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Recipes by Zola / Recipes

“Chex Mix” Nuts

Just Go Nuts I don’t know where they get the grant monies to do some of the studies they do, but this one caught my eye. At Harvard they did a study on nuts as snacks. Having studied 120,000 men and women, the study indicated the more ...

Chive Butter Biscuits

ChivesMy chives were the first thing to come up in my herb garden every year. As soon as the snow melted I could see their little heads popping up through the soil. By the time it was warm enough to actually get out in my garden and clean ...

Super Easy Baked Salmon

Watch Out! When you are about to leave for a Mexican vacation, well-meaning people tell you what to watch out for. They say: “Watch out for dangerous drug wars.” “Watch out or you might be kidnapped and held for ransom.” “...

Steak Marinade

Biggest Loser I was asked recently by an exercise enthusiast what I thought of the TV show The Biggest Loser. Just the posing of the question released a torrent from me. I couldn’t help myself. I just went off on a rant. What I’m ...

Dark Cherry Dream

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! More than one thing flows green on St. Patrick’s Day. My favorite thing that flows green is the Chicago River. Just about every year we go watch the dyeing of the river ceremony. This year I think I perfected...

Chicken Verde (Mexican Chicken With Green Sauce)

My entertainment life has had a lot of variety lately. In the last week I have been to an opera, a play, a wrestling match and to Second City. May I just say, I love living in Chicago! First up, the opera. We saw La Comenza di Tito. This was ...