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Sauerkraut Salad

Is sauerkraut a dieter's friend? You bet. It's just cabbage with layers of flavor and virtually no calories. Enjoy it here in an old-fashioned salad updated -- yes, that's "new" fashioned -- to be lighter and brighter and more healthful and, naturally, more delicious too. Modern cooks, read on! We love our convenience products, the ones that deliver supper to the table almost by themselves.But for the label-readers among us, dismay sets in. Too often, the cost of convenience is long lists of scientific-sounding ingredients and unhealthful ingredients to avoid like trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup.Meet sauerkraut, our new friend, simple cabbage that’s fermented. Rinsed, think of sauerkraut as naked coleslaw. Chopped, think of it as salad awaiting the fixings.Church-style cookbooks list quick salads favored at family meals and potlucks. Their traditional sauerkraut salad recipes call for cups of oil and sugar. My contemporary sauerkraut salad is fresh and li…

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler: A Spring Classic

Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic spring pair, usually in pie, here in a rustic cobbler with a sweet and slightly crunchy topping that thanks to cornmeal, has slight heft, and to lemon zest, a pleasing brightness. Grown men have been known to, well, groan, over this addictive, easy dessert. First published in 2008, such a favorite, republished 2013
COMPLIMENTS!
"May I just say, gorgeous?!!" ~ Karen
"Who knew rhubarb could be so delish?!" Lelo in NoPo
"...delicious beyond words." Cher
‘Best baseball in the country’. Such is the appraisal of hometown baseball here in St Louis. Even amid the fustle about steroids and stats, salaries and our new stadium, St. Louis fans remain Redbird-loyal, game-smart and fair-minded toward opponents.In summer, Moms tow kids downtown for weekday day games. Grown women, mothers themselves now, remember precious hours with their fathers at the old Busch Stadium, learning how to keep score and the strategy behind bunts and be…