Happy Birthday to my brother Paul!

Aren’t big brothers the best? I know mine is!

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Next Up from Iowa….

Over the weekend, I couldn’t stop looking through the 1949 Iowa cookbook I wrote about on my last blog. There are so many recipes to try! Here’s another.

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Sugar Cookies from Iowa, 1949

Some of the best cookie makers are from Iowa. I know because I grew up with one of them.

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Another Birthday, New Restaurant

Our charming village of Libertyville is fast becoming a popular restaurant town. We decided to celebrate my birthday yesterday at one of the newest places.

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The Wild Forager of Finland

Chef Sami Tallberg forages wild herbs across the Finnish countryside and works his culinary magic to put nature on a plate.

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Good Grief Cooking

Lisa Keys is the bravest woman I know. Lisa has dealt with the tragic death of her beloved son through cooking and writing her blog, “Good Grief Cook.”

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Sphere Magazine, April 1973

April 1973 Sphere magazine is about Southern cooking, and since my daughter just moved to the Deep South, I’ll dedicate this issue and pie recipe to her!

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Sphere Magazine, March 1973

March 1973 Sphere magazine takes us from the history of the artichoke to the “new” microwave ovens; springtime cooking; and a honey cake from a Jewish mom.

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