Category Archives: Appetizer

Spinach Mushroom Brie Pizza

This recipe was also inspired by a craving.  I had a meeting the other day at PW Pizza, a great local pizza shop.  We did not eat and the place smelled amazing. So, this weekend I decided I needed some pizza … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mardi Gras By Going to the Dogs

Did you know that St. Louis has the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country (behind New Orleans, of course)?  The celebration is centered in a neighborhood called  Everyone is a friend at the dog parade Soulard, about a … Continue reading

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Bratwurst: Beyond the Grill and Served Three Ways

Do you stereotype your food?  When was the last time that you cooked a turkey outside of the Thanksgiving to Christmas window?  And cooking a turkey you were given at the office in January does not count.  You probably have … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Fun: Spinach Mushroom Goat Cheese Squares

For many years, I was afraid of puff pastry.  I know it is irrational, but it always seemed so intimidating.  But then I finally tried it and loved it.  Now, it is a “go to” part of my appetizer rotation.  … Continue reading

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Bacon Jam

Last summer I posted lots of wonderful fruit jams; this is a jam of a whole different sort … bacon.  Warning … it can be addicting and is great on bagel with cream cheese for breakfast, as a modified BLT … Continue reading

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Deskside Dining

As you may recall, a few posts back I mentioned a desire to eat healthier food, especially, all of those meals eaten my desk each week.  On average, I eat about 8 to 10 meals at my desk.  Breakfast almost … Continue reading

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A Summer Cocktail Party

Yesterday I hosted an event at my house to benefit SSDN.  It was a simple backyard cocktail party with about 40 people (and 5 dogs), very generous people who brought reams of paper, boxes and boxes of crayons and other … Continue reading

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