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Say Cheese to a New Grilled Cheese and Soup Combo

  When it comes to food, cheese is definitely my guilty pleasure. It’s my go-to cure for any bad day, not to mention that it’s delicious with wine, which doesn’t hurt either!

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Do-Ahead Backyard BBQ Sandwiches for a Crowd

Since I live alone, people reach out to me all the time asking how I eat things like beef roasts or pork roasts, if I am typically just serving one person – me!

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Waffled Reuben Sandwiches

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! By the time you are reading this blog, you probably already have your corned beef and cabbage cooking, your green shirt pressed and maybe a pint or two in the fridge. If you ...

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Shrimp Burgers: A Crustacean Fixation

  I love working with shrimp because they are very accessible, versatile, simple and quick to prepare, high in protein and omega 3s, low in fat, and most importantly… delicious! I always have a bag ...

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Sandwich Cake

Yes, you heard me right, I said sandwich cake. I just recently heard about this Swedish specialty and simply couldn’t wait to have an excuse to try making one. What is a sandwich cake, you might ask? ...

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The Quickest Way to your Valentine’s Heart: a 20-minute Comfort Food Dinner

    I have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s day. It always seems to stress me out, whether it was when I was single and felt left out, or now that I am married and I feel pressure to outdo ...

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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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How to Fill Your Lunch Break

  No matter how many to-do lists I make, I can’t seem to be productive on my lunch break. It is as if my brain is in work mode, and personal administration work just cannot be mixed. So, I go on ...

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Recreating my Favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Chicago

Grilled cheese is just one of those things that you just can’t get enough of. It's a comfort food from your childhood that now needs to live up to your adult palate.

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