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Super Easy Vegetarian French Onion Soup

French onion soup. It was another one of those dishes that growing up, I always thought was so difficult to make. My family never made it at home, and then it was a big deal when they finally started opening a can, topping it with mozzarella and putting it underr the broiler.  Several problems, when… Continue reading Super Easy Vegetarian French Onion Soup

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Christkindmarket Chicago

During a recent visit to Chicago, I stopped by the Christkindmarket, a traditional German Christmas market.  It features authentic German food, drinks and items, including many imported straight from Germany.  I visited on a Sunday in early December, and while it was packed, I could easily walk around, and enjoyed looking at so many German-made… Continue reading Christkindmarket Chicago

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Successful Kitchen Shopping: Penzeys Spices, Macy's and Boscovs

I am not really a “stuff” person. I would much rather spend $500 on a weekend trip to Florida, than on a purse, or kitchen accessories.  In some cases this is a good thing, and in other cases, it’s not so good. Case in point, I have had my house for 5 years now. Durinng… Continue reading Successful Kitchen Shopping: Penzeys Spices, Macy's and Boscovs

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries

This vegan, gluten-free dish was a huge hit at Thanskgiving, with both plant and meat-eaters. So popular in fact, that there was almost nothing leftover.  I made it the day before and then let it sit in the fidge overnight until the next evening. This allowed all the flavors to really soak in. To reheat… Continue reading Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes with Cranberries