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To Wheat or Not to Wheat

Going through the check-out counter yesterday, I noticed the March 17 edition of the Woman’s World magazine boasting the “Wheat Belly Diet.”  My curiosity got the best of me, and before I knew it, the magazine came home with me.  After reading the article two…

The Green Salad

Today is St. Patrick’s day, a day that the Irish Americans boast their heritage. There are parades in every major city complete with kilts and bagpipes, the wearing of the green, and of course many Irish restaurants along the way. Today there will be many…

Sundays

Today is Sunday, and I am thinking back when I was 8 years old. My mother always got up early on Sunday, usually around 5:00 am. It was her ritual to rise early, go to the kitchen and get out her cake of yeast, with…

St. Patrick’s Day Feast

Raised in an Italian home, I can honestly say I never knew what Corn Beef and Cabbage was.   We didn’t even have any Irish friends and therefore the chance of even tasting an Irish dish was remotely impossible.  Later on in years, when March 17th…

Beautiful Powell Symphony Hall

Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, I am still reveling in the gift that my husband, Bill, gave me.  I had heard an advertisement on the radio that Casablanca would playing at the Powell Symphony Hall in downtown St. Louis,  and that the…

The Chocolate Conspiracy

Well folks, it’s only been a mere 6 weeks since the last of the Christmas cookies were bagged up and lying on the kitchen counter, still begging us to eat the last of the crumbs.  We said we had our fill of pecan pies, eggnog,…

Rosalie’s Cannoli Cake

A great thing about St. Louis is the quality and abundance of great restaurants.   Take for instance, Tony’s in St. Louis, Annie Gunn’s, and The Melting Pot, both of Chesterfield, and Al’s Steak House Downtown, St. Louis.   Of course who could discount “The Hill” restaurants,…

The Party Is A Dip

  I think America must be on a “dip” overload, after cruising the dairy and deli isles yesterday at the supermarket.  There were dips of every kind: ranch, bean, cheese, avocado, sour creams, hummus, tomato, and vegetable, Mexican, Mediterranean, Somalian, Asian, Thai and every other…

Deep Freeze for the Birds

January of 2014 may go down as one of the most wide-spread coldest sprees ever, and there are very few states that have not felt the chill of winter.   I think this “ice age” is getting way too common, and we are all looking for…

Game Day Frenzy

Having the privilege of being a teacher at Dierberg’s School of Cooking has been great fun for me.  I usually teach about six classes over an 8-week period. Dierbergs is a well-known grocery chain in the St. Louis area and also in Edwardsville, Illinois.  Six…