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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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No Bake “Cousin” Cookies

Cousin Cookies are no bake cookies with a fun story that traveled through the decades and across an ocean, bringing cousins together.

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Recipes from the Old South

Lulu Paste

Lulu Paste is considered a Southern heirloom recipe from Richmond, Virginia. It is similar to pimiento cheese and tastes wonderful!

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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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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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The Dishes of Thanksgiving

And I don’t mean the food. I mean the dishes that hold the food and the utensils that made the food. To me, they are as essential as the family recipes.

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Sphere Magazine, November 1974

Looking for a stuffing idea for your Thanksgiving turkey? This issue of vintage Sphere has a delicious Pecan Stuffing with mushrooms and a touch of lemon.

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Pumpkin Caramel Kringle

If you have to ask what a kringle is, you are probably not from the Midwest. And if you know what a kringle is, you know you want one from Racine.

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