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Achiote Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves

  The weather has been so stellar for cooking outdoors, and because we’re trying to spend as much time as possible relaxing and cooking outside these days, my family and I are trying to expand our ...

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Chicago Tacos Deserve Respect

Our cooking challenge for our private Facebook group's #tcbcookingclub this week is tacos. It couldn't have come at a better time for many reasons: The Chopping Block launched our Taco Tuesday ...

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Grilled Fish Tacos: A Twist on a Summer Classic

  The hot summer months here in Chicago always make me think of a few things: milkshakes at Susie’s, burgers on the patio at Paradise Pup, and mostly, tacos. To be more specific, fish tacos. Don’t ...

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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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Food Comics: Chili Lime Chicken Tacos

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. Here, he shows us how to make Chili Lime Chicken Tacos ...

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Taco Tuesdays with Homemade Flour Tortillas

I'm pretty sure Taco Tuesday is the best thing ever invented.  I love Mexican food and growing up, it was one of my favorite dinners that my Mom made me.  I say “me” because I know I am my Mom’s ...

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Challenge Yourself to Utilize Your Fridge This Week

As a meal planner, after I get home from the grocery store every Saturday, my fridge is pretty spotless – ready to tackle the week!

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Street Food of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Walking in Puerto Vallarta, you can't help but notice the many food stands and restaurants that line the streets and beach. Witnessing the colorful plates wrapped in plastic with steaming tacos, ...

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How To Grill Perfect Pork

My husband has perfected his Smoked Pulled Pork this summer. He’s made it 3-4 times, and every time it has been even more delicious than the last. We don’t have a smoker, but that didn’t stop him. He ...

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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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