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Happy 59th Birthday, Papa Bender!

January 11, 2011

1-11-11. It’s somebody’s lucky day. From then: To now: You continue to amaze and inspire. Always the practical jokester, you never fail to brighten a room with your corny, silly sense of humor. But most importantly of all (in the food blog world, anyway), you continue to create the best recipes for our family to […]

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Papa Bender’s Chicken Marsala Redux

December 22, 2010

For my third and final Holland House recipe, I could think of nothing better to prepare than one of Papa Bender’s delicious meals. His Chicken Marsala recipe reminds me of growing up in Minnesota, where we could always count on a white Christmas. Since Bobby and I are traveling there to visit his family over […]

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Invitations, Favors + Papa Bender Dinners

July 20, 2010

What could possibly incorporate all three of those things? Why, a trip to Arizona, of course! Sorry to leave you all hanging for a week, but I ended up turning off the computer for a long weekend in favor of this: You all know how much I love home. I caught the Arizona fever again. […]

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PB+J: Papa Bender + Jenn

June 20, 2010

Today is a very special day for dads everywhere! Here on my blog, my dad is better known as his alter ego – Papa Bender! How fitting that our initials spell PB&J. Or if you really want to get fancy, PB&B for Papa Bender & Bender – or Peanut Butter & Banana 😉 No matter […]

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Guardian Buddha + The Return of Papa Bender!

October 28, 2008

It was a long day at the airport! Holy moly. First, my flight was delayed for an hour because of “air traffic control” reasons. Then we boarded the plane and were told that there was a mechanical problem that was being fixed as soon as possible. Then I fell asleep because the air conditioning was […]

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Papa Bender’s Chicken Marsala

June 11, 2008

Papa Bender’s Chicken Marsala NEEDED 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (about 1.5 pounds) 1 Cup flour 2 Cups mushroom caps 1 Cup shallots / green onions sliced 4 tbsp butter substitute 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1 Cup marsala cooking wine (some like to use a table red wine and drink the rest of bottle, but marsala […]

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Feeling Peachy: Baby Bender Details

September 15, 2014

Thank you all so much for the kind words on our big (little) announcement. Being able to share the news has made us feel all the more excited and extremely grateful for the amazing family and friends we are blessed to have in our lives. I feel like there is now so much I want to say! […]

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Mama Bender’s Beef Stroganoff

January 14, 2013

The Packers may have lost this weekend (sigh), but there were several “wins” to even things out. Bobby and I had a wonderful time with our neighbors on Friday night, who we invited over for a Humble Pie and game night. Our conversation won out over the game playing most of the time, but I […]

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