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Brunch Standout Streusel Rhubarb Cake

In my teen years we lived on a farm in Yorkville, Illinois.  We had a vegetable garden, which was probably about a half acre in size, that we tended. We grew enough rhubarb to freeze some for other occasions.  My mom would make strawberry rhubarb pie which was just out of this world delicious.  Fast forward to… Continue reading Brunch Standout Streusel Rhubarb Cake

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Taco Tuesday with Black Beans and Jicama

After going to Mission Taco in St. Louis, there’s really not much that doesn’t taste pretty good on a corn tortilla.  My interest was piqued when I saw the Inspiralized Meatless Monday post on Jicama.  Who knew Jicama slaw could be a major player in a taco?  I borrowed elements of her recipe to make… Continue reading Taco Tuesday with Black Beans and Jicama

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Learning to Cook, Breaking it Down

A few years ago my husband had a Chicken Tortilla Soup at the cafeteria where he worked.   He really enjoyed this soup. The vendor had the soup recipe available for download and he emailed it to me to please make it for him.  Here’s the scoop, it’s for 25. First of all, I don’t have a pot… Continue reading Learning to Cook, Breaking it Down

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Learning to Cook, Easter Brunch and the Versitile Quiche

Quiche is a fantastic option for a breakfast, luncheon, or dinner and can be made so many ways.  The traditional way is with cream as in a Food and Wine over the top mushroom quiche, or a smaller version from Martha Stewart Bacon and Zucchini Quiche.  They both look amazing. My hearty Irish quiche is great for brunch or… Continue reading Learning to Cook, Easter Brunch and the Versitile Quiche

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Learning to Cook, Guest Post Laura Neally – Fresh Ricotta 3 Ways

This beautiful young lady is Laura Neally.  I met Laura “virtually” a few years back when District 300 was in the fight of its life with legislators.  She had no skin in the game except that her niece and nephew attend the school district.  I was very proud to know her through that experience. Laura… Continue reading Learning to Cook, Guest Post Laura Neally – Fresh Ricotta 3 Ways

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Kale and Spinach Salad with Honey Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette

First off, I just want you to look at all the VIBRANT colors on that cutting board.  GET.  OUT. This post is the making of the Kale and Spinach salad that Caprice Towne made at our progressive dinner a few weekends ago.  My friends and I, we wing it in the kitchen making it tough to share… Continue reading Kale and Spinach Salad with Honey Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette