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Little Goat 7

Girl in the Kitchen

Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, also of Girl and the Goat and Little Goat restaurants in Chicago, has this great cookbook!

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Charleston Mud Hen Cookies 3

Lisa from Conroe

Come and meet my new follower and friend, “Lisa from Conroe.” She sent me a box of books, one with a recipe with the intriguing name of “Mud Hens.”

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Chicago Polish Sausage 7

It’s Casimir Pulaski Day!

Don’t know who Casimir Pulaski is? You might not unless you live around Chicago where he is celebrated. It’s a day to enjoy Polish sausage too!

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Lentil Soup with Dill 2

Lemony Lentil Soup with Dill

This delicious and healthy lentil soup is a perfect meal for National Nutrition Month.

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Peanut Butter Jumbo Cookies 3

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Everyone claims to have the best peanut butter cookie recipe. These large size ones just happen to be my husband’s favorite.

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Dorothy Reinhold Blackout Cookies 2

The Shockingly Wonderful Dorothy Reinhold

Dorothy Reinhold writes a popular blog called “Shockingly Delicious.” Dorothy sent me a box of cookbooks that included these wonderful “Black-Out” cookies.

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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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