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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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Spud Point Crab Company

Bodega Bay California is known as the setting for Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, The Birds, but also the site of the best clam chowder and crab sandwiches.

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Ninety-Five and Counting

My mom turned ninety-five recently and impressed us when she blew out all the candles in one big effort, although the smoke alarm did go off…

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Cooking after the Concert

After recovering from the excitement of the Paul McCartney concert, it was time to start cooking again. Finnish cooking, that is!

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We Loved Him, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

The Paul McCartney One on One Tour was the highlight of my recent trip to New York City! This post has nothing to do with food, but who cares? It’s Paul!

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