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St. Charles Christmas Traditions: Bring the Holiday Season to Life

From the moment you step out of your car and onto the cobblestones of Saint Charles’ Historic Main Street, it begins. Time slips away and, regardless of your age, childhood returns as Christmas Traditions come to life. Breathe deeply. Do you smell the evergreen boughs draped across shop doors, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, the scent of freshly baked cookies wafting on a breeze? Listen. Can you hear them? Carolers are singing as they stroll along the street, Jack Frost is up to mischief and Santa Claus is chuckling a deep “Ho! Ho! Ho!” From Nov. 25 through Dec. ...

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Christmas Traditions: Your Chance to Dream Again

“I wanna see Christmas through your eyes; I want everything to be the way it used to be …” If you can relate to Gloria Estefan when she sings “Christmas Through Your Eyes,” then you owe it to yourself to head to Historic Main Street and experience the wonder that is Saint Charles Christmas Traditions. Come with the kids – borrow some if you have to – and watch as they exclaim over meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus. Share in their delight as they meet and greet more than 40 Legends of Christmas, including Jack Frost, Susie Snowflake, the Sugar ...

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate!

Cottleville Think you have the best-looking light display in Cottleville? Here’s your chance to prove it. Enter the city’s Christmas Light Contest. There is no application or entry fee required and all residents, businesses and organizations within the city limits are eligible. Judging takes place the week of Dec. 11-14, so make certain to keep the lights on from dusk until 9 p.m. A congratulatory sign will be placed in the yards of the first-, second- and third-place winners on Dec. 15. For more information, call (636) 498-6565 or visit www.cityofcottleville.com. Lake Saint Louis The Meadows at Lake Saint Louis, ...

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Cabos Cantina where authentic flavors are the heart of the plate

By SUZANNE CORBETT Something different and unique is what restaurateur David Fuentes promises his guests when they visit Cabos Cantina, St. Peter’s most authentic Mexican grill restaurant. “When we opened, we always talked about making it different,” said Fuentes, whose new streamlined menu features influences from Mexico’s Jalisco and Veracruz regions along with Fuentes family recipes. “We make sure every plate is unique by taking the extra time to do it right and that starts with sourcing authentic ingredients. People today know what those traditional ingredients are and they can taste the difference.” That difference begins with the hand prep ...

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Simple, satisfying harvest recipes

By VICKI AMSINGER Author of A Table at RobertRidge www.atableatrobertridge.blogspot.com Fresh Apple Cake with Buttermilk Glaze Chilly days in autumn call for comfort food and this recipe takes the cake. Ingredients for cake: 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup applesauce 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups flour [I used Glutino® all purpose flour, but regular all purpose flour will work fine] 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 1/2 cups chopped apples [from about 3-4 peeled and cored apples – any kind is ...

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