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My Culinary Adventures

Jul. 26, 2010 7:32 pm 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2011 7:16 pm
There’s an Amish community about 40 minutes from my home where I like to shop for dry goods such as spices, grains and any flour you can imagine. The prices can’t be beat. My mother-in-law knows how much I enjoy it, so last week, she recommended to me that I take a trip to southern Iowa to a… MORE
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Jul. 13, 2010 9:53 am 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2010 7:19 pm
My oldest son has ADD, for which he takes meds. Truth be told, I hate his ADD medicine. I also have ADD and don’t take medicine because of the way it makes me feel. My son prefers to take it though. He doesn’t like some side effects that he gets from the meds, but he does like his improved MORE
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Jul. 11, 2010 11:24 pm 
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010 10:03 am
Devon is just a street in Chicago, but it makes my heart swell every time my family visits. They say that the U.S. is a melting pot, and Devon is proof of that. It's an amalgamation of diasporas. It's culture and religion and race and a reminder of the humanity of us… MORE
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I'm a stay at home mom with a terrific husband and three sweet sons. I come from a big, crazy, loving family and am very close to my five sisters. Family is the best.
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I like to make anything. I like to bake and cook and I especially love making new (to me) ethnic foods and baking bread.
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My mom's chicken & rice soup with biscuits, Christmas baking, the "nothing but homemade" rule for family gatherings.
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I am a good baker. Not cakes and cookies type baking, but I do well with yeast breads and enjoy thinking up new bread recipes.
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We don't talk about those- it makes me cranky.
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