Happy New Year! Rhubarb and Honey’s Top Ten Posts of 2011

The last few hours of 2011 are upon us, and I’m guessing that you, like me, are gearing up for both your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day festivities. The Chef and I are heading to one of our favorite St. Louis restaurants, Truffles, for an intimate dinner tonight, then we’ll be ringing in [...]

Happy Holidays from Rhubarb and Honey

“All right, you guys, just permit me one sentimental moment here, will you? I have something to say. Christmas. It’s not the giving, it’s not the getting, it’s the loving. There, I said it. Now get outta here.” ~ Garfield, The Cat Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous [...]

Baked Artichoke and Cannellini Bean Dip

Artichoke and Cannellini Bean Dip

Here we go again … it’s Secret Recipe Club time! Faithful readers of Rhubarb and Honey know that I’ve been participating in The Secret Recipe Club for awhile now. The idea of The Secret Recipe Club is similar to other blog exchanges in that each participating blogger is assigned another participating blog to make a [...]

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Cranberry Orange Pecan Cookies

Orange Cranberry Pecan Cookies

Dozens and dozens (and dozens!) of cookies have been baked in the Rhubarb and Honey kitchen lately. Why so many cookies you ask? Well, it is cookie exchange season … and I’m happy to be able to finally share my first cookie exchange cookie recipe with you. A few weeks ago, the Interwebs were buzzing [...]

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Neiman Marcus Dip

Neiman Marcus Dip

My mother-in-law recently celebrated her 60th birthday, and “the kids” all got together to throw a party for her. While brainstorming recipes, my sister-in-law threw out “Neiman Marcus Dip” as a suggestion, and I immediately remembered my long-forgotten love for this recipe. A delightful combination of almonds, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onion, and mayo, Neiman [...]

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A Taste of Stone Soup Cottage and A Cookbook Giveaway

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I’ve never actually dined at Stone Soup Cottage, but I’ve had the good fortune to taste Chef Carl McConnell’s food on two separate occasions … and that was enough to know exactly why his award-winning restaurant is booked for months in advance. Stone Soup Cottage, voted “Restaurant of the Year” in 2010 by St. Louis [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

“That’s the day people celebrate food by eating as much of it as possible. Yes! That’s the day they try to eat every turkey, pumpkin, and cranberry on the face of the earth. It’s a tradition. And you know how I LOVE tradition!” ~ Garfield The Cat, describing Thanksgiving Ah, Thanksgiving … my favorite holiday [...]

Crash Hots and Braised Red Cabbage

Crash Hot Potatoes and Braised Red Cabbage

Here we go again … it’s Secret Recipe Club time! Faithful readers of Rhubarb and Honey know that I’ve been participating in The Secret Recipe Club for awhile now. The idea of The Secret Recipe Club is similar to other blog exchanges in that each participating blogger is assigned another participating blog to make a [...]

Goin’ Fishin’: A Recipe for Trout en Papillote

Rockbridge Rainbow Trout and Game Ranch

A few weekends ago, The Chef had a rare three days off so we packed up the car and hit the road. Our destination? Rockbridge Rainbow Trout and Game Ranch in Rockbridge, Missouri, for a little bit of fishin’. And before you ask, yes, I fished … and I baited my own hook and took [...]

Happy Halloween! Pretzel Mummies!

Pretzel Mummies

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.” ~Author Unknown Truth be told, I’ve never been much of a Halloween person, but since my nephews came along, I’ve definitely gotten a bit more into it … and I can’t wait to see them in their Halloween [...]

Spinach and Feta Phyllo Cups

Spinach Phyllo Cups

Yes, folks … it’s that time again … time for another installment of The Secret Recipe Club! Faithful readers of Rhubarb and Honey know that I’ve been participating in The Secret Recipe Club for the last few months. The idea of The Secret Recipe Club is similar to other blog exchanges in that each participating [...]

Popcorn “Baseballs” or Let’s Go, Cardinals!

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

“Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack, I don’t care if I never get back, Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don’t win it’s a shame. For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out, At the old [...]

Happy Fall, Y’all! A Recipe for PayDay Candy Mix

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“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ~ Carol Bishop Hipps” I love Fall. Leaves changing to bright orange, yellow, and red … cool, crisp days perfect for a light sweater and woolen scarf … trips to the pumpkin patch … it’s my favorite season, hands [...]

Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread

Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread

Yes, folks … it’s that time again … time for another installment of The Secret Recipe Club! Faithful readers of Rhubarb and Honey know that I’ve been participating in The Secret Recipe Club for the last few months. The idea of The Secret Recipe Club is similar to other blog exchanges in that each participating [...]

“Pork and Beans”

Pork and Beans

Last Christmas Eve, the cooking reins were (reluctantly) turned over to my brother, my sister-in-law, The Chef, and I. Since we were now in charge (oh boy!), we decided to veer from the family’s traditional Christmas Eve meal (uh oh!) and create a Southern-themed menu for the evening. The recipe for one of the dishes [...]

The Food Outreach Hunger Challenge Concludes

On Friday, our participation in the Food Outreach Hunger Challenge concluded. I had planned to spend the evening blogging about the final days of challenge, but after some initial attempts at this post, I decided I needed to take a step back and truly think about the lessons I learned over the past five days. [...]

The Food Outreach Hunger Challenge Continues

Spicy Southwest Bean Soup

After a rough start to the Food Outreach Hunger Challenge, I am happy to report that days 2 and 3 of the challenge have been a bit brighter for The Chef and I (to learn more about our participation in the hunger challenge, read my introductory post for all of the details). Our planned menus [...]

The Food Outreach Hunger Challenge: Day 1

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As I mentioned previously, The Chef and I are participating in Food Outreach’s $29 Hunger Challenge, in which we’ll attempt to eat nutritiously over a period of 7 days on only $29 each (the average weekly food stamp allowance here in Missouri). We chose today as day 1 of our challenge … and to say [...]