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Secretary of the Interior March 2014

The first time I saw a cast-iron skillet was at a friend’s house in Texas a couple of decades ago. My kind friend was always having international students over for some type of southern meal. As so... Read more

Design

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Refreshing your home with some spring cleaning? While you’re at it, amp up your décor with stylish furniture and accessories from these five new home stores that have opened in the past year.   ... Read more

Design

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Photography by Reed Radcliffe

If you’ve recently uncovered a pot of gold, you may wish to invest a chunk of it in this three-plus story, nearly 12,000-square-foot whopper of a home at 144 South Eatherton Road in Chesterfield ... Read more

Property

Enjoy the (albeit sporadic) warm weather and spend time outside with these free upcoming gardening classes sure to make your thumbs greener.   March 22: Are You a D.I.Y. Foodie? Get tips a... Read more

Outdoor Living

With many of my friends observing Lent, I thought it was time to put on my thinking cap and come up with some good meals that don’t require meat. Most of the dishes that I serve easily accommodate ... Read more

Design

One of the goals whenever I teach cooking class is to give my students as much tips and tricks as I can. One technique that I never get tired of is showing people how to debone a whole chicken or s... Read more

Design

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Courtesy of Janet McAfee Real Estate

Clayton is blessed with many, many lovely streets and neighborhoods but there are those—and I’m one of them—that rank Hillcrest near the top. And of the streets in the ’hood, Arundel has always b... Read more

Property

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Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

We all know about the Caroline Cole pillows the line that Joy Tribout named after one of her granddaughters. But Tribout’s shop, a.k.a. showroom (9719 Clayton, 314-692-9888, joytribout.com ) is so... Read more

Interior Design

Get the latest on the hottest properties on the market, local trends, buying and selling tips, and more with these local real-estate blogs.   Ted Wight’s St. Louis Style Realtor Ted Wight’... Read more

Property

We’ve enjoyed the crunch of eggrolls and the fresh, herbal flavors of summer rolls, but do you know what makes eggrolls crunchy and summer rolls soft? These texture differences come from the three ... Read more

Design

When selling your home, staging is key. Staging gives prospective buyers a better look at how they might fit their personal style into your home, and often leads to a quicker sale and higher sale p... Read more

Property

I recently purchased a professional Belgium waffle maker. I have a traditional waffle maker, which I use to make waffles to freeze so my kids can have them for breakfast on short notice, but I want... Read more

Design