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Having grown up in Peoria, Il, a staple in my diet, as well as every single person in and around the Heart of Illinois, was the Italian fare from Avanti's Ristorante. It's truly iconic in Peoria and I don't know anyone who doesn't make it a...

[caption id="attachment_580" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Double Decker Chocolate Chocolate Chip Birthday Cake"][/caption] It's the week of my 40-something birthday. There's wet carpet in the closet, a cracked shower pan and beautiful green/blue/white mold spores growing in various areas of the house. We're in the midst of having...

  Saying good bye to the jelled cranberry log that slithered out of a can wasn't hard to do once I found Grandma Eleanor's Cranberry Relish recipe. My Aunt's mother-in-law, Eleanor, called me (and everyone else) "Baby Doll". In her honor, I post this awesome recipe-it's easy, colorful and...