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Ashley Shewmaker
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city girl │country roots
city girl │country roots

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Today...
Today is different. Today is exciting. Today is emotional. Today is new. Today has been coming for a long time now...  Today is my last day at a job that I've held for 6 years, 2 months and 7 days. I woke up this morning at 5:30 am feeling refreshed and rea...
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Today...
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Asparagus + Basil Pasta with Goat Cheese + Toasted Pine Nuts
In order to catch up on life's latest happenings (some big changes for me...more on that later!) I had one of my girlfriends over for dinner last week. I told her I planned to cook some asparagus pasta...not an asparagus lover, Alex said she'd just pick it ...
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Bad Ass Butcher: Andrea Deibler Makes Her Mark with Whole Animal Butchery
I was recently asked to guest blog for the upcoming Good Food Festival & Conference Chicago - one of my favorite events of the entire year here in our food-loving city. This Festival represents all things that have become so important to me - good food, who...
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To Be In Awe...
I was lucky enough to visit the beautiful Costa Rica for my second time this past week, and I was just as awe struck as the first time around. Being in the jungle, up in the mountains, on the beach looking into an endless ocean...you really begin to remembe...
To Be In Awe...
To Be In Awe...
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Lightened Up Caramel Corn!
I'm not typically a huge sweets person, and if presented with the option of cheese or caramel corn - I'll choose cheese every time.  That was until I discovered this recipe for lightened up caramel corn! Just the right amount of sweet coating my Aunt Lynn &...
Lightened Up Caramel Corn!
Lightened Up Caramel Corn!
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Restaurant Week at Cicchetti!
When Restaurant Week 2014 rolled around I already had the
names of a few new spots tagged in my mind, hoping they'd be participating in
this newly extended 14-day food extravaganza .  When I
checked the list of participating restaurants my eyes lit up as I ...
Restaurant Week at Cicchetti!
Restaurant Week at Cicchetti!
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Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows!
Baby, it's cold outside!  I hope you've all been staying warm on this bitterly cold day - and staying safe!  What better time of year to enjoy some hot cocoa with marshmallows - especially if they're homemade vanilla bean marshmallows! Now doesn't that soun...
Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows!
Homemade Vanilla Bean Marshmallows!
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'Tis the Season...to Look Beyond Ourselves
During a time when many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gifts for all the loved ones in our lives, we must remember that it's not the monetary value of a gift, but the thought that counts.  And while we're on the topic of thoughtfulness...I hope ev...
'Tis the Season...to Look Beyond Ourselves
'Tis the Season...to Look Beyond Ourselves
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