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The Cheese Curd Squeak

Squeak! Squeak! “ Ya gotta get the ones with the good squeak.” This is a phrase you hear quite often as soon as you cross the border into the great state of Wisconsin. What food can be judged by the ...

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The Importance of a Good Knife

Every chef or home cook has their favorite tool, gadget or piece of equipment that they can’t live without. For most experienced culinary professionals, it's their favorite knife. Since it's our ...

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New Year, New Cookware

With the new year comes a great opportunity to take stock of your kitchen. If your cookware could use an upgrade, January's sale at The Chopping Block provides an opportunity to save big on quality ...

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Biscuits and Gravy

We've been hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for most of our lives. While the validity of that statement can be debated, the impact of a well planned and executed breakfast ...

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Baby, It's Getting Cold Outside

Those who know me will question the validity of my next statement. I love this time of year! As much as I personify the beach bum lifestyle and fun in the sun culture, I truly love fall. Of course, ...

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Apples, Apples and more Apples

After participating in yet another Apple Fest in Lincoln Square this year, one would think I have had my fair share of apples. Rather, I have a new found appreciation and respect for the fall fruit ...

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Simple & Fresh Ingredients = Memorable Meals

I was blessed to be able to spend a week in one of the most picturesque and beautiful places in the world recently, the Cayman Islands. While the week was filled scuba diving and kayaking, I was also ...

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Just Like Oprah: A Few of my Favorite Things

In honor of last month's post about Kream Mustard, I'm doing my best Oprah impression and sharing a few of my “favorite things” that we carry in our retail stores. The method behind what we carry ...

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Pass the Kream

I have been blogging about grilling for months it seems, subconsciously willing the warmer weather and grilling season to finally arrive. I can confidently now say that it is HERE!

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Summer Wine and Dine

Once again, Midwest weather has thrown us for a loop this week. It might be warm one day and cold the next, but I refuse to be discouraged in welcoming grilling season. Not only do we need to ...

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How to Get your Husband to Cook

One thing I believe is that so many of us could not do the work we enjoy doing so much without the...Read more

Food Comics: Hot and Spicy Tomato Soup

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident...Read more

What's in a Red Blend?

  Wine pro’s were caught short by American’s Rose rage but regarding the recent...Read more

Butternut Squash Bolognese

  We had pasta a lot growing up for several reasons. First, it was a family favorite. Second,...Read more

Go for the Greek Yogurt

Are you trying to lose weight, following what you think is a relatively low-calorie diet and having...Read more

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