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Sphere Magazine, February 1973

I know.. it’s not February. I am behind on my monthly vintage Sphere magazine reports, but wait until you get the recipe for these steamed pork dumplings!

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After the Snow, the Show was Amazing!

Not snow nor planes skidding off runways could keep my daughter Kristina and I from attending the annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago!

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Home & Housewares Show Weekend!

This is why Kristina is not here yet for the Home & Housewares Show!

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Feta and Pine Nut Frittata

A cast iron skillet is perfect for making this easy frittata with pine nuts, feta cheese, and fresh basil.

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Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

No flour, no sugar, and gluten-free! This cornbread baked in a cast iron skillet goes together in a snap.

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Vincent Price, a Ghost Doll, and a Pile of Cookbooks

I found a ghost doll, a Vincent Price cookbook (is there a connection?), a German deli, and piles of cookbooks. And how was your weekend?

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International Home and Housewares Show 2014, Part Two

Part Two of the International Home and Housewares Show will be all about some of the new and inventive products, many not even available yet in stores. Which one will be your favorite?

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International Home and Housewares Show 2014

There is so much to do and see at the annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, that I have to divide up the blogs into two parts: Part One today will be people, places, and events, followed by Part Two sometime soon about the products.

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