Monday, October 12, 2020

Great Holiday Gift for Kids!

Looking for a great gift for kids?  You can make homemade fruit snacks with the kids.

America’s Test Kitchen Kids, one of the country’s most trusted and inspiring cooking brands for kids, is releasing the third cookbook in its acclaimed Young Chefs cookbook series - The Complete DIY Cookbook for Young Chefs. The new cookbook builds on the success of the series’ first two titles—The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs and The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs—which spent a combined 86 weeks atop The New York Times best seller list. Filled with over 100+ meticulously tested and kid-approved recipes, The Complete DIY Cookbook for Young Chefs is the ultimate do-it-yourself cookbook that will change the way kids think about their favorite foods. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Yummy Halloween Treats


The crisp air of October often signals that autumn has arrived. For many, this is a favorite time of year as it’s time to enjoy leaves bursting with brilliant colors, patches filled with rows of glorious pumpkins and the upcoming arrival of scarecrows and ghosts.  These treats are perfect for a fall picnic or snacks at a winery.  There's plenty of fun stuff to do outside while staying socially distanced.

Recipe: Slow Cooked Lamb Shawarma


Sink your teeth into a slow cooked lamb leg. Top it with yogurt sauce, cucumbers, herbs, and enjoy the tender, juicy dish. Serve with toasted naan.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Perfect Pair: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

The cake was supposedly first made by accident in the 1930s by a St. Louis-area German American baker who was trying to make regular cake batter but reversed the proportions of sugar and flour.  This cake is available at most area bakeries and grocery stores in St. Louis. If you haven’t had it before, you are in for a treat. Neal Wavra, the sommelier of the Ashby Inn in Paris, Virginia, helped us select the pairing.