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Midwest Cookie Madness

I wonder how many modern-day brides still wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” on their wedding day.  This time-honored gesture of good luck includes a nod to 1) continuity, 2) optimism for the future, 3) borrowed happiness, … Continue reading

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Little Jack Horner

Behold the Thanksgiving feast. Turkey and stuffing – a meal unto itself. String beans with mushrooms, dripping in butter. Crescent rolls (because you can never have enough carbs at Thanksgiving). Every side dish imaginable, or at least enough to fill … Continue reading

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Banana Rant

Let’s start with a song today; or at least a verse from a song.  See if you remember this little number: Jack, Jack bo-back, Banana-fana fo-fack. Fee-fi-mo-mack, Jack! The song? It’s “The Name Game”, that annoying rhyming chant that should … Continue reading

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