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Monthly Archives: March 2014

      My Sister makes the best brownies I’ve ever eaten.  Her recipe is one I fell in love with first bite, and dreamed about until she shared her recipe so I could make them at home.  They’re so yummy that I’ve had a friend’s son tell me to waive his snow shoveling fee (or any fee for any…

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As I mentioned before, I am a big fan of cajun/creole foods. In turn making it a personal mission to learn how to make all my favorites here at home. I also like to find & develop new rice recipes since my family really enjoys rice. To make this recipe milder if you do not care for heat substitute 1/4…

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As I shared in a prior post, I have started a new collection of vintage/antique cookbooks. This recipe is one that I found in a 1950’s junior cookbook. This particular book I thought would be especially nifty for my children. However, I am pretty in love with all the photos and kitschy drawings. So with my two youngest in tow…

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Truth be told I really do not dig muffins, cakes & cupcakes all that much (I am very picky about each). I fear I also passed this gene along to my children (for the longest time they did not even like birthday cake, and would opt for birthday donuts). The only exceptions for me in the muffin category are blueberry…

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   There’s something about a cupcake that turns me into a kid.  So small, with swirly frosting, sprinkles, toppers, my own individual cake I don’t have to share with anyone else and can eat with my hands.  That said, I went cupcake crazy not to long ago, putting forth a challenge to myself to try making a different flavor cupcake…

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  Like I said in the review I posted on Chicago Brew Werks, Paul was brewing this weekend!  If you’ve ever brewed, or know someone that brews there tends to be a big old pile of Spent Grains that you wind up as a waste product of the brewing process.  I always feel bad throwing them out, and have taken…

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My kids basically adore anything you can stuff in a pita, or dip a pita in (we go through hummus over here – like there is no tomorrow). They LOVE pitas. Anyhow, by the helpful tip of my husband’s barber (whose relatives own a Middle Eastern restaurant we love) shared that they sell the delicious house made pitas in packages…

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  I’m a fan of simple things.  Those little things you can do or make in minutes that have a lasting effect.  This Salad dressing mix is one I found online when I was invited to a last minute pot-luck.  That night I whipped up an impromptu Antipasto Salad by using fresh vegetables from my garden, and lunch meat and…

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Cultural dishes are something I am very passionate about. I feel it is especially important to expose our children to as many ethnic, and cultural gems as possible . In hopes that by doing so, we are contributing to building a foundation within our children for appreciating the beauty of diversity. Food history is so very important to me in…

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Chicago Brew Werks 14903 S. CENTER STREET, UNIT 107 PLAINFIELD, IL 60544 TUE-FRI: 12PM-7PM | SAT: 10AM-5PM | SUN: 11AM-3PM PHONE: 815-531-5557 EMAIL: BREWS@CHICAGOBREWWERKS.COM https://www.chicagobrewwerks.com/    This weekend Paul had a brew day, and we can never ever have a brew day here without him realizing he’s A.) Missing ingredients.  B.) Missing tools.  C.) Really wants to check out new…

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