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March Meal Madness: From Pi Day to Easter Day

This year, March has presented plenty of excuses for having fun in the kitchen and cooking up a few extra carbs (I mean, treats). From Pi Day on 3.14 to St. Patrick’s Day to next Sunday’s Easter Day, I’ve been… Continue Reading →

To Those Who Have to Labor on Labor Day

Many of us have the chance to try to enjoy a work-free Labor Day. But probably almost as many people must report to work on Labor Day. Back in the day, I remember my folks planning to get gasoline or… Continue Reading →

Air Conditioning on in March? In Chicago? Maybe

Yes, you read that right. We Chicagoans are experiencing the most remarkable winter/spring ever! Day after day this week, long-standing record highs have been cast aside. And while the “Groundhog Day Blizzard” of 2011 will go down as the frosting… Continue Reading →

Happy Casimir Pulaski Day!

First, I want to congratulate friend, knitter, and fellow blogger, Sharri, on her 2nd (8th) wedding anniversary on Feb. 29! Despite my enthusiasm for an entire “extra” day, somehow, work continued on, the kids still had homework, and my husband was under… Continue Reading →

My Odd Excitement about Leap Day

For the first time in my life, I am strangely excited about Leap Day this week.  So excited in fact, that I am posting to my poor, ignored blog for the first time since (yikes) December. Why my thrill for… Continue Reading →

Caroline’s Cranberry Cumberland Sauce

Yesterday I mentioned I would post my Cranberry Sauce recipe for anyone looking for a zesty, tasty alternative to that stuff that comes out of jars (blech). I’ve been making this sauce for 18 years, and even people who eschew… Continue Reading →

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