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Jackie Lord is a class assistant at The Chopping Block. With a passion for food and a flair for the dramatic, she loves having fun in the kitchen. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008, she moved to Chicago. Culinary school began calling her name, so she attended Le Cordon Bleu in 2013. When she’s not in the kitchen, she loves to go to karaoke bars, read, and travel with her husband.

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How to Throw a Kids' Pizza Party

  Everybody loves pizza. Whether it's New York all the way or Chicago-style only, neapolitan crust or deep dish, pizza is something I think people of all ages can get behind. I recently had my niece ...

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Understanding Butter and Making Brown Butter

Let's talk about butter. Is there anything like it? Rich, smooth, salty, or sweet, there is nothing as satisfyingly decadent. Butter sometimes gets a bad reputation, but I think that when used ...

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Fresh Fig Jam in the Fall

  I love figs; they are sweet, tangy, and temperamental. Figs are truly a wonder, as they are only ripe for what seems like half a second. The cooler temperatures this summer have extended many ...

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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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The Whipped Cream of Your Dreams

  Fluffy, light, sweet whipped cream. Is there anything better? During a recent birthday party at The Chopping Block's Merchandise Mart location, we had a whipped cream contest! Two teams of thre had ...

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