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It's The Great Exhibit, Charlie Brown!

Now that you have fully recovered from any holiday happenings and you are looking for something fun to do again, The Museum of Science and Industry has a great exhibit for grown ups.  Oh sure, you could take kids, but they won’t love it like you will.  You know how when you force your kids... Read more »

On the 9th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Balsamic Poached Chicken

On the 9th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me:  Balsamic Poached Chicken
This makes the most beautiful chicken to use for salads or sandwiches or, of course, to eat hot fresh after poaching.  It is never tough or dry and it is white on the inside and brown on the outside. The contrast when you slice it is beautiful.    The only downside is that it inevitably... Read more »

On the 8th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Bourbon Salmon

On the 8th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Bourbon Salmon
Here is a recipe that will save you from going to a high priced restaurant.   The nice thing about this recipe is you can double or triple the glaze, make however many salmon fillets you want, and save any leftover glaze for chicken later.   Or if you don’t like salmon, skip that first... Read more »
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On the 7th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Baked Goat Cheese and Marinara

On the 7th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me:  Baked Goat Cheese and Marinara
These are the hectic last few days before Christmas.  These are the days you just don’t have time to do everything you want to do, see each friend you want to see, and cook all the food you want to cook.  This dip is the answer.  With a loaf of toasted crunchy bread and a... Read more »

On the 4th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Beer Bread

On the 4th Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Beer Bread
Unless it is a quick bread, like banana or pumpkin, it can be scary.  Bread scares people.  It seems too difficult.  But really, when you think about it, people were making bread before they could read a recipe.  …before they could drive a car to the store for ingredients.  …before they could post recipes on... Read more »

On the 2nd Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Candied Pecans

On the 2nd Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me:  Candied Pecans
You can “candy” walnuts or almonds, too actually.  These are always hard to pass up when you smell them roasting at a fair or festival that sells them.  These are great for topping a salad or just serving in a bowl on an appetizer table. If you buy the nuts at Aldi or GFS  or... Read more »
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On the 1st Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Lucky Pennies

On the 1st Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me:  Lucky Pennies
Ok, so we didn’t win the Lottery. It was fun to dream though, wasn’t it? I dreamt (is this a word? dreamed?) of all of the wonderful things I would do for other people to make them happy and then surprise! … the Garnet Hill catalog came in the mail and I thought…HECK NO, I... Read more »

The F-Word Experiment

Those who know me personally, probably know that I don’t generally swear.  Ok, I never swear.  I’ve just never practiced it enough to get good at it.  But if you swear around me, I won’t cover my mouth and point at you and say mmmmmmm  you said stuuuuuuupid!   The F-word coming from me would... Read more »

We've All Got "Bruises" ~Train

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This isn’t the first time I have sung the praises for the lyrics by Train, and it won’t be the last.  I think it could be the unofficial band of this website. Not only do I love the sound and tempo of Train’s music, but the storytelling is enrapturing.  It sucks you in, makes you... Read more »
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Take a Chance at Free Train Rides!

From today until Wednesday, November 12-14, at many of the train stations in the city,  Allstate is having a little fun while educating the masses.  Stop by and take a chance to win a monthly pass, a 10-ride or the Grand Prize…drum roll please….A Whole Year of Rides!  And even if you are not a... Read more »
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