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Doug’s Chili

I don’t remember if Doug sauteed the onion before adding the ingredients to the Crock Pot or added it near the end of the cooking cycle. The dish was Doug’s favorite comfort food that he learned to prepare from his … Continue reading

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Have A Buddha Bowl

She made Buddha Bowls before Buddha Bowls were cool. My step-mom could not shake off all the parts of her traditional Thai female role. Although Tippy had Americanized herself regarding fashion, popular culture, and career, her true domain was the … Continue reading

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Something About Crisco

Many of us remember our moms (or dads) preparing food with shortening. A can of Crisco, Spry, or a store brand can of the stuff was the product of choice. The vegetable grease was so ubiquitous that it was taken … Continue reading

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Personal Thoughts About Noodles

As the pot full of vermacelli bubbled and boiled on my old GE range, I thought about the first time I was made fully aware of noodles. When I was a young boy, I knew I had eaten noodles, macaroni, … Continue reading

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Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

As long as I can remember, I’ve had an incredible admiration and love of Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Close behind those styles are paintings and sculpture of modernism, especially abstract expressionism. These categories are only my very favorites.  Practically … Continue reading

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Baking Soda Day

I glanced at my holiday calendar page for December and noticed that today is National Baking Soda Day.  I thought to myself that some folks at the Arm & Hammer corporation public relations department had done their jobs well.  Whoever … Continue reading

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