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International Home and Housewares Show 2014, Part Two

Part Two of the International Home and Housewares Show will be all about some of the new and inventive products, many not even available yet in stores. Which one will be your favorite?

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International Home and Housewares Show 2014

There is so much to do and see at the annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, that I have to divide up the blogs into two parts: Part One today will be people, places, and events, followed by Part Two sometime soon about the products.

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Eataly Chicago

Eataly is now open in Chicago! I could have spent all day there…

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Coming Up: The Home and Housewares Show!

How would you like to have a wall of pots and pans like these? Stay tuned for my upcoming report at the International Home and Housewares Show!

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Treasures of the China Cabinet

What is one to do while being snowed in the past month? How about cleaning the china cabinet?

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Simple, Crispy Christmas Cookies

Merry Christmas, everyone! Here are a couple of our family favorites.

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The National Festival of Breads Contest

If I click my heels three times, do you think I can go back to Kansas?  I would do it in a heartbeat, especially to “The Little Apple” AKA Manhattan, Kansas, site of the National Festival of Breads contest sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, King Arthur Flour, and Fleischmann’s Yeast.  All involved in this contest […]

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The American Tradition of Country Fairs

Just hearing the words “country fairs” brings up visions of pies, cakes, canned goods, and homemade breads all lined up for viewing and judging.   One of my earliest ventures in competitive cooking started with our local fair over thirty years ago.  I would get up on those hot July mornings and bake for a couple of […]

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