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  Ingredients: 2-3 scoops raspberry sorbet 1 cup pink champagne (I used Barefoot Pink Moscato) fresh raspberries for garnish Instructions: Place scoops of sorbet in large wine glass. Pour champagne over the sorbet. Top with raspberries. Allow to melt while you sip or eat with a spoon, either way works! Enjoy! Source: thecookierookie.com

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Valentine’s Day Red Wine Chocolate Cake

by Maryann Pisano on January 22, 2017

INGREDIENTS 2 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar ¾ cup Dark Cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot INSTRUCTIONS Combine all dry ingredients and mix Add in wet ingredients and […]

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St. Valentine’s Secret Marriages

by Maryann Pisano on January 22, 2017

  Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men when they were thinking they should spend their youth as soldiers. Valentine performed secret marriages for many young couples until he was caught and executed. Another legend is that St. Valentine sent the first Valentine’s Day card. While in jail waiting to be executed, he slipped […]

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Where did Valentine’s Day originate?

January 22, 2017
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There is a theory that Valentine’s Day is a Christianized version of the Roman holiday of Lupercalia. Lupercalia was a fertility festival honoring Faunus, who was an agricultural god. Festivities included dancing and matching making ceremonies. Girls and young women would receive soft lashes made from specially-made leather whips, that they believed would help with fertility […]

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Ciro and Emmi — Part 2 #Halloween

October 30, 2016
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After I brushed my teeth and washed my face, I crawled into my bed and pulled the covers up to my chin. Even after grabbing a milkshake with Clarissa, coming home and having dinner with family, and completing my homework while watching TV couldn’t shake how I felt. I had an eerie, icy feeling that seemed to sit […]

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Ciro and Emmi — Part 1 #Halloween

October 18, 2016
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I sat in my biology class waiting for Clarissa to finally arrive. We had just gotten out of gym, and I knew Clarissa was in the bathroom freshening up before she saw her boyfriend, Todd, who’s also in our biology class.  I knew that I looked like a mess. My hair was in a messy […]

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Bianca and the Soldier — Part 5 #SweetestDay

September 20, 2016
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I nodded my head up and down as I listened to Justin Timberlake’s song, “My Love” while my eyes were glued to my biology homework. My silver flip phone lit up next to my notebook. Hey beautiful. I couldn’t help but grin whenever I received a text from Theo. Ever since I had gotten back from […]

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True Life: I Fell in Love with My Friend’s Ex Boyfriend #ChineseValentinesDay

August 8, 2016
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Anyone who’s a millennial has probably seen the movie “Mean Girls”. Who can forget the part where Cady tells the crew she has a crush on Aaron Samuels? “That’s Regina’s ex boyfriend!” retorts Gretchen.  “Ex boyfriends are just off-limits to friends!  That’s, like, the rules of feminism!” Yes, I know.  I’ve seen that movie over […]

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True Life: I was an Irish Dancer #StPatricksDay

March 15, 2016
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  I know that there are a lot of Irish Americans in Chicago.  Everybody claims that their grandparents came to America during the potato famine.  But, my family, we’re the real deal.  Both of my parents were born in Ireland, and came to the United States as teenagers.  So for us, St. Patrick’s Day is not […]

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I’m Single, and My Coupled Up Friends Invite Me On Dates. Should I Go?

February 7, 2016
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Disclaimer: The information presented in this website and the comments from Dr. Hughes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. The information presented is not a substitute for medical, psychological or psychiatric treatment. You are advised to seek professional medical and psychological help as necessary.   I’m single, but my […]

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