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Holiday Cranberry Loaf

Today is National Cranberry Day! How about a fabulous Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread?

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Easy Shrimp Appetizer for the Holidays

Here is an easy make-ahead shrimp appetizer for Thanksgiving and the busy holidays and party times ahead.

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Kid Chef Bakes

If you want to encourage the young people in your life to get excited about cooking, Kid Chef Bakes is the book for you!

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Snowy Saturday Seafood Chowder

A cold and snowy Chicago day needs a warm and comforting chowder.

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Eggplant Provencal

I am playing catch-up with my monthly Sphere magazine blogs since the flood. Here is a recipe from August/September 1975.

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The Lives of Cookbooks

Cookbooks are coming to me in such varied ways, sometimes with a whisper of someone from the past.

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Chicken with Swiss Chard and Sausage Stuffing

A roasting chicken with a Swiss chard and sausage stuffing will give your kitchen a heavenly aroma!

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National Pumpkin Day

Today is National Pumpkin Day, but I am not ready to make my traditional pie until Thanksgiving. Instead, how about an easy “Impossible Pumpkin Pie?”

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