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How to Make a Chicago Dog

This post was sponsored by Hebrew National. The tulips have sprung, the buds on the trees are bursting, the Cubs are playing again, the sun is shining and the grill is on! We opened our Spring BBQ season a few weekends ago and though we use our grill throughout most of the year, we were reminded ...
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Eat Your Drink, Culinary Cocktails

(keep reading for giveaway details) Early spring feels like an appropriate day to celebrate a man who makes the most of Mother Nature's bounty. I love books and am regularly wowed by the talent and dedication of those who create beautiful specimens. But, it has been awhile since I was so surpris...
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Book Review: Enchiladas, Aztec to Tex Mex

My first encounters with Mexican food were at large restaurants in the 1980s that specialized in what I call "sloppy Mexican." They featured large oval platters with slightly upturned edges to keep the slop of brown beans and heap of dry, orange rice from spilling off the edges. On the other side of...
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Cuban Picadillo

Visiting Cuba is on our “bucket list.” The sooner we can get there the better as it seems that time may catch up with them after all. Ha...
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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...