Miss Tiffie’s Candy Store

Miss Tiffie’s Candy Store recently opened it’s door during Eagle Days and continues to add to its selection of candy and other treats.  Planned additions to the shop include a kitchen and old-fashioned soda fountain. Owner Tiffany Malloy will make many of the candies sold in house using vintage equipment.

Miss Tiffie’s Candy Store is located on First Street in historic downtown Clarksville.  Be sure to stop in next time you’re visiting Clarksville for a sweet treat or one of their large selection of jams and jellies.

Missouri State Chili Cookoff at the Pike County Fair

The Show-Me Missouri State Chili Cookoff at this year’s Pike County Fair was a wonderful experience for all the chili cooks who participated. The weather was hot. The chili was hot, but the beer, and tea was ice cold. We only wished a lot more people would have come to experience the chilis made by chefs from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arkansas. 21 Red Chili, 14 Green Chili, 12 Salsa and 15 Anything Goes Chili competed for prizes and a place to cook at the world competition.

Everyone cooked in the beer garden, next to the horseshoe pits and the peddle tractor pull track. Next year get out to the fair early and see a few things that go on during the day. They let you in and out of the fair all day.

Bill Blakey painted and framed some original watercolor paintings for the cookoff trophies.  They got a lot of attention from everyone cooking, because only a few would get to take one home.

Larry and Joyce Wright from St. Charles, Missouri won the Raintree Arts Council fund raising raffle for an overnight stay at Overlook Farms at Rackheath House or Cedarcrest Manor.

The Cookoff Results:


Anything Goes (the fund raising part of our event):

  • 3rd Place Carrie Capps (1st time for this event, did better than her husband)
  • 2nd Place Todd Finn
  • 1st Place George Rives


  • 3rd Mark Hurt
  • 2nd Todd Finn
  • 1st Bruce Brown Witchta , Ks. (going to the World)

Chili Verde

  • 3rd Larry Eastep
  • 2nd Robin Seuferer
  • 1st Scott Hunt( Bowling Green, Mo. going to the World)

Red Chili

  • Second and third were decided by breaking Tie
  • 3rd. Robin Seuferer
  • 2nd Shelby Lynn
  • 1st Mark Hurt Tolono, Il

Thanks to all the venue, sponsors, cooks, and volunteers for making this a very successful event.

Chili Cookoff: I like it Sunny and 75!

It was a gorgeous weekend at the Mississippi Riverfront park in Clarksville Missouri. Saturday was a perfect day for the International Chili Society (ICS) Clarksville Missouri Regional Chili Cookoff! Chili, Music, Drinks, Chili, Dancing, Snow Cones, and more Chili! I had them all!

I don’t have the list of winners with me, but I’ll get them in this post this week!

Get your recipes ready for next year. You might be cooking next to me. See you next year!

Chili con Clarksville!


You ain’t gonna get any nouveau, amandine, thin crust, bottled water, sauteed city food. Food’s brown, hot, and plenty of it!!

Clarksville Missouri Regional Chili Cookoff is happening Saturday June 2nd in Clarksville’s beautiful Mississippi Riverfront Park. It’s a good time for everyone who attends, but the cooks seem to have the most fun! For a little taste of the fun, check this video from the 2010 World Champions featuring Scott and Lauren Hunt from Bowling Green Missouri, who qualified through the Clarksville Regional Chili Cookoff!

Featuring Clarksville Regional Qualifiers Scott & Lauren Hunt from Bowling Green Missouri!

For more information, check the Clarksville Missouri Regional Chili Cookoff Facebook Page. Then check out the sponsoring Raintree Arts Council Facebook Page.

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