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Sullivan's Steakhouse: The Patrón Tequila Dinner
With the start of summer just around the corner, we’re looking ahead to warmer days with a little help from Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnshire, a favorite neighborhood restaurant known for its hand cut steaks and award-winning wine list. I recently took ...
With the start of summer just around the corner, we're looking ahead to warmer days with a little help from Sullivan's Steakhouse in Lincolnshire, a favorite neighborhood restaurant known for its hand cut steaks and award-winning wine list. I recently took part in a special dinner where ...
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Silk Soymilk Protein Smoothies!
It's crazy how quickly the time is flying by when a wedding is on the horizon! For the past few months I've been adjusting to a lifestyle change to get out of holiday hibernation mode (ie: laziness) and get back into shape. It wasn't so much for the upcomin...
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Cowboy Joel's 5th Birthday on the Farm
It can't be true but it is. My little boy is growing fast and how he turned 5 years old so quickly is beyond me. Joel turned 5 years old earlier this month and we celebrated with family and friends this past weekend. The party served a dual purpose, in that...
It can't be true but it is. My little boy is growing fast and how he turned 5 years old so quickly is beyond me. Joel turned 5 years old earlier this month and we celebrated with family and friends this past weekend. The party served a dual purpose, in that it was Joel's opportunity to say thank ...
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May Fun Foodie & Family Finds!
It's almost the end of May and this month, I've got a few fun foodie finds to share! From some great eats, kitchen tools and some things for the house... hopefully you'll take note and check them out for yourselves! Russo's Gluten Free Pizza Gluten free piz...
It's almost the end of May and this month, I've got a few fun foodie finds to share! From some great eats, kitchen tools and some things for the house... hopefully you'll take note and check them out for yourselves! Russo's Gluten Free Pizza. Gluten free pizza are readily available... but ...
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Spring Filipino Fiesta Recap!
After spending some time overseas in Philippines with family this past November, I also took some time to work with a few local restaurant chefs to deepen my love of Filipino culture and cuisine. As a result, I recently hosted a special 'pop up' dinner high...
After spending some time overseas in Philippines with family this past November, I also took some time to work with a few local restaurant chefs to deepen my love of Filipino culture and cuisine. As a result, I recently hosted a special 'pop up' dinner highlighting some of the most popular ...
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BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad
Salad is what I've been craving lately... possibly due to the realization that swimsuit season is creeping up. (And I'm trying to lose a few pounds before the wedding lol.) My favorite type of salad is a good chopped salad. I like that everything is fairly ...
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Krusteaz Baker's Dozen 2.0!
After a working so closely with Krusteaz Baking Mixes since last September, I'm honored to continue my delicious partnership as a Krusteaz Baker's Dozen Brand Ambassador ! The past several months I've had the pleasure to create some easy and tasty recipes u...
After a working so closely with Krusteaz Baking Mixes since last September, I'm honored to continue my delicious partnership as a Krusteaz Baker's Dozen Brand Ambassador! The past several months I've had the pleasure to create some easy and tasty recipes using their large selection of baking ...
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Diamond on the Diamond with Coppola Wines
It's baseball season and the usual gathering involves beer and hot dogs and peanuts and well, you get the picture. But we're stepping things up a bit and we were thrilled to have a chance to hang out with our friends of Francis Ford Coppola Winery for a bal...
It's baseball season and the usual gathering involves beer and hot dogs and peanuts and well, you get the picture. But we're stepping things up a bit and we were thrilled to have a chance to hang out with our friends of Francis Ford Coppola Winery for a ball game. The Chicago Cubs vs New York ...
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Cowboy Joel's 5th Birthday on the Farm
It can't be true but it is. My little boy is growing fast and how he turned 5 years old so quickly is beyond me. Joel turned 5 years old earlier this month and we celebrated with family and friends this past weekend. The party served a dual purpose, in that...
It can't be true but it is. My little boy is growing fast and how he turned 5 years old so quickly is beyond me. Joel turned 5 years old earlier this month and we celebrated with family and friends this past weekend. The party served a dual purpose, in that it was Joel's opportunity to say thank ...
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Farmers' Markets - Let's Go Shopping!
Right now is the best time to visit farmers’ markets: They’re alive with their biggest bounty of fresh produce—gloriously juicy, crisp, and fragrant. These green markets do more than supply us with colorful fruits and vegetables; they reflect and shape our ...
Right now is the best time to visit farmers' markets: They're alive with their biggest bounty of fresh produce—gloriously juicy, crisp, and fragrant. These green markets do more than supply us with colorful fruits and vegetables; they reflect and shape our culture, reinforcing our community ...
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Wedding Planning: April/May Update
Well, it's better late than never! I missed sharing the April update because things have been hectic to say the least. Since my March wedding update, here's what's been done: Save the dates My Save the Dates have been mailed finally! I've gotten some sweet ...
My Save the Dates have been mailed finally! I've gotten some sweet compliments on how they turned out and I'm glad I came across SweetSights on Etsy. Now that they are out, my future Mother in Law and Sister in Law jumped right in and hosted my first bridal shower!
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Chimichurri Rubbed Pork Loin
With Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, most folks are probably gearing up to enjoy their favorite Mexican dishes. We're joining in too as we have plans to go to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant for our share of tacos and fajitas! But for a slightly different twis...
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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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