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When I saw the recipe for these oh-so-cute Cadbury cream egg cookie cups, it suddenly occurred to me that I had never actually had a Cadbury cream egg.  Because my mother had never put any in my Easter basket, I wasn’t familiar with them and, consequently, never bought any to put in my own children’s Easter baskets.

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Biscotti Cake

April 13, 2014

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Like many of today’s kids, I ate my share of chocolate bunnies and chocolate Easter eggs when I was younger—and lord knows I’m a chocoholic to this day.  Having said that, when I think about what desserts to make for Easter, strange as it may seem, chocolate is not on the list.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

March 30, 2014

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Raise your hand if you buy those packets of premade taco seasoning mix.  OK, you can put your hand down now; and you won’t ever have to raise it again as long as you swear to make your own taco seasoning mix from now on.

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After 35 years of working for corporate America with some years off for good behavior when my children were little, I am now a free woman and reveling in life as a retiree.  And to clear up any misconception, the previously mentioned “good behavior” was on my part, not necessarily the children’s!

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Yesterday the City of Chicago held its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.  Part of the yearly festivities includes dyeing the Chicago River green which is quite a sight to see!

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Pistachio and Chocolate Cake

March 9, 2014
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It’s that time of year when people become enamored of all things green.  For food bloggers that means a green dessert is in order.

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Broiled Steelhead Trout with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic

March 2, 2014

  Can you tell the difference between salmon and steelhead trout by just looking at them?  Well, I discovered that I obviously can’t since I came home from the supermarket yesterday with a package of steelhead trout when I thought I had bought salmon.

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Pork Tenderloin Medallions

February 23, 2014

Boy, this diet thing is getting old.  All I can say is that it’s a good thing I like protein.

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Best Ever Steak (Indoors)

February 16, 2014
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For the past two weeks, those of us living in Chicago have woken up to temperatures below zero; and don’t even get me started on the wind chill factor.  The weathermen have taken to referring to the city as “Chiberia.”  As a result, you can count me as one of the many members of the [...]

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Coconut Shortbread Cookies

February 13, 2014

We interrupt this diet to bring you a cookie for Valentine’s Day.  If I can’t enjoy a treat on Valentine’s Day, then all is not right with the world…or with my world at least.

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