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Go for the Greek Yogurt

Are you trying to lose weight, following what you think is a relatively low-calorie diet and having no success? One of the biggest culprits could be the sauces or dressings you use on your food. ...

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Butternut Squash: The New Pumpkin

With the arrival of October comes pumpkin-spiced everything. From pumpkin spiced lattes to pumpkin pancakes to pumpkin pie, the flavor of pumpkin is everywhere. While I do love pumpkin in either ...

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Pumpkins and Cranberries: The Perfect Pair

  The pumpkin season is undeniably upon us. Just last week I went to the grocery store, and couldn't believe the assortment of pumpkin-flavored items available. There was everything you could imagine ...

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Best Tomato Soup Ever

We're nearing the very end of tomato season, so I want to celebrate them with one of my all time favorite go-to recipes.

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Homemade Sauerkraut in Just Two Weeks

  If you've read any of my other posts before, you know I love quick, cheap, easy recipes that aren't really recipes at all. I like the freedom of knowing the rules and ratios so I know where I can ...

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Teach Your Kids These Kitchen Safety Tips

  Nothing draws families together like sharing a meal made by loving hands. So it's only natural for parents to teach their kids how to find their way around the kitchen. In this post, we're sharing ...

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Keep Meals Fresh with a Home Garden All Year Long

  Are you someone who likes to grow your own garden, sad that the summer gardening season is over, or didn’t get a chance to start one this year? Well, it's not too late! I have the perfect solution ...

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Custom Bench Scrapers Made by a Chef

I usually share my culinary adventures with you here on the blog, but I have a unique opportunity and experience to share this month instead. I have worked with The Chopping Block's Owner/Chef ...

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Keep Your Steaks Simple

  As a rule, I try to make sure that when I go out to eat, I order something I cannot or would not make at home. Dining out in Chicago can be expensive, and I want to make sure I get the most bang ...

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20 Dishes You Can Make in a Le Creuset Mini-Cocotte

  As a Francophile, I am fortunate to be able to spend part of each year in Lyon, a charming – and food-obsessed – city just a few hours south of Paris. Whether I arrive in June when the entire town ...

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