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A Summer Dessert Recipe: Iced Coffee Granita with Vanilla Whipped Cream & Sea Salt Caramel">A Summer Dessert Recipe: Iced Coffee Granita with Vanilla Whipped Cream & Sea Salt Caramel

A Summer Dessert Recipe: Iced Coffee Granita with Vanilla Whipped Cream & Sea Salt Caramel">Thumbnail image for <span id=A Summer Dessert Recipe: Iced Coffee Granita with Vanilla Whipped Cream & Sea Salt Caramel" /> August 19, 2014

When my husband is working at home alone, it makes sense for him to use a single serve pod type of brewing system. However, when we entertain, we pull out the multi-cup coffee pot. You know, the ‘old-fashioned’ kind. Seeing that we love to entertain, we always have some quality coffee on hand in order […]

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Green Bean Salad and Citrus Vinaigrette ">Grilled Skirt Steak with Green Bean Salad and Citrus Vinaigrette

Grilled Skirt Steak with Green Bean Salad and Citrus Vinaigrette ">Thumbnail image for <span id=Grilled Skirt Steak with Green Bean Salad and Citrus Vinaigrette " /> August 1, 2014

In my last post, I mentioned a fantastic dinner we had with friends and so I just to tell you about the meal. Our friends made Grilled Skirt Steak with Green Bean Salad and Citrus Vinaigrette  by Bon Appetit. Since last weekend, I have been thinking about making it myself and how I would adapt […]

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Mercat a la Planxa: A Chicago Tapas Restaurant ">Mercat a la Planxa: A Chicago Tapas Restaurant

Mercat a la Planxa: A Chicago Tapas Restaurant ">Thumbnail image for <span id=Mercat a la Planxa: A Chicago Tapas Restaurant " /> July 15, 2014

Hello from the Windy City! I am here for a business trip and arrived hungry. I headed next door, with some colleagues, to ‘Mercat a la Planxa’ at the Blackstone Hotel. Because we arrived at an ‘off time’ aka between lunch and dinner, we could only order off a small tasting menu but we were happy […]

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The Fruits and Vegetables of our Labor: The Raised-Bed Garden">The Fruits and Vegetables of our Labor: The Raised-Bed Garden

The Fruits and Vegetables of our Labor: The Raised-Bed Garden">Thumbnail image for <span id=The Fruits and Vegetables of our Labor: The Raised-Bed Garden" /> July 13, 2014

We just ate an abundance of green beans from our garden tonight and will be attacking the sugar snap peas with our dinner tomorrow night.  It has been so rewarding watching the kids pick and enjoy the food from the garden. The problem will now be how to get the kids to enjoy frozen veggies […]

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Conquering Your Kitchen">Conquering Your Kitchen

Conquering Your Kitchen">Thumbnail image for <span id=Conquering Your Kitchen" /> June 29, 2014

On Friday, I shared a fantastic post about the Farmer’s Market, and in the post, I told you that I would be back to tell you more about Annemarie’s new book, ‘Conquering Your Kitchen.’ All of the recipes in the book are able to be prepared in 30 minutes or less. But Conquering Your Kitchen […]

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Obsessed with the New KIND Bar: Caramel Almond & Sea Salt">Obsessed with the New KIND Bar: Caramel Almond & Sea Salt

Obsessed with the New KIND Bar: Caramel Almond & Sea Salt">Thumbnail image for <span id=Obsessed with the New KIND Bar: Caramel Almond & Sea Salt" /> June 28, 2014

As you may recall, I am now working full-time outside of the home and have a lengthy commute. Not only am I trying to bring my lunch a few times a week, but I need some snacks to keep my belly happy. The other day, I spied this bar and grabbed an entire box once […]

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