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It’s National Pistachio Day! Health Benefits of Pistachios

January 26, 2015 Food

Today is one of those fun holidays, National Pistachio Day! To celebrate I thought I would share with you all some of the health benefits of eating pistachios. 1 ounce serving of pistachios is 49 nuts and 160 calories There are 6 grams of protein in a 1 ounce serving of pistachios Pistachios are naturally […]

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Infographic: Super Bowl Food Stats PLUS Super Bowl Recipes

January 24, 2015 Food

The Super Bowl is not just about football, it also is about food and a lot of it. This week’s infographic shows some of the major foods that are consumed during the game and how much of each. The chicken wing statistics really surprised me. I knew they were popular but the amount consumed just […]

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BBQ Joints in St. Louis

January 11, 2015 Food

Growing up in the Midwest means there is a lot of barbecues happening and it also has spurred some great BBQ restaurants and smokehouses here in the area. Hubby and I are always anxious to try out new places to find delicious food and today I thought I would share some of the BBQ places […]

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Making Homemade Deer Sausage

January 7, 2015 Food

Hubby is a hunter, so are many of the other guys in my family. They process their own deer when they get them which allows them to save money, get exactly the cuts they want, and I think they enjoy the whole process. Out of the group that hunts, Hubby is in charge of making […]

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Candy Cane Cooler Cocktail Recipe

December 12, 2014 Food

Ho Ho Ho! The wonderful folks at NoMa Social Restaurant in New York shared this cocktail recipe with me and I had to share with you! Candy Cane Cooler Recipe Ingredients: 1 tablespoon crushed soft peppermint candy 1½ fluid ounces vodka splash of white creme de menthe ¼ fluid ounce brandy ½ fluid ounce half-and-half […]

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Customized Family Recipe Gift Idea from Pompeian

December 9, 2014 Food

I have a unique and customizable gift idea for the holidays from Pompeian, who compensated me for this post, to share with you today! I always love giving personalized gifts when I can. Homemade food gifts are great too. Being able to include a photo and a special family memory makes it even better. Well […]

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Fire Roasted Texas Caviar

December 2, 2014 Food

Need a dish to take to a party? This Fire Roasted Texas Caviar is great any time of the year. I originally made this recipe at a local cooking class but have since modified the recipe to make it my own. There are a lot of recipes for Texas caviar, but for my version I […]

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Infographic: How To Carve Up Your Thanksgiving Calories

November 23, 2014 Food

This Thursday most of us will sit down to an enormous amount of food on the table and throw caution to the wind with what we eat. To help myself, and all of you, I found this infographic which gives us an idea of the size of the portions we should be taking and approximate […]

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St. Louis Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014 Food

Not up to cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? No problem. Here are some of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving in the St. Louis area that will do all the work for you! Brick House Tavern & Tap Chesterfield Valley Hours: 4pm-Close Regular menu Tucanos Brazilian Grill St. Charles Price: Adults $29.95, Children 7-12 $11.95, Under […]

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Meatball Mania Recipe Collection: great meatball appetizer recipes for holiday parties

November 18, 2014 Food

Party season is here and that means all those wonderful little appetizers. Meatballs are always a hit with guests. Make them small enough to be one bite, find some cute toothpicks that match the theme of your party and serve up a platter of delicious. In case you are stuck in a rut with the […]

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