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Happy Third Anniversary, you crazy blog of mine. To honor three food-and-tale-filled blogging years, let’s revisit a reader favorite: from May 13, 2009, here’s a story about my friend Andie, and also Andie’s mom and Judy Blume, and what we learned about men from them both. ——– MOMS WILL BE MOMS, BUT JUDY IS FOREVER [...]

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Every season’s change, like pollen surfing a breeze, new readers float toward Simmer. I don’t know if it’s warm air, light rain or laptop-friendly sun, but something about spring equals something new to read. So welcome new readers, pull up a chair. And ice cream. You’d think the best welcome mat would be a shiny [...]

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The Leftover Club

Saturday, 1:36 pm. How’s it going with those leftovers? While Josie and Greg watched KU beat Missouri, I stacked a few Turkey-Bacon-Cranberry-Swiss Clubs. And now, we are down to only one enormous leg. Perhaps Henry VIII will just come on over and finish things off? If you wish to build your own, here’s the sedimentary [...]

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Over the River…

…and through the, er, traffic.  Like so many of you, we’re taking this show on the road today, headed a bit north and bringing not one but two kinds of cranberry sauce with us. Josie noted that it didn’t look like enough, but that’s only because she eats more cranberry-related items than any human I [...]

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Menu mystery! Big = “German Pancake”

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