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Blueberry muffin with butter on knife

It’s a Muffin Morning

Sometimes there is nothing like a soft moist muffin bursting with fruit for breakfast. This streusel-topped lemon blueberry muffin hit the spot.

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Banana Cake frosted

Frosted Banana Cake

Overripe bananas mean a banana cake for today, which I decided to bake in an old vintage loaf pan. And wait until you read where I found the recipe!

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Dumplings closer up with dips

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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Hancock view 2

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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jet skid

Home & Housewares Show Weekend!

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

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Elizabeth image photo

Into the Woods….but not the movie

Here is a look back at one of my favorite dining experiences of 2014. Michelin-starred Elizabeth restaurant in Chicago needs to be on your list for 2015.

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Martha baking

New Cookbook Giveaway and a Grilling Winner!

We have a grilling winner and a new cookbook giveaway!

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HH Marsala Peppercorn Tri Trip Kabobs

A Special Grilling Giveaway for This Week!

Instead of a cookbook today, I have a special giveaway just in time for tail-gating and outdoor fall grilling!

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