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Spring Break in Chicago

Navy Pier was designed by architect Charles Sumner Frost and opened to the public in 1916 as “Municipal Pier”. It was the only pier to combine a shipping dock with…

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Florida January Getaway – Rest and Relaxation

Ah, yes. This is one reason we all want to visit Florida especially in January – breathtaking sunsets. For five days there was no snow or ice, no heavy rain,…

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Quick and Cozy Crocheted Family Room Throw

I don’t crochet, knit or sew as much as I used to, but there’s something comforting sitting on the chaise of my big yellow family room sectional with some project…

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Chuck Roast with Peppers, Tomatoes and Cheese Grits

OMG – I simply LOVE dishes like this one.  Steamy and hardy, tender chunks of beef are stewed with slices of red bell pepper, tomatoes, onions and garlic served over a…

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Giant Cornbread for a Crowd

Before I dive into this post, I must tell you about this fabulous sheet cake pan I found at TJ Maxx. It’s a high-sided Nordic Ware half-sheet pan fitted with a…

Perfect Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Who doesn’t have a love affair with fried chicken?  The Midwestern  super Sunday supper. Piping hot from the fryer.  Crunchy on the outside.  Moist and steamy on the inside. Perfect…

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BAM! Best Veggie Chili

You won’t miss the meat – truly.  Trust your Mimi. Don’t be skeptical.  Walk on the Wild Side with a heaping bowl of this fabulous and flavorful chili.  Take a…

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Roasted Broccoli Quinoa Salad with Pignoli & Tomatoes

What’s the big deal about quinoa? For one thing, quinoa is a complete protein source.  It is gluten-free.  Quinoa is a good source of fiber (One-half cup of quinoa has…

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Indy Landmark – Shapiro’s Deli

  Every once in a while, you need the comfort of a great deli sandwich.  Not any of the national fast food sandwich chain fare for me.  A real Kosher…

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Delicious AND Nutritious – Salmon and French Lentils

What are lentils anyway?  How are French lentils different from others?  And they’re so cute, too.  Little round orange, yellow, and green legumes ready to burst forth with nutritious, yummy,…