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Sphere Magazine, November 1973

Fall is definitely in the air this November 1973 Sphere magazine issue, along with numerous ideas for Thanksgiving feasts and beautiful holiday breads.

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Almond pie side view

Sphere Magazine, September 1973

My monthly Sphere magazine report includes articles on Greek cooking, clam bakes, the crochet craze, meatballs, casseroles, and this creamy almond pie!

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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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Anzac on plate

Take a Hike! (with some good food)

It’s summer and time to enjoy the great outdoors, like camping or hiking. But what food to take along? Here are some great (and gourmet!) ideas.

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French Nut Sticks 2 stacked

A Vintage “French” Cookie

Not sure why this vintage cookie from a 1940’s cookbook is called “French” but it’s a very interesting little cookie! It’s baked twice but is not biscotti.

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Iowa pudding cake on cookbook page

Next Up from Iowa….

Over the weekend, I couldn’t stop looking through the 1949 Iowa cookbook I wrote about on my last blog. There are so many recipes to try! Here’s another.

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The Comfort of Homemade Noodles

To our family, nothing is more comforting on a cold winter’s day than my great aunt Margie’s homemade noodles.

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