• Whole unbaked peach pie with basil cream cheese crust on wooden table, with black tea towel and small bowl of demerara sugar and spoon. Pie has plaid lattice.

    Peach Pie with Basil Cream Cheese Crust

    “Moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches…” Ok, so I’m not actually moving to the country, this is just the song I sing to myself when making this peach pie with basil cream cheese crust. I have always been a city girl at heart, even when I didn’t live in a city. But I must say this pandemic has been the first time that a country life looked appealing to me. I started growing herbs on my balcony during the shelter-in-place order and Y’all… they’re STILL ALIVE!!! This might not be a big deal to you but for me, this is a Big Deal. I’ve developed a…

  • Traditional St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

    Gooey Butter Cake is AMAZING! Don’t Let the Name Fool You!

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of Gooey Butter Cake! I was floored by the number of people who had never heard of or tried gooey butter cake before. Apparently, it is one of those regional things, and gooey butter cake is a St. Louis tradition. It certainly does encapsulate St. Louis style food: cheap, fattening, and delicious. Like Imo’s pizza, and toasted ravioli (the meat kind, not the ricotta filled┬ábastardization they serve in Chicago. Sorry Chicago, I love you, but you got this one terribly wrong). A note on the pizza, while we’re on the subject. A lot of people think that St. Louis style pizza just means…