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Chicago Loves Panini
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Going panini and beyond in the Windy City - and loving it!
Going panini and beyond in the Windy City - and loving it!

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Brunch for a purpose - what a great idea! This is actually the name of +Maggiano's Little Italy latest campaign which benefits +Make-A-Wish America. From now until August 2nd, $1 will go to Make-A-Wish for every #brunch entrée ordered at Maggiano's, and they are hoping to raise $1 million in total this summer. There's plenty of choice on their brunch menu - one delicious option would be the vegetable frittata pictured below, which brims with shiitake mushrooms, roma tomatoes and smoked mozzarella! I got the chance to taste it at a media event a couple of months ago and I'm still dreaming about it. So good... :-)
Here's more info on Maggiano's "Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish" campaign:
http://www.maggianos.com/blog/eat-a-dish-for-make-a-wish-2017
#EatADish4MAW #maggbrunch #foodforapurpose #makeawish #restaurantcampaign #eeeeeeeeats #summerdining #summereating
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I couldn't wait to try the #GreenGiant cauliflower brownie recipe I'd got at #UnitedFresh2017! I made these earlier this week, stored them in the fridge for a few days, and today was finally able to take pics and report back. You won't believe how good these #brownies are! The cocoa-to-cauliflower ratio is just perfect, and the brownies are moist and decadently rich. I used white chocolate chips instead of milk #chocolate chips (that's all I had in the pantry, lol) with great success. Anyone else a big fan of brownies? :-) #foodporn #baking #sweets #treats #dessert #chicagofoodie #chicagofood #chicagofoodscene #eeeeeeats #foodblogger #food
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6/24/17
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Had an amazing time making #JuliaChild's cherry clafoutis recipe. Summer is now in full swing, which means that I've been enjoying the produce sales and stocking up on delicious fruits and veggies. I had some extra cherries in the fridge, and my mind went straight to clafoutis :-) I made Julia's #clafoutis, and it was such a success that I am making it again tomorrow. Summer #baking is so much fun! #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodblogger #chicagofood #summerbaking #sweets #dessert #foodie #eeeeeeats
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6/22/17
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I have been so inspired by the #blenditarian movement and by last month’s Culinary Fight Club Blended Burger Challenge that I’ve decided to make something my family loves – a #panino, and not just any panino: a blended meat & mushroom panino! Made up of a delicious mix of ground chuck and cremini mushrooms sitting pretty on Swiss cheese goodness, this truly is a gift for the protein-loving dads everywhere. Check out my recipe via the link below - and Happy Father's Day to all the fathers among us! :-)
http://chicagolovespanini.com/2017/06/17/fathers-day-meat-mushroom-panino-a-gift-for-the-protein-loving-dads/
#HappyFathersDay #FathersDay2017 #chicagofood #chicagofoodscene #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodies #foodie #nomnom #eeeeeeats #panini #foodporn #recipe
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6/18/17
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Recently I had the chance to taste several exquisite takes on mac & cheese and to cast my vote to crown the best #macandcheese in #Chicago. How exciting!
The Mac & Cheese Smackdown was organized by #TimeOutChicago for the second year in a row, and the location picked by the organizers was the gorgeous Bridgeport Art Center. Below you will find my full review of the event and of the winning dish. Do you have your own mac & cheese recipe? And what makes a mac & cheese a great mac & cheese, after all? Let me know :-)
http://chicagolovespanini.com/2017/06/10/time-out-chicago-mac-cheese-smackdown-whats-in-a-great-mac-cheese/
#LuellasSouthernKitchen #GrandLuxCafe #chicagofood #chicagofoodscene #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodies #foodie #nomnom #eeeeeeats #comfortfood #decadentfood #foodporn
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6/10/17
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Check out my full review of this year's #SweetsandSnacksExpo, which brought together 17,000 professionals from the confectionery, cookie and snack industries and over 200 new exhibitors. I found out more about the latest industry trends, discovered amazingly creative products and entrepreneurs, and networked my way throughout the show. Preceding June, the dedicated #NationalCandyMonth, this expo is a gentle reminder that food craftsmanship needs to be recognized, supported and celebrated year-round :-) #Baobabfoods #SunshineNutCompany #TCHOChocolate #TreetingCards #Matzoproject #chicagofoodscene #fancyfood #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodies #chicago #chicagofood #nomnom #eeeeeeats #foodporn
http://chicagolovespanini.com/2017/06/07/2017-sweets-snacks-expo-review-the-perfect-way-to-celebrate-the-advent-of-national-candy-month/
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6/7/17
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Goat cheese #sandwich? Yes, please! I used to eat goat cheese a lot when we lived in Europe, but here I had to scale down quite a bit for no other reason than price. Luckily, I found tomato&basil #goatcheese on sale the other day, and made this sandwich. Goat cheese, American and Monterey Jack #cheese, buttered mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes, ham, cucumber - a most delicious combo! Check out today's blog post below for this sandwich #recipe - the go-to quick and easy #dinner at the end of a long, long day! :-) #chicagofood #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodies #chicagofoodscene #eeeeeats #foodporn #quickdinner #chicagolovespanini #nomnom #food
http://chicagolovespanini.com/2017/06/05/cheesy-easy-breezy-veggie-loaded-sandwich-be-careful-with-the-goat-cheese/
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Writing about the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show always gets me excited: there is so much knowledge to share, and so many good foodie moments to remember! From charcuterie to pickles, ancient grains to truffle zest - here's my full review of #NRAShow17 and this year's hottest food trends, as revealed at the Show! There's also info on #BellavitaExpo and the #FABI Awards: http://chicagolovespanini.com/2017/05/30/2017-national-restaurant-association-show-review-charcuterie-pickles-truffle-zest-amarena-cherries-and-so-much-more/
#chicago #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodies #chicagofoodscene #eeeeeeats #foodie #gourmet #fancyfood #foodtrends #restaurant #chicagofoodblogger #NationalRestaurantAssociation
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5/30/17
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Wishing you all a safe and peaceful Memorial Day. We’ll spend this day honoring the fallen and counting our blessings in the land of freedom :-) #MemorialDay #MemorialDay17 #MemorialDayWeekend
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5/29/17
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