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  1.   Happy Margarita Day! • It’s true — it’s National Margarita Day. Here are a few recipes to help with the celebration.

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    Happy Margarita Day! • It’s true — it’s National Margarita Day. Here are a few recipes to help with the celebration.

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    • Posted at 3:50 pm on 2.22.2012
  2.   Today is National Pie Day! If you’re now craving delicious pie too, here are some great recipes. Let me know when you need a taste-tester. (Photo by Laurie Skrivan / lskrivan@post-dispatch.com)

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    Today is National Pie Day! If you’re now craving delicious pie too, here are some great recipes. Let me know when you need a taste-tester. (Photo by Laurie Skrivan / lskrivan@post-dispatch.com)

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    • Posted at 5:21 pm on 1.23.2012
  3.   Where’s the beef? • Evan “Beer Guy” Benn and Joe “Life Sherpa” Holleman take on the glut of upscale, national burger chains in St. Louis, determined to find the best of the best. See if you agree with their findings.

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    Where’s the beef? • Evan “Beer Guy” Benn and Joe “Life Sherpa” Holleman take on the glut of upscale, national burger chains in St. Louis, determined to find the best of the best. See if you agree with their findings.

    • Posted at 6:29 pm on 12.02.2011
  4.   leilockheart:

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Maybe we can have bird-themed pizzas at my party! Speaking of which: I’m having a pizza party Nov. 3 at Twin Oak in Brentwood. See you there!

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    leilockheart:

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    Maybe we can have bird-themed pizzas at my party! Speaking of which: I’m having a pizza party Nov. 3 at Twin Oak in Brentwood. See you there!

    (via bullshitalacarte)

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    • Posted at 2:57 pm on 10.10.2011
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    Dark chocolate contains more iron than beef →

    According to the website Nutritiondata.com a one ounce serving of dark chocolate contains 19 percent of the US RDA for iron. Yet an ounce of beef sirloin only contains 3 percent.

    Anyone want to join me for a bite?

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    • Posted at 4:50 pm on 9.21.2011
  6.   Oodles of strudel • For seven St. Louis-area women, strudel is more than a sweet layered pastry. It’s a tradition that goes back more than 30 years. Whenever there’s a life-cycle celebration in one of their families — bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings — they make strudel. And not just a little strudel: The time-tested recipe yields about 65 strudels, which are cut into 600 to 700 pieces.

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    Oodles of strudel • For seven St. Louis-area women, strudel is more than a sweet layered pastry. It’s a tradition that goes back more than 30 years. Whenever there’s a life-cycle celebration in one of their families — bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, weddings — they make strudel. And not just a little strudel: The time-tested recipe yields about 65 strudels, which are cut into 600 to 700 pieces.

    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 12:35 pm on 9.21.2011
  7.   Lunch box heroes • Jamie Berzon of Ballwin frequently has themes for her daughter’s lunch box. Like the “Hungry Caterpillar,” which won the school category of our Lunch Box Recipe Contest. It’s really more of a technique than a recipe: Cut holes in pieces of cheese, sausage, watermelon and a whole strawberry — just like the ones the hungry caterpillar bores into foods in Eric Carle’s classic children’s book. Then use little slices of bell pepper to decorate the top of a sandwich to look like the caterpillar. (If caterpillars aren’t your thing, there are grown-up categories, too.)

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    Lunch box heroes • Jamie Berzon of Ballwin frequently has themes for her daughter’s lunch box. Like the “Hungry Caterpillar,” which won the school category of our Lunch Box Recipe Contest. It’s really more of a technique than a recipe: Cut holes in pieces of cheese, sausage, watermelon and a whole strawberry — just like the ones the hungry caterpillar bores into foods in Eric Carle’s classic children’s book. Then use little slices of bell pepper to decorate the top of a sandwich to look like the caterpillar. (If caterpillars aren’t your thing, there are grown-up categories, too.)

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    • Posted at 1:19 pm on 9.14.2011
  8.   Scrambling up dinner • Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Whether it’s scrambled good old eggs and sausage, or something a little fancier, like Buckwheat Crepes with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese or Ham and Cheese Skillet Casserole. Here are a few must-try breakfast-for-dinner recipes.

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    Scrambling up dinner • Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Whether it’s scrambled good old eggs and sausage, or something a little fancier, like Buckwheat Crepes with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese or Ham and Cheese Skillet Casserole. Here are a few must-try breakfast-for-dinner recipes.

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    • Posted at 2:45 pm on 9.07.2011
  9.   A correction • Zagat’s did not place Pappy’s at No. 1 in the nation, as Huffington Post reported. Instead, Zagat’s put Pappy’s on its list of 10 great barbecue restaurants — Pappy’s is No. 1 in St. Louis, but perhaps not the nation.
weatherbird:

Zagat’s list of the nation’s top 10 barbecue restaurants is out, and Pappy’s Smokehouse in midtown St. Louis tops them all. (Anyone want to join me for a pulled pork sandwich platter with potato salad and sweet potato fries?)
Pappy’s is at 3106 Olive; Bogart’s Smokehouse, owned by the folks behind Pappy’s and in my opinion a close contender for first place, is at 1627 South Ninth Street, Soulard.

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    A correctionZagat’s did not place Pappy’s at No. 1 in the nation, as Huffington Post reported. Instead, Zagat’s put Pappy’s on its list of 10 great barbecue restaurants — Pappy’s is No. 1 in St. Louis, but perhaps not the nation.

    weatherbird:

    Zagat’s list of the nation’s top 10 barbecue restaurants is out, and Pappy’s Smokehouse in midtown St. Louis tops them all. (Anyone want to join me for a pulled pork sandwich platter with potato salad and sweet potato fries?)

    Pappy’s is at 3106 Olive; Bogart’s Smokehouse, owned by the folks behind Pappy’s and in my opinion a close contender for first place, is at 1627 South Ninth Street, Soulard.

    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 6:16 pm on 8.31.2011
  10.   Zagat’s list of the nation’s top 10 barbecue restaurants is out, and Pappy’s Smokehouse in midtown St. Louis tops them all. (Anyone want to join me for a pulled pork sandwich platter with potato salad and sweet potato fries?)
Pappy’s is at 3106 Olive; Bogart’s Smokehouse, owned by the folks behind Pappy’s and in my opinion a close contender for first place, is at 1627 South Ninth Street, Soulard.

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    Zagat’s list of the nation’s top 10 barbecue restaurants is out, and Pappy’s Smokehouse in midtown St. Louis tops them all. (Anyone want to join me for a pulled pork sandwich platter with potato salad and sweet potato fries?)

    Pappy’s is at 3106 Olive; Bogart’s Smokehouse, owned by the folks behind Pappy’s and in my opinion a close contender for first place, is at 1627 South Ninth Street, Soulard.

    Source: stltoday.com
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    • Posted at 4:29 pm on 8.31.2011