Author Archives: Sharon Kenny

Ramen – Not Your College Dinner

I’m sure that many of you, like me, spent a number of years eating ramen noodles as a regular part of your diet. Some people I’ve talked to said it was a sure-fire hangover cure while they were in college. I found it just a quick and easy, inexpensive meal when I was young, had no time and even less ...

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Best of 2015 – The Final Chapter

What better way to start the New Year off than to talk about the best desserts of the past year? I’ll admit that I’m more of a savory lover than sweet. I’d rather eat an appetizer than a dessert so a dessert has to be very special to grab my attention. Unfortunately these days there are too many pre-made desserts ...

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Best of Naples 2015 – Part two!

Last week I wrote about my favorite burgers and sandwiches in 2015. This week it’s appetizers. Or appetizers as a main course! I find that the appetizers are often the most imaginative and flavorful part of a restaurant menu. If I’m not excited by anything on the main course side of the menu, instead I’ll order a series of appetizers. ...

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Best of 2015 – Part One

Well it’s the end of the year. Time to reflect back on favorite dishes from 2015. Let’s start with casual burgers and sandwiches. My favorite burger of all time was a Guy Fieri burger on the Carnival Breeze cruise ship out of Miami this summer. Maybe it was the Caribbean sunshine on the deck of the cruise ship, maybe it ...

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Best Chains for the Road

I’ve been travelling a lot lately and inevitably find myself looking for a great place to eat. My first choice is always to look for a good locally-owned restaurant but sometimes that isn’t available, convenient or easy to find. That’s when I seek out my favorite chains. These are my go-to favorites:   Bricktops is expanding throughout the Southern States. ...

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St Louis Restaurant Renaissance

I was in St. Louis last week and was delighted to see that the restaurants have grown in selection and variety tremendously since I lived there 15 years ago.  As it always was, the best restaurants are still in the Central West End and Clayton areas but restaurateurs are discovering great spaces in the downtown and midtown areas.  St. Louis always had ...

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Norman Love cake pops

I think Norman Love cake pops may be the most perfect dessert ever.  Individual sized, keep for a week, these are moist and flavorful morsels of cake wrapped in a not-too-sweet icing.

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