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Laura S

Laura S
Laura moved to Chicago two years ago in pursuit of superior pizza and has not been disappointed. She works at a consulting firm in Evanston during the day, and moonlights as a food and book blogger at Page & Plate (http://pageandplate.com/) in her free time. She lives in Lakeview with her very patient boyfriend and not-so-patient cats, Kitty and Daily, and is always searching for new recipes, restaurants, and reads.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers

You’ve already read dozens of round-ups telling you the best way to cook turkey or the secrets to the creamiest mashed potatoes. You don’t need another one of those from me. (Or probably anyone else ...

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Drink Your Alcohol Hot

  There’s nothing hotter than a cocktail on a chilly fall day — really.

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4 Things to Do with Pumpkin Besides Make a Pie

  I am infamous in my family for my deep, passionate dislike for pumpkin pie. In a family of pumpkin pie lovers, I stand out as the black sheep, opting instead for the apple pie, pumpkin cake, or ...

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The Simple Pleasure of a Summer Shrub

If you, like me, are among the leagues of Americans trying to cut back on alcohol during these dog days of summer, then indulge me in five minutes of your time for a soapbox about shrubs.

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How to Master the Farmers Market

Farmers markets, along with breweries with giant patios, a lakefront that may as well be the ocean, and a skyline like no other make summers in Chicago worth the cold, hard winters we endure. If ...

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Dip into Summer

  If there’s one thing that every picnic needs, it’s a good, crowd-pleaser kind of dip. In fact, I would say that about most parties. Most gatherings, even. Basically, if there are more than four ...

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How to Mix Up the Perfect Summer Cocktail

Folks, it’s happening. Summer in Chicago has arrived, the masks are finally coming off, and at long last, there’s a glimmer of hope on the horizon. This calls for a drink.

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How to Un-Boring Your Salads

  Even though Chicago has stayed stubbornly chilly over the last few days, the buds on the trees and the sun in the sky are hopeful reminders that someday, summer will be here. With farmers’ market ...

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How to Eat Less Meat

  As Earth Day looms in the distance and the weather begins to warm, it’s time to talk about one of my favorite hot topics in the world of food: how to reduce your carbon footprint by eating less ...

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5 Ways to Use Up the Greens Going Bad in Your Fridge

  If you’re anything like me, your fridge is a wreck and has been since approximately this time last year. Cleaning out the refrigerator (especially in the midst of a pandemic) is an onerous task to ...

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