Miss Mary

WHAT’S YOUR PLAN TO VOTE

For citizens living in McHenry and Kane County, this should assist you in making your plan to vote. FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE: If you think that you may already be registered to vote, check here with the State Board of Elections:  https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx What this lookup will do is give you all the information regarding your… Continue reading WHAT’S YOUR PLAN TO VOTE

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Guest contributor – Marianne Madar: Ahh, Decadence

Ah, decadence… how else do you describe cheesecake? We were so fortunate, for the rehearsal dinner, to have an array of decadent cheesecakes to celebrate Jessica and Tony which were created by Marianne Madar, Jessica’s mother.   Now mind you, it wasn’t just one flavor but six.   Marianne tried an amaretto-pumpkin cheesecake one Thanksgiving, created… Continue reading Guest contributor – Marianne Madar: Ahh, Decadence

Miss Mary

Gremolata Shrimp with Penne Pasta

Over New Years, my son Tony and his lovely fiancé (now wife), Jessica, were married.  There were lots of festivities.  One of the parties was held at the Rumpus Room in Milwaukee.  Dinner was exceptionally good.  There were numerous praises for the Mac and Cheese Duck Confit and for Marianne’s, Jessica’s mother, amazing cheese cakes. … Continue reading Gremolata Shrimp with Penne Pasta

Learning to Cook · Miss Mary · Recipes

Almost Homemade Portabella Leek Soup

I rarely shop at Jewel but the day before Thanksgiving I needed things I couldn’t find elsewhere.  The store has been revamped and it’s very nice.  I have always admired their make for dinner veggies, especially their Leeks and Crimini Mushroom Saute.  I saw that and realized, I need to make a hearty mushroom soup… Continue reading Almost Homemade Portabella Leek Soup