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It Just Might Be Time for Chicken in Chocolate Milk

Yes, you read that right. I will present to you “chicken simmered in chocolate milk,” but first, this blog is less about the recipe and more about making a recipe your own and the downfalls that ...

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Shrimp and Chicken Sausage Pasta

Pasta has always been one of my favorite meals to prepare because it’s quick and easy to make during a busy workweek and it doesn’t require that many ingredients. When I worked at a hotel where ...

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Learning to Love Leftovers

The summer months are not for cooking in my house. I like to take advantage of all of the food festivals, weeknight lakeside dinners, cookouts and light fun meals. But summer coming to a close in a ...

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Hasselback Chicken

In the past few weeks, I’ve been making an effort to eat more protein and less carbohydrates. Chicken breast is one of my favorite proteins because it’s lean and so versatile. It can be cooked using ...

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Chipotle Chicken with Avocado Leaves

Spring is upon us, even though it did not look like it a couple of weeks ago here in Chicago. We had a mixture of snow and hail on a Sunday, and we even needed to salt the sidewalk at our Lincoln ...

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Chicken Soup is Always the Answer

I recently realized that I ask myself a laundry list of recurring questions every day:

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Moroccan Braised Chicken

The seasons have switched, and cooler weather is quickly approaching. This change of temperature made me want to take out my braiser and make a nice fall inspired Moroccan Braised Chicken dish. This ...

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What to Do When You are Gifted Squash

I recently walked into work to find a beautiful long squash on my desk. My mind immediately went to thinking it was a prank by one of my coworkers, because they do silly things from time to time. But ...

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The Flat-Pack-Taco-Stack, Freeze-n-Broil Technique

When I cook at home, I want to make my life as easy as possible. On my days off, I tend to prepare things in bulk, and freeze them in Ziploc bags. I arrange the bags so they are as thin and square ...

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My Husband's Grilled Chicken Experiment

I can remember the first time my husband ever said to me, “I’ll grill some chicken tonight!” “Great,” I replied, “How are you going to do it?” His answer? “Oh, this is my special chicken!” And so it ...

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