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Apple-icious Treats

  How odd to talk about apples now, right? We have an abundance of fresh Summer fruits and berries available, and I’m suggesting you cook with apples? But stick with me for a minute! What’s one of ...

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Apple-Bacon-Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding

  It’s not fall in my mind until Apple Fest happens in Lincoln Square. This year we baked over 800 of our famous Apple Pies, and we had Lincoln Avenue smelling amazing for the better part of a week. ...

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Red Cabbage and Green Apple Slaw

  If you are familiar with Lincoln Square, you've probably heard about or even attended the annual Apple Fest in October. The Chopping Block is famous for our Apple Pie, and we bake a lot of them for ...

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Apple Fest 2018: Bigger than Ever

Nothing will get you more in the fall spirit than Apple Fest. The upcoming festival that celebrates all things apple in Lincoln Square has continued to grow over the years.

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Drink Local

I moved to the city just in time to get swept up in the Cubs' victory last year. I don't think it was possible to be in Chicago and not feel that energy. So, while I'm not the biggest baseball fan, I ...

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Autumn Apples

  I love autumn. While spring is all green and fresh and lovely, the colors of autumn are incredible. I love all that it brings: the beautiful changing colors on the trees, pumpkins, the slight nip ...

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Apple Fritter Muffins for Apple Season

Three things prompted my blog post this month. Labor Day weekend 2017 marked the 19th anniversary of my Dad passing away. Like me, my Dad was diabetic, but he never let that stop him from eating his ...

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Did You Miss Apple Fest?

  We're still reeling from the amazing Apple Fest that took place in Lincoln Square at the beginning of this month.

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It’s Time for Another Installment of Apple Fest

If you are an avid reader of The Chopping Blog and a loyal customer to our Lincoln Square location, I don’t have to explain to you what Apple Fest is. But if you are a newcomer, then get ready for ...

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Apple Fest Aftermath

We are coming off an Apple Pie high here at The Chopping Block after last weekend's Apple Fest in Lincoln Square. We literally baked hundreds of pies for this event, 350 to be exact. I was part of ...

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