Posts from the ‘People’ category

Merry Christmas!

  A hug. A kind word. A hand to hold. The greatest gifts of all. May you give them freely, and receive them abundantly. Merry Christmas!…

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Serve This: Alex’s Cheese Grits

No, they’re not just for southern folk anymore. But if you can’t get past the “grits” thing, just call them polenta and enjoy! I’ve made these…

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It’s Official – This Is The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

In honor of “National Bake Cookies Day” (for the record – I’m convinced there’s a holiday for everything), I asked our insanely talented in-house artist and…

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Pass The Tradition

When my grandparents immigrated to Chicago in the 1920s it probably didn’t occur to them that the traditions they brought from Poland would still be celebrated…

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A Quick Trip Through Our Monogramming Facility

Our monogramming and embroidery machines can stitch your initials or a logo in just over a minute. But who has a minute to spare during the…

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Serve This: Aunt Margaret’s Scalloped Oysters

This recipe is straight from Great-Aunt Margaret, a genteel woman of southwestern Virginia who played both bridge & poker and never traveled without a flask of…

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How To Host An Ornament Decorating Party

For sixteen years Edward Thomas-Herrera and his husband David have been decorating their Christmas tree entirely from handmade ornaments created at an annual party.  It’s an…

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Indoor Forts To The Rescue!

As a parent I love to get out with my kids and sled, ski, stomp puddles and go for hikes in the woods, even in the…

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Serve This: Mulled Wine Recipe

Mulled wine isn’t so much a recipe as it is a general guideline for going the extra mile for your guests. In short, anybody can pop…

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Our Favorite Holiday Recipes – Lefse

Like many natives here in the upper midwest, I come from Norwegian ancestry. My parents are both 3rd generation Norwegian-Americans. Which means that nearly every Christmas…

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