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Terri's Potato Chip Cookies

         TERRI'S POTATO CHIP COOKIES These light, melt-in-your mouth cookies will have everyone talking! It's true; they created quite a ruckus at Wolff’s Flea Market a few weeks ago and we all had to grab the recipe. Give them a try. You won't believe it! And now you know what to do with those small crumbled chips at the end of the bag! Preheat oven to 350                                                                                  1 cup butter - softened   1 cup margarine - softened 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 ½ cups sifted flour 1 ½ cups crushed potato chips powdered sugar Optional: chocolate chips Cream butter, margarine and 1 cup sugar together Add vanilla, flour, and potato chips Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet Bake 12-15 minutes Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cooled (not cold) Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe, Terri!

David Wolff: How did Wolff's Flea Market Begin?

Don and I are often asked this question: How did Wolff’s Flea Market begin?   Over the years I have heard different versions of the answer from many people, but they are usually wrong.  Following is the official answer.  Believe it or not, it all started in the early 1960’s!!  Our parents, Lawrence and Katherine Wolff were diehard flea market fans.  As kids, Don and I, along with our sister Eileen (who most of you know as our most loyal employee and ambassador) and brother Jeff (who can be found shopping at our market almost every Sunday morning) would be willingly dragged along on their weekly sojourn to one of the area’s local flea markets.  Back then there were many quality flea markets to choose from; Harlem & Irving (Chicago), 79 th & Harlem (Bridgeview), Twin Drive In (Wheeling), and 7 Mile Fair (Southern Wisconsin).  We went to all of them and there were few Sundays in which we did not visit a flea market.  Even on vacation our family would take an excursion to the