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Evening in Paris perfume bottles

Mother’s Day 2018

When I was in grade school, I thought this perfume was the most wonderful Mother’s Day gift I could give my mom. There’s something much more exciting this year in her life.

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Marimekko bag

Finns Bearing Gifts

When a FInnish cousin comes to visit carrying a Marimekko bag, you know good things are inside! Come take a peek!

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W-S Fish cookbook 2

Birthday Love

Thank you family, friends, and readers for a birthday weekend of love and togetherness. But you know it also involved some cookbooks for The Culinary Cellar!

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Chocolate Surprise Bars 2

Chocolate Pecan Bars

While cheering on Loyola in the Final Four March Madness last week, my husband had to have some cookies to munch on. These were a winner!

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Nutmeg Muffins 3

Easter Morning Nutmeg Muffins

I woke up craving muffins for Easter morning and decided on ones that burst with freshly grated nutmeg!

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Poppy Seed Banana Bread 1

National Banana Bread Day

To celebrate National Banana Bread Day, here is an old recipe from Helen Johnson Vanni, my mother-in-law.

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Lolly Mager Molasses Taffy Sticky Buns 5

Cookbooks From My Yooper Cousin

Don’t know what a Yooper is? Don’t worry, it’s a good thing! This Yooper gave me cookbooks with great recipes, including molasses sticky buns!

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Happy 8th Birthday to The Culinary Cellar!

Thank you to all my readers for keeping up the past eight years!

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