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UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLL SOUP

It snowed last night – the first real snow of the winter with six or seven inches of the frozen white stuff on the ground; I laughed out loud when local friends posted photos on Facebook showing completely bare shelves where bread was once stacked – ditto for milk. Newsflash people: we live in the Midwest – it snows here – and six inches of snow is not the apocalypse. Lordy.

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THE ICE-BURG AND SMOKY PORK BURGERS


Musical pairing – Let’s Go To The Hop by Danny & The Juniors.

In my childhood town of Walla Walla, there is a little burger joint on Birch street called, ‘The Ice-burg’ that has been a fixture in that community for almost 60 years.  My mom and dad dined on those burgers and shakes as teenagers (it was ‘the’ hangout) and I’ve been known to indulge in a chocolate-banana shake . . . ok, maybe two.  The place still looks like it did when they opened in 1953 – reminiscent of an old-fashioned Drive-In from movies like ‘American Graffiti’ and ‘Grease’.  Voted ‘Best in the West of the Mississippi’ by USA Today, the place is legendary – quite a feat considering Walla Walla is home to several award-winning wines, vineyards and fancy-schmancy restaurants on the West coast.   Nostalgic sigh . . .

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TAHINI SLAW


Musical pairing –Take a Bow, Madonna

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OK boys and girls – here’s a super-dooper, lickety-split, down and dirty recipe that I love so much, I made it twice in one week!  And to quote The Professor, “This slaw ROCKS – my new fav!!”(Notice the CAPS???  Means he likes it, he REALLY likes it!)