Sunday, March 31, 2013
There are many methods to create and design colored, hard-boiled Easter eggs. Which way did you choose this year? Please participate in this quick Patch poll regarding current egg-related works of art.
Coloring hard-boiled Easter eggs used to be accomplished from boiling grasses and vegetation, into which eggs were dipped. In more modern decades, people saved up empty peanut-butter jars and dropped in fizzy color tablets to dye eggs, one treasure at a time. It was mesmerizing to watch the Alka-Seltzer-like color show. Remember all the color drips down onto newspapers? And splatters as we dunked eggs in and out of the liquid magic? Anyone ruin any clothing while preparing Easter eggs? Manufacturers now offer no-spill Easter eggs kits, such as the one offered in local Dierbergs supermarkets. Some consumers have devised natural ways to prepare eggs for this season. Each year at this time, I vividly remember the year I just missed the Easter…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Here are some brunch recipes featuring eggs that were finalists in 45th Annual Pillsbury Bake-off.
Now is the best time to stock up on fresh shell eggs. Beyond making colored hard-boiled eggs to decorate your spring table, give one of one the following egg-enriched recipes a try. All three were finalists at the 45th Annual Pillsbury Bake-off. We also would like to add to our recipe box any fabulous egg recipes that you may have to share. Breakfast Crostatas Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Carefully unroll dough onto cookie sheet; cut in half lengthwise ad crosswise to from 4 squares. Sprinkle dough squares with basil and rosemary. Top dough squares evenly with ham and cheese. Make a small well in center of ham and cheese on each square. To form crostatas, fold edges of dough up 1-inch over …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Beyond hard-boiled and colored, eggs are a key ingredient to countless recipes that contribute to creating successful springtime brunches.
Spring is the season of the egg. The time of year when eggs become essential elements of Passover Seder Plates and the favored booty of the Easter bunny. So it's no surprise area grocery stores such as Schnucks, Dierbergs and Straub's are stocking up, preparing for the seasonal egg run. Hard-cooked/boiled eggs can be tricky, but the American Egg Board has a simple recipe for the perfect hard-cooked egg. Just place eggs (free from cracks) in a single layer of a saucepan. Add enough water to cover the eggs by one inch. Heat over a high heat to a boil, then remove from the burner immediately, cover and let stand for 15 minutes (18 minutes for extra large eggs). Drain and cool by placing them under running cold water or in a bowl of ice water…
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Watch this video story as local Baptist church members joined a group of prayer walkers for the final leg of a journey that crossed the state of Missouri to spread the gospel and celebrate Easter.
A group of Missouri Baptists observed this year's Easter celebration by joining together to carry an 80-pound wooden cross from Kansas City to St. Louis, including along Manchester Road. The event was created as a way to encourage members of the church community to share their faith with others. The final leg of the ten-day prayer walk began early on the morning of Good Friday from the West County Community Church in Wildwood. After setting a pace that put them nearly an hour ahead of schedule, the walkers began making regular stops for prayer, including several in Manchester. Despite heavy winds and rain late Friday morning, participants in the walk expressed commitment to the completion of their journey, suggesting that difficult …
Friday, April 22, 2011
If you're heading out of the house for Easter Sunday brunch, Patch called around and offers this list of options.
If you're heading out of the house for Easter Sunday brunch, places serving Sunday brunch are a bit scarce in Town and Country and Manchester. However, Patch called around and created this list of options with what you need to know if you still need to make plans. Hearth Room Cafe in Town and Country Seating: A breakfast buffet will be offered from 8 to 10 a.m. A brunch buffet will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: The cost for the breakfast buffet is $13.95 for adults and $7.95 for children. The cost for the later brunch is $19.95 for adults and $10.95 for children. Fare Offered: The earlier brunch will offer classic hot and cold breakfast fare. The later buffet will feature roast beef au jus, glazed ham, peel-and-eat shrimp, …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
There are many Easter egg hunts for the family to enjoy this weekend with goodies to take home. Plus, Patch readers have to opportunity to touch stingrays, break a Guinness World Record or take in an art show.
EASTER EGG HUNT Where: Registration for the Easter egg hunt is at 11 a.m. and the hunt will begin at noon at Longview Farm Park in Town and Country on Saturday. Why go: Before the egg hunt, kids will be able to make crafts, decorate a bird feeder and receive free tree seedlings. This egg hunt is a fundraiser for the equine therapy at the park, which helps children with physical and mental disabilities interact with and ride the horses kept at Longview Farm Park. The event will be dog friendly with dog treats on hand. Pricing: The cost for the Easter egg hunt is $10 per participant as part of a fundraiser for Longview Equine Therapy. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED - COTTON BABIES: GREAT CLOTH DIAPER CHANGE TOP FIVE WAYS TO LOWER YOUR …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Take the kids to one of these local Easter Egg Hunts for a hopping good time.
You don't have to look or drive far this weekend to find an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Town and Country - Manchester Patch found the following taking place around West County. Be sure to double on the day of the event if it is raining. Longview Farm Park, 13525 Clayton Road, Town and Country West Hill Community Church, 13250 South Outer 40 Road, Town and Country Vlasis Park, Vlasis Park Drive, Ballwin St. Paul Lutheran Church, 829 N. Ballas Road, Des Peres St. John Church, 15800 Manchester Road, Ellisville.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Backyard entertaining combined with a little creativity and pastries will make your party a success.
The cherry blossoms and magnolias are blooming, all this rain has given us the gift of lush green lawns (and allergies). It is a perfect time to uncover the patio furniture and enjoy an Easter celebration outside. Spring cleaning is in order. Out with the old and in with the new. Refresh your home with new table linens from Bed, Bath & Beyond or a fresh coat of citrus green paint in the kitchen or dining room. If paint is too much of a commitment, throw pillows or patio chair cushions in vibrant colors of the season can do the trick. Invite friends and family, especially kids, and throw an egg-decorating party. Serve sweet pastries with seasonal fruit, cocktails, a dry rose wine, sweet tea or lemonade. Whenever holiday crafts present …