Super Bowl Legends and Food Related Urban Myths

True or False:  Two thirds of all avocados are sold within weeks of Super Bowl Sunday. Since Super Bowl Sunday is an event for excessive celebrating, drinking, and eating — it almost makes sense that the perfect festive snack food of chips and dips, that guacamole would be consumed in huge volumes. In some  parts of the country, Super Bowl Sunday is also dubbed Super Guacamole Sunday, so again reason to believe that avocados are more popular than other times of the year. According to the California Avocado Commission, Super Bowl Sunday accounts for a boost of about 5 percent in avocado
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Comfort Food for a Broken Heart

My best friend died this past week. He was 12.5 years old or 98 in dog years. He was a 75 pound retired rescued greyhound who raced into into my heart and carved out a big space. He never met a person that he didn’t like. While I think that’s an admirable way to behave, I can’t say the same for myself. He taught me how to work a room. He would go from person to person and lean on them until they petted him and talked to them. He was unabashedly friendly and never judged people the way I do. He trusted
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Cranberry Raisin Pie Recipe – Create a New Holiday Tradition

This easy Cranberry Raisin Pie recipe is one of my personal favorites and is a holiday tradition with my family.  I save it for Thanksgiving and Christmas — it is that special.  Tart and sweet with lots of texture; what is there not to like?  I have never seen this recipe anywhere.  Let me know how you like it? Cranberry Pie Photo by anne page. Cranberry Raisin Pie Ingredients: 2 c. cranberries (coursely ground) 1 c. raisins 3 T. flour 1 c. sugar 1/8 t. salt 1 T. butter Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix all ingredients.  Put in unbaked pie shell. 
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Russell Wright Retro Clock Tells More Than Just the Time

I grew up in the 60’s on a farm in SW Ohio. My parents were literally like Oliver Wendell Douglas and Lisa on the comedy TV show Green Acres; Dad was a city boy lawyer and Mom was a dress designer turned housewife — really.  In 1963, Dad bought a 10-acre farm for $12,500 that came with a Ford tractor and a two-bedroom house (for 5 people, I might add) that only had one toilet and a sink — no shower.  He did this on his own, without consulting my mother when she was on a trip to visit her frail mother in California.  He was and is very impulsive.  My
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He Drinks, She Drinks – Drink Stereotypes

We’ve come a long way baby — except when it comes to the libations that we choose.  It seems that there are individuals, en mass, out there that care what others think about their preferred alcoholic drink.  I was dismayed to read in a recent Wall Street Journal article that both women and men are still having drink issues — from women trying to “learn to like” scotch and water (I suppose so they be more like one of the boys) to some males avoiding any association with “girly drinks”. Hellooooo.  What’s going on here?  What ever happened to individualism and the strength to stand up and be
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