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Time for the Green Chicago River

If the Chicago River is green, then it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day when everyone is Irish!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My husband wanted some cookies to fill his favorite tin. How about soft and chewy oatmeal raisin?

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Hoppin’ John for Luck in the New Year

Hoppin’ John is traditionally served on New Year’s Day to bring good luck for the New Year. This version is baked and cut into squares!

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Cubano Sandwich from Christmas Leftovers

A 14-pound fresh ham from Christmas makes for a lot of leftovers, including a delicious Cubano sandwich!

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Christmas Stollen

If Christmas is near, then it’s time to make stollen. I found the most amazing recipe in a Bavarian cookbook. I wish you could taste it!

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Lost Recipes from Marion Cunningham

Marion Cunningham, who died in 2012 at the age of 90, was an enthusiastic advocate for home cooks and a mentor to many chefs.

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Classic Scandinavian Cooking

Classic Scandinavian Cooking by the great Nika Hazelton contains more than 200 recipes that will let you travel to Scandinavia without leaving your kitchen.

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The Dione Lucas Meat and Poultry Cookbook

Dione Lucas was the first woman to host her own cooking show on American television. I love her easy and fabulous pork chops from this cookbook.

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