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Apple, Blue Cheese and Walnut Dip

March 16, 2012

Between November and April I usually avoid the weather app on my iPhone.  Living in Chicago it’s generally an instant ticket to disappointment and frustration.  Despite what a lifetime lived in cold climates might suggest about me, I do not enjoy cold and snow.  Sure it’s nice for a few weeks to inspire indoor projects, […]

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Sunshine Calls for Good Cheese

May 11, 2011

Last week I blogged about one of the weird feelings that comes as a side effect of spending so much time in the blog community – produce-induced jealousy. Now it’s time to talk about another – no-cook-night guilt. By that I mean, on the nights when takeout seems more appealing than turning on the stove, […]

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Glazed Sweet Potato, Ham and Brie Melt

December 13, 2010

It’s official.  It’s getting cold here in Chicago.  Though my friends, all of whom have lived here MUCH longer than I have, tell me the worst is yet to come.  Of course, I am already shivering.  For someone who has lived in cold climates (Massachusetts and Minnesota) her entire life it in no way makes […]

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Open-Faced Harvest Melt

November 24, 2010

Being one for nostalgia and whimsy, I love the winter holidays.  In November and December I wish I could slow the months down, wish I could squeeze out more drops of celebration and festiveness.  But alas I can’t, no more than I can make time tick more slowly in the summer, when I’m soaking up […]

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Pomegranate-Walnut Chicken Salad Sandwiches

September 29, 2010

Ever since I attended the Foodbuzz Festival Blogger Festival last year I’ve been dying for the chance to go back. Not only do I always appreciate an opportunity to spend a weekend in one of my favorite cities in the world, but I met so many new blogging friends.  I often say that one of […]

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Pasta with Roasted Yellow Tomato and Goat Cheese Sauce

September 1, 2010

It’s funny how simply by using fresh, seasonal produce, something that might ordinarily seem pedestrian becomes craveable. Such is the case for me for pasta with tomato sauce. Typically, it’s not something I make often. It’s overlooked in favor of whatever is the dish that’s captivating me at the moment be it grilled lamb or […]

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Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic White Wine Sauce

August 18, 2010

Whatever your schedule or how much you typically love cooking, it’s worthwhile to have a few quick and easy recipes in your repertoire.  For me, they have to meet a couple criteria.  First and foremost, despite being fast, they still have to deliver on flavor.  Because of that, I always try to use high quality, […]

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Easy Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Dip

July 20, 2010

I will admit that when it comes to cooking I have a penchant for the challenging and difficult. I welcome long ingredient lists, techniques that push me outside of my comfort zone and marathon bouts of preparation. But then occasionally there are recipes that remind me that food doesn’t have to be complicated to be […]

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Meatless Monday: Farmers’ Market Vegetables, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta

July 12, 2010

I’ve definitely tell I’ve been watching way too much Next Food Network Star because I find myself wondering what I would be like if I were a contestant.  How would I define my point of view?  What kind of product would I make to represent myself?  It may make me a dork, but I have […]

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