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My latest acquisition. Purchased this past spring. I’ve been keeping it a secret because I was supposed to be weeding out my old cookbooks, not buying more of them. Old, and sometimes new, cookbooks are my one weakness. And I … Continue reading

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Wine Fest!!

Winefest 2015 rolled around this year with a bang!  A bit of a long fuse getting started, but once it did…BANG! I missed last year’s event, and to me it seemed that this year we were busier than ever.  I got … Continue reading

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Happy Hallowee-e-e-e-e-n!!!

Well, with no little ones around these days to take Trick-or-Treating, I think I’ll just “treat” myself to a night in watching the scariest movie I have, “Hocus Pocus”, and a special Halloween dinner: a bacon-wrapped weenie with all the … Continue reading

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It is far too soon for this!!! As an accidental mid-westerner, I usually love the first snowfall of the season. Not this time. After last winter held us in it’s tenaciously icy grip for so long, and the lackluster spring … Continue reading

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Three Peas in a Pot

Okay, make that three thousand peas. Split peas. And some carrots, onion, a couple of seasonings, plenty of water and a source of heat. Wait impatiently for a few hours and you have yummy split pea soup. That’s what I … Continue reading

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Spring Sprang, or Did It?

Yesterday, Spring arrived.  At least, according to the calendar it did.  I’m finding it hard to believe.  It’s not much different from the day before yesterday.  It’s still cold with some nasty wind chills and there are mountains of plowed up snow everywhere … Continue reading

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A Big Chill

We’re gearing up for a big chill in the upper midwest.  Last night the wind was howling and hurling itself at the house like a sumo wrestler attacking his opponent.  The windows were rattling so much I was very afraid … Continue reading

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Before and After the Crack of Dawn on a Sunday Morning in December

6:30 a.m., before dawn cracks . . . I wake to the sound of no sound.  A bit of a stretch, with a groan or two thrown in, and I roll out of bed.  Down in the kitchen to get … Continue reading

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The Big Cheesy

Here it is.  My first sandwich for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month! In my quest to come up with a new taste for my grilled cheese sandwich, I went to the nearest grocery store yesterday and gazed hopefully into their … Continue reading

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