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Soup book with soup

Revisiting Bakery Lane Soup Bowl

I love revisiting favorite old cookbooks. Bakery Lane Soup Bowl is perfect for the cool weather with all kinds of soups like this comforting broccoli soup!

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Our heat wave is still ongoing, so you know what that means. Another day of a cold salad and not turning on the oven. How about a Chinese Chicken Salad?

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Cobb Salad tossed

Cool Cobb Salad for a Heat Wave

We are having a heat wave in Chicago! When it’s this hot, a refreshing chilled and colorful Cobb Salad really hits the spot.

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Italy: Lecce, Part 2

Day 2 in Lecce brings dinner in a dazzling 16th century castle built around a 12th century Norman tower.

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Lecce hotel view

Italy: Five Days in Paradise

Come with me on a trip to Italy. My blogs for the next two weeks will be about a life-changing visit to Southern Italy.

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Southern Cooking at The Loveless Cafe

What happens when my daughter Kara and her husband take a Finnish cousin and friends to a famous Southern cafe? Let’s just say there were no lingonberries!

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Trace Key Lime Pie with candle

Another Birthday, New Restaurant

Our charming village of Libertyville is fast becoming a popular restaurant town. We decided to celebrate my birthday yesterday at one of the newest places.

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Fulton paint jar wall

Food Meets Art

Fulton Market Kitchen is a unique Chicago dining experience where food meets art in the best way possible; on the walls and on the plates!

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