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It’s National Burger Day!

National Burger Day is right around Memorial Day when many people enjoy grilling outdoors. Here is an award-winning burger to try this weekend!

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Nana’s Cake

“Nana’s Cake” is a winning cheesecake from a local cooking contest that I judged years ago, and was our Easter dessert yesterday.

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Italy Part 3: Masseria Altemura

Our trip to Zonin’s estate Masseria Altemura was to celebrate their inauguration. It was a grand party in every way!

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Sphere Magazine, May 1973

This month, the vintage Sphere Magazine from May of 1973 features a rich citrus cake and recipes from the California wine country.

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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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Into the Woods….but not the movie

Here is a look back at one of my favorite dining experiences of 2014. Michelin-starred Elizabeth restaurant in Chicago needs to be on your list for 2015.

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The Slanted Door

The Slanted Door in San Francisco was recently named the best restaurant in America at the James Beard Awards. So of course I had to go there, right?

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The Snowball Treat of Tchoupitoulas Street

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz in New Orleans, Louisiana is believed to be the oldest snowball stand in the United States. It has been operated continuously by the Hansen family since it’s opening in the 1930’s.

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