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Full House, Full Hearts

Hearts were full and love was in abundance when our first grandchild was baptized. It was a joyous and blessed celebration like no other.

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Sphere Magazine, March 1975

This entire issue of Sphere Magazine, March 1975 is dedicated to Finland! Featured are the foods, people, customs, and home life of the Finnish people.

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Uglesich’s Restaurant Cookbook

Uglesich’s Restaurant was a legend in New Orleans, but the recipes are found in this wonderful cookbook. See what we made!

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International Home and Housewares Show 2017

As always, The annual International Home and Housewares Show held in Chicago was a huge hit and definitely a fun weekend!

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Time for the Green Chicago River

If the Chicago River is green, then it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day when everyone is Irish!

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No Bake “Cousin” Cookies

Cousin Cookies are no bake cookies with a fun story that traveled through the decades and across an ocean, bringing cousins together.

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Christmas Stollen

If Christmas is near, then it’s time to make stollen. I found the most amazing recipe in a Bavarian cookbook. I wish you could taste it!

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Weekend Catch

While I was home watching the series repeat of Downton Abbey, my husband was reeling in some big fish from the depths of Lake Superior in Upper Michigan.

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