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Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potatoes

I have never worked from home before. With everything that is going on in the world, I am thankful that my day job allows me to work from home now. For one, my commute used to be three hours round ...

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Winter Squash Biscuits

I was recently in the mood to slow cook a spicy batch of chili on a cold Sunday afternoon. I wanted to cook and have the smell of savory food wafting through the house. Once the chili was in the ...

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Make it to Spring with Sweet Potato Curry

One of my go to comfort foods this winter has been flavorful curry dishes. There’s something about the warm spices and aromas that makes these last few weeks of cold not seem so bad. I came across ...

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Bourbon Spiked Sweet Potato Pie

  While I do love a good pumpkin spice latte, I’ve never really gotten on board with loving pumpkin pie (though I’ll admit, The Chopping Block’s is delicious!). Truthfully, I’ve never roasted my own ...

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Me, Stew and Ragu

When I saw the menu for our Stews and Ragus class at the Merchandise Mart last week, I couldn’t help but cross my fingers and hope there were still seats available! Let me just say, I lucked out and ...

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What Kind of Potato Salad Are You?

There are countless recipes for potato salad. Just like a snowflake, each one is different. I guess it makes sense, since taters are a perfect canvas to mix with vegetables, sauces and really, ...

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Have a Sweet Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, and when I am able to spend it with my family, I do most of the cooking. One of the dishes that my family always requests, and that our ...

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Cupcakes: Mini Cakes, Maximum Flavor

As much as my niece loves making cookies with me, sometimes she has a hankering for a cupcake. And why shouldn't she? Cupcakes are great! Almost any cake recipe can be turned into a cupcake, just ...

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What Can I Smoke Next?

I'm playing a new game this summer called “What can I smoke next?” My Big Green Egg plays a big role in this game, and I think it is going to be really fun. My goal this summer is to smoke as many ...

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Where’s the Beef? Argentina!

I recently had the great pleasure of visiting South America with my husband and two of our friends, Kent and Tanya. We spent a short time in Buenos Aires, a few days in Mendoza and a couple more days ...

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