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Kelly Lusk moved to Chicago after graduate school and couldn’t be happier. When he is not at work you can probably find him in a coffee shop trying to write a play. Or he may be exploring a Chicago neighborhood that’s new to him. Or one that’s old to him but he knows a really great little bar there. Or he may be on his couch cuddling with the love of his life: Mackers, his three year old cat. He is a new cook that is trying to graduate from the days of microwaveable meals and onto mature, more adult-like dinners. He is excited for The Chopping Block to show him toward the light.

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Taking Things Slow with your Crock Pot

I have said it before and I will say it again. I am not a lazy person. I know, I know: The Queen doth protest too much! But we all have our moments. We all have our days. Those days when we come home ...

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It’s Time for Easy Soup Season

Soups are one of my favorite foods, next to breads. If you’ve been reading my recent posts, you know I’ve become a little bit obsessed with baking different types of breads. But with a new year, it's ...

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Life Lessons in Bread Baking

If you read my last post you already know that I have a new found love of baking bread. There is just something very cathartic and meditative about the entire process. Something happens when I’m ...

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Bread Baking Inspiration Thanks to the Brits

I love cooking shows. No matter how terrible the cooking show is, I will watch it. I love how dramatic they can become, I love how personal they get, I love everything cooking shows. So it really ...

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Taking the Easy Pumpkin Way Out

It’s not that I’m a lazy person. Really. Just… some days you really want dinner to be as simple as possible. I had one of these days recently. It was on my day off and it had wonderfully turned to ...

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How I Became Brave Enough to Cook Fish

I am a forgetful person. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to overcome it. No matter how many post it notes I make or how many ‘reminder’ apps I download for my phone, I will forget something.

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How I Learned to Love Mustard

I was a very plain child growing up. My tastes were simple and modest. I did not like jelly on my peanut butter sandwiches. I only liked vanilla ice cream. And Cheerios were my go to cereal. I wasn’t ...

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