Friday, December 21, 2012
Need a quick holiday cookie recipe? Make one of these for your parties this season.
One of the most important holiday questions to ask yourself is: What kind of cookies will you be baking for your get-togethers this season? From sweet to savory, holiday cookies come in all shapes and sizes. And what’s better than to top off a tray of cookies than a glass of homemade eggnog? You can also check out myrecipes.com to learn how to host a successful cookie swap and view more holiday cookie recipes. Eggnog In a saucepan over low heat combine milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a slow boil (this will take between 5-7 mins). Once the milk mixture starts to boil remove from heat and leave cinnamon stick in for a couple of minutes, then remove. Put egg yolks and sugar into a bowl. Using a hand held …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
More than 100 people broke into song at West County Center as Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus made an appearance.
More than 100 people participated in a flash mob over the weekend to remind shoppers at West County Center of the religious significance of Christmas. The majority of the mob included participants signing Christmas songs. The signing culminated in the appearance of the Holy Family. Jennie Marino and two friends were behind the event that took place Saturday. "I had seen a video done by a professional group of singers and thought it was a great idea. When I could not find a group doing something similar, I felt the Lord's leading to start one myself," Marino said. The flash mob started with a post on Facebook on Nov. 30. Marino and other organizers were able to pull the performance together in less than two weeks, including two rehearsals …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Eight homes were recognized in the city's annual lighting contest.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about shopping and maintaining a budget during the holidays in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about sticking to a budget for the holiday shopping season. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about wise holiday spending, but we needed a little help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Get involved in a local fundraiser to benefit local families of fallen heroes. Purchase ornaments at the Crestwood Police Department and other area retailers.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Eight homes were recognized in the city's annual lighting contest.
Itching to see a dazzling holiday lights display? You don't have to go far. The City of Sunset Hills recognized eight spirited homes, including the above "traffic stopper" on Sunset Bluff Court, as the winners of their 2012 Holiday Lights Contest. Monday night the city's Parks Board judged contest entrants; the winners were announced at Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting. This year's winners include: Do you know a Sunset Hills or Crestwood family whose fantastic holiday display should be recognized? Have them enter Patch's Deck the House Contest through Dec. 16!
Our dietician says to enjoy the tastes of the season - just do it in moderation.
Holiday eating is often a time of lots of cookies and candy and eating on the run, two behaviors that can pose a challenge to a goal of healthy eating. Have no fear you can enjoy your holiday treats and still keep a healthy eating plan. If you’re spending the next two weeks baking for holiday parties you know that cookies, cakes, bars and candy are plentiful not only in your house but also at work – after all that’s where we take those “too many to keep” items. Manage your sweet eating by trying these tips. When it comes to grabbing meals on the run, studies show that we make poorer food choices and we eat more when we aren’t focused on what we are eating. If your day is packed with work, decorating, baking and shopping make sure you keep…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Get involved in a local fundraiser to benefit local families of fallen heroes. Purchase ornaments at the Crestwood Police Department
If you are looking to help a good cause you can help area law enforcement families make it through the holiday season. Ornaments for Officers, a local fundraiser is selling new and gently used ornaments, and the proceeds go soley to The Backstoppers . The goal is to raise $60,000, according to the charity's local website. Ornaments donated to Ornaments for Officers will be displayed at a number of participating retailers, more than 300, until Christmas and will be sold for $9 each. The Backstoppers will use the proceeds to help support the families of fallen and injured local heroes. Here are some of the locations around Crestwood and Sunset Hills: To find a location nearest you click here to visit the Ornaments for Officers purchase …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk saving, budgeting and share their expertise with holiday shopping this week.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that means trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list without breaking the bank. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about budgeting and wise holiday spending, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local financial advisor, credit counselor or just consider yourself an expert at budgeting during the holidays, we want you to help answer these questions and more. You can let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Three public Menorah celebrations will illuminate University City and Chesterfield for Chanukah.
Chabad centers in St. Louis have announced Show-Me-Chanukah, a program designed to maximize awareness of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Chanukah. The program includes three Menorah displays throughout the region, with a public celebration at each on different nights of the holiday. The displays and events aim to highlight the history and traditional observances of Chanukah, which begins this year after nightfall on Saturday, Dec. 8 and lasts for eight days. The Market Pub House, located at 6655 Delmar Blvd., will be the site of the first public Menorah lighting, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. This event is sponsored by Chabad at Washington University. The program will include a Menorah lighting ceremony, live music and Chanukah Gelt (…