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Happy Holidays to you, my Simmer friends. Peace on earth and good will toward all! All except the malicious spam-creature that is continually sucking good tidings from this blog. Yes. Somewhere, deep within world spam headquarters, an extremely small-hearted bot decided that Simmer would be a good place to nest. Simmer Till Done is under [...]

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The Gingerbread Jinx

Let’s start by noting that a) I celebrate Hanukkah, and b) I have a hard time saying “no.”  In the baking world, these facts gave me star power every holiday season – I could work late, I could say yes, and most shamefully, I was dying to play Christmas elf.  Could I wrap all the [...]

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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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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July from here in Lawrence, Kansas! Where people take the freedom to express themselves very seriously. Where people are creative with their independence. Where you can be the big kid in the neighborhood parade. Where you can stick your tongue out and be who you are. Happy 4th from all of us [...]

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Sweet Lorraine

Today is – I swear on my new oven mitts – National Quiche Lorraine Day. I don’t know who proclaimed the holiday, exactly, but I thank them. Because just between us, not a day goes by when I don’t think “I celebrate thee, quiche. Many thanks.” Do we not a think a pie full of [...]

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