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Macaroni and Cheese For All!

Are you sitting down? This is going to be… a RECIPE post! I know, shocking. Over the weekend when we had our pint-sized overnight visitor, she requested one thing as soon as she got in the car. “Mara, when we … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pans: Sweet Home Chicago

It all happened in a food-induced blur: I volunteered to host the next meeting of the Traveling Pans way back in March. Sure, I could host in June! Sure! Eight people could easily fit in our dining room! And the … Continue reading

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Power of Suggestion

If you’re here from my guest post on The Fitnessista, welcome! I hope you stay a while! So, there’s this message board I frequent. Some of you know what it is, some of you don’t… I’ll leave you guessing. In … Continue reading

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Mission Number 1: Eat More Veggies

One of the easiest things I can do to help myself be healthier is to eat more veggies. It seems simple enough, but in the winter months in Chicago, truly flavorful vegetables tend to lurk in the cruciferous and tuberous … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans…

Thanks to all of your votes and support, I officially advanced to Project Food Blog challenge #3! This meant, though, that I needed to cook a “luxury dinner party” for family or friends. I began planning almost immediately after I … Continue reading

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