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Oh, Sphere, Where Art Thou?

Does anyone remember a magazine from the 70’s called “Sphere?”  It was a Betty Crocker magazine, but more on the gourmet side.  It had fabulous recipes, many of which I still use today.  Not only that, they had amazing photos, decorating ideas, a very unusual wedding cake, and even patterns for clothing.   My mother, who […]

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Kay Sullivan: Cookbook Collector Extraordinaire

Catherine H. “Kay” Sullivan was my hero.  We shared the passion of cookbooks, but Kay took it to a higher level.  Kay’s love of the culinary arts developed into a cookbook business which she called “Kay’s Treasured Kookbook Kollection.”  Kay loved opening up a cookbook and trying out a new recipe, but found equal pleasure […]

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Where Is Rosie When You Need Her?

Remember Rosie the robot maid from the Jetson’s?  You thought she was futuristic? Wait until you read this:www.technewsdaily.com/futuristic-kitchen-needs-no-pots-and-pans-0238A future kitchen concept was announced by Electrolux as a “compact, shape-shifting, all-in-one cooking station that aims to do away with pots and pans forever,” and the design calls for “an intelligent, amorphous, interchangeable cooking surface that adapts to users […]

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Lights! Camera! Party!

It’s Oscar night once again in Hollywood, this Sunday, March 7th.  For those of you who look for any excuse to party, the Academy Awards is the perfect time to go all out on the glitz and glamour.  You can make swanky finger foods, have champagne, and even roll out the red carpet -literally.  Find some inexpensive red […]

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Midwest Meat-and-Potatoes? Not Hardly!

I love everything about living in the Midwest.  Yes, even the snow.  I find the change of seasons invigorating.  There is the beauty of snow in winter, planting a garden in the spring, harvesting and preserving in the heat of summer, and awaiting the first fall colors, which are all energizing to the soul.  But many have the […]

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The Gentle Art of Chinese Cooking

In the early 70’s as a young 20-something, I lived in Larkspur, California, which is a beautiful little town right over the Golden Gate Bridge.  I loved  visiting San Francisco, and never tired of driving across the bridge to take in the excitement of one most beautiful cities in the world.  I would go to […]

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Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah

No, I am not about to break out in song.  This is actually the title of Dinah Shore’s delightful cookbook, “Someone’s in the Kitchen with Dinah,” published in 1971.  Some of us may remember her Chevy commercials (See the USA in your Chevrolet!) or some may recall her love affair with Burt Reynolds, who was 20 […]

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Mrs. "B" and Craig Claiborne’s "An Herb And Spice Cookbook"

In the previous entry about Bert Greene and his “Kitchen Bouquets,” I mentioned how I loved his chapter titles with names of spices, herbs, and other food items.  Craig Claiborne does the same with his cookbook, “An Herb And Spice Cookbook,” published in 1963.  I found this enticing book at an estate sale for 25 cents.  […]

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