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Biz

Biz
Biz joined The Chopping Block as a Class Assistant in August 2016. Her passion for cooking didn’t really begin until her daughter turned 8, and she realized she’d never convince her daughter to eat veggies if she didn’t learn to cook and eat them herself! Fast forward and her daughter is now 24. She recently ditched her desk job of 20+ years to follow her true passion which is sharing her love of food and cooking. While not at work, she recipe develops, enters recipe contests and maintains a food blog at http://mybizzykitchen.com.

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One Pot of Bolognese = Five Different Dishes

My late husband never ate leftovers growing up. His mom prepared exactly enough food for that dinner each night and that was that. He told me that he never even heard the word leftover until he went ...

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Kofta Kebabs with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

  Growing up in a typical Midwest family, we didn’t really venture into much ethnic cooking other than spaghetti and tacos. And I really wouldn’t call those two foods all that ethnic the way we ...

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Tips for Grilling the Perfect Meat

  I have to admit. The first couple years of grilling, it was so hit or miss. When it was a hit, I was like “I’ve got this!  Grilling is easy!” Until the next time I cut into a whole grilled chicken ...

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Street Food: Falafel Pita with Tzatziki and Fried Jalapenos

  I love meat. All kinds of meat – pork, beef, chicken – you name it, I’ll eat it! But, turns out I have a vegetarian daughter and a vegan daughter-in-law, so I have to make some meatless dishes once ...

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Beef and Spring Vegetable Lo Mein

Will it ever feel like spring in Chicago? While I am dreaming of grilling beef on my outdoor patio in weather that is not 40 degrees, this beef and spring veggie noodle dish will taste like spring ...

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Weeknight Surf and Turf

  One question I get asked over and over on my social media channels is how do I cook a meal from scratch nearly every night of the week? I have a full time job in the city. My commute is about 90 ...

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Brunch Board

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to entertain more often. Other than hosting major holidays, I don’t do much entertaining. Why not invite people over on a Friday night for pizza or a Sunday for ...

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Thai Shrimp Noodle Soup

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but the new year is always a clean slate for me. I get all gung ho after maybe indulging a bit over the holiday season – and by holiday season I mean from ...

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Homemade Cranberry Pepper Jelly for the Holidays

Growing up, there were two things I could always count on every single Christmas. My great Aunt Selma and Uncle Jiggs would send us a two pound loaf of fruitcake. That would be unwrapped, put out on ...

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Holiday Peach Pie

I consider myself more of a cook than a baker, except for two things – pies and bread!  Now that we are past Halloween, my Pinterest feed has been all about Thanksgiving, from appetizers to dessert. 

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