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Plum and Basil Upside Down Cake

Finally, it’s plum season! Plums are typically in season May through October, but they are at their peak in June through August in the U.S. California grows the majority of domestic plums, but ...

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Scary Good Brownies

Trick or Treat? Treats, please! Halloween is just around the corner. While I’ve seen lots of Halloween festivities in the past few weeks, this coming weekend is when the majority of Halloween parties ...

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Gluten Free Pâte à Choux

Gluten free baking has been on my mind a lot recently. Not because I’m gluten free myself. Personally I believe gluten is a miracle protein with attributes so close to magic that all the powers of ...

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Apple Pie Eggrolls

I always look forward to Autumn, when the weather gets cooler, I can get out my boots, throw on some flannel, and enjoy all my favorite fall activities. At the top of my list of fall activities is ...

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Lemon Posset: Newest Internet Fad

You know I love a good food trend like butter boards but have you seen the lemon custard that has been sweeping across the internet? For the past few months, I have seen different variations of ...

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Got Blueberries? Make Lemon Blueberry Buckle

Last year, I told you all about my annual girl’s trip to Maine with my mom. This year, since we were adding a baby, my daughter Scarlett, we decided to stay a bit closer to Chicago. We settled on New ...

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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cast Iron Cookie

They say necessity is the mother of invention, now I know I didn’t invent the cast iron cookie, but I’d imagine whoever did was in a situation similar to my own: I don’t have a baking sheet.

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The Greatest Carnival Food

Earlier this week, I spent a day at the Great Amusement Park. I was honestly surprised at how few people over the age of 30 there were. Weren’t other parents taking their kids? I mean, don’t they ...

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DIY Stroopwafels

My very first encounter with Stroopwafels was on my flight to New Zealand eight years ago. I had never heard of such a snack before. So, when the flight attendant said peanuts or waffle, I jumped at ...

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Peschi Dolci: Sweet Peach Cookies

Growing up Sicilian, we knew how to party! It seemed every weekend we attended some sort of a special event or get together. I remember frequenting different banquet halls all throughout Illinois and ...

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