Biscotti Cake

April 13, 2014

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

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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A Very Special Retirement Party

March 25, 2014
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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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Espresso Shortbread Cookies with Irish Whiskey Glaze

March 16, 2014

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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Roast Chicken Braised in Milk

February 9, 2014

The weather continues to be cold with snow mounting ever higher here in Chicago.  The weathermen have been referring to the city as “Chiberia.”  It’s been a good time to stay indoors and cook comfort food.

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