From Iowa With Love

Today is National Iowa Day. Iowa, home of sliced bread, Field of Dreams, and The Bridges of Madison County. Iowa is also home to the Grotto of Redemption. The Grotto is considered by many to be one of the Wonders of the World.

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Worldly Flavors on United Nations Day

On this day over sixty-years ago, two nations came together to exchange vows and become one in Holy Matrimony. My mother always made a big deal out of the fact that two people on opposite sides of the world were married on United Nations Day.

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My Perfect Steak Supper

June is a special month any way you look at it. We’ve got Father’s Day, and Lord knows I love my pops. There are all those June Weddings. Under normal circumstances, the school year would be ending and the summer fun beginning. And then there’s my birthday, which naturally makes June special to me.

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An American Sunday Supper

When I was growing up, Sunday Suppers were a big deal. I think part of what made Sundays so special was all the extended family. There were cousins and close family friends.  If you were upset with a sibling, there were always plenty of other people to be with. On any given Sunday, there could be as many as 15 to 20 children, and 8 to 10 adults. That’s a lot of people.

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Cube Steak and Summer Suppers

Kiddo has tossed a salad. Hubby has mashed the potatoes. The table on the back patio is set for three. I love summer evenings, don’t you? Oh to the simple things . . .

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