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Lecce wine tasting stairway with candles

Coming Soon, To A Blog Near You…

Where is this beautiful stairway? You’ll find out soon!

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Cake Boss wedding dress giant cake

An Incredible Wedding Cake

June is a traditional month for weddings.  Magazines are filled with ideas for the perfect wedding, including the cake.  But I have never seen a cake like this one from “The Cake Boss.”  Yes, it is actually a real cake.  This one doesn’t even seem real!  Where in the world do you start cutting it?  […]

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Birthday cake sliced

A Slice of Laughter

Today is my birthday.  And as we age, sometimes we like to forget birthdays, especially as the numbers keep going up.  But when a birthday cake can bring tears of laughter instead of tears of growing old, it’s a good thing.  My birthday cake from today will make me laugh for a long time to […]

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Rain, Snow, Floods, and a Birthday

I have been sitting here trying to figure out what to write about for my next blog when a message just came through on my Facebook page.   My sweet youngest daughter wrote the following post before going to bed: I cannot wait to go home tomorrow to celebrate my Momma’s birthday! It doesn’t matter how old […]

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A Hollywood Face Lift

Welcome to the new Culinary Cellar!  I moved my blog to WordPress, and as you can see, it looks a little different, but modern and updated.  You might even say it has had a face lift.  But not any face lift;  it was done by Andrew Wilder of Blog Tutor in Los Angeles.   There are parts […]

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It’s Time for the Housewares Show!

This weekend is the annual International Home and Housewares Show at McCormick Place in Chicago.  My daughter Kristina and I look forward to this fabulous show every year.  We find all the latest trends in cooking, appliances, and everything you would ever want in home products, in addition to watching all the celebrity chefs at the […]

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Diner Pancakes

  It’s a pancake kind of day.  Not that every day can’t be welcomed with a stack of steaming cakes, but today in the Chicago area, I am looking out onto a Winter Wonderland.  We received about nine inches of snow and it’s still coming down.  My husband got out the snow blower just to […]

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It’s Oscar Time Tonight!

Don’t forget the Academy Awards show tonight!  My daughter Kristina will be there and I’ll report back with all her inside info from the Red Carpet.  In the meantime, check out her blog with a guacamole recipe, inspired by a short film up for an Oscar, called “Fresh Guacamole” in the Short Film Animated Category.  […]

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