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The Henry Ford Bungalow overlooks the Keweenaw Bay

The Sleepover: The Keweenaw Bay in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

For those seeking a deeper level of remoteness, a rustic nirvana awaits those who travel to Keweenaw Bay in Michigan's the Upper Peninsula.

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Building A Better BLT Sandwich

Most cookbooks skip right over the BLT sandwich, which in my opinion is an oversight because while a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich may seem simple, getting it right requires some know how.

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Chicken, Potato and Chickpea Curry

This chicken curry recipe has my favorite elements of Indian takeout along with the benefits of home cooking and comfort food. This curry combines chicken, potatoes, and chickpeas in a sauce that balances the spiciness from the curry seasonings with the creaminess from the yogurt.

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The Savoy Cocktail Book

One of the most famous cocktail books ever written the Savoy Cocktail Book is a classic post-Prohibition tome written by ...
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Anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale will love this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails ...
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The Emperor of Wine is a good read that helps put Parker's rise in the context of the whole industry

Review: Emperor of Wine – The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr. and the Reign of American Taste

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