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Crumbles, Crisps and Cobblers are simple old-fashioned desserts that offer the comfort of fruit pies but without the work of making a pie crust. Cobblers have a softer biscuit-like topping and texture, while crumbles and crisps have a crunchy, streusel-like topping that provides a contrast to the soft fruit in the filling.
Early settlers of America were very good at improvising. When they first arrived, they brought their…Continue
Grilling vegetables is not difficult. With so many possible vegetable choices and recipes, the biggest challenge is narrowing them down to just a few special recipes that take advantage of the outdoor grill flavor. Many different kinds of vegetables can be grilled with great results. Beets become sweet on the grill. Potatoes get crisp on the outside and stay sweet and moist on the inside. Carrots and onions…Continue
When the fire hydrants begin to look like Italian flags with green, red and white stripes, you know you're on "The Hill". With an Italian American style all their own, featuring Provel cheese and fried ravioli, there's an unmistakable St. Louis flair in this town's Italian flavor.
Settlement of what's now called "the Hill" began in the 1830's, but the area boomed later that century with the discovery of rich clay mines.…Continue
Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig and is one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.
Since the animals are now bred to be lean, the meat is higher in protein and about 30 percent lower in calories, saturated fat and cholesterol than the pork produced in the 1970's.
With so many lean cuts of pork to…Continue