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Yvonne Maffei

Honey & Lemon Face Lift

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This mini facial not only leaves your skin feeling luxurious, it’s an inexpensive and all-natural way to give it the pick-me-up it deserves. People with skin sensitivity to the acidity of citrus fruits should use caution. Use organic products whenever possible. Resources: Cox, Janice. Natural Beauty at Home;  Benge, Sophie. Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty & Relaxation; Kostyk, Annmarie. Chocolate is ...

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Fried Yucca

Fried Yucca

If you’ve never heard of yucca before, you heard about it here first! Also known as cassava or manioc, yucca is a tuberous, hardy and starchy root found in tropical climes such as Africa, Southeast Asia, southern China and the Caribbean, but also known to be a staple food consumed by the Native Americans and pre-Columbian people hundreds of years ago. You may ...

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Chez Colette and Breakfast Eggs with Smoked Salmon

On a cold, blustery winter day in search of some comfort food in a warm setting, we trekked out to a French-American restaurant called Chez Colette.  Actually, anything would have been warmer than outside at that time, but this place was especially inviting. Conveniently located inside the Sofitel Hotel in Rosemont, IL near Chicago’s O’Hare airport and the Rosemont Convention ...

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