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Pots and Pans at Housewares Show

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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China Cabinet Chicago tea cup 2

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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Ginger cookies on wedding plate

Simple, Crispy Christmas Cookies

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

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Bread centerpiece Dorothy's slippers

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 Country Fair Cookbook

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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