercise, and learn a lot of history along the way. By Lou Ann Thomas Drive-In Movies Making a Comeback America's love affair with the automobile and Hollywood are epitomized in the drive-in theaters of old and they're making a comeback in Kansas. By ... more

Fall 2003 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Kansas Main Streets The Kansas Main Street program is providing CPR to Kansas towns and bringing new life into the the very hearts of communities. By Sally M. Snell Uncommon Scents Smell the apple pie... or kumquat? Your nose will know when you find that special scent crafted by Kansas candle and soap makers. By Jessica Levine Take the ... more

Winter 2003 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Olathe Naval Air Station The Olathe Naval Air Station is still flying high thanks to the Ghost Squadron. By Harold E. Davis EquiFest: A Horse of A Different Color EquiFest of Kansas is not a horse show, but an equine exposition that offers horse sense and entertainment. By Fred Solis Kansas Sesquicentennial Happy 150th Kansas! Local ... more

Spring 2004 KANSAS

11/15/2012
All Aboard for Dodge City Catch the train to the restored santa Fe Depot, home of the Homestead Dinner Theater and the Boot Hill Reperatory Company. By Lou Ann Thomas Independence Sets the Stage for William Inge Independence welcomes playwrights and actors from both coasts for the celebrated William Inge Festival. By Marti Attoun ... more

Summer 2004 KANSAS

11/15/2012
There's No Place Like Home Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Wamego and check out one of the largest private collections of everything Oz and the Oz Museum. By Lou Ann Thomas It's Time for Summer Kamp Volunteers get a jump on citizen science as they lsiten to the calls of frogs and toads for the Kansas Anuran Monitoring Program. By Margy ... more

Fall 2004 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Voices of the Wind People Listen to the voices of a nations's ancestors at this special kaw festival held every three years in Council Grove By Ann Parr Kansas Corn Fields ar A-Maze-ing Kansas farmers are getting more creative with their plantiing to give families a down-on-the-farm experience. By Mary Remboldt Gage It's Like Napa ... more

Winter 2004 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Keystone Gallery Fossils and fine art converge at this "off-the-grid" gallery. By Lou Ann Thomas Delectable Delights Kansas products offer unique and tasty alternatives for holiday gift giving. Hopalong Cassidy, Here He Comes Hopalong Cassidy rides again at the only authorized museum for the great radio, movie and television ... more

Spring 2005 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Buffalo Soldiers Led the Stampede Descendants of Kansas' keep the history alive. By Fred Solis All Dolled Up at the Prairie Museum of Art & History Rare dolls are on display as part of the Kuska Collection in Colby. By Annette Wood Celebrating the Prairie in Bloom after 11 years, the Akin Prairie continues to thrill wildflower ... more

Summer 2005 KANSAS

11/15/2012
The Evolution of C & W Ranch - C&W Ranch (Smolan) - Rolling Hills Zoo (Salina) - "Little Sweden, USA" (Lindsborg) - Kansas Livestock Association - Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day Mediterranean Influence in Wichita - The Olive Tree Bistro - Crestview Country Club - ... more

Fall 2005 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield) - Walnut Valley National Guitar Flat-Picking Championships Festival Black Lodge Recording Studio (Eudora) Wilmore Opry "Branson West" of Kansas (Wilmore) Turning on the Music Scene - Mechanical Art (Merriam) - Verizon Amphitheater (Bonner Springs) Castle on the ... more

Winter 2005 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Holton Town Square - Jackson County Development Corp. - St. Dominic's Hall - Holton Town Square - Hotel Josephine - Parsonage Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast Inn - Koger Variety Store - Jackson County Courthouse - Sarah's Enchanted Cottage - Quilting on the Square - Pickett Fence Antique Mall ... more

2000-1996 KANSAS Past Issues

Spring 1996 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Yesterday's Highway There is still plenty to do along Kansas' first highway-The Santa Fe Trail. By Nancy Muenker, photos by David Muenker The Westward Trail In this excerpt from one of Emporia author Don Coldsmith's historical novels, an early trading expedition follows an ancient westward trail. By Don Coldsmith, watercolor by Dixie Dove ... more

Summer 1996 KANSAS

11/15/2012
All Aboard in Abilene The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Association's new excursion train proudly revives railroad history in Dickinson County. By Jaurene Lauppe Chapman's Windmill Inn Deb and Tim Sanders offer gourmet dining-with a few very unusual entrees-in the restored farmhouse built by Deb's grandfather in 1917. Windmill Inn Apple ... more

Fall 1996 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Our Natural Wonder Quivira National Wildlife Refuge is fast becoming one of the most important wetlands for migrating shorebirds and waterfowl in North America. By John Rakestraw, photos by Bob Gress A Road Less Traveled Wabaunsee County's Skyline Mill Creek Scenic Drive offers a "top-of-the-world" view of the Flint Hils and ... more

Winter 1996 KANSAS

11/15/2012
A Family Affair Beautiful works of glass are created when Doug and Bo Sheafor family of Topeka gathers. By Ron Welch, photos by Nathan Ham Our Cultural Bounty With at least 700 desginated and registered outdoor sculptures, Kansas has significantly more than any other neighboring state. By Bill Sheldon, photos by Michael Snell Christmas ... more

Spring 1997 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Flying High in Atchison Amelia Earhart's hometown celebrates her 100th birthday in 1997. By Joanne M. Sheehan Reliving the Wild West The legendary Chisholm Trail, which carried three million longhorn cattle north to railheads, marks its 130th anniversary this year. By Cecilia Harris, photos by Aneal Vohra Kechi, the Antique Capital of ... more

Sumeer 1997 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Where the West Began As tourist discover the magic of the flint Hills, things are changing in Cottonwood falls. By Bill Sheldon The Historic Clover Cliff Ranch Spend a night or two--or your next vacation--in the heart of the Flint Hills. By Ron Welch The Legend Lives On Mystery surrounds the Meade hideout used by the infamous Dalton ... more

Fall 1997 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Fall in Rural Butler County Find artworks, antiques, museums and hospitality in Augusta, Leon Beaumont and nearby communities. Recipe from the Summit House and Country Inn included in article. By Barbara L. Delhotel, Annette Wood, Cecilia Harris, photos by David Wood & Aneal Vohra In Praise of Peace With its own cast of thousands, ... more

Winter 1997 KANSAS

11/15/2012
New Space for the Place The Kansas Cosmosphere and Spcare Center in Hutchinson lifts off for the 21st century. By Annette Wood, photos by Del Ruff Fit for A King The Woodward add a touch of Old England to the capital city. By Mary Ann Clifft, photos by Thad Allton The Fire, The Spiritkeeper and the Warrior Longtime KANSAS! ... more

Spring 1998 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Taking the Natural Approach The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens preserves the area's environment for generations to come. By Bill Sheldon, photos by Craig Thompson Celebrating Kansas Grassroots Art Look to Lucas to discover the best in 20th century Kansas grassroots art. By Cheryl Musch, photos by John Blumb ... more

Summer 1998 KANSAS

11/15/2012
The Cathedral of the Plains Victoria's imposing St. Fidelis Chruch beckons western Kansas travelers. By Sherry Polcyn, photos by Michael Snell All Aboard for Osage City Osage City greets Topeka Railroad days excursion train passengers with a celebration of its own. By Bill Stephens Andover's Fan-tastic Museum The American Fan ... more

Fall 1998 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Finding Fall Color The weather's perfect.. the lanscape is rich with color... it's time to get on the road to see Kansas. By Rex Bucanan & Jim McCauley Reaching for the Stars The sky is never the limit at the nationally recognized Powell Observatory near Louisburg. By Bill Sheldon Art in Motion Belleville's new Boyer Gallery is a ... more

Winter 1998 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Pittsburg's Treasures Visit Pittsburg in December. Enjoy afternoon tea at the remarkably restored Hotel Stillwell and stay to see the city's spectacular holiday light display. By Marti Attoun, photos by Michael Snell The Christmas Lights of Southeast Kansas Pittsburg's annual Winterfest of Lights adds its own special brightness to the ... more

Spring 1999 KANSAS

11/15/2012
A Work of Art Kansas State University's Mairianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art is a work of art itself. By Judith Galas A Community Passion The Great Plains Passion Play is performed on a grnd scale each May in Stafford County. By Jeanette Steinert Born on the Wind Visitors are always welcome at harry Rose Jr.'s Girard windmill ... more

Summer 1999 KANSAS

11/15/2012
The Good Life Lives A 1950's ranch house is the centerpiece in the Johnson County Museum of History's focus on the history of suburbia. By Marti Attoun, Photos by Gerard Attoun Fossil Paradise The chalk beds of Western Kansas add interest to the landscape and harbour some of the best Cretaceous fossils in the world. By Rex Buchanan ... more

Fall 1999 KANSAS

11/15/2012
The Bridges of Cowley County Fifteen historic bridges are the highlight of an annual fall tour in Cowley County. By Jeanette Steinert, Photos by Roy Steinert Fall on the Prairie Prairie expert David Dvorak Jr. explores the wonders of fall-blooming prairie grasses and wildflowers. Focusing on Fossils Life-size, robotic dinosaurs and the ... more

Winter 1999 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Flying High in Wichita The Kansas Aviation Museum chronicles the evolution of flight in Kansas. By Fred Solis Trail of Lights An elaborate citywide display creates holiday magic in Great Bend. By Sally M. Snell, Photos by Michael Snell Linking with Lincoln Lincoln celebrates its ties to the 16th president with an annual Re-enactment ... more

Spring 2000 KANSAS

11/15/2012
A Gardener's Paradise Arnold's Greenhouse in LeRoy offers one the largest covered plant-shopping area in America. By Marti Attoun Anchor of the Smoky Hill Route Monuments in a cemetary are all that remain of Fort Wallace-Once a major military presence on the plains. By L.R. Pyle Preserving Our Natural Heritage The Nature Conservancy ... more

Summer 2000 KANSAS

11/15/2012
It's Fiesta Time! Colorful cultural festivals all across Kansas celebrate the values and traditions of Hispanic heritage. By Katherine Dinsdale There's Magic in the Air Exploration Place-Wichita's long-awaited state-of-the-art creative learning center-opens to rave reviews. Photos by Fred Solis The Real Thing Ready for a real-life ... more

Fall 2000 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Paradise Found Rare and endangered animals live safely at Salina's new Rolling Hills Refuge Wildlife Conservation Center. By Jeri Clouston, photos by David Clouston Tuning Into the Prairie Well-known television journalist Bill Kurtis broadcasts the beauty of his home state. By Marti Attoun Where Freedom Rings A wheat-straw replica of ... more

Winter 2000 KANSAS

11/15/2012
The Twelve Villages of Christmas Washington County pulls together for an old-fashioned holiday celebration. By Ann Parr, photos by Dale Cole Lost Your Marbles? Come find them and a whole lot more -at Moon Marble in Bonner Springs By Cindy Higgins An American Original Great Bend celebrates its connection with eraly African-American ... more

1995-1991 KANSAS Past Issues

Spring 1992 KANSAS

11/15/2012
A Stop along the Santa Fe Trail Council Grove's Cottage House enhances the charm of this historic city. Getting on the Bandwagon A committee of volunteers restored Mound City's 1800's circus bandwagon. A Variegated Life Dr. John Cody of Hays is nationally known for his watercolor paintings of exotic moths. The Flowering ... more

Summer 1992 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Operation Bright Touch Volunteer gardeners band together to beautify Parsons. A Flowering Feast Visitors from 39 states have enjoyed the flowers in Dale Shirley's Vermillion garden. Sculpting in Limestone Damon Vonada of Sylvan Grove Creates beautiful artwork from Kansas limestone. Blue Heron Futons "A couch by ... more

Fall 1992 KANSAS

11/15/2012
The Common Cattail These tall marsh plants provide vital winter and early spring cover for a wide variety of wildlife. The Good, The Glorious, The Unforgettable Overland Park's new NCAA Visitors Center captures the spirit of fun in college sports. Wichita's Center for the Improvement of Human Function Helping people "feel ... more

Winter 1992 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Remembering John Steuart Curry During its 1929 session, the Kansas Legislature recognized its most famous native artist. A Prairie Christmas Abilene's Christmas in the Cabin event allows visitors to experience firsthand a prairie welcome. Sifers Valomilk Candy In 1985, Russ Sifers fulfilled his dream of reopening his family's ... more

Spring 1993 KANSAS

11/15/2012
BACK TO THE BASICS The bread Salina baker Thom Leonard makes in his wood-fired brick oven at Great Plain Bread Company has become a staple for health-conscious customers HENRY'S SCULPTURE HILL Frank Jenson's welded metal sculptures dot the 28-acre outdoor art museum on his farm east of Augusta. LASTING HARVEST Pat Nichols uses the ... more

Summer 1993 KANSAS

11/15/2012
TOPEKA'S POTWIN PLACE This nationally designated historic district is a real neighborhood in the old-fashioned sense. CRUISING THE FLINT HILLS Collectors of antique Cushman motor scooters gather for rides through the Flint Hills in July. A HAND-CLAPPING, FOOT-TAPPING GOOD TIME 1993 marks the 13th year for the Kansas State ... more

Fall 1993 KANSAS

11/15/2012
THEY BUILT IT TOGETHER A unique playground on the grounds of Goodland's West Elementary School was designed by children and built by volunteers. AUBURN'S HISTORIC GRANGE FAIR The streets of Auburn are filled with neighbors and visitors during the first weekend in October. THE KANSAS PHEASANT--A FAMILIAR FOREIGNER The colorful, ... more

Winter 1993 KANSAS

11/15/2012
MEMORIES RESTORED Offering antiques, gifts and decorating skills, this family-owned business near Fort Larned makes the most of memories. FLOWERS FROM FEATHERS Sisters Barbara Huber and Judy Musselwhite create striking arrangements with the "flowers" they make from pheasant feathers. BRUSHING UP ON HISTORY Using old ... more

Spring 1994 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Celebrating Art in Salina The annual Smoky Hill River Festival's Friendly Atmosphere keeps people coming back year after year. Larks of the Meadow Eastern and western meadowlarks brighten the spring landscape with their yellow plumage and distinctive song. Quintessential Quilling Salinan Elsie Spangler has spent the last 20 ... more

Summer 1994 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Lawrence's Uptown Gardens Replying on native grasses, wildflowers and hardy ground covers, Jennifer Baur, Kate Shreves and Mary Ellen Kriegh plan gardens ideally suited for Kansas. Ness County's Old Settlers Reunion The former Ness County State Bank building provides a dramatic backdrop for a reunion of friends and family every five ... more

Fall 1994 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Riding the Waves of Kansas The Flint Hills provide mountain bikers plenty of ups and downs on the annual Kansas Dirt Tour. Hunnicutt's Field of Dreams Waymon and Dianne Hummicutt's Louisburg farm is "the place" to find the perfect jack-o-lantern The Cottonwood Ranch The Kansas State Historical ... more

Winter 1994 KANSAS

11/15/2012
A Banquet for the Birds Add color to your winter landscape by feeding the birds. Open House In Abilene Boasting more than its share of magnificent, historic houses, Abilene offers a tour of some of the best...all dressed for the holidays. A Place Called Quivira The Coronado/Quivira Museum in Lyons tells the story of the ... more

Spring 1995 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Lindsborg, Mother's Day garden Tour, Pleasanton, Buffalo, Abilene, Barns, Salina, Medicine Lodge, Cimarron more

Summer 1995 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Wichita's River Renaissance, A Guide to Photographing Kansas, A Flood Phenomenon, Little Balkans Days, Into the Wind, On Stage in Topeka, The Serenata Farms Adventure, Bluegrass on the Prairie, Twilight Tours, Flower Farming & A Place for Sippin Sodas more

Fall 1995 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Prairie Preserved The 10,894-acre Z Bar Ranch in the Flint Hills of Chase County, purchased in 1993 by the National Park Trust, is America's future tall grass prairie preserve. The Cheyenne Breaks Almost exclusively located in Cheyenne County, "The Breaks" are among the state's more unusual geological formations. Following the ... more

Winter 1995 KANSAS

11/15/2012
Winter 1995 4th issue in the 50th anniversary of the magazine. Articles include Bruce White, Kinsley; Civic Symphonies; Celebrating 50 years; contest winners; Frank Lloyd Wright; Goodland; Poinsettia's; Teachers Hall of Fame; Perfect Tree; Sterling's Barn more

1990-1986 KANSAS Past Issues

Summer 1986 KANSAS

11/15/2012
BATTER UP! Hutchinson is a softball hot spot with its Fun Valley complex. CREATING A FISHERMAN'S PARADISE The Milford Fish Hatchery, opened in March of 198, is one of only four in the United States which raises warm water fish in concrete facilities. TREASURES FROM THE KAW Writer/photographer Daniel Dancer describes the wealth of ... more

Fall 1986 KANSAS

11/15/2012
GOING ONCE, TWICE, GONE Twin brothers Harold and Harlan Kirk operate a successful auction business in Bucklin. OPEN DOOR HOSPITALITY As part of Junction City's Family Fun Festival, some of the city's finest homes are open for tours. DEFYING THE ODDS Bicyclist Dan McAnarney of Manhattan rides "30 to 50 miles, all out each day." ... more

Winter 1986 KANSAS

11/15/2012
HOSTING THE NATIONAL BIRD Over 400 bald eagles "vacation" in Kansas each winter. ADVENTURE ON ICE When the weather's just right, great ice skating conditions abound throughout Kansas. AN 1880'S PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS Boot Hill Museum, Inc., Dodge City, rings in the holidays with an authentic pioneer celebration. A PLACE TO ... more

Spring 1987 KANSAS

11/15/2012
A WESTERN OASIS Norton's Pinestone Square Restaurant and Park is housed in a renovated hotel. FUN FARMING In its first year, Winfield's Spring Hill Farm entertained more than 15,000 guests. POLKATENNIAL Wichita kicks up its heels and polkas each May as it hosts the annual Polkatennial. GEPPETTO'S WORKSHOP Topekan George ... more

Summer 1987 KANSAS

11/15/2012
VOICES FROM THE HEARTLAND The new Kansas Museum of History invites everyone to experience Kansas history firsthand. A SHARED TREASURE As she promised, Marion Komarek opens her 16-room Victorian home in Great Bend for special tours. HOOKED ON CARP Fisherman, find a partner and head for Norton for the 7th annual Carp Derby. ... more

Spring 1986 KANSAS

11/15/2012
THOSE PECULIAR PELICANS April and May are the best months to go pelican watching in Kansas. BEHOLD BIG BRUTUS Retired in 1974 from active duty, this 16-story coal shovel near West Mineral has been reopened as a museum. ETES VOUS PRETS? PARTEZ! The French words for "Are You Ready? Row" are called out to rowing crews ... more

Fall 1987 KANSAS

11/15/2012
ROUND'EM UP The ten members of the Box Ranch Association in Commanche County round up cattle every fall. BEAUTIFYING RURAL LINCOLN Vernon and Elfrieda Schneider have created a paradise in their backyard garden. FOREST OF FRIENDSHIP Honoring women in aviation, Atchison's forest features a variety of unusual trees. TENNIS ... more

Winter 1987 KANSAS

11/15/2012
THE GOODNOW HOUSE "A tribute to an ordinary person who did extraordinary things." FIRST CLASS-LOUISVILLE, KANSAS The tiny Louisville Post Office is one of the country's smallest. THE LIVING STORY For 18 years, Caldwell residents have organized a very special Christmas display. CHARLES ROGERS "The Kansan" ... more

Spring 1988 KANSAS

11/15/2012
AN IRIS IS AN IRIS IS AN IRIS Ralph Chubbuck's 6,000-square foot iris garden is spectacular from early to late May. A WAY WITH WATERCOLOR Louis Copt's art career really began to flourish when he became a full-time artist. WINDING THE MAYPOLE May 6th marks the 67th time that Washington 5th graders will wind the Maypole. EXCEL . . ... more

Summer 1988 KANSAS

11/15/2012
A MUSEUM IN BLOOM Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, is fast becoming a regional horticultural center. FAIR OF CHAMPIONS Harness racing is the highlight of the annual Rooks County Free Fair. FLUSH PICNIC People are the real attraction at this mid-July annual get-together-now in its 57th year. PRAIRIEFEST Hutchinson offers an ... more

Fall 1988 KANSAS

11/15/2012
RAISING CANE Golden Mill Sorghum in Bartlett is the third largest producer of sorghum in the U.S. FIRING UP A BARBECUE Area residents crowd the Wakarusa Township Fire Department grounds for an annual barbecue in October. MOOSE IN KANSAS? Yes, it's true. Photographer/writer Daniel Dance spent a day in Kirwin tracking him down. ... more

Winter 1988 KANSAS

11/15/2012
A PRAIRIE GEM The Kauffman Museum of the Bethel College campus features the natural and cultural history of the North Newton area. CINNAMON CREATIONS Judy Watson of Rosalia carves and presses cinnamon into decorative pieces with a heavenly scent. A SMORGASBORD OF SWEDISH TREATS The Swedish Country Inn of Lindsborg serves lavish ... more

Spring 1989 KANSAS

11/15/2012
MISSION DAY St. Paul's 750 residents, in old settler's costumes, welcome some 4,000 guests to a one-day celebration. STAGECOACH STOP The city of Olathe is restoring the Mahaffie Farmstead and Stagecoach Stop, now open to the public. TULIP TIME An old Dutch mill, lots of tulips and plenty of fun-loving citizens create the atmosphere ... more

Summer 1989 KANSAS

11/15/2012
BITTERSWEET FARM The Ramsey's wildflower meadow near Fort Scott invites visitors to "take time to smell the flowers." TO NOWHERE AND BACK Midland Railroad operates a tourist train which takes passengers from Baldwin City to Nowhere and beyond SUMMER FESTIVALS Plan to join in the fun at Independence's Art in the Park; the ... more

Fall 1989 KANSAS

11/15/2012
RED WATER AT SUNSET Wichita's North High School and Minisa Bridge have long been architectural landmarks. SEDAN'S COURTHOUSE FLOWERS Donna Casement carefully tends the flower beds on the Chautauqua County Courthouse lawn. WHIMMYDIDDLE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR Scott Citians can't wait for this annual crafts extravaganza featuring only ... more

Winter 1989 KANSAS

11/15/2012
RED WATER AT SUNSET Wichita's North High School and Minisa Bridge have long been architectural landmarks. SEDAN'S COURTHOUSE FLOWERS Donna Casement carefully tends the flower beds on the Chautauqua County Courthouse lawn. WHIMMYDIDDLE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR Scott Citians can't wait for this annual crafts extravaganza featuring only ... more

Flint Hills Coalition

The Flint Hills - Tales out of School

12/03/2012
Characteristics, history and life over the last two centuries in the Flint Hills. by Jim Hoy Jump to the Source Article ... more

Flint Hills Kansas - Nature Field Guide

12/03/2012
This article is a brief description and history of the Flint Hills.:) by The Nature Conservancy - Kansas Jump to the Source Article ... more

Flint Hills - Yahoo's Top 10 Travel Destination

12/03/2012
The Flint Hills was named in a list of travel destinations in America. Author Rolf Potts puts it this way: Most folks consider the Great Plains fly-over country — and that's a shame, since the prairies are home to America's subtlest charms and scenery.  Mostly treeless, and curving gently across the eastern Kansas landscape, the ... more

Ode to Kansas

12/03/2012
It's stridently anti-abortion, fervently behind creationism, considered flat, bland 'flyover land' to most left-leaning Americans. But, finds Paul Harris, there's plenty to love about Dorothy's homeland. by Paul Harris - The Observer Jump to the Source Article ... more

Flint Hills tourism is means to an end

12/03/2012
"Disney's not coming to the Flint Hills," Ted Eubanks told his audience Thursday afternoon. "Large industry? Not coming." But tourists could be and, by using the right tools, they should be coming in droves. by The Emporia Gazette - Bobbi Mlynar Jump to the Source Article ... more

Kansas - a place of discovery

12/03/2012
Kansas… “Home, home on the range”…these are more than just words in the Kansas state song. They are words that describe the experiences and down home hospitality vacationers will discover when they visit Kansas. by Easier - Travel News (UK) Jump to the Source Article ... more

Elk County Courthouse Tower Clock

12/03/2012
by Shirley Black/Flint HIlls Express Chime the Time The Elk County Courthouse finally has a clock. It's a beautiful clock that chimes the hour during the day and silently glows the time during the night. The original 1907 courthouse blue prints show a clock was planned for installation nearly 100 years ago when the courthouse was ... more

Human Nature: Big-Sky Prairie

12/03/2012
Learning to see the nothing that is not there and the nothing that is. by Sally Shivnan / Nature Conservancy Magazine Jump to the Source Article ... more

National Geographic - April 2007 - The Flint Hills: A Kansas Treasure

12/03/2012
The Prairie's Grip is Unbroken in the Flint Hills of Kansas. by National Geographic - by Verlyn Klinkenborg, Photos by Jim Richardson Jump to the Source Article   ... more

Lazy D Outfitters

12/03/2012
Dan and Carla are the owners/operators of the Lazy D Outfitter in Madison, Kansas. The Lazy D hosted Babe Winkleman, the outdoor legend that has been teaching people to fish and hunt for 25 years on his award-wining programs; "Good Fishing" and "Outdoor Secrets" as well as numerous television shows. by Kansas Agritourism News Jump to the Source Article more

Old Kansas, Still Growing Tall

12/03/2012
THINK all of Kansas is flat? Think again. The Flint Hills, in the eastern part of the state, fan out over 183 miles from north to south, stretching 30 to 40 miles wide in parts, the land folding into itself, then popping up in gentle bumps, with mounds looming far off on the horizon. by Betsy Rubiner / New York Times Jump to ... more

KSNT Blog and Clip on National Geographic

12/03/2012
Read the KSNT Blog and Film Clip regarding the Kansas Flint Hills coverage in the April National Geographic. by KSNT News Jump to the Source Article ... more

Rancher works to preserve Kansas' scenic Flint Hills

12/03/2012
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP)--If you asked Jane Koger what she'd do if given the choice to go to heaven or stay in the Kansas Flint Hills, she'd tell you she'd rather stay in the Flint Hills. Koger is the owner of the Homestead Ranch in Chase County, a 4,000-acre privately owned ranch. She has turned her love of the Flint Hills into a lifelong ... more

Recreation Finder

12/03/2012

Bill Kurtis: In Praise of the Prairie

12/03/2012
On his ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Bill Kurtis walks among cows grazing on big bluestem and other prairie grasses. "Eat up, girls," he says in a resonant voice familiar to millions of Americans from his hosting roles on the A&E Network programs Investigative Reports and Cold Case Files. by by Marti Attoun, ... more

Artist's filming of Flint Hills fires captures prairie cycles

12/03/2012
Louis Copt watches the TV screen, which shows a roaring, crackling fire rushing through brown grass in the Flint Hills. All that's missing is the smell of smoke and the terror of actually being there. "It was way too windy to be burning that day," Copt says with asmirk. He would know -- he was the one holding the video ... more

Restoration Row

12/03/2012
PAWHUSKA, Okla. - It is hard to love a land you don't understand, and for most of my life I had no idea why anyone would ever live in the Great Plains - let alone love the place. Flat, featureless, boring. Those were the words I heard growing up whenever someone would mention the plains. My view was informed by Dorothy's Kansas, ... more

Midwest Living - Kansas Flint Hills

12/03/2012
Savor the open grasslands of this gorgeous expanse. by Midwest Living Jump to the Source Article ... more

Lazy T Ranch

12/03/2012
by Julie Roller, Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation Located just minutes away from the heart of Manhattan, the Lazy T Ranch is one of the Flint Hills’ best-kept secrets. While some would be curious about their willingness to share this awe-inspiring ranch, the Wilson family welcomes visitors to their ... more

Long Weekend: Winter on a Silver Platter

12/03/2012
Bed and Breakfasts serve up warmth and comfort in the Flint Hills by Julie Cirlincuina / Kansas Outdoor Treasures Jump to the Source Article - PDF ... more

Heavenly Places Without the Hype

12/03/2012
Why people ignore it: It's Kansas, and we get excited about Kansas only during March Madness, if at all. by Denver Post Jump to the Source Article ... more

Two for the Road

12/03/2012
The farmers who plowed up most of the American Midwest spared the Flint Hills, which in aerial photos look like immense green ocean swells, because the rock was too close to the surface for plows. The buffalo were replaced by cattle, but in an area roughly the size of Vermont, the tallgrass prairie survives, a remnant of what most of the midsection of North America once must have looked like. by New York Times / Barbara Ireland Jump to the Source Article more

Flint Hills on a Fence!

12/03/2012
Flint Hills Art Posted on Discovery Center Construction Fence Construction has begun on the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan. During the next 19 months of construction, the fence surrounding the site will serve as an art gallery for the 22 counties of the Flint Hills. Each county submitted at least two panels depicting that county's ... more

Weaving Rugs and Tales by the Cottonwood Falls

12/03/2012
Byway Spotlight Weaving Rugs and Tales by the Cottonwood Falls By Julie Midgley This article originally appeared in the August/September issue of Keynotes, a publication of the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging. Between Council Grove and Cassoday is the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, a 47.2 mile stretch of road ... more