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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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Olive & Pepper Penne Salad with Citrus Chickpea Dressing
While many are enjoying summer festivities, there are a few that cannot wait for the school year. The start of the school year is fast approaching and this summer, it has been hard for some children. Hunger strikes many people all over the country and as a ...
While many are enjoying summer festivities, there are a few that cannot wait for the school year. The start of the school year is fast approaching and this summer, it has been hard for some children. Hunger strikes many people all over the country and as a food blogger/chef, it pains me to think ...
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Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
Some folks aren't big on baking during the summer months... do you fall in that camp? I can certainly see why that is. Who wants to turn the oven on and heat up the kitchen when it's already hot as it is (in some parts of the country) with the air condition...
Some folks aren't big on baking during the summer months... do you fall in that camp? I can certainly see why that is. Who wants to turn the oven on and heat up the kitchen when it's already hot as it is (in some parts of the country) with the air conditioning blasting?
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Paloma Diabla Cocktail
This is the summer of cocktails! I've been enjoying the summer with cocktails in hand given all the entertaining I've been doing lately. From the holiday cook outs to themed dinners and even the occasional impromptu happy hours with friends, combining spiri...
This is the summer of cocktails! I've been enjoying the summer with cocktails in hand given all the entertaining I've been doing lately. From the holiday cook outs to themed dinners and even the occasional impromptu happy hours with friends, combining spirits with fresh fruits to fit menus I've ...
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Giovanni Rana’s Caprese Pasta Salad
Summer is such a social time of year when I love having friends and family over. With that, I'm always looking forward to creating a party menu to serve up. Whether you're the party host or even a guest who's looking for a picnic potluck dish to bring, a su...
Summer is such a social time of year when I love having friends and family over. With that, I'm always looking forward to creating a party menu to serve up. Whether you're the party host or even a guest who's looking for a picnic potluck dish to bring, a summer salad is a great choice.
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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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Ted's Montana Grill {Review}
Patrick and I had visited our friends out in Denver earlier this month. While there, I had a chance to try some dishes made with bison, a game meat that is much more intense with beefy flavor and so tender. When we got back, I couldn't stop thinking about b...
Patrick and I had visited our friends out in Denver earlier this month. While there, I had a chance to try some dishes made with bison, a game meat that is much more intense with beefy flavor and so tender. When we got back, I couldn't stop thinking about bison and where in Illinois/Chicagoland ...
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Bull Burger Battle - Who Will Reign Supreme?!
If you love burgers on the grill, you're in for a treat!  Bull Outdoor Products is on a nationwide search to find the country’s best burgers and you could be on your way to food fame and fortune! The nation's best burger cooks and chefs will be squaring off...
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Smoky BBQ Ribs with Spicy Sriracha BBQ Sauce
Have you got your summer grilling game on? Despite the amount of rain we've gotten here in the Midwest, it hasn't kept us from grilling up our favorite dishes. BBQ ribs is one of our favorites on the grill and part of the fun is making sure they are finger ...
Have you got your summer grilling game on? Despite the amount of rain we've gotten here in the Midwest, it hasn't kept us from grilling up our favorite dishes. BBQ ribs is one of our favorites on the grill and part of the fun is making sure they are finger licking good with a great BBQ sauce.
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Food, as it should be... at Panera Bread
Lately, I've had some great discussions with friends about the various eating habits and diet lifestyles that are so mainstream these days. It's been great to get the thoughts and learn from shared experiences on how much food and eating really does impact ...
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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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