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This holiday season, the Post-Dispatch continues its tradition of holding a contest to determine the best homemade cookies in the region. Our readers and editors will select their favorites to appear in our annual cookie section on Dec. 6.

This holiday season, the Post-Dispatch continues its tradition of holding a contest to determine the best homemade cookies in the region. Our readers and editors will select their favorites to appear in our annual cookie section on Dec. 6.

Lime and Black Pepper Cookies

Recipe: Lime and black pepper cookies

Sugar and spice make everything, even these lime and pepper cookies taste nice.

Here is a Bread Pudding recipe from LoRussos Cucina, the Italian restaurant close to the Hill in St. Louis.

Here is a Bread Pudding recipe from LoRussos Cucina, located close to "The Hill" in St. This place is wonderful!

Candied pecans

These pecans are sweet, salty and a little spicy -- and completely addictive. While the recipe takes time to make, most of that is unattended.

Praline Meringue Puffs

Food writer Dan Neman takes to the test kitchen of the Post-Dispatch to bring us some holiday cookies, then our readers share their contest-winning favorites.

To this simple strawberry ice cream we add delicious lemon- and mint-infused tuiles and homemade strawberry jam to highlight early-summer flavors. (Photo by Jennifer Silverberg)

The act of making your own ice cream not only ushers into your home the approach of summer but also impresses guests who assume this store-bought staple is a culinary

Oat and Cranberry Monster Cookies

Special Request: Mercy's Monster Cookies have 'wholesome taste'

Donuts & Coffee around STL (So Yum)

Here are five great coffee and donut picks from around St. Love that sweet, lazy weekend. (Photo by Jonathan Gayman)

Lemon Jumbles

First up were Lemon Jumbles, which are lemon-kissed sugar cookies in the form of rings, like life savers. I’m not the most dexterous of cookie bakers, and most of my

We're looking for St. Louis' best kid chefs : Lifestyles

Kids 8 to 13 years old can show off their cooking skills live on Fox 2 in the Post-Dispatch's Kid Chef contest.