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~ We All Dream of Ice Cream ~

Written by Mary On July - 15 - 2014 0 Comment

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? In 1984, President Ronald Regan declared July to forever be the month of our favorite creamy frozen treat, with the third Sunday of the month being Ice Cream Day. Who are we to argue with this cause for celebration? And why would we want to? At The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery, we love to serve up a scoop alongside Read More…


~ A Fabulous Fourth! ~

Written by Mary On July - 1 - 2014 0 Comment

In case you haven’t noticed, I simply love holidays! Gathering for fun and food with family, friends, and community is simply one of my greatest joys in life. Independence Day is certainly no exception, and I’m sure that you have some exciting plans for the long weekend as well. I hope that you include a stop by our Kimmswick location for a huge slice of Levee High Apple Pie. After Read More…


~ A Berry Special Time! ~

Written by Mary On June - 17 - 2014 0 Comment

What’s your favorite thing about June? It is so much fun to attend the many weddings, graduation, Father’s Day and other special celebrations. We have been as busy as can be around here with the Kimmswick Strawberry Festival, Kids Karaoke, Father’s Day Car Show, and more. In all the hustle and bustle, you may have missed the all-important holidays of Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day on June 9 and Strawberry Short Read More…


~ Jump Into June ~

Written by Mary On June - 3 - 2014 0 Comment

 “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” (Al Bernstein) It has simply been a delightful spring in Kimmswick! We have enjoyed visits from both old and new friends. People from all over the area have been stopping by to see the celebratory cake for St. Louis’s 250th Birthday.  Many mothers and grandmothers joined their families around our tables for Mothers Day, and we enjoyed our first Kids Read More…


~ Summer Cooking ~

Written by Mary On May - 20 - 2014 0 Comment

Summer is on the way, bringing with it barbecues, picnics, and lots of on-the-go activities. We have so many events that we are sure you will enjoy: Strawberry Festival, a Father’s Day Car Show, Kids Karaoke, and more. I’ll share much more about these events in a future blog, but I wanted to take this moment to personally invite you to our charming town. We love meeting new friends and Read More…


~ Happy Mother’s Day 2014! ~

Written by Mary On May - 6 - 2014 0 Comment

It is often said that a mother holds her children’s hands for a while, but she holds their hearts forever. How true it is! My heart has always been held by my precious mother, even as she watches over me from above. In turn, I am so blessed to hold and be held by my darling children and grandchildren. Mother’s Day is upon us and we are eagerly preparing for Read More…


~ Looking Forward to May ~

Written by Mary On April - 22 - 2014 0 Comment

Hello dear friends! I hope that you had a wonderful Easter. We enjoyed a lovely holiday with family and friends. Of course, the Easter Bunny visited on Saturday and we had lots of adorable little ones here to visit with him. Folks are still stopping by to take a picture with the STL250 cake, and we greatly enjoy all the smiles it brings. What a nice celebration of such an Read More…


~ Celebrating Spring! ~

Written by Mary On April - 8 - 2014 2 Comments

Isn’t Missouri lovely in the spring? Of course, we usually see much rain at this time of year, but I’m looking forward to seeing the lovely spring trees and flowers blooming! It is a wonderful time to visit our quaint historic town of Kimmswick! While you’re visiting, stop by and see our part of the Cakeway to the West. I’m not talking about our bakery, which is filled with many Read More…


~ Paying It Forward ~

Written by Mary On March - 25 - 2014 0 Comment

Finally, spring has arrived! Doesn’t it put a smile on your face and a “spring” in your step? We will soon be as busy as bees here in Kimmswick, and I find the change in seasons a wonderful time to stop and reflect upon the goodness of life. Counting our blessings leads to much happiness, as does sharing with others. Many years ago, it became popular to talk about “paying Read More…


~ It’s Your Lucky Day! ~

Written by Mary On March - 11 - 2014 0 Comment

St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us. What a fun holiday! Don’t you love parades, all things green, special food (of course), and great wishes for luck to all? It is also a wonderful time to reflect upon all the things I hold dear. For I believe that I am not simply lucky, but rather I am blessed – blessed with a wonderful family, dear friends, and a very special Read More…