Food

Cooking Class Comes Home II - Pasta feeling a little Italian coming on.

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Hip Hip Hooray for pasta!  I didn’t travel to Italy, just with my friend Janna Seiz  to Springfield Illinois and Lincoln Land Community College for the 2nd half of my cooking class to get my Italian fix.  The class was with Chef Denise Perry who taught us all about the Principles of Cooking.  As part […]

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Fall is a great time for visiting apple orchards, or if you are lucky like I am, you might even have an apple tree in your own backyard. The apple tree in my yard is a small one, the larger one we had for years has bit the dust and the two transparent apple trees […]

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  Sometimes it is fun just to travel as far as the closest cooking class. That is what my friend Janna Seiz and I did last week, we took a class on stocks and sauces.  I learned terms I had never heard in three years of French class about the origins of some of the […]

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Broadway Diner dining 50's syle!

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Eating while a necessity if possible should be a dining experience, at least that is my frame of mind.  Like a friend of ours, Mark Dozier said not too long ago, “If you are going to consume calories, they may as well be good calories!” He was right, and that frame of mind brought a […]

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Dolce Italian, Offering up the right stuff in Chicago

This past week, I took a trip to the Windy City and debuted a wonderful new restaurant with my Mom and cousin Carrie Steinweg who has a food blog Chicago Foodie Sisters.  We tried out the Dolce Italian at the Godfrey Hotel.  Our sever shared that this wonderful venue has only been open for the past […]

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