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James Beard Awards are in Chicago, Tonight!

Tonight, one of the most prestigious food awards ceremonies is happening in Chicago! For days, there have been festivities, gatherings, eating, drinking, and more eating and drinking. I was lucky enough to attend a panel of nominees moderated by Rick Bayless and Steve Dolinsky at Kendall College t...
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Quadruple Coconut Muffins (Gluten-Free and Paleo)

I really hope that coconut farmers somewhere in the world are making more money than ever before. As a child, encounters with coconut were rare and almost always it was found in overly sweet macaroons or pies, boosted with artificial coconut flavor. In the past decades, coconuts have risen to a new ...
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Eggs with Pizazz & Panache

Looking for something fresh this Easter? Find fresh ideas on the roundup I pulled together for Mode. Check out EGGstravagant Easter Egg Decorating Techniques by Caroline Lubbers // Whipped at Mode ...
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Homemade Play-Doh

Cooped up with a sick toddler, an exhausted Mommy and 100 degree heat.  Homemade Play-doh to the rescue!  A few hours of giggling and much...