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Sweetheart tarts: Express love with a home-cooked meal

Before I get to the sweet treats of Valentine’s Day, let’s consider its savory side. As in gooey mounds of cheese, golden caramelized onions, and smokey bacon, cloaked in creamy custard. That’s right, quiche. Or, in honor of today’s theme, a Sweetheart…

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July 4th Celebration

A Second Look At July 4th at Dexter Lake.

Last week I showed you the bands that played at the annual Independence Day Celebration at Dexter Lake State Park. Now I will show you the glorious food other items that were available and who provided them.

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The Blended Burger Project

The Mushroom Council has partnered with The James Beard Foundation to start a movement to make burgers more nutritious and sustainable by blending mushrooms with…

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The National Flag of Australia

Outback Steakhouse Embarrassed by Australia Day Promotion.

Restaurant chain Outback Steakhouses embarrasses itself on an Australia Day promotion featuring the flag of another nation. The chain, shunned by Australians as not representative of the nation’s food, blocks users on Twitter outraged at the company.

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Growing up Italian: The real Italian job

There is a lagoon famous all over the world that attracts millions of tourists every year. There is a city built on sand that inspired movies, books and intriguing love affairs. There is a port that made history worldwide. There are buildings that endured centuries, wars and domination. There is a unique culinary experience that accompanies it all.

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Growing up Italian: My Little Christmas Story

I am a September baby. That means that, by the time my first Christmas rolled around, I was barely 3 months old. Clearly, I don’t remember a thing. Fortunately, my Dad was wise enough to take pictures.

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The Frugal Wine Gal: Adelsheim Pinot Gris

During my exploration of Oregon wine, I have encountered many wineries that excite me when I see their bottle in my frugal price range. Adelsheim Vineyards is of of those wineries.

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Growing Up Italian: Giving Many Grazie

Thanksgiving if the holiday that made me a better person. It made me more aware that there are so many reasons to be grateful, and I need to celebrate each one of them. Mille Grazie! (A thousand thank you’s)

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Growing up Italian: My American Family Part 2

Here is what I learned from life: Diamonds are NOT a girl’s best friends. FRIENDS are. I know, truth can hurt, and don’t get me wrong…I like the bling bling, too. When it comes to real life, though, everybody needs a very close friend. A BFF as they call them now.

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Growing up Italian: Two weddings and….one crushed!

When one gets married, in Italy, one is willing to grow deeper roots. I, on the other hand, always wanted to grow wings- for as long as I can remember.

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