All those fries lovers out there that also enjoy avocado’s can rejoice in this epic moment where the 2 have become one.  Yes, please! I would love to eat some Avocado Fries!!!

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Below is the video on how to make them, the video is made by made by some really entertaining ladies and posted to Katie Quinn’s Youtube page. What is better than these delicious fried avocados? The spicy mayo with lime and Sriracha…. Oh my goodness!

Life Hacks Food Edition

Check out these ten life hacks that will not only make you a better person but more prepared to tackle things in your kitchen!

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life hacks food edition

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Watch the video below and let us know what you think about these hacks and if they are relevant to your lifestyle.

There are many great places for breakfast in Branson. From bacon and eggs to homemade cinnamon rolls, from chorizo and eggs on a tortilla to chicken fried steak and gravy, whatever your taste in breakfast, you can find it in Branson.

When I was in elementary school, I would rise at 4:30 in the morning to see my mother before she left for work. Her job was managing my grandfather’s restaurant in downtown Branson, The Highway Café. She opened at 6 AM and didn’t return home until 9 or 10 PM. I remember asking her why someone else couldn’t go in so early. Her reply was that breakfast was when she saw her most loyal customers, and she would trust it to no one else.

Eight great places in Branson for Breakfast

Eight great places in Branson for Breakfast

What she told me has a ring of truth to it. Most folks choose a place to eat lunch based on convenience or price. Many people choose a place to eat dinner based on “something different.”  When people sit down to eat breakfast, they want to eat at their favorite restaurant.  What makes the difference in a good place to eat and a great place to eat in Branson is not just the quality of the food, but also the tender loving care that goes into the making of the food.  Below is our selection of eight great places for breakfast in Branson, everyone of which offer quality food made with TLC.

 

McFarlain’s

3562 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson, MO 65616

(417) 336-4680

I get hungry just thinking about McFarlains Family Restaurant. Home-style cooking, made to order, every bite tasty, every morel fresh, this is one of the best places to eat breakfast in all of Branson.  Conveniently located in the Imax Theater complex, there is plenty of shopping, shows, and movies here to make a day of it.  But, if you are looking for food that is a cut above the rest, be sure to eat breakfast at McFarlains.

McFarlain’s is one of my family’s favorites.  We always take visiting relatives and friends to eat there.  If you try it, it will be among your favorites, also.

 

Billy Gail’s

5291 Hwy 265 Branson, MO 65616

(417) 338-8883

Okay, I am going to let you in on a secret. This restaurant is where many of the locals go when they want a great breakfast. Billy Gail’s, located near Silver Dollar City on Highway 265, offers home cooking, overseen by the owners themselves. The staff is more than friendly and the atmosphere is fun.

Billy Gail’s has been around for years and the setting looks it. Fixed up as a 1940s roadside filling station and café, one is inclined to think that they have slipped through a time portal.   The food is tasty and made by hand, not the cardboard, complex carbohydrates that one gets at the fast food joints.

Billy Gail’s is like eating the breakfast that your grandma used to make.

 

Casa De Luz

108 S. Commercial St. Branson, MO 65616

(417) 334-5510

Located in downtown Branson, what many people call Old Branson, Casa De Luz is a family operated Mexican Restaurant that uniquely offers breakfast.   In fact, they don’t offer dinner, except on special occasions. They close right after lunch daily.

Their breakfast cuisine includes a Mexican breakfast burrito, huevos rancheros, chorizo omelet, breakfast quesadilla, and much more.

They also offer American fare, sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns (the best hash browns I have ever eaten), and they are unbelievably affordable.

 

Clocker’s Café

103 S Commercial St. Branson, MO 65616

(417) 335-2328

Clocker’s Café has been a part of the downtown Branson landscape for many years. Locally owned and with a friendly staff, it is the place where many downtown business people eat breakfast. The fact that they have been in business for so many years – and haven’t changed much over the years – draws the attention of many visitors to Branson. What keeps the tourists coming back year after year, though, is not the décor, rather the cuisine. Good, stout coffee, eggs cooked to perfection, and hash browns that are cooked in a frying pan, not a microwave.

Clockers is downtown Branson at its best.

 

Farmhouse Restaurant

119 W Main St

Branson, MO 65616

(417) 334-9701

I love this place for one dish alone – all their dishes are great, but they offer my favorite, cooked to perfection. The dish? Chicken fried steak. Platter-sized chicken fried steak, smothered with white gravy. It’s heaven.

Downtown Branson offers a lot of cafés, every one of them locally owned. Every one of them deserves your business. If you are in Branson, looking for a spot to call your own for breakfast, why not go downtown and try a different restaurant every morning. When you do, try the Farmhouse. It is amazing.

 

Golden Corral

3551 Shepherd Of The Hills Expy

Branson, MO 65616

(417) 336-6297

I have a confession to make. I love Golden Corral’s breakfast. I love it because they have such a variety. Even more, if I time it right, I can catch the end of the breakfast buffet and the beginning of the lunch buffet and therefore eat a “brunch” (and I wonder why I can never lose weight).

What I love about Golden Corral’s breakfast is the variety they offer. They offer more fresh fruit than one can shake a stick at. Berries, melons, grapes, pineapples, kiwi and so much more. Put them together with a little cottage cheese or a small pancake and one has a heart-healthy breakfast.

They offer so much more, though. A dozen kinds of meats, eggs cooked a handful of ways and potatoes every way imaginable. Oatmeal, cream of wheat, grits, and wow, you end up with a smorgasbord. It may be a nationwide chain, but the cooking is down-home country.

 

Grand Country Buffet

1945 W 76 Country Blvd

Branson, MO 65616

(417) 335-2434

Located on the strip, Grand Country Buffet has a reputation as one of the best all-you-can-eat breakfast buffets in town, and it is one well-deserved. It is easy to slap together a breakfast buffet, if you are not picky about the quality of your food, but Grand Country cares about their quality. Because they care, one never sees stale biscuits or crusty eggs on their buffet. The food is fresh and prepared with care.

Offering a variety of fruit, a large selection of meat, and eggs cooked any way one wants, Grand Country Buffet is one of my favorite places for breakfast.

 

Grandma Ruth’s Cinnamon Rolls

625 Hwy 165 Suite #4 Branson MO

Phone : 417-231-5900

Once in a while you have to be bad, and load up on sweets in the morning. If I could, I would ignore my wife’s advice and eat Grandma Ruth’s Cinnamon Rolls every morning. What is it? It is a small store front, right across the street from Stone Hill Winery and next door to Subway, which serves the most sinfully delicious cinnamon rolls you will ever taste.

By the way, when you walk in, you most likely will see the real Grandma Ruth. She does exist, and she is baking every morning. Buy a week’s supply of Grandma Ruth’s Cinnamon Rolls, take them back to your hotel or condo, but don’t expect them to last a week. You won’t be able to resist these cinnamon rolls if they are within reach; they are addictive.

 

These are our choices for eight great places for breakfast in Branson.  Tell us your favorites.

 

This year your Thanksgiving is going to be the best Thanksgiving since the Pilgrims and Indians invented the Holiday.  The problems from years past are now never going to happen to you ever again.  We have unravelled the tricks and secrets of the chef’s and cooks from around the globe and shared the videos with you. Enjoy this massive playlist and feel free to skip any videos you don’t find interesting or informative (there won’t be many).
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Take a look at these videos of recipes for Thanksgiving!

Which is your favorite recipe? Tell us in the comment section below!

Halloween is right around the corner and planning a costume can be both fun and nerve racking.  Why not  combine your love of food and Halloween and make yourself a food inspired Halloween costume like the examples below?  We looked far and wide to find the best food inspired costumes of all time, hope you like it!

I’m a Starbuck!

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Mac N Cheese

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Tea Bag Baby

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Popcorn Bucket

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Lobster

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Taco Girl

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Ramen Noodles

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Cupcake

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Baby Burger

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Table

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Cheese Please

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Box of Wine

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Subway

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Salt N Pepper

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Twinkies

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Sushi Anyone?

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Chick Fil-A

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There’s no comparison to Branson’s Fall Foliage and the festivals that accompany this time of year in and around Branson, Missouri.  From the National Harvest & Cowboy Festival at Silver Dollar City, featuring amazing craftsmen and women, real live cowboys and cowgirls, and the all new Wild West Show showcasing fancy trick riders and ropers, Native American dancers and more to Hollister’s Grape & Fall Festival on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  

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On historic Downing Street in Hollister, Missouri, this festival features Craft & Business Exhibitors and lots of great food and drink!  We’ll have all kinds of options for curious trick-or-treaters beginning as early as Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 up through Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 as a number of our shopping malls and local churches offer safe alternatives to the traditional door-to-door option of old.

And the leaves are already starting to change.  We expect an abundance of brilliant colors and comfortable temperatures!  Come soon and experience all the fantastic features of Fall in Branson, Missouri.

 

An Artists Makes Beatles Pancakes You Got to See To Believe! With a squeeze bottle widely known for successes and ketchup use was filled with pancake batter.  The pan is heated to a precise temperature ( notice the digital thermometer ).  Then the artist drawn caricatures of the Beatles using his phone to view the pictures online.  The more  time on the pan the darker the lines , so the artist is able to create some great and delicious pieces of art that will amaze you.  Watch the video to see what I am talking about…

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Down Home Country Food in Branson

If you are in the mood for a really good buffet filled with down home country goodness, Sadie’s Sideboard is the place to go. Branson has a lot of diners, and restaurants to choose from in the Country Cooking category so I had passed by this place a hundred times before my family and I finally stopped to try it. The building from the front is rustic and country log cabin feel. The building from the Branson Strip looks small but as you pull into the parking lot you realize how big the place actually is.

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Great Ambiance!

The place was packed when we walked in but we did not have to wait for a table. When we were seated the servers were there before we got settled asking us for drinks and to answer any questions. The ambiance is great; the rustic cabin feel on the outside is adorned throughout. The wood floors, log beams above you, and the wooden tables and chairs make you feel at home. This is one of the coolest buildings in Branson and as we took all the scenery in we realized what a gem this place is.

Fried chicken to die for!

We all ordered the buffet which had an assortment of smoked meats, veggies country style, and some really good mashed potatoes. The fried chicken here is some of the best I have ever eaten anywhere in the country and I will be going back several times just to eat that crispy goodness.

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breakfast buffet

Don’t miss the breakfast buffet.

One thing I have not tried but I am sure is dynamite good is the breakfast buffet. They smoke all their meats including the breakfast sausage which another guest told us was the best in the world. I will definitely be back in to try that!

Monster Pops for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner so we are going to find some of the best ideas for parties and recipes to share with you. A great idea is to make Moster Pops that are made of candy and look like little monsters.  It’s a great family activity to get together and make these yummy treats.   Use the recipe below to make them, and enjoy!

 

What You Need Need:

  • Kids’ scissors
  • Toothpicks (used to poke the candy and stick on features)
  • White and black gumdrops
  • Lollipops
  • White spice drops
  • Green candy mints
  • Black shoestring licorice
  • Red sprinkles

How To:

  1. For each individual monster, you’ll need white and black gumdrops, a lollipop, 3 white spice drops, a green candy mint, black shoestring licorice, and a red sprinkle.
  2. Cut top and bottom off white gumdrop and press to top of lollipop. Cut top off black gumdrop and add for monster’s hair. Cut a white spice drop in half lengthwise for arms, and cut tops off 2 more to use for legs.
  3. Press the limbs into place on the body. Poke holes on “face” and add mint nose, snipped licorice eyes and neck bolts, and a red sprinkle mouth.

 

Source: Thank you Martha Stewart 🙂

Wow! 50% Off Branson Dining

That’s right there is a huge end of the season special for 50% off dining in Branson. This offer is good for both visitors and the locals alike. This is huge savings when your talking about a $50 dinner only being $25. This won’t last forever so I would jump on this deal right away.

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Where can I take advantage of this offer?

This 50% off special is from iBranson, a travel concierge and ticket service in Branson. They have a unique relationship with the participating restaurants so they can offer you a huge savings on dining out in Branson. There are limited quantities so you must call for availability.

How does this work?

You purchase dining vouchers in either $20, $25 or $30 amounts from iBranson Ticket Services (417-337-8455.) Then you stop by their Branson location and pick them up. You take it to the restaurant to use just like cash. There are limited quantities and some restrictions apply. Enjoy!