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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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Virginia Rose

I know. Where have my blogs been lately, many of you have asked. Look at the photo and you will understand. I’m in love and can think of nothing else.

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Chocolate Heart Cake for Valentine’s Day

How about a rich and moist chocolate heart cake for your Valentine?

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Oprah’s Food, Health, and Happiness

Oprah Winfrey’s new cookbook has recipes for using either the Weight Watcher program or for great recipes and a healthy lifestyle.

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Sphere Magazine, February 1975

This issue of vintage Sphere magazine has chowders to warm us, weekend ideas, and two chefs to teach us old and new French recipes.

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Beer Cheese for the Super Bowl

Beer Cheese spread on crackers or served with crudites is a great appetizer for Super Bowl L1 happening tomorrow!

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