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~ Welcome Autumn! ~

Written by Mary On September - 20 - 2016 0 Comment

It’s that time of year when all things turn pumpkin spice – lattes, teas, cookies, ice cream, cereals, bagels, English muffins and more. If the spice can be added, it is! And who am I to disagree, nothing feels more like home than the scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. With this in mind, I thought I would bring you a wonderful recipe from my cookbook, A Celebration of Read More…


Shop ’til Tea

Written by Mary On September - 6 - 2016 0 Comment

“It’s Fall Y’all!” Well, almost. September brings the beginning of cooler weather, changing colors and the many wonderful celebrations that autumn brings. In Kimmswick, we celebrate the beginning of the season with a lovely event: Shop ‘til Tea – It’s Fall Y’all! When tea parties come to mind, one often thinks of darling little girls, all dressed up in their mothers’ hats and pearls, pouring pretend cups of tea for Read More…


~Reason to Celebrate~

Written by Mary On August - 23 - 2016 0 Comment

“A party without a cake is just a meeting,” is a quote attributed to Julia Child. At The Blue Owl, we can’t help but agree. We often tell you about our amazing wedding cakes and adorable baby shower creations, but today I want to share something you may not know – we can make any occasion a special celebration with our delightful treats. Here are a few eye-catching examples:   Read More…


~ Keep Your Eyes on the Pies ~

Written by Mary On August - 9 - 2016 0 Comment

August is a time of long, hot, lazy days…except when it’s time for the 5Kimmswick. This summer, the annual race will take place on Saturday, August 20, beginning at 8am. Our goal for the 6th annual 5Kimmswick is to raise $30,000 to aid in the fight against ALS. This year’s race is a bittersweet one to our Blue Owl family, as we run in memory of our dear friend Nancy Read More…


~ Pokemon Go to Kimmswick ~

Written by Mary On July - 26 - 2016 0 Comment

The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery and The Blue Owl Sweet Shoppe are known for fun, food and friends. We serve hearty and homemade food at our restaurant and also enjoy creating amazing cakes and treats for weddings, showers, parties, and other events. During the summer months we gather for ice cream and karaoke, and in the winter months we find ourselves celebrating the holidays Kimmswick-style. Recently, the streets of Read More…


~ No Cooking Allowed ~

Written by Mary On July - 12 - 2016 0 Comment

Oh my! It is hot and humid here in Kimmswick and in the greater St. Louis area. It’s that time of year that people often say it’s too hot to cook, maybe even too hot to eat. When you get to that point (and if you haven’t, you will), you should know that at The Blue Owl it is never too hot to eat. We are always in the kitchen Read More…


~ Beat the Heat ~

Written by Mary On June - 28 - 2016 0 Comment

Summer in the St. Louis area is fun, busy, and truly HOT! We’re just over a week into the actual summer season, and have already seen several days with the heat index over 100 degrees. Today I’d like to share a few ideas that will help you enjoy delightful treats as you beat the sweltering heat. Bowl over your ice cream treat. When you’re hanging out at home, but a Read More…


~ Happy Father’s Day ~!

Written by Mary On June - 14 - 2016 0 Comment

Father’s Day is this Sunday. This year, as many of you know, the holiday is bittersweet for my family and for me. We said goodbye to my wonderful daddy on May 22. He was truly the most wonderful father, and I am beyond blessed to have celebrated him on many Father’s Day holidays. Seldon Stephen Eggleston Jr. was a loving, encouraging man who touched the lives of many people, most Read More…


The Kimmswick Strawberry Festival

Written by Mary On May - 31 - 2016 0 Comment

It is nearly time for the annual Kimmswick Strawberry Festival. We’re busy getting prepared for fun, friends, and food. Today, I’m sharing everything you need to know about the weekend so that you can be prepared as well. Just the facts: The Kimmswick Strawberry Festival takes place in downtown Kimmswick this Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. There is no admission fee. All the lovely people: This is the second largest Read More…


~ Welcoming Summer! ~

Written by Mary On May - 17 - 2016 0 Comment

Though summer has not officially arrived, we have had a few days that remind us that it is soon on the way. Area children are beginning summer break soon, graduates are celebrating, and we’re busily preparing for the Annual Kimmswick Strawberry Festival. Summer’s arrival means that you have many events to attend! That means that you’re surely looking for a crowd-pleasing dish to bring. With that in mind, I decided Read More…


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