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Just as it was for 59,938,290 other voters, the morning of Nov. 9, 2016, was excruciatingly hard for me to face. Still on a high from the Cubs’ World Series Championship, I had been planning on a “When Pigs Fly”… Continue Reading →

Home Cooked

The back cover copy of Home Cooked leads with a quote from Mario Batali: “If there is one book you buy this year, let it be Home Cooked, it will rejuvenate your passion for cooking. This book is a simple… Continue Reading →

Blue Apron: An In-Depth Customer Review

Chances are that if you follow various food-related pages on Facebook or check into restaurants frequently, you have seen ads for Blue Apron appear on your social media apps. Blue Apron is one of several companies that deliver ingredients to… Continue Reading →

How to Renew an Illinois Driver’s Permit

Our middle child recently celebrated his 17th birthday! Where does the time go? Well, for one thing, time flying by can result in a nearly expired driver’s permit! Since child #2 hasn’t been all that interested in driving, he is… Continue Reading →

The Winemaker Detective: Backstabbing in Beaujolais

Each November, the French Beaujolais winemakers literally roll out their Beaujolais Nouveau in street parties and celebrations throughout France. In November 2015,  the Winemaker Detective Series rolled out its new English language edition of Backstabbing in Beaujolais. “Beaujolais is a… Continue Reading →

The Mothers: New Fiction Coming to the U.S. from Down Under

This riveting multi-generational family saga opens in Melbourne, Australia, and follows three generations of women through the hardships, stigma, and rejection of single motherhood from WWI through the early 1970s. Gripping from beginning to end, The Mothers was almost impossible… Continue Reading →

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