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Cranberry Pretzel Pie

Cranberries are a popular ingredient these days. With Thanksgiving around the corner, most people will use it for the traditional cranberry sauce to serve with turkey. But there are other uses for cranberries, especially when it comes to dessert! ...

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Posted on: Nov 15, 2016 |  Original Post

Round Up: Potato Passion!

One thing we always have on hand at our house are potatoes.It's no wonder - my Irish husband feels potatoes are what makes a meal! That said, we've had our fair share of potatoes incorporated into our meals. Sometimes they'll be used as a side, main ...

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Posted on: Nov 04, 2016 |  Original Post

Caprese Sliders

I can't believe we're already halfway through the month of September - where did the time go?! Just thinking about all the great summer produce that won't be available makes me wish summer could last just a little bit longer. Especially, the ...

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Posted on: Sep 16, 2016 |  Original Post

Smoked Salmon Benedict

Life is nothing less than hectic these days. We've been keeping busy between piano lessons, Cub Scouts, gym workouts... while still balancing the usual everyday household stuff. And with our hectic schedule, we've found brinners - breakfast for ...

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Posted on: Sep 14, 2016 |  Original Post

Pan-Fried Soft Shell Crab & Cornmeal Crabcakes

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We've extended our weekend to a whole week... and we're eating our way through Boston, MA. Follow us on Instagram (@wcchicago) to see what delicious things we're up to! Since we're visiting the east coast, it seems ...

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Posted on: Aug 15, 2016 |  Original Post

Round Up: Beach Eats!

As we start to wind down for the summer, you may be trying to squeeze in a few more lazy days at the beach or pool! I know we're scrambling to find some time for relaxing by the water before the chaos of the fall and upcoming school season creeps ...

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Posted on: Aug 12, 2016 |  Original Post

Teriyaki Ginger Chicken Skewers

Still firing up those grills?! I've been on a skewer kick lately because somehow I came across a box full of wooden bamboo skewers I forgot about from previous summers. So when you have a box of skewers, you try making whatever you can on a stick ...

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Posted on: Aug 09, 2016 |  Original Post

Shrimp & Avocado Cocktail Salad

We've been experiencing quite a heatwave here in Chicago. And when temperatures rise, I tend to reach for salads and other no-cook recipes for meals. This Shrimp & Avocado Cocktail Salad is one I recently prepared, which was a perfect cool meal. ...

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Posted on: Jul 27, 2016 |  Original Post

Low Country Southern Boil

Happy Monday -  hope you had a wonderful summer weekend! We were busy teaching back to back culinary classes at our kitchen studio in Chicago this past Saturday and boy, was it a delicious blast. Our first class of the day was our Low Country ...

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Posted on: Jul 18, 2016 |  Original Post

Round Up: Frozen Faves!

Summer is at it's peak with warm (hot!) weather. To help cool off, ice cream usually does the trick along with anything frozen! We've been getting our share of frozen treats lately to beat the heat, so what better time than now to share some of our ...

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Posted on: Jul 15, 2016 |  Original Post

Kalbi {Grilled Korean Ribs}

We love the summer season, mainly for the prime opportunity to grill! There's something about grilling foods that really gives a rustic flavor. Cooking with fire doesn't get any more rustic than grilling, right?! One of the things we've grilled ...

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Posted on: Jul 11, 2016 |  Original Post

Taste of Minneapolis!

Welcome to July! It's been awhile since I posted and that's because I took a much needed break during the past Independence Day holiday weekend. I hope your celebrations were a delicious one and a memorable time as well. Since I took some time off ...

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Posted on: Jul 07, 2016 |  Original Post

Island Pork Roast

Each month, close friends and family come over a themed dinner I prepare. It's something I've been doing for years and it's become a tradition to have a big feast, catch up with everyone and really take in the quality time spent with each other. ...

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Posted on: Jun 27, 2016 |  Original Post

Round Up: Taste of the Tropics!

We finally hit the official day of summer this week - woohoo! With that, it's definitely nice to soak in all the sun, warmth and fun of the season. It reminds of how nice it must be to live in a tropical part of the world to experience this all year ...

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Posted on: Jun 24, 2016 |  Original Post

Round Up: Berry Bliss!

We're bursting with berries! It's definite the best time to take advantage of the bounty of berries this time of year. All my local grocery stores are fully stocked with an abundance of berries on sale - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, ...

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Posted on: Jun 17, 2016 |  Original Post

Smoked Salmon Crostini

For those that know me well understand my love of appetizers and snacks. I could just snack all day instead of a traditional big meal. The best part of snacking for me is just being able to nibble on small bites for some variety. That said, my ...

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Posted on: Jun 13, 2016 |  Original Post

Round Up: Summer Sipping!

With the temperatures creeping up in the Midwest, we have to do a better job of being hydrated! Summer is a wonderful time to play with drinks - punches, cocktails, etc. Here's a top 10 list of some of our Summer Sipping favorites!Watermelon, Mint ...

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Posted on: Jun 10, 2016 |  Original Post

Round Up: Main Salad Suppers

The warm weather has been craving for salads lately and I could easily enjoy a big salad as a main entree. Who says it needs to always stick to being a side dish? When it comes to salad, my favorite is salad will include a combination of a fruit, ...

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Posted on: Jun 03, 2016 |  Original Post

Round Up: BBQ Bonanza!

Let's face it - BBQ or Bar B Q or Barbeque can have all sorts of various definitions, depending on who you ask. In some parts of the country, it's practically a religion or even a sport. Others, it's merely a flavor or style or referred to as a type ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016 |  Original Post

The Green Machine Cocktail

Last weekend, my husband and I had a glorious 'staycation' in Chicago. To kick it off, we met up with our friends from Tanqueray for a wonderful and delicious brunch at the Godfrey Hotel's IO Rooftop Lounge. It was a gorgeous Saturday morning ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2016 |  Original Post

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