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Make Summer Pesto Now for Year-Round Use

Pesto changes everything.  It’s amazing with pasta, vegetables, poultry, seafood, pork or great as a spread for a sandwich.  Whatever your preference, it’s a great recipe to know. Now is my favorite ...
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Quick, Easy, Healthy, Weeknight Grilling Fare

Do you wait until the weekend to fire up the grill? Why wait when you don't have to? Grilling outdoors can be a quick and easy task any day of the week.  
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Corny Tips on the Perfect Ear of Corn

A very kind and tolerant person once said “There are no stupid questions.” But I think there are lots of stupid questions, like “Will there be another X-Men Movie?” or “Does this fedora look good?” ...
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Big Apple Food Frenzy

I recently returned from a mini-vacation to my favorite city outside Chicago, New York City. I try to visit New York every year to catch up with friends, explore neighborhoods, and try new and ...
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Street Food: The Best Kind of Summer Food

  There's something so whimsical and nostalgic about walking up to an elaborately designed food truck and ordering something delicious right off the street. It's almost as if you’re a kid again, only ...
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Bringing Pinterest Recipes to Life

I love, love, LOVE Pinterest! If you’re anything like me, you probably spend several hours a week on the site looking up new recipes to try. You may be searching for a recipe for a quick and healthy ...
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Festival Food Worth Making at Home

It's now summer, so it's a great time to relive Summercamp and dream about other festival food I will eat this summer. Festival food has evolved into its own subculture, such as Crawfish Monica at ...
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Supper in a Snap

  There are often times I come home at the end of the day and go on a search through my pantry and refrigerator. I want something delicious for dinner, however the search usually ends pretty quickly ...
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The Quest for the Best Bloody Mary

I love summer in Chicago. Admittedly, and not surprisingly, a large part of my affinity for Chicago’s summer has to do with food. I love the variety of food at street fests (Burger Fest is my ...
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Squash Blossoms are Awesome (Especially when Stuffed & Fried)

  When summer begins, most people get excited for beaches, vacations and school being over. But what makes ME a happy summertime girl? Farmers markets! From unique varieties of herbs, to almost ...
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Make Summer Pesto Now for Year-Round Use

Pesto changes everything.  It’s amazing with pasta, vegetables, poultry, seafood, pork or...Read more

Quick, Easy, Healthy, Weeknight Grilling Fare

Do you wait until the weekend to fire up the grill? Why wait when you don't have to? Grilling...Read more

Corny Tips on the Perfect Ear of Corn

A very kind and tolerant person once said “There are no stupid questions.” But I think there are...Read more

Big Apple Food Frenzy

I recently returned from a mini-vacation to my favorite city outside Chicago, New York City. I try...Read more

Street Food: The Best Kind of Summer Food

  There's something so whimsical and nostalgic about walking up to an elaborately designed...Read more

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