Letter from the Editor

So many moments happen around a kitchen. It is a gathering place for families and friends to eat, drink and talk about life. For my family, it’s the spot we always seem to congregate in, and food is the central part of almost every get-together. Food was important to both sides of my family growing up, and the gourmet dishes…

November 2017 Around Town

Massage Envy, a national massage and skin care service provider has opened a new location in the popular Summit Woods Crossing Shopping Center off of Chipman Road between Justice and Lane Bryant. The locally-owned franchise will offer customized massage, total body stretch, facials, chemical peels and microderm infusion by licensed therapists and estheticians. The owner, Jennifer Meents, is grateful to be…

Sunset Valley Elementary 
Second-Graders Focus on Spreading Kindness

Second-graders at Sunset Valley Elementary are focusing on spreading kindness. Over several weeks in late September and early October, students in Krista Hall’s classroom donated items to the residents of Summit Grove Senior Living Apartments in Lee’s Summit. They delivered gift bags, visited with residents and read them Halloween books.

Get Your Curve On Bridal Fashion Show

All My Heart Bridal hosted Kansas City's first ever Get Your Curve On Bridal Fashion Show, an event specifically for the curvy bride. Showcasing the latest trends in bridal, bridesmaids and accessories while promoting women with curves on the runway, it was the perfect event for inspiration and meeting the best professionals in the industry. 

Chef Roundup

Colby and Megan Garrelts are the husband-and-wife chefs and owners of Rye and Bluestem restaurants. Both chefs are proud to be from the Midwest, with savory and sweet recipes reminiscent of generations around the kitchen table.

MEGAN DAY: ON FIRE

On the professional barbecue stage, Lee’s Summit’s Megan Day is reigning queen, bringing Kansas City-style barbecue to national TV audiences. Together, she and her husband, Jason Day, comprise the husband-wife competition team Burnt Finger BBQ, whose barbecue and business savvy have propelled the couple to the forefront of the industry and Megan to Food Network stardom.

How to Pick a Good Wine at different Price Points

There are so many different wines, how do you know what to choose? Depending on how much you want to spend, follow these tips to find the perfect wine that fits your budget and satisifes your taste buds.

Summit Christian Academy Gives Back

While most high school students were filling their summer with jobs, sports, vacations and social activities, the senior class at Summit Christian Academy in Lee’s Summit was reserving a week in July for something different. Together with faculty and staff, these students were preparing to travel to Camp Blessing for a mission trip.

Burnt Finger BBQ’s Bourbon Brie 

 Makes 10 to 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes, grill or smoke: 25 minutes  1 13-16 ounce Brie cheese wheel
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup bourbon
1 cup chopped walnuts
Crackers, toast, or apple slices for serving. Tip: Ask your local baker to run bagels through the bread slicer for perfect little dippers.  Recipe by Megan Day

Drink in the Ambiance of Stonehaus Farms Winery

There is a popular gem in Lee’s Summit where plump, flavorful grapes are lovingly grown, harvested, pressed and filtered into luscious wines to tempt even the most discerning palate.