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Mini Whipped Reviews the Joffrey Ballet’s Cinderella

Mini Whipped (age 8) and I enjoyed a date at the ballet. Below is my interview with her, reviewing the show. What was your favorite scene? The very beginning when Cinderella is dreaming and dancing with the broom because it seemed so peaceful. I also really liked the ball scenes because there wa...
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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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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...