Saturday, December 22, 2012
Bryan Blasingame of Ladue, Director of Visual Design has all the best tips for the holidays.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 22, 2012
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Information was provided by Butler's Pantry Catering: When hosting friends and family for the holidays, not only do you want to “wow” your guests with the menu, you also want your home to look festive and well-decorated for the season. Butler’s Pantry Director of Visual Design, Brian Blasingame, offers decorating tips for the holidays. For more tips and decorating ideas this season, visit www.butlerspantry.com.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
WUSTL obesity prevention experts offer tips to navigate the holidays.
There’s nothing wrong with a cookie or a glass of eggnog at the holidays, says Debra Haire-Joshu, PhD, director of the Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research and the Center for Diabetes Translation Research at Washington University in St. Louis and associate dean for research at the Brown School. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The key, Haire-Joshu said, is balance. “The holidays are a great time of the year – time spent with family and friends – and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t enjoy them,” Haire-Joshu said. “But the key is to balance those treats with healthy habits and choices. “Drink more water. Reduce portions. Limit TV viewing and keep moving. All these things can add balance and …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Interior designer Patrice Munden gives tips on enhancing your home in order to increase its value on the market.
With the real estate market flooded with houses for sale and record low home prices, a buyers-market is in full-swing. If you are planning to sell your Manchester or Town and Country home soon, it pays to know which renovations and additions will increase the value of your property. Knowing if the money that you spend to fix-up your current home will pay off when it comes time to put it on the real estate market can put you way ahead in the real-estate game. When you are completing renovations on your home with the intention of selling it, make sure they are done properly and are clearly of good quality. Using a professional to do the work will not only give you the quality final product you want, but will also ensure that a building …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A selection of easy-to-make and take tailgating items.
It's that time of year when tailgating is a top priority. Whether you're heading to a Parkway, Westminster, CBC or Rams game, you've got to have great tasting food if you'll be found out in the parking lot. (Read Previous Article: Win-Win Tailgate Strategies for the Local Games) Following are a few easy to make and amazing to taste recipes to help you get through the tailgating season. Zesty 100-Yard Bites Mix mayo, Sriracha and lime juice in a small bowl. Spread each bun with 1/2 tablespoon (1 1/2 teaspoons) mayo mixture. Fill each bun with 1 folded slice each ham and roast beef, a cheese slice quarter, tomato slice and pickle. Top each bun with a small decorative bamboo skewer, skewered with an olive. Makes 12 servings. Potato Dog Skins …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Looking for a fast food alternatives? Think Pasta. Pasta is fast-fix, affordable crowd pleaser that offers a variety of options that can make everyday fall suppers super.
Fast food doesn’t necessary have to mean a bag of burgers and fries. If you’re in a crunch for time turn to pasta. From start to finish most pastas can be cooked, sauced and served in less than 30 minutes. “ It’s doesn’t take long to cook pasta but you have to cook it right,” said Michael Viviano, owner of Viviano’s Festa Italiano. “The secret to making good pasta is easy - don’t over cook it. It has to be al dente, which means it’s a little firm on the inside and a little soft on the outside.” Cooking times will vary depending on the pasta cut (shape). Pasta made with whole-wheat will take longer to cook than traditional pasta produced from semolina flour. No matter the cut or flour type, pasta producers recommend using 2 quarts of water …