Any New Mexico culinary adventure would not be complete without a visit to this fabulous little pie shop. The Pie-O-Neer bakers make each pie by hand. People come from all over the world for a perfect slice of their homemade pie. Kathy Knapp, owner of Pie-O-Neer, loves this fact.Read More
We recommend Buckhorn Tavern for its award-winning green chile cheeseburgers, perfect onion
rings, great service and funnest owner/chef. Here's our review of this perfect yet unassuming oasis as part of our vacation adventure into the foods, places, and little surprises that make New Mexico the splendor that it is.
I always thought I'd have to go back to the Inns that make their homes
in the countrysides of England and Ireland to get the kind of ambiance
at breakfast that spoke of simple, early 20th century charm, with beamed
ceilings and white walls with beautiful little pictures in tidy frames,
french doors and windows, lined up tables overlooking delicate gardens
and walking paths; a place that has heard whispers of relaxed
conversation, and the tinking of little spoons in cups of tea or
We all have our favorite recipe for this bit of heaven. But you know your recipe is awesome when you can take what's left of your filling and eat it by the spoon full. Here is my favorite recipe for perfectly tangy and creamy deviled eggs.Read More
These days I create those special dinner moments whenever I can. There's no point in finding excuses of why not, there are too many reasons for finding excuses why you should. Read More
The perfect scrambled egg is thicker and has a fluffier and more complex texture than omelets. And they hold anything you want to put in them so much better.Read More
You don't have to be a well established cook to know what to stock in your pantry. Here are some things you'll want to ponder on while making your Perfect Pantry List.Read More
While apricot glaze is fairly easy to make, it is one of those recipes that can be honed to one's own tastes and textures and therefor is, to me, a creative outlet and relaxing experience for those going into the process with no fear.Read More
If you're looking for a great upscale Mexican restaurant and bar (one that actually won't hurt your wallet very much), and foods made from scratch with fresh quality ingredients, St. Louis' new Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina is here. Two words: totally impressed. And I do mean totally. From the finest made to order tequila drinks to street tacos that are to die for.Read More
Okay, there are drinks, and then there are drinks. Whatever your heart desires in the world of tequila drinks, know that the Vida Cantina can accommodate you. Here's the scoop on Vida's tequila specialty drinks and my recommended favorites complete with photos, and links to other favorites like Vida's starters, entrees, sides, and desserts.Read More
Vida knows how to do Mexican. From traditional to contemporary, you know what you get is always from fresh, quality ingredients, always from scratch, and always perfect. Here's the scoop on some of my recommended favorite starters and appetizers at Vida St. Louis, complete with photos, and links to other favorites like Vida's mixed drinks, entrees, sides, and desserts.Read More
Vida's main dishes and sides live up to their promise of house made freshness, flavor, and variety. Their from the simple to the sublime, whether you're a lover of Mexican or not, Vida's got the dish for you. Here's the dish on some my recommended favorite entrees and sides, complete with photos.Read More
When dining at Vida, you must make room for dessert. Why? Because they are devilishly delicious, unexpected, and beautiful.Read More
In our home, mashed potatoes is an autumn staple to most of our
dinners. They warm and fill your tummy just so, and accept a lot of
flavors: from herbs and spices to meats and vegetables, and even autumn
fruits.Learn how to make them... perfectly.
PBS has just acquired a fabulous new cooking show you won't want to miss. Find out more and catch the video here. Plus, a food extra (think Spain) just for you.
Once the weather turns, and the evenings begin to turn crisp, our bodies tend to crave and need just a bit more in the way of heartiness than a regular burger and fries can offer us. Organic grass fed beef burgers is the best way to go during the colder seasons for its hearty density, the fact that it is much more filling, and because its fat is of healthier quality (especially when rack broiled).Read More
Comet Coffee in St. Louis, is THE #1 coffee, tea, and pastry shop in town, hands down. They are passionate about and committed to serving St. Louis exceptional quality and flavor in every drink and pastry they create and serve, making for very satisfied customers.Read More
I love this recipe for fruit cocktail made with grapes in orange Juice because it is one of the easiest fruit cocktails to make. No sugar added, it is the perfect combination of tart (from the grapes) and sweet (from the orange juice). Ready in 5 minutes, no cooking required. Now that's my kind of recipe.
The fruit cocktail. What is it exactly? How is it served? One of the most popular and traditional appetizers, this simple ensemble of fruit maintains its dignity at the table.