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July 2008 was the last time I saw Richard. An old high school friend decided we should all gather to celebrate the year we would turn 50. There followed a flurry of emails the chain growing daily. It included old friends, people I’d barely known and Richard who’d been one of my closest friends through […]

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Dumplings are one of those foods that appear across all cultures and the reason is that everyone loves dumplings. Dumplings come savory and sweet, stuffed and not. Your family might call them gnocchi, wontons, matzo balls, kreplach, kartoffelknoedel, and pierogi or one of hundred of other sobriquets.  Though I grew up slurping Campbell’s chicken and dumpling soup, I […]

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This is week two of recipes starting with the letter C.  The recipe for cheese sticks sounded vague. I think if I had followed the directions as written they wouldn’t have come out right.  They needed more rolling and chilling to incorporate the butter into the dough.  I am a fan of southern cheese straws, but […]

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