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August 19, 2014 - Kitchen Confidence

“Kitchen Confidence 101”

By Sandra Reames,

Carefree Catering,

 Branson, MO


                              Think Autumn!


You say this is the wrong time of year, O' no it's not.  In this time of Hot, Hot August, thinking autumn sound good to me.


The only problem with autumn it is seems so short.  September and October.  You say it is longer doesn't seem so.


After Halloween we seem to go  into a 2 month Holiday season that is neither fall nor winter.  This season seems to take on a life of its own.  A Hurried, busy, time especially in Southern Missouri with the Christmas Season starting Nov. 1.  So I thought I need to start talking about Autumn now before we miss the event.


September is the time when clean up our gardens, get that last bit of fine tomatoes, clean up the zucchini and should be getting a good crop of spinach, mustard, turnips along with turnip greens. 

The squashes, pumpkins in Sept and October, give their own celebration of taste and color.


Oh don't forget the colors of Autumn, all shades of orange, browns, golds and all.


Now it is time to grab that last bit of locally grown corn, watermelons.


If you blink you will miss the last of August, if you snooze you will miss autumn all together.


Autumn is that great event that will bring crafts fairs and local celebrations that consists of celebration of sorghum and molasses, hay fields, pumpkins and a whole personality of foods that it calls its own.


And of course only the best in fair-food.


Not to say that fair food has been going on all summer, but the appetite will increase and it will never taste better.


So get ready, get started and plan those precious moments of Autumn.


Listen to Sandra and Scott MC Caulley on the radio every Tuesday Morning on KRZK FM  106.3 @ 9:06.  We hope that you will listen and call in to help others and to share your experiences, good and bad!

Sandra has been a professional cook and caterer for 15 years.

Scott is a radio professional for over 24 years.

Both in the Branson, MO area.

 The articles and show are to help you find confidence in the kitchen where you can provided good tasting and  "better for you" meals to your family and friends even if you are an accomplished cook or a beginner, we all share those moments when we need help!  We both show how we need to laugh at our selves.


Any comments or information can be e-mailed to

 Sandra at

Sandra's  Phone 417-335-5655


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