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Happy Birthday, Casimir Pulaski

March 6 is one of three dates that may have been Casimir Pulaski’s birthdate in Warka, Poland. In the Chicago area and in Savannah, Georgia, Pulaski’s birthday is a big deal. Casimir Pulaski Day is an Illinois state holiday, observed… Continue Reading →

A Presidents’ Day Dinner, George Washington Style

When the kids were in elementary school, I used to reinforce the reason they did not have class on a particular government holiday through food and/or art projects. Sometimes they seemed to enjoy; sometimes, they would have preferred to be let alone. I seem to… Continue Reading →

Best-Ever Corned Beef Brisket

For more than 20 years, I have simmered my corned beef on the stove top. Yesterday, after some reading, I decided to change things up and cook the brisket in the oven. I wish I had done this 20 years… Continue Reading →

Catching Up over Coffee on Presidents’ Day

Cups and Cups of Coffee So,  I’m helping a friend set up a blog and just realized that I haven’t posted in almost two months. Intolerable! While introducing my friend to the world of WordPress, I noticed that my most popular… Continue Reading →

Happy Festivus–a holiday “for the rest

Happy Festivus–a holiday “for the rest of us”! Grab your poles and let the airing of grievances begin! http://ow.ly/i/7Zv54

Over the River & through the Woods: Thanksgiving Is Almost Here

More than five months have slipped hurriedly past since my last post. This summer was too tumultuous to find time to work, let alone write a blog post. My husband was in and out of the hospital frequently with complications from osteomyelitis… Continue Reading →

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