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The holidays came early this year when readers submitted their homemade sweets for LN’s Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest. Four Seasons pastry chef Mary Boehne, LN Cooks’ chef John Johnson and Spicy Bits writer Matt Sorrell helped judge the tight, but oh-so-delicious race, and Ladue Florist decked the festive holiday table.
Four Muny premieres are in the lineup for the 2014 season—The Muny’s 96th summer at Forest Park! New season tickets will be available beginning March 8; single tickets go on sale May 31. The upcoming shows are...
From pecan pie to red velvet brownies, our 2012 Holiday Dessert Recipe Contest produced our best-ever reader turnout—and a delicious one at that! With help from LN Cooks' chef John Johnson, Spicy Bits writer Matt Sorrell and Wedding Wisdom columnist John Sullivan of Ken Miesner's Flowers (who also decorated the holiday table), we took on the sweet task of coming up with a winner from the 20 dessert entries.
A 5-foot bejeweled peacock sculpture is local jewelry artist DIANE KATZMAN’s latest showpiece for charity. The peacock was created to benefit COLLEGE BOUND, to raise awareness of the compelling need for greater equity in education. The stones and feathers on the sculpture represent the hopes and dreams of College Bound students and their families and the community. The peacock made its debut this week at Neiman Marcus, and will be on display throughout the holiday season. This Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m., the store is hosting a ‘peacock party’ with refreshments and treats. Katzman also will be offering attendees the opportunity to create their own piece of jewelry.
Oh, bring us a figgy pudding…’Tis almost here: LN’s HOLIDAY DESSERT RECIPE CONTEST! Our expert panel of food-testers is searching for the best holiday treat. The winner receives BAGELS FOR A YEAR from ST. LOUIS BREAD CO. Bring your favorite pie, cake or a batch of cookies (or other smaller treats) and the recipe on Monday, Nov. 19, between 8:30 a.m. and noon to our office, 8811 Ladue Road, Suite D. Come ready to be photographed, along with your creation. Winners will be announced in our Nov. 30 issue.
In October, LN judges named an Apple Cinnamon Gooey Butter Cake by Donna Balk as the first place winner in its Gooey Butter Contest. Since the applecinnamon combination makes for a perfect holiday dessert (and also because we have received a few requests), we have decided to re-run the recipe, along with River City Casino executive chef John Johnson’s version of this St. Louis original.