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Happy New Year of the Goat/Sheep!

February 18, 2015

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2014

'Tis the Season to be Mellow! Where Have We Been?

December 9, 2014

We became surfeited with emails, links, and news reports going on about the hideous and demanding and nigh impossible task of preparing a large bird for dinner. ( Oh, come off it!)

And the beginning fever of the so-called "holiday season" stuck in our throats, with media hand-wringing on how to h…

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The (Ukraine) Eggs Have It

April 14, 2014

The finest of traditional Easter eggs are from the Ukraine, we think, a place all too much in the news these days.

"As an example of the mystery of life itself, the egg was considered enormously powerful. Ancient people decorated the egg with symbols and colors that held a special meaning and used…

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Fat Tuesday, King Cake, And All That

March 4, 2014

Happy MG, y'alls. USA Today attempts to tell us where to get King Cake right here.

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Hey, Hon? Sugar? Sweetie?

February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day brings out the sweetnik in us all, right?   Here's the Guardian's take: "...For most of the year, though, the foods of love are refreshingly different: they're the affectionate nicknames people use for their loved ones on a daily basis.

Photo via

Most popularly used…

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The Big Guy in Red is A Coffee Drinker!

December 23, 2013

Appropriately, Cranberry Sauce on Latkes?

November 25, 2013

"...On Nov. 28, the lunar and Gregorian calendars will align, providing a rare opportunity to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving with hybrid helpings of turkey and latkes; pumpkin pie with jelly doughnuts on the side."

For more, go to Pictured, sweet potato latkes vi…

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Vaca Over: Laptop Resuscitated

August 25, 2013

Yep, we're back..

Thanks, George III! Happy Hols

July 3, 2013

Via iVillage

$95 and Reubens All Around: Get Married At Denny's in Vegas

April 6, 2013

Yes, people, you, too, can get married in a Vegas "chapel," this one inside a Denny's Diner. No fuss, no muss, and actual Denny's customers will witness your nups as well.

Read it here.

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Happy BD, Foodish Doc!

March 2, 2013

Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr Seuss. This is his day.

Prez O'Bama Toasts St. Paddy

March 17, 2012

President Barack Obama drinks a Guinness with his ancestral cousin from Moneygall Ireland Henry Healy, center, and the owner of the pub in Moneygall Ireland, Ollie Hayes, right, at The Dubliner Restaurant and Pub and Restaurant on St. Patrick's Day.

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster   Via WAMU

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Make it Dark Choc, People

February 13, 2012

"During Valentine's week, Americans are expected to buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy. And more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold, according to the National Confectioners Association."

Via Detroit Free Press

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