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Dumplings closer up with dips

Sphere Magazine, February 1973

I know.. it’s not February. I am behind on my monthly vintage Sphere magazine reports, but wait until you get the recipe for these steamed pork dumplings!

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After the Snow, the Show was Amazing!

Not snow nor planes skidding off runways could keep my daughter Kristina and I from attending the annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago!

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jet skid

Home & Housewares Show Weekend!

This is why Kristina is not here yet for the Home & Housewares Show!

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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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New Cookbook Giveaway and a Grilling Winner!

We have a grilling winner and a new cookbook giveaway!

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HH Marsala Peppercorn Tri Trip Kabobs

A Special Grilling Giveaway for This Week!

Instead of a cookbook today, I have a special giveaway just in time for tail-gating and outdoor fall grilling!

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Vincent Price, a Ghost Doll, and a Pile of Cookbooks

I found a ghost doll, a Vincent Price cookbook (is there a connection?), a German deli, and piles of cookbooks. And how was your weekend?

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Cafe Du Monde and the Beignets

Cafe Du Monde original Coffee Stand serves cafe au lait and hot beignets 24 hours a day year round. This New Orleans landmark has been located in the French Market since 1862.

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