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Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies
This is quite the momentous year for me. After the wedding of my dreams, followed by a honeymoon that is by far the best vacation I ever took, my lil guy is about to embark on a new adventure. He will soon have his first day of Kindergarten later this week!...
This is quite the momentous year for me. After the wedding of my dreams, followed by a honeymoon that is by far the best vacation I ever took, my lil guy is about to embark on a new adventure. He will soon have his first day of Kindergarten later this week! It's hard to believe that he is ...
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July: Burpee Summer Herb & Veggie Garden Update!
Here's a Burpee summer herb and vegetable garden update for July! So far, it's doing really well... We had some really dry and hot weather so our plants took a beating. Our crazy schedules didn't help either but now that our schedules have been a bit more n...
Here's a Burpee summer herb and vegetable garden update for July! So far, it's doing really well... We had some really dry and hot weather so our plants took a beating. Our crazy schedules didn't help either but now that our schedules have been a bit more normal, we're working on a more ...
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Teaser: Tonight's Pre-Wedding Southern BBQ Picnic
One more day. One. And now that the day is practically here, I am so excited. So happy. Beyond happy! Here is the last teaser of our wedding weekend, highlighting the festivities we will have tonight to kick off our celebration of love! Pre-Wedding Picnic W...
One more day. One. And now that the day is practically here, I am so excited. So happy. Beyond happy! Here is the last teaser of our wedding weekend, highlighting the festivities we will have tonight to kick off our celebration of love! Pre-Wedding Picnic. We are making a whole weekend of our ...
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Teaser: Wedding Ceremony Details
When figuring out where to have our wedding take place, we knew we wanted to avoid a banquet venue and hotel. We love being outdoors and one of our favorite activities is hiking through forest preserves. That's when we started looking at local forest preser...
When figuring out where to have our wedding take place, we knew we wanted to avoid a banquet venue and hotel. We love being outdoors and one of our favorite activities is hiking through forest preserves. That's when we started looking at local forest preserves for the perfect spot.
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Can It Forward Day is Almost Here!
Join us on Saturday August 1st for International Can-It-Forward Day! Now in its 5th year, Can-It-Forward Day will  broadcast live  online at FreshPreserving.com from 11Am - 4PM EST   from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, ...
Join us on Saturday August 1st for International Can-It-Forward Day! Now in its 5th year, Can-It-Forward Day will broadcast live online at FreshPreserving.com from 11Am - 4PM EST from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana, celebrating the joys of fresh ...
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El Mariachi Bar & Grill {review}
One of the great things about Chicago is the abundance of amazing places to eat. There is never a shortage of delicious food all around town and the variations of how so many cuisines are presented. Recently, I dined at El Mariachi Tequila Bar and Grill and...
One of the great things about Chicago is the abundance of amazing places to eat. There is never a shortage of delicious food all around town and the variations of how so many cuisines are presented. Recently, I dined at El Mariachi Tequila Bar and Grill and well, let me tell you how that all ...
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Hawaiian Wedding & Luau Recap!
Well here we are... the whirlwind of our Hawaiian wedding luau and Cancun paradise of a honeymoon has started to settle a bit as we're slowly getting back to our normal lives. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day with all my loved ones in at...
Well here we are... the whirlwind of our Hawaiian wedding luau and Cancun paradise of a honeymoon has started to settle a bit as we're slowly getting back to our normal lives. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day with all my loved ones in attendance. I've covered quite a bit of ...
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Lemon Thyme Waffles
Breakfast has been a popular meal at our house lately, even outside the typical breakfast hours! Joel has been slightly obsessed with waffles because he loves how our waffle maker makes such crispy waffles on the outside while being soft and tender inside. ...
Breakfast has been a popular meal at our house lately, even outside the typical breakfast hours! Joel has been slightly obsessed with waffles because he loves how our waffle maker makes such crispy waffles on the outside while being soft and tender inside. Joe's definitely on to something ...
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Teaser: Wedding Reception Details
So after our ceremony comes the fun part - the reception! If you've been following our wedding planning process, you'll notice our wedding isn't exactly traditional. This carries on into the reception where many common wedding elements are not included simp...
So after our ceremony comes the fun part - the reception! If you've been following our wedding planning process, you'll notice our wedding isn't exactly traditional. This carries on into the reception where many common wedding elements are not included simply because it doesn't fit us.
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Teaser: Bridal Details
We're only mere {4} days away from our wedding and so to capture all the wedding planning efforts, I'll be featuring a recap of things we've done, which may be helpful for those planning or helping out future brides. So with that, here's a teaser of all the...
We're only mere {4} days away from our wedding and so to capture all the wedding planning efforts, I'll be featuring a recap of things we've done, which may be helpful for those planning or helping out future brides. So with that, here's a teaser of all the bridal details we've completed and ...
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Pinapple-Cucumber Gazpacho with the Nutri Ninja {review}
Summer is in full swing {finally} and we're experiencing some really humid weather. That said, I've been reluctant to turn on the stove or oven just to avoid heating up the kitchen. One thing the weather has encouraged me to do is to tap into some warm weat...
Summer is in full swing {finally} and we're experiencing some really humid weather. That said, I've been reluctant to turn on the stove or oven just to avoid heating up the kitchen. One thing the weather has encouraged me to do is to tap into some warm weather recipes to try.
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Red Eye Sponsors Battle of the Burgers
If you're looking for a tasting event this weekend, be sure to check out the Battle of the Burgers, hosted by Chicago's RedEye and Amstel Light! For more details and ticket information, check out ChiStarConnections on how you can attend and experience some ...
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I've got a couple of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 updates for all your fans out there! First up, today is the day! On Wednesday, Octo

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What's Cookin, Chicago?: Thai Shrimp Fried Rice
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Gong Xi FaCai, Gong Hey Fat Choy, 恭禧發財 or Happy Chinese New Year! This past Sunday was a day to celebrate around the world and in honor of t

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Classic Lettuce Wedge Salad
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I remember it like it was yesterday. On our third date, The Baron asked me to plan our date {he planned our previous dates so I guess he nee

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Really Good Classic Pot Roast
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This is the time of year when I really enjoy being in the kitchen. Granted, I love being in the kitchen all year round but there's something

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Caramelized Plantains
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I made the following recipe using this random plantain I had on hand. It was given to me by my mother in law to try caramelizing it while it

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Southern Fried Chicken
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Are you sick of the heat yet? It's ridiculous and I'm sure many of us are ready for the summer to end. This heatwave makes me wonder how the

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Foodbuzz Tastemaker: Tuscan Grill Party!
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My husband and I have always wanted to go to Italy together, but that idea is far out of reach, at least anytime soon. So our way of traveli

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
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Dessert... how often do you include it in your weeknight dinner plans? I admit, I normally don't think about dessert unless I'm preparing a

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Spinach Ranch Dip
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The veggie tray. You know that's the easy route to provide a fresh and healthy appetizer option at parties and gatherings... but how popular

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Spice Up the Holidays Caribbean Dinner
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Let's get this party started! After a couple weeks of planning and preparing, the Spice Up the Holidays dinner I've been anticipating finall

What's Cookin, Chicago?: *Winning* Caramel Apple Spice Cupcakes
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When you think about the flavors of fall, what dishes or ingredients come to mind? For me, the fall season isn't complete without enjoying a

What's Cookin, Chicago?: 10 Fruity Cupcakes to Bite Into...
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It's officially springtime and to me, that means pretty little desserts to share! Cupcakes are a favorite and since it's spring, fruit flavo

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Grilled Cheese Hamburger
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I love grilled cheese sandwiches. I also love hamburgers. So why did it take me this long to combine the two?! I guess in essence you could

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Bourbon Chicken
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Are you a sampler? As in... eating food samples when offered at stores, mall food courts and the like? If you are, then you may be familiar

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Comforting Chicken & Dumplings
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How often do you get sick or come down with a cold/flu? This season I'm seeing it quite a bit of folks coming down with something and sadly

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Chicken Alfredo Florentine Bake
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You look in your pantry and what do you see? The next question is, what do you make? Welcome to my kitchen. Often times I figure out dinner

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Chocolate Chip 'Chicago' Crunch Cookies
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There's Chicago hot dogs and Chicago deep dish pizza; but did you know there are Chicago cookies? I sure didn't until The Baron's mom, Marne

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Sweet Potato Tartlettes
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One of my absolute favorite cookie/desserts during the holidays are Pecan Tassies. My mom made them when I was young and to this day, having

What's Cookin, Chicago?: Beef Stroganoff Risotto
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Risotto is one of those dishes I really like because it's naturally gluten free and can serve as a blank canvas for flavors. This Beef Strog

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