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  • Heartland Cooks 6/27/14 - Amy's "Something Blue" Blueberry Cake

    Heartland Cooks 6/27/14 - Amy's "Something Blue" Blueberry Cake

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:33:36 GMT
    Every bride is supposed to have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. “Something Blue” Blueberry Cake covers all the bases for Heartland Cook Amy Streiler.
    Every bride is supposed to have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. “Something Blue” Blueberry Cake covers all the bases for Heartland Cook Amy Streiler.
  • Heartland Cooks 6/13/14 - Thelma's Coconut Cream Pie

    Heartland Cooks 6/13/14 - Thelma's Coconut Cream Pie

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:23:35 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook says she can’t even guess how many Coconut Cream Pies she’s made in her lifetime – but the number would be in the thousands. Thelma Blumenstock of DeSoto, Illinois says everyone always asks for her Coconut Cream Pie; after one bite, you’ll understand why.
    This week’s Heartland Cook says she can’t even guess how many Coconut Cream Pies she’s made in her lifetime – but the number would be in the thousands. Thelma Blumenstock of DeSoto, Illinois says everyone always asks for her Coconut Cream Pie; after one bite, you’ll understand why.
  • Heartland Cooks 8/15/14 - Ryan's Backyard Baby Back Ribs

    Heartland Cooks 8/15/14 - Ryan's Backyard Baby Back Ribs

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-15 17:00:19 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook is somewhat of a backyard barbecue pro. Ryan's Backyard Baby Back Ribs are tender and moist, with a tacky barbeque sauce method that makes eating off the bone a little less messy.
    This week's Heartland Cook is somewhat of a backyard barbecue pro. Ryan’s Backyard Baby Back Ribs are tender and moist, with a tacky barbeque sauce method that makes eating off the bone a little less messy.
  • Heartland Cooks 8/8/14 - Larra's Bourbon, Bacon & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Heartland Cooks 8/8/14 - Larra's Bourbon, Bacon & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:00:24 GMT
    Larra Clover is a Heartland Cook in Ste. Genevieve who loves to bake. She is currently attending culinary school in St. Louis to hone her skills, but at home she has a couple little helpers that love to mix up a batch of tasty treats. Her two daughters helped her make her Bourbon, Bacon Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies. Larra says these treats are designed to please an adult palate, but her kids did enjoy their time with mom in the kitchen.Ingredients:5 Tablespoons Bourbon3/4 lb. Bacon (cooked d...
    Larra Clover is a Heartland Cook in Ste. Genevieve who loves to bake. She is currently attending culinary school in St. Louis to hone her skills, but at home she has a couple little helpers that love to mix up a batch of tasty treats. Her two daughters helped her make her Bourbon, Bacon Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies. Larra says these treats are designed to please an adult palate, but her kids did enjoy their time with mom in the kitchen.Ingredients:5 Tablespoons Bourbon3/4 lb. Bacon (cooked d...
  • Heartland Cooks 8/1/14 - Derrick's Grilled Pizza

    Heartland Cooks 8/1/14 - Derrick's Grilled Pizza

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:05:03 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook has his hands full. Derrick Geringer has three hungry kids and a lot of leftovers.  He’s transformed lack-luster leftovers into pizzazz on a plate.
    This week’s Heartland Cook has his hands full. Derrick Geringer has three hungry kids and a lot of leftovers.  He’s transformed lack-luster leftovers into pizzazz on a plate.
  • Heartland Cooks 7/25/14 - Perry's Spicy Stuffed Poppers

    Heartland Cooks 7/25/14 - Perry's Spicy Stuffed Poppers

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:02:47 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook, Perry Byrd of Princeton, Kentucky serves up a spicy appetizer sure to get guests at your picnic or cookout talking. Perry’s Spicy Stuffed Poppers are a fantastic finger food with a kick.
    This week’s Heartland Cook, Perry Byrd of Princeton, Kentucky serves up a spicy appetizer sure to get guests at your picnic or cookout talking. Perry’s Spicy Stuffed Poppers are a fantastic finger food with a kick.
  • Heartland Cooks 7/18/14 - Michelle's Grilled Peaches

    Heartland Cooks 7/18/14 - Michelle's Grilled Peaches

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:11:21 GMT
    Peach crops in many other areas of the country were destroyed by the cold spring, but trees in southern Illinois are full of the flavorful fruit. Heartland Cook Michelle Sirles of Rendleman Orchards shares her easy recipe for Grilled Peaches that will sweeten up your side dishes or serve as a unique dessert.
    Peach crops in many other areas of the country were destroyed by the cold spring, but trees in southern Illinois are full of the flavorful fruit. Heartland Cook Michelle Sirles of Rendleman Orchards shares her easy recipe for Grilled Peaches that will sweeten up your side dishes or serve as a unique dessert.
  • Heartland Cooks 7/11/14 - Claire's Simple Summer Salsa

    Heartland Cooks 7/11/14 - Claire's Simple Summer Salsa

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:00:30 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook frequents Cape Girardeau’s Riverfront Farmers’ Market. Claire Bruce says in the summer months she tries to buy as much fresh produce from local vendors as she can find. Claire’s Simple Summer Salsa is a great way to spice up your tomatoes whether they’re fresh from your garden, a farmers market or the produce aisle at the grocery store.Ingredients:1 1/2 cups chopped of fresh tomato1/2 cup onion3 cloves garlic1/4 of 1 jalapeno (or to taste)1 Tablespoon Cilantro (or t...
    This week’s Heartland Cook frequents Cape Girardeau’s Riverfront Farmers’ Market. Claire Bruce says in the summer months she tries to buy as much fresh produce from local vendors as she can find. Claire’s Simple Summer Salsa is a great way to spice up your tomatoes whether they’re fresh from your garden, a farmers market or the produce aisle at the grocery store.Ingredients:1 1/2 cups chopped of fresh tomato1/2 cup onion3 cloves garlic1/4 of 1 jalapeno (or to taste)1 Tablespoon Cilantro (or t...
  • Heartland Cooks 7/4/14 - Perry's Garden-to-Table Spinach, Sesame & Salmon Salad

    Heartland Cooks 7/4/14 - Perry's Garden-to-Table Spinach, Sesame & Salmon Salad

    Friday, July 4 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-04 16:57:37 GMT
    This Independence Day Heartland Cook Perry Byrd from Eddy Grove Vineyard in Princeton, Kentucky prepares a meal that’s good for your body and your community.
    This Independence Day Heartland Cook Perry Byrd from Eddy Grove Vineyard in Princeton, Kentucky prepares a meal that’s good for your body and your community.
  • Heartland Cooks 6/20/14 - Deb's Homemade Chicken & Noodles

    Heartland Cooks 6/20/14 - Deb's Homemade Chicken & Noodles

    Friday, June 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-06-20 16:13:04 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook stirs up memories in a large pot of chicken and noodles. Deb Hudson’s sister-in-law Connie Price taught her how to make homemade egg noodles decades ago and the recipe became a staple in Deb’s home as she raised her children. Connie passed away December 29, 2012, but her memory lives on in Deb’s recipes and in her heart.
    This week’s Heartland Cook stirs up memories in a large pot of chicken and noodles. Deb Hudson’s sister-in-law Connie Price taught her how to make homemade egg noodles decades ago and the recipe became a staple in Deb’s home as she raised her children. Connie passed away December 29, 2012, but her memory lives on in Deb’s recipes and in her heart.
  • Heartland Cooks 5/2/14 - Laura's Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

    Heartland Cooks 5/2/14 - Laura's Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

    Saturday, June 14 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-06-14 13:55:54 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook shares a sweet family recipe for Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. KFVS Meteorologist Laura Wibbenmeyer’s mother passed this recipe down to her, and she plans to pass it down to her daughter some day. Laura’s expecting her first child, a baby girl, in September. She hopes your family will share in her family’s tradition!
    This week’s Heartland Cook shares a sweet family recipe for Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake. KFVS Meteorologist Laura Wibbenmeyer’s mother passed this recipe down to her, and she plans to pass it down to her daughter some day. Laura’s expecting her first child, a baby girl, in September. She hopes your family will share in her family’s tradition!
  • Heartland Cooks 6/6/14 - Karen's Chicken Salad Pie

    Heartland Cooks 6/6/14 - Karen's Chicken Salad Pie

    Thursday, June 12 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-06-12 15:48:28 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook shares a unique take on a summer favorite: Chicken Salad. Karen Elledge of Jackson says her Chicken Salad Pie is always hit. Chock full of chicken, celery, almonds, and water chestnuts – this dish is full of flavor, but not so heavy that it’ll weigh you down in the heat of the summer. It’s a quick and easy fix for any busy cook, and Karen says it’s also a great way to repurpose leftover chicken.Ingredients:1 ½ cups deiced chicken½ can cream of chicken soup¼cup real ...
    This week’s Heartland Cook shares a unique take on a summer favorite: Chicken Salad. Karen Elledge of Jackson says her Chicken Salad Pie is always hit. Chock full of chicken, celery, almonds, and water chestnuts – this dish is full of flavor, but not so heavy that it’ll weigh you down in the heat of the summer. It’s a quick and easy fix for any busy cook, and Karen says it’s also a great way to repurpose leftover chicken.Ingredients:1 ½ cups deiced chicken½ can cream of chicken soup¼cup real ...
  • Heartland Cooks 5/30/14 - Kelly’s Philippine Chicken Adobo

    Heartland Cooks 5/30/14 - Kelly’s Philippine Chicken Adobo

    Friday, May 30 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-05-30 16:00:25 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook calls Cape Girardeau home, but she also travels halfway around the world to do good. Kelly Morton is a member of a small charity called Seeds of Dignity. Kelly recently returned from a trip scouting out new projects. She returned with a renewed sense of purpose and a family recipe you’ll find in every home in the Philippines.
    This week’s Heartland Cook calls Cape Girardeau home, but she also travels halfway around the world to do good. Kelly Morton is a member of a small charity called Seeds of Dignity. Kelly recently returned from a trip scouting out new projects. She returned with a renewed sense of purpose and a family recipe you’ll find in every home in the Philippines.
  • Heartland Cooks 5/23/14 - Lesley's Lemon-Blueberry Cupcakes

    Heartland Cooks 5/23/14 - Lesley's Lemon-Blueberry Cupcakes

    Friday, May 23 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-05-23 17:00:23 GMT
    Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer, and this week’s Heartland Cook shares a baked goodie that’s great to bring along for summer picnics, birthday parties or cook outs.
    Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer, and this week’s Heartland Cook shares a baked goodie that’s great to bring along for summer picnics, birthday parties or cook outs.
  • Heartland Cooks – Smith Brothers Pork Steak & Potatoes

    Heartland Cooks – Smith Brothers Pork Steak & Potatoes

    Friday, May 16 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-05-16 18:15:04 GMT
    Even though the temperatures this week don’t feel like summer, we’re nearing Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff for summer grilling season.
    Even though the temperatures this week don’t feel like summer, we’re nearing Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff for summer grilling season.
  • Heartland Cooks 5/9/14 - Carol's Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    Heartland Cooks 5/9/14 - Carol's Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    Friday, May 9 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-05-09 17:00:20 GMT
    The kitchen is a place where memories are made for many families. That’s especially true for this week’s Heartland Cook and her siblings. Carol Statler of Gordonville, Missouri has 10 brothers and sisters. Carol says all 11 Kennedy kids learned to cook at a very early age at the insistence of their Mother who never used a recipe. Carol fixed her Chicken Enchiladas for her sisters this week as they marked the 18th anniversary of their mother's passing.
    The kitchen is a place where memories are made for many families. That’s especially true for this week’s Heartland Cook and her siblings. Carol Statler of Gordonville, Missouri has 10 brothers and sisters. Carol says all 11 Kennedy kids learned to cook at a very early age at the insistence of their Mother who never used a recipe. Carol fixed her Chicken Enchiladas for her sisters this week as they marked the 18th anniversary of their mother's passing.
  • Heartland Cooks 4/25/14 - Amy's Apple Cinnamon Muffins

    Heartland Cooks 4/25/14 - Amy's Apple Cinnamon Muffins

    Friday, April 25 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-04-25 18:43:26 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook shares a simple but very tasty recipe for a breakfast favorite. Amy Kesterson says she’s made her Apple Cinnamon Muffins since she was a little girl. Now, as an adult, she likes to bake these muffins with her son and other family members.
    This week’s Heartland Cook shares a simple but very tasty recipe for a breakfast favorite. Amy Kesterson says she’s made her Apple Cinnamon Muffins since she was a little girl. Now, as an adult, she likes to bake these muffins with her son and other family members.
  • Heartland Cooks 4/18/14 – Joe’s Black & Bleu Morels

    Heartland Cooks 4/18/14 – Joe’s Black & Bleu Morels

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:00:19 GMT
    Spring is a time when birds sing, flowers bloom, and mushroom hunters take to the woods in search of morel mushrooms. This week’s Heartland Cook is a mushroom expert, nature author and foodie who loves morels above all else. Joe McFarland of Makanda, Illinois shares his favorite recipe: a cream sauce that mingles the smoky flavor of black morel mushrooms with the tangy taste of bleu cheese. Joe says one bite of prime rib or filet mignon covered his Black Bleu Morel sauce is enough to convinc...
    Spring is a time when birds sing, flowers bloom, and mushroom hunters take to the woods in search of morel mushrooms. This week’s Heartland Cook is a mushroom expert, nature author and foodie who loves morels above all else. Joe McFarland of Makanda, Illinois shares his favorite recipe: a cream sauce that mingles the smoky flavor of black morel mushrooms with the tangy taste of bleu cheese. Joe says one bite of prime rib or filet mignon covered his Black Bleu Morel sauce is enough to convinc...
  • Heartland Cooks 4/11/14 - Flossie's WWII Ham Baked in Milk

    Heartland Cooks 4/11/14 - Flossie's WWII Ham Baked in Milk

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-11 17:00:26 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook gives us a culinary history lesson straight out of a World War II ration cookbook. Flossie Leggett of Cape Girardeau says in those days, folks did more with less. Flossie’s simple recipe for Ham Baked in Milk uses just five ingredients to create a unique taste from the past that's sure to be a hit at your table - today.
    This week's Heartland Cook gives us a culinary history lesson straight out of a World War II ration cookbook. Flossie Leggett of Cape Girardeau says in those days, folks did more with less. Flossie’s simple recipe for Ham Baked in Milk uses just five ingredients to create a unique taste from the past that's sure to be a hit at your table - today.
  • Heartland Cooks 4/4/14 – Ryan’s Home Run Pizza Puffs

    Heartland Cooks 4/4/14 – Ryan’s Home Run Pizza Puffs

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:00:21 GMT
    Baseball season is finally here! The Cardinals will round the bases at Busch Stadium for the first time in 2014 Monday, so we’re getting you geared up with game-watching grub.
    Baseball season is finally here! The Cardinals will round the bases at Busch Stadium for the first time in 2014 Monday, so we’re getting you geared up with game-watching grub.
  • Heartland Cooks 3/28/14 - Ann Marie's Sausage, Spinach & Wild Rice Casserole

    Heartland Cooks 3/28/14 - Ann Marie's Sausage, Spinach & Wild Rice Casserole

    Friday, March 28 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-03-28 17:00:23 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook grew up in Sikeston, but now calls Murray, Kentucky home. Ann Marie Bloemer has a couple picky eaters in her household, so she’s struggled to fix something nutritious but tasty for dinner that they’ll eat. Lots of experimentation lead to her Sausage, Spinach Wild Rice Casserole, a dish her kids absolutely love. Plus, she says it’s so easy to make – her teenage son fixes a pan of it all by himself at least once a week. Ingredients: 1 lb. Spicy sausage3slices deli P...
    This week’s Heartland Cook grew up in Sikeston, but now calls Murray, Kentucky home. Ann Marie Bloemer has a couple picky eaters in her household, so she’s struggled to fix something nutritious but tasty for dinner that they’ll eat. Lots of experimentation lead to her Sausage, Spinach Wild Rice Casserole, a dish her kids absolutely love. Plus, she says it’s so easy to make – her teenage son fixes a pan of it all by himself at least once a week. Ingredients: 1 lb. Spicy sausage3slices deli P...
  • Heartland Cooks - Slam Dunk Appetizers

    Heartland Cooks - Slam Dunk Appetizers

    Friday, March 21 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-03-21 18:33:32 GMT
    Programming changes due to televised March Madness Basketball mean there will not be a Heartland Cooks segment aired this week. However, we don’t want to leave you hanging so we’re sharing a few party-pleasing recipes for you to enjoy whether you’re blubbering when your bracket’s busted, or cheering as your team climbs to the next level.
    Programming changes due to televised March Madness Basketball mean there will not be a Heartland Cooks segment aired this week. However, we don’t want to leave you hanging so we’re sharing a few party-pleasing recipes for you to enjoy whether you’re blubbering when your bracket’s busted, or cheering as your team climbs to the next level.
  • Heartland Cooks 3/14/14 – Judge Dolan’s Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage

    Heartland Cooks 3/14/14 – Judge Dolan’s Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage

    Friday, March 14 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-03-14 17:00:29 GMT
    St. Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year during which everyone is Irish. This week’s Heartland Cook Circuit Court Judge David Dolan of the Thirty-third  Judicial Circuit Court shares a taste of Ireland  perfect for celebrating a St. Patrick’s Day feast at your table. Sláinte!
    St. Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year during which everyone is Irish. This week’s Heartland Cook Circuit Court Judge David Dolan of the Thirty-third  Judicial Circuit Court shares a taste of Ireland  perfect for celebrating a St. Patrick’s Day feast at your table. Sláinte!
  • Heartland Cooks 3/7/14 – Kim’s Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    Heartland Cooks 3/7/14 – Kim’s Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    Friday, March 7 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-03-07 18:00:22 GMT
    It’s National Salesperson Day, so today’s Heartland Cook comes from within the ranks of KFVS Sales staff. Account Executive Kim Likens is always on the go, traveling throughout the heartland to serve KFVS clients. That’s why she says she loves her quick and easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps. They’re healthy, flavorful and filling and give her the energy to keep on selling!
    It’s National Salesperson Day, so today’s Heartland Cook comes from within the ranks of KFVS Sales staff. Account Executive Kim Likens is always on the go, traveling throughout the heartland to serve KFVS clients. That’s why she says she loves her quick and easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps. They’re healthy, flavorful and filling and give her the energy to keep on selling!
  • Heartland Cooks 2/28/14 - My Daddy's Mardi Gras King Cake

    Heartland Cooks 2/28/14 - My Daddy's Mardi Gras King Cake

    Friday, February 28 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-02-28 18:00:27 GMT
    Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” is the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. One tradition is to enjoy a piece of King Cake, a colorful, decadent and downright gaudy pastry that represents all that is Mardi Gras. This week’s Heartland Cook, Zach Stanfield, makes plenty of these New Orleans delights around this time of year at his restaurant My Daddy’s Cheesecake.
    Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” is the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. One tradition is to enjoy a piece of King Cake, a colorful, decadent and downright gaudy pastry that represents all that is Mardi Gras. This week’s Heartland Cook, Zach Stanfield, makes plenty of these New Orleans delights around this time of year at his restaurant My Daddy’s Cheesecake.
  • Heartland Cooks 2/21/14 - Grant's Quick & Easy Guacamole

    Heartland Cooks 2/21/14 - Grant's Quick & Easy Guacamole

    Friday, February 21 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-02-21 18:00:30 GMT
    Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade loves to cook and brings a recipe for a Tex-Mex favorite with him to the Heartland. Grant’s Quick & Easy Guacamole will bring fantastic flavor to your next fiesta!
    Chief Meteorologist Grant Dade loves to cook and brings a recipe for a Tex-Mex favorite with him to the Heartland. Grant’s Quick & Easy Guacamole will bring fantastic flavor to your next fiesta!
  • Heartland Cooks 2/14/14 - Maria’s Valentine Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Heartland Cooks 2/14/14 - Maria’s Valentine Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Friday, February 14 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-02-14 18:00:25 GMT
    Valentine’s Day is a time to do something for your sweetie. This week’s Heartland Cook plans on making a romantic dinner for her fiancé featuring his favorite main dish: chicken cordon bleu. Maria Dumey-Wibbenmeyer and Dave Horn of Jackson, Missouri will be married on October 18, but this week on Heartland Cooks they share a meal they prepare together and enjoy as sweethearts.
    Valentine’s Day is a time to do something for your sweetie. This week’s Heartland Cook plans on making a romantic dinner for her fiancé featuring his favorite main dish: chicken cordon bleu. Maria Dumey-Wibbenmeyer and Dave Horn of Jackson, Missouri will be married on October 18, but this week on Heartland Cooks they share a meal they prepare together and enjoy as sweethearts.
  • Heartland Cooks 2/7/14 - Mrs. Cape Girardeau's Sunshine Chopped Salad

    Heartland Cooks 2/7/14 - Mrs. Cape Girardeau's Sunshine Chopped Salad

    Friday, February 7 2014 1:50 PM EST2014-02-07 18:50:53 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook is Mrs. Cape Girardeau Dr. Erin Fluegge-Woolf. Erin is gearing up for the Mrs. Missouri Pageant that will take place on March 1 in Kansas City. In light of her packed schedule – she shares her recipe for Sunshine Chopped Salad that’s sure to brighten your day and your dinner table.
    This week’s Heartland Cook is Mrs. Cape Girardeau Dr. Erin Fluegge-Woolf. Erin is gearing up for the Mrs. Missouri Pageant that will take place on March 1 in Kansas City. In light of her packed schedule – she shares her recipe for Sunshine Chopped Salad that’s sure to brighten your day and your dinner table.
  • Heartland Cooks 1/31/14 – Amanda’s Horseshoes (or Barnyards)

    Heartland Cooks 1/31/14 – Amanda’s Horseshoes (or Barnyards)

    Friday, January 31 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-01-31 18:00:25 GMT
    Super Bowl XLVIII is nearly upon us and this week’s Heartland Cook has a recipe nearly as epic as the game itself. Amber Eller of Jackson says her mother still makes Barnyards (also known as Horseshoes) for her on special occasions like her birthday; but this beefy, cheesy pile of yum is also perfect for the vacation from calorie counting we call the Super Bowl.
    Super Bowl XLVIII is nearly upon us and this week’s Heartland Cook has a recipe nearly as epic as the game itself. Amber Eller of Jackson says her mother still makes Barnyards (also known as Horseshoes) for her on special occasions like her birthday; but this beefy, cheesy pile of yum is also perfect for the vacation from calorie counting we call the Super Bowl.
  • Heartland News 1/24/14 - Stephanie's Super Bowl Party Dips

    Heartland News 1/24/14 - Stephanie's Super Bowl Party Dips

    Friday, January 24 2014 3:04 PM EST2014-01-24 20:04:26 GMT
    We’re counting down to Super Bowl XLVIII with recipes to help set the table for your game day party.
    We’re counting down to Super Bowl XLVIII with recipes to help set the table for your game day party.
  • Heartland Cooks 1/17/14 – Sandy’s Beyond Brownies

    Heartland Cooks 1/17/14 – Sandy’s Beyond Brownies

    Friday, January 17 2014 4:41 PM EST2014-01-17 21:41:14 GMT
    This week’s Heartland Cook, Sandy Ursini of Carbondale, shares her favorite chocolate recipe that she calls "Beyond Brownies" because of their creamy, fudgy texture and taste.
    This week’s Heartland Cook, Sandy Ursini of Carbondale, shares her favorite chocolate recipe that she calls "Beyond Brownies" because of their creamy, fudgy texture and taste.
  • Heartland Cooks 1/10/14 - Patty's Low-fat Hot Chocolate

    Friday, January 10 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-01-10 18:00:21 GMT
    This has been the coldest week in decades for the Heartland which puts us in the mood for a nice cup of hot cocoa. This week's Heartland Cook, Patty Bateman of Murphysboro shares a thrifty, low-fat recipe for hot chocolate so you can enjoy cup after cup of the sweet warmth without packing on the pounds.
    This has been the coldest week in decades for the Heartland which puts us in the mood for a nice cup of hot cocoa. This week's Heartland Cook, Patty Bateman of Murphysboro shares a thrifty, low-fat recipe for hot chocolate so you can enjoy cup after cup of the sweet warmth without packing on the pounds.
  • Heartland Cooks 1/3/14 - Jory's Slim Santa Fe Soup

    Heartland Cooks 1/3/14 - Jory's Slim Santa Fe Soup

    Heartland Cooks 1/3/14 - Jory's Slim Santa Fe Soup

    Friday, January 3 2014 12:08 PM EST2014-01-03 17:08:01 GMT
    Now that the holidays are over, many of us have made New Year's resolutions to slim down in 2014. This week's Heartland Cooks has a recipe to help you stick to the diet, without depriving yourself of taste.
    Now that the holidays are over, many of us have made New Year's resolutions to slim down in 2014. This week's Heartland Cooks has a recipe to help you stick to the diet, without depriving yourself of taste.
  • Heartland Cooks 12/24 – Cheryl’s Caramels for a Cause

    Heartland Cooks 12/24 – Cheryl’s Caramels for a Cause

    Heartland Cooks 12/24 – Cheryl’s Caramels for a Cause

    Monday, December 30 2013 4:50 PM EST2013-12-30 21:50:07 GMT
    This holiday season, Cheryl Reinagel of Kelso, MO and several of her friends got together to make batch after batch of caramels for a cause.
    This holiday season, Cheryl Reinagel of Kelso, MO and several of her friends got together to make batch after batch of caramels for a cause. The group sold the caramels to raise money to pay for mammograms for women who can't afford them.
  • Heartland Cooks 12/27 - Mary’s New Year Olive Crostini

    Heartland Cooks 12/27 - Mary’s New Year Olive Crostini

    Heartland Cooks 12/27 - Mary’s New Year Olive Crostini

    Friday, December 27 2013 12:00 PM EST2013-12-27 17:00:08 GMT
    Whether you’re planning a big shindig or a small gathering - Mary Miller’s Olive Crostini is a spread made with flavorful olives and tangy cheese that when spread crusty French bread creates a simple but very classy hors d'oeuvre.
    Whether you’re planning a big shindig or a small gathering - Mary Miller’s Olive Crostini is a spread made with flavorful olives and tangy cheese that when spread crusty French bread creates a simple but very classy hors d'oeuvre.
  • Heartland Cooks 12/20 - Amber Hill's Christmas Candies

    Heartland Cooks 12/20 - Amber Hill's Christmas Candies

    Heartland Cooks 12/20 - Amber Hill's Christmas Candies

    Friday, December 20 2013 12:00 PM EST2013-12-20 17:00:15 GMT
    We're counting down to Christmas with sweet treats! This week's Heartland Cook from Harrisburg, Illinois loves to make candies she calls Martha Washingtons. They're a coconut-stuffed chocolate that Amber Hill remembers from childhood. Now she enjoys making the sweets with her children at Christmastime.
    We're counting down to Christmas with sweet treats! This week's Heartland Cook from Harrisburg, Illinois loves to make candies she calls Martha Washingtons. They're a coconut-stuffed chocolate that Amber Hill remembers from childhood. Now she enjoys making the sweets with her children at Christmastime.
  • Heartland Cooks 12/13 - Charity's Cranberry Orange Holiday Sweet Bread

    Heartland Cooks 12/13 - Charity's Cranberry Orange Holiday Sweet Bread

    Heartland Cooks 12/13 - Charity's Cranberry Orange Holiday Sweet Bread

    Sunday, December 15 2013 2:35 PM EST2013-12-15 19:35:37 GMT
    The holidays are here and this week's Heartland Cook bakes a sweet bread that can easily serve as an affordable gift for friends, colleagues or clients.
    The holidays are here and this week's Heartland Cook bakes a sweet bread that can easily serve as an affordable gift for friends, colleagues or clients. Charity Worley of Advance, MO adapted her mother's zucchini bread recipe to create a holiday treat you're sure to love.
  • Heartland Cooks 11/29 - Ann's Leftover Turkey Soup

    Heartland Cooks 11/29 - Ann's Leftover Turkey Soup

    Heartland Cooks 11/29 - Ann's Leftover Turkey Soup

    Friday, November 29 2013 12:00 PM EST2013-11-29 17:00:17 GMT
    Your Thanksgiving dinner has been eaten and enjoyed; but there’s still a lot of food left on the counter. This week’s Heartland Cook has a solution to rid your fridge of at least some of those leftovers.
    Your Thanksgiving dinner has been eaten and enjoyed; but there’s still a lot of food left on the counter. This week’s Heartland Cook has a solution to rid your fridge of at least some of those leftovers.
  • Heartland Cooks 11/22 - Deb's Gluten-Free Herbal Stuffing

    Heartland Cooks 11/22 - Deb's Gluten Free Herbal Stuffing

    Friday, November 22 2013 1:36 PM EST2013-11-22 18:36:55 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook: Deb Martin of Jackson, MOThis week's Heartland Cook: Deb Martin of Jackson, MO
    Stuffing is a Thanksgiving staple, but not all family members can enjoy it. Those who suffer from Celiac Disease or a wheat allergy usually pass on Thanksgiving's greatest dish. This week's Heartland Cook offers up a recipe that will put stuffing on everyone's plate. Deb Martin's Gluten-Free Herbal Stuffing is so good - no one will notice what's missing...
    Stuffing is a Thanksgiving staple, but not all family members can enjoy it. Those who suffer from Celiac Disease or a wheat allergy usually pass on Thanksgiving's greatest dish. This week's Heartland Cook offers up a recipe that will put stuffing on everyone's plate. Deb Martin's Gluten-Free Herbal Stuffing is so good - no one will notice what's missing...
  • Heartland Cooks 11/15 - Zac's Venison Tenderloin Bites

    Heartland Cooks 11/15 - Zac's Venison Tenderloin Bites

    Friday, November 15 2013 1:52 PM EST2013-11-15 18:52:41 GMT
    Deer season is upon us! That means Heartland freezers will soon be filled with venison from this year’s harvest. This week’s Heartland Cook is an avid hunter and cook. Zac Caldwell of Cape Girardeau shares a great recipe that bakes up a flavorful venison snack or main dish.
    Deer season is upon us! That means Heartland freezers will soon be filled with venison from this year’s harvest. This week’s Heartland Cook is an avid hunter and cook. Zac Caldwell of Cape Girardeau shares a great recipe that bakes up a flavorful venison snack or main dish.
  • Heartland Cooks 11/08 - Kelly's Highbrow Mocha Puppy Chow

    Heartland Cooks 11/08 - Kelly's Highbrow Mocha Puppy Chow

    Heartland Cooks 11/08 - Kelly's Highbrow Mocha Puppy Chow

    Friday, November 8 2013 2:08 PM EST2013-11-08 19:08:58 GMT
    This Highbrow Mocha Puppy Chow is a sinfully decadent coffee, chocolate and peanut butter treat that will leave you and your two-legged friends barking and begging for more!
    This Highbrow Mocha Puppy Chow is a sinfully decadent coffee, chocolate and peanut butter treat that will leave you and your two-legged friends barking and begging for more!
  • Heartland Cooks 11/1 - Christy's Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

    Heartland Cooks 11/1 - Christy's Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins

    Friday, November 1 2013 1:53 PM EDT2013-11-01 17:53:02 GMT
    Christy says her Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins are perfect for fall; in fact they're her husband's favorite deer stand treat. These muffins combine rich spiced flavors that are sure to put you in the mood for fall fun.
    Christy says her Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins are perfect for fall; in fact they're her husband's favorite deer stand treat. These muffins combine rich spiced flavors that are sure to put you in the mood for fall fun.
  • Heartland Cooks 10/25 - Debbie's Pumpkin Rally Cupcakes

    Heartland Cooks 10/25 - Debbie's Pumpkin Rally Cupcakes

    10/25/2013 1:57:51 PM2013-11-01 17:37:01 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook is a die-hard Cardinals fan. Debbie Dunnegan is an art teacher at Poplar Bluff High School but also enjoys making tasty art in the kitchen. Debbie's Pumpkin Rally Cupcakes are easy to make, very affordable and make a perfect addition to your World Series watch party.
    This week's Heartland Cook is a die-hard Cardinals fan. Debbie Dunnegan is an art teacher at Poplar Bluff High School but also enjoys making tasty art in the kitchen. Debbie's Pumpkin Rally Cupcakes are easy to make, very affordable and make a perfect addition to your World Series watch party.
  • Heartland Cooks 10/18 - Emily's Easy Game Day Chili

    Heartland Cooks 10/18 - Emily's Easy Game Day Chili

    Friday, October 25 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-10-25 13:13:48 GMT
    The weather is turning colder, and Friday nights mean Heartland football. This week's Heartland Cook, Portageville native Emily Kellams, says her Game Day Chili recipe is a touchdown among her family and friends. 
    The weather is turning colder, and Friday nights mean Heartland football. This week's Heartland Cook, Portageville native Emily Kellams, says her Game Day Chili recipe is a touchdown among her family and friends. 
  • Heartland Cooks 10/11 - Roshelle's Spicy Creole Chicken

    Heartland Cooks 10/11 - Roshelle's Spicy Creole Chicken

    Friday, October 11 2013 4:19 PM EDT2013-10-11 20:19:06 GMT
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and this week’s Heartland Cook says her time in the kitchen helped her through some of her most trying times as she battled breast cancer.
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and this week’s Heartland Cook says her time in the kitchen helped her through some of her most trying times as she battled breast cancer.
  • Heartland Cooks 10/4 - Karol's Depression-era Ravioli

    Heartland Cooks 10/4 - Karol's Depression-era Ravioli

    Friday, October 4 2013 2:20 PM EDT2013-10-04 18:20:45 GMT
    This recipe taps into our culinary history as Americans.
    This week's Heartland Cook is Karol Stamp of Tamms, Illinois. Her recipe taps into our culinary history as Americans. In Depression-era cooking you often see two themes: the use of leftovers, and making the most out of cheap ingredients. You'll find both of those things in Karol's raviolis.
  • Heartland Cooks 9/27 - Bonnie's English Muffins

    Heartland Cooks 9/27 - Bonnie's English Muffins

    Friday, September 27 2013 4:50 PM EDT2013-09-27 20:50:02 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cooks comes from Cape Girardeau. Bonnie Kelpe's English Muffins are a great way to start the morning or to have anytime.
    This week's Heartland Cooks comes from Cape Girardeau. Bonnie Kelpe's English Muffins are a great way to start the morning or to have anytime.
  • Chef Jeff - Healthy Apple Sundae 9/25

    Chef Jeff - Healthy Apple Sundae 9/25

    Wednesday, September 25 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-09-25 18:27:35 GMT
    Hi, I'm Chef Jeff and I'm in the kitchen, a super desert, five-minute sautéed apples.
    Hi, I'm Chef Jeff and I'm in the kitchen, a super desert, five-minute sautéed apples.
  • Heartland Cooks 9/20 – Amy’s Apple City Barbecue Sauce

    Heartland Cooks 9/20 – Amy’s Apple City Barbecue Sauce

    Heartland Cooks 9/20 – Amy’s Apple City Barbecue Sauce

    Friday, September 20 2013 1:53 PM EDT2013-09-20 17:53:55 GMT
    The secret to Amy & dad Mike Mills’ success is in the sauce, and it started in Amy’s great-grandmother’s kitchen. In honor of the 26th annual Murphysboro Cook-off, Amy shares her family’s now world-famous recipe.
    The secret to Amy & dad Mike Mills’ success is in the sauce, and it started in Amy’s great-grandmother’s kitchen. In honor of the 26th annual Murphysboro Cook-off, Amy shares her family’s now world-famous recipe.
  • Heartland Cooks 9/13 - Judy Jo's Apple Fest Baked Apples

    Heartland Cooks 9/13 - Judy Jo's Apple Fest Baked Apples

    Heartland Cooks 9/13 - Judy Jo's Apple Fest Baked Apples

    Friday, September 13 2013 12:43 PM EDT2013-09-13 16:43:49 GMT
    Judy Jo's Baked ApplesJudy Jo's Baked Apples
    This week's Heartland Cook Judy Jo Phillips shares an old family apple dish in celebration of Murphysboro's annual Apple Festival. Judy Jo's baked apples don't just add a pop of color to your dinner table, they also add a cinnamon zing your plate that your taste buds won't soon forget!
    This week's Heartland Cook Judy Jo Phillips shares an old family apple dish in celebration of Murphysboro's annual Apple Festival. Judy Jo's baked apples don't just add a pop of color to your dinner table, they also add a cinnamon zing your plate that your taste buds won't soon forget!
  • Heartland Cooks 9/6 - Johnny Brock’s "Fan"tastic Taco Salad

    Heartland Cooks 9/6 - Johnny Brock’s "Fan"tastic Taco Salad

    Heartland Cooks 9/6 - Johnny Brock’s "Fan"tastic Taco Salad

    Friday, September 6 2013 12:53 PM EDT2013-09-06 16:53:51 GMT
    This week's cook comes from within the KFVS ranks. As a former sports reporter/anchor, assignment manager john Broeckling is an avid sports watcher. With regular season football now in full swing - he's sharing one of his favorite football snacks.
    This week's cook comes from within the KFVS ranks. As a former sports reporter/anchor, assignment manager john Broeckling is an avid sports watcher. With regular season football now in full swing - he's sharing one of his favorite football snacks.
  • Heartland Cooks 8/23 - Sharon's Poppy Seed Bread

    Heartland Cooks 8/23 - Sharon's Poppy Seed Bread

    Friday, August 23 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-08-23 16:51:17 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook is known by many for her fantastically flavorful Poppy Seed Bread.
    This week's Heartland Cook is known by many for her fantastically flavorful Poppy Seed Bread.
  • Heartland Cooks 8/16 - Jacqulyn's Creamy Apple Salsa Dip

    Heartland Cooks 8/16 - Jacqulyn's Creamy Apple Salsa Dip

    Friday, August 16 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-08-16 17:54:59 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cooks is from Poplar Bluff.
    This week's Heartland Cooks is from Poplar Bluff.
  • Heartland Cooks 8/9 - June’s Creamy Banana Pudding

    Heartland Cooks 8/9 - June’s Creamy Banana Pudding

    Heartland Cooks 8/9 - June’s Creamy Banana Pudding

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-08-13 14:08:14 GMT
    This weeks’ Heartland Cook comes from Oran, Missouri. Mary June Simmons makes her Creamy Banana Pudding.
    This weeks’ Heartland Cook comes from Oran, Missouri. Mary June Simmons makes her Creamy Banana Pudding.
  • Heartland Cooks 8/2 - Molly's Cobden Peach Cobbler

    Heartland Cooks 8/2 - Molly's Cobden Peach Cobbler

    Heartland Cooks 8/2 - Molly's Cobden Peach Cobbler

    Friday, August 2 2013 1:48 PM EDT2013-08-02 17:48:27 GMT
    Molly Beckley's Cobden Peach CobblerMolly Beckley's Cobden Peach Cobbler
    The Cobden Peach Festival is an annual celebration of Union County’s favorite fruit. This week’s Heartland Cook’s kitchen is always busy this time of year baking Peach Cobblers.
    The Cobden Peach Festival is an annual celebration of Union County’s favorite fruit. This week’s Heartland Cook’s kitchen is always busy this time of year baking Peach Cobblers.
  • Heartland Cooks 7/26 – Cheryl’s Beginner’s Bread

    Heartland Cooks 7/26 – Cheryl’s Beginner’s Bread

    Heartland Cooks 7/26 – Cheryl’s Beginner’s Bread

    Friday, July 26 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-07-26 18:08:26 GMT
    Cheryl's Beginner's BreadCheryl's Beginner's Bread
    This week’s Heartland Cook loves to bake. In fact she shares her love of making bread with the next generation. Carly O’Keefe caught up with Cheryl Reinagel in the middle of her 4th annual Kids in the Kitchen event at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. Cheryl’s Beginner’s Bread recipe is easy to make, and bakes up so tasty a handful of KFVS employees attacked the loaf before the show even aired!Ingredients:3 to 3 ½ cups flour4 ½ teaspoon sugar1 package dry yeast1 teaspoon salt¾ cup water¼ cup milk...
    This week’s Heartland Cook loves to bake. In fact she shares her love of making bread with the next generation. Carly O’Keefe caught up with Cheryl Reinagel in the middle of her 4th annual Kids in the Kitchen event at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church. Cheryl’s Beginner’s Bread recipe is easy to make, and bakes up so tasty a handful of KFVS employees attacked the loaf before the show even aired!Ingredients:3 to 3 ½ cups flour4 ½ teaspoon sugar1 package dry yeast1 teaspoon salt¾ cup water¼ cup milk...
  • Heartland Cooks 7/19 - Amber's Crock-pot Triple Chocolate Mess

    Heartland Cooks 7/19 - Amber's Crock-pot Triple Chocolate Mess

    Heartland Cooks 7/19 - Amber's Crock-pot Triple Chocolate Mess

    Friday, July 19 2013 2:17 PM EDT2013-07-19 18:17:24 GMT
    Amber's Crock-pot Triple Chocolate MessAmber's Crock-pot Triple Chocolate Mess
    Summer is the cruelest season for bakers. This week's Heartland Cook, Amber Kuehn of Jackson, Missouri has a solution! Amber's Crock-pot Triple Chocolate Mess will satisfy your summer sweet-tooth without heating up the kitchen too much on these hot days.
    Summer is the cruelest season for bakers. This week's Heartland Cook, Amber Kuehn of Jackson, Missouri has a solution! Amber's Crock-pot Triple Chocolate Mess will satisfy your summer sweet-tooth without heating up the kitchen too much on these hot days.
  • Heartland Cooks 7/12 - Eddie Joe's Firehouse Slumgullion

    Heartland Cooks 7/12 - Eddie Joe's Firehouse Slumgullion

    Heartland Cooks 7/12 - Eddie Joe's Firehouse Slumgullion

    Friday, July 12 2013 3:25 PM EDT2013-07-12 19:25:20 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook, Eddie Joe Marks, served on the Mt. Vernon Fire Department from 1975 to 1998. Nowadays he's the coroner in Jefferson County, Illinois, but back in the day when he wasn't fighting fires he's was firing up the crock pot in the kitchen.
    This week's Heartland Cook, Eddie Joe Marks, served on the Mt. Vernon Fire Department from 1975 to 1998. Nowadays he's the coroner in Jefferson County, Illinois, but back in the day when he wasn't fighting fires he's was firing up the crock pot in the kitchen.
  • Heartland Cooks 7/7 - Jean's Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

    Heartland Cooks 7/7 - Jean's Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

    Heartland Cooks 7/7 - Jean's Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

    Sunday, July 7 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-07-07 13:44:03 GMT
    This recipe features green, yellow or red bell peppers overflowing with caramelized onions, portabella mushrooms, savory steak and melted cheese for an entrée that's bursting with flavor!
    This recipe features green, yellow or red bell peppers overflowing with caramelized onions, portabella mushrooms, savory steak and melted cheese for an entrée that's bursting with flavor!
  • Heartland Cooks 6/30 – Chelsea’s Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Heartland Cooks 6/30 – Chelsea’s Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Heartland Cooks 6/30 – Chelsea’s Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Sunday, June 30 2013 11:21 AM EDT2013-06-30 15:21:29 GMT
    Chelsea's Homemade PizzaChelsea's Homemade Pizza
    Chelsea Gilman of Jackson, Missouri is the wife of a soldier.  One of the things her husband missed while serving overseas was Chelsea's homemade pizza. 
    Chelsea Gilman of Jackson, Missouri is the wife of a soldier.  One of the things her husband missed while serving overseas was Chelsea's homemade pizza.
  • Heartland Cooks 6/23 - Keith's "Sweet Home" Bruschetta

    Heartland Cooks 6/23 - Keith's "Sweet Home" Bruschetta

    Heartland Cooks 6/23 - Keith's "Sweet Home" Bruschetta

    Sunday, June 23 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-06-23 13:41:09 GMT
    Keith's "Sweet Home" BruschettaKeith's "Sweet Home" Bruschetta
    This week's Heartland Cook really knows his way around a kitchen. Keith Yonkers of Cape Girardeau is the Executive Chef for Chartwells at Southeast Missouri State University.
    This week's Heartland Cook really knows his way around a kitchen. Keith Yonkers of Cape Girardeau is the Executive Chef for Chartwells at Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Heartland Cooks 6/16 - Lou's Palacinki Bohemian Crepes

    Heartland Cooks 6/16 - Lou's Palacinki Bohemian Crepes

    Heartland Cooks 6/16 - Lou's Palacinki Bohemian Crepes

    Sunday, June 16 2013 11:08 AM EDT2013-06-16 15:08:25 GMT
    Lou Flood's Palacinki Bohemian CrepesLou Flood's Palacinki Bohemian Crepes
    This week's Heartland Cook lives in Cape Girardeau but has a recipe from the old country. Lou Flood makes her family's traditional Bohemian crepes also known as Palacinki.
    This week's Heartland Cook lives in Cape Girardeau but has a recipe from the old country. Lou Flood makes her family's traditional Bohemian crepes also known as Palacinki.
  • Heartland Cooks 6/2 - Fay’s “Hot Tomatoes” Spread

    Heartland Cooks 6/2 - Fay’s “Hot Tomatoes” Spread

    Heartland Cooks 6/2 - Fay’s “Hot Tomatoes” Spread

    Sunday, June 2 2013 9:22 AM EDT2013-06-02 13:22:23 GMT
    Fay Rowl;and's "Hot Tomatoes" SpreadFay Rowl;and's "Hot Tomatoes" Spread
    This week’s Heartland Cook comes from Fredericktown, Missouri, but her recipe is Russian inspired. Lawana Fay Rowland says her Russian Cheese Spread – also known as “Hot Tomatoes” are a perfect solution to spice up any garden veggie.
    This week’s Heartland Cook comes from Fredericktown, Missouri, but her recipe is Russian inspired. Lawana Fay Rowland says her Russian Cheese Spread – also known as “Hot Tomatoes” are a perfect solution to spice up any garden veggie.
  • Heartland Cooks 5/25 - Marilyn's Chocolate Cake

    Heartland Cooks 5/25 - Marilyn's Chocolate Cake

    Heartland Cooks 5/25 - Marilyn's Chocolate Cake

    Sunday, May 26 2013 11:11 AM EDT2013-05-26 15:11:20 GMT
    Marilyn's Wet Chocolate CakeMarilyn's Wet Chocolate Cake
    This week's Heartland Cook shares an award winning family recipe that's sure to win sweet smiles at your table. Marilyn Schnare of Cape Girardeau says 40 years ago her sister took the recipe to the St. Louis Home Show and won a second place in a cake competition. Marilyn bakes her Wet Chocolate Cake for friends and family who she says all rave about its sweet, rich flavor.
    This week's Heartland Cook shares an award winning family recipe that's sure to win sweet smiles at your table. Marilyn Schnare of Cape Girardeau says 40 years ago her sister took the recipe to the St. Louis Home Show and won a second place in a cake competition. Marilyn bakes her Wet Chocolate Cake for friends and family who she says all rave about its sweet, rich flavor.
  • Heartland Cooks 5/19 - Judy's Strawberry Pizza

    Heartland Cooks 5/19 - Judy's Strawberry Pizza

    Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:35:02 GMT
    Strawberry season is upon us, and this week's Heartland Cooks is somewhat of an expert on the fruit. Folks on Judy Flamm's family farm in Cobden, Illinois just started picking strawberries this past week.
    Folks on Judy Flamm's family farm in Cobden, Illinois just started picking strawberries this past week and we share one of her family's favorite recipes: Easy Strawberry Pizza.
  • Heartland Cooks 5/12 - Mother's Day Breakfast

    Heartland Cooks 5/12 - Mother's Day Breakfast

    Sunday, May 12 2013 8:56 AM EDT2013-05-12 12:56:34 GMT
    This Mother's Day on Heartland Cooks we share recipes from two moms near and dear to Jaime's heart. First, Jaime's mom Debbie Travers; second her soon-to-be mother-in-law Chris Czepulkowski. Debbie's Eggs
    This Mother's Day on Heartland Cooks we share recipes from two moms near and dear to Jaime's heart.
  • Heartland Cooks 5/5 - Chicken Enchilada Dip

    Heartland Cooks 5/5 - Chicken Enchilada Dip

    Sunday, May 5 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-05 13:25:46 GMT
    Cinco de Mayo is a day when Mexican-Americans celebrate their heritage, and many non-Latinos embrace Mexico's food and rich culture. The day commemorates the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle
    In honor of Cinco de Mayo - Heartland Cooks bakes up a Mexican-inspired dip that's a perfect addition to your Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
  • Heartland Cooks 4/28 - Christy's Key Lime Bars

    Heartland Cooks 4/28 - Christy's Key Lime Bars

    Sunday, April 28 2013 2:22 PM EDT2013-04-28 18:22:51 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook is from the KFVS family. You may remember Christy (Hendricks) Russell from her reporting a few years back. Now she's mainly behind the scenes working as our Digital Content
    This week's Heartland Cook is from the KFVS family. You may remember Christy (Hendricks) Russell from her reporting a few years back. Now she's mainly behind the scenes working as our Digital Content
  • Heartland Cooks 4/21 - Black Bean and Spinach Brownies

    Heartland Cooks 4/21 - Black Bean and Spinach Brownies

    Sunday, April 21 2013 9:55 AM EDT2013-04-21 13:55:32 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook lives with Celiac Disease, a condition that prevents her from enjoying baked goods made with traditional wheat flour. Ashley Glidewell of Murphysboro can only eat foods that
    This week's Heartland cook has had to get creative to satisfy her sweet-tooth on a gluten-free diet. This week's recipe is a result of that creativity!
  • Heartland Cooks 4/14 - Morris's "Best Fish Ever"

    Heartland Cooks 4/14 - Morris's "Best Fish Ever"

    Sunday, April 14 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-04-14 14:07:10 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook says he is famous for his fish fry. Morris Owens of Cape Girardeau says he's held tight to his "Best Fish Ever" recipe for decades. Every time he's had a fish fry he says people
    Morris Owens of Cape Girardeau says he's held tight to his "Best Fish Ever" recipe for decades. People have begged, but he's never shared it - until now. Morris is letting the catfish out of the bag so-to-speak.
  • Heartland Cooks 4/7 - Amy's Crock-pot Lasagna

    Heartland Cooks 4/7 - Amy's Crock-pot Lasagna

    Sunday, April 7 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-04-07 13:23:13 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook is originally from Poplar Bluff, but now calls Jackson Home. Amy Johnson is 28 years old and always on the go. She has a puppy, family and friends that always keep her hopping.
    Amy says she likes to prepare her crock-pot lasagna the night before, refrigerate it, and then come home on her lunch break to start cooking it. That way, she can go back to work and know when she gets off - dinner will be waiting for her!
  • Heartland Cooks 3/31 – Lisa's Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Eggs

    Heartland Cooks 3/31 – Lisa's Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Eggs

    Sunday, March 31 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-03-31 14:24:18 GMT
    Eggs are an Easter staple. The festive multi-colored tradition brings joy to children and adults alike. When the Easter fun is done you don't want them to go to waste, but a person can only eat so many
    Eggs are an Easter staple. When the holiday fun is done you don't want them to go to waste; but a person can only eat so many hard-boiled eggs. This week's Heartland Cook has a solution!
  • Heartland Cooks 3/24 – Brenda's Corn Pone Pie

    Heartland Cooks 3/24 – Brenda's Corn Pone Pie

    Sunday, March 24 2013 10:03 AM EDT2013-03-24 14:03:28 GMT
    We find this week's Heartland Cook in a kitchen in Murphysboro, Illinois. Brenda White's husband Dennis contacted us about his wife's tremendous recipe. Dennis says he submitted the recipe for Brenda's
    This recipe basically takes all your favorite things about a bowl of chili and wraps it up in a delicious cornbread casserole.
  • Heartland Cooks 3/17 - Marsha's Chicken Lasagna Cups

    Heartland Cooks 3/17 - Marsha's Chicken Lasagna Cups

    Sunday, March 17 2013 10:14 AM EDT2013-03-17 14:14:14 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from a kitchen in De Soto, Illinois. KFVS Producer Marsha Heller says this recipe is a big hit in her household. She says her kids love to help assemble her Chicken Lasagna
    Marsha Heller says her kids love to help assemble her Chicken Lasagna Cups. When they're done cooking, they love to eat them! The best part for "Mama" Marsha is that the kids don't complain about eating their spinach because this clever recipe hides it well.
  • Heartland Cooks 3/10 - Beth's Spaghetti Heaven

    Heartland Cooks 3/10 - Beth's Spaghetti Heaven

    Sunday, March 17 2013 10:12 AM EDT2013-03-17 14:12:56 GMT
    Last week we had Death by Chocolate, this week we're in Spaghetti Heaven. Our Heartland Cook comes from Chester, Illinois. Beth Wingerter says she loves this recipe because of its simplicity. Beth comes
    Heartland Cook Beth Wingerter says she's all for any recipe that can feed a crowd, but won't leave her stuck in the kitchen all day. This easy-to-make divinely-Italian dish is among her all-time favorites!
  • Heartland Cooks 3/3 - Dan's Death by Chocolate

    Heartland Cooks 3/3 - Dan's Death by Chocolate

    Sunday, March 17 2013 10:12 AM EDT2013-03-17 14:12:16 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from within the KFVS family. Dan Johnson is an audio operator in the news production department. BE WARNED: his dish "Death by Chocolate" is so dangerously delicious you
    "Death by Chocolate" is so dangerously delicious you run a very serious risk of eating the entire bowl in one sitting!
  • Heartland Cooks 2/24 - Venison Hobo Casserole

    Heartland Cooks 2/24 - Venison Hobo Casserole

    Sunday, March 17 2013 10:11 AM EDT2013-03-17 14:11:32 GMT
    This week on Heartland Cooks we profile a pair from Piedmont, MO. Jim Chesnick admits his lovely wife Vicki does the cooking and he mainly does the eating, but he's responsible for bringing home one main
    The Chesnick's recipe: Venison Hobo Casserole is an extremely affordable, exceptionally flavorful dish that will help you clear the wild game out of freezer in anticipation of bringing home your next big buck.
  • Heartland Cooks 2/17 - Mark's Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy

    Heartland Cooks 2/17 - Mark's Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy

    2/17/13 2013-03-17 14:07:14 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from Bell City, Missouri. Mark Hairston says he and his kids are in the mood for breakfast food anytime, day or night. He says they really enjoy biscuits and gravy with
    Mark Hairston says he and his kids really enjoy biscuits and gravy with bacon, sausage, or ham. Mark makes his gravy a little different, though. He says his no-fail biscuits and chocolate gravy are great for getting sleepy heads out of bed!
  • Heartland Cooks - 2/10 Jeanne's Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Crunch

    Heartland Cooks - 2/10 Jeanne's Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Crunch

    Sunday, February 10 2013 8:42 AM EST2013-02-10 13:42:10 GMT
    On this week's Heartland Cooks we're dreaming about Valentine's Day and our love of sweet treats. We've featured this week's cook on previous segments. she's known as the "Baking Queen" to some folks
    This week's Heartland Coooks features a sinfully sweet, slightly salty, and oh so strawberry snack for Valentine's Day.
  • Heartland Cooks 2/3 - Sue's Carrot Cookies

    Heartland Cooks 2/3 - Sue's Carrot Cookies

    Sunday, February 3 2013 9:27 AM EST2013-02-03 14:27:51 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from Perryville, Missouri. Sue Lukefahr's recipe has roots. Her carrot cookies are a family tradition. Sue says her mother always baked them for her, she baked them for
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from Perryville, Missouri. Sue Lukefahr's recipe has roots. Sue's carrot cookies are a family tradition.
  • Heartland Cooks 1/27 - New takes on fan favorites

    Heartland Cooks 1/27 - New takes on fan favorites

    Sunday, January 27 2013 10:20 AM EST2013-01-27 15:20:11 GMT
    We're one week away from Super Bowl XLVII, and we're already cooking! This week's Heartland Cooks is a compilation exploring new takes on our favorite football food. Forget the quarterback - you'll have
    We're one week away from Super Bowl XLVII, and we're already cooking! This week's Heartland Cooks is a compilation exploring new takes on our favorite football food.
  • Heartland Cooks 1/20 - Famous Fruit Salad

    Heartland Cooks 1/20 - Famous Fruit Salad

    Sunday, January 20 2013 8:46 AM EST2013-01-20 13:46:35 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from Jackson, Missouri. Kathy Horn says her famous fruit salad is an ideal side dish or dessert for holidays, brunch or special events. We suggest this flavorful dish for
    Kathy Horn says her famous fruit salad is an ideal side dish or dessert for holidays, brunch or special events.
  • Heartland Cooks 1/13 - Mexican Casserole

    Heartland Cooks 1/13 - Mexican Casserole

    Sunday, January 13 2013 9:48 AM EST2013-01-13 14:48:36 GMT
    This week's recipe comes from the kitchen of Susan Fann of Ellsinore, Missouri.  It's a dish that'll spice up your dinner table or impress your friends the next time they come over to watch the big game. Susan
    This week's recipe comes from the kitchen of Susan Fann of Ellsinore, Missouri.  It's a dish that'll spice up your dinner table or impress your friends the next time they come over to watch the big game.
  • Heartland Cooks - 1/6 Crustless Brownie Pie

    Heartland Cooks - 1/6 Crustless Brownie Pie

    Sunday, January 6 2013 8:27 AM EST2013-01-06 13:27:28 GMT
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  • Heartland Cooks 12/30 - New Year Traditions

    Heartland Cooks 12/30 - New Year Traditions

    Sunday, December 30 2012 10:49 AM EST2012-12-30 15:49:06 GMT
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    In the final Heartland Cooks of 2012 we tried out a New Year's tradition.
  • Heartland Cooks - 12/23/12 Quick Holiday Treats

    Heartland Cooks - 12/23/12 Quick Holiday Treats

    Sunday, December 23 2012 9:41 AM EST2012-12-23 14:41:14 GMT
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    This week's on Heartland Cooks we explore sweet treats to make your mouth water this Christmas without taking up all of your time.
  • Heartland Cooks 12/16 - "Husband Keeper Cobbler"

    Heartland Cooks 12/16 - "Husband Keeper Cobbler"

    Monday, December 17 2012 11:34 AM EST2012-12-17 16:34:11 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from Oran, Missouri. Mary Coram tells Heartland News a dish she calls "Husband Keeper Cobbler" has been her secret to marital bliss for more than 34 years. Husband Keeper
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from Oran, Missouri. Mary Coram tells Heartland News a dish she calls "Husband Keeper Cobbler" has been her secret to marital bliss for more than 34 years.
  • Heartland Cooks 12/9 - Melt-in-your-mouth French Toast with Apples

    Heartland Cooks 12/9 - Melt-in-your-mouth French Toast with Apples

    Sunday, December 9 2012 9:12 AM EST2012-12-09 14:12:29 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from Chester, Illinois. Jean Wilson says she was a cook at a local hospital for 25 years and earned the nickname "The Baking Queen".
    This week's Heartland Cook comes from Popeye's hometown, Chester, Illinois. Jean Wilson says she was a cook at a local hospital for 25 years. During that time, Jean earned the nickname "The Baking Queen".
  • Heartland Cooks - 12/2 Carmel Monkey Breads

    Heartland Cooks - 12/2 Carmel Monkey Breads

    Sunday, December 2 2012 9:17 AM EST2012-12-02 14:17:30 GMT
    This week's Heartland Cooks recipe comes from Shirlene Hecht, a member of the KFVS family. Shirlene works tirelessly every year to put together our annual Holiday Cookbook, so we thought it was only
    This week's Heartland Cooks recipe comes from Shirlene Hecht, a member of the KFVS family.
  • Weekend Breakfast Show - Spice up your side dishes

    Weekend Breakfast Show - Spice up your side dishes

    Sunday, November 18 2012 11:06 AM EST2012-11-18 16:06:52 GMT
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    Here are some new takes on old favorites to help spice up your Thanksgiving meal.
  • Weekend Breakfast Show chili cook off

    Weekend Breakfast Show chili cook off

    Sunday, October 28 2012 9:47 AM EDT2012-10-28 13:47:07 GMT
    Carly O'Keefe and Jaime Travers go head to head on the Weekend Breakfast Show vying for bragging rights for the best chili recipe. Both contestants used their favorite recipes to put together a dynamite
    Carly O'Keefe and Jaime Travers go head to head on the Weekend Breakfast Show vying for bragging rights for the best chili recipe.
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