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Take Out at Home: California Rolls Sushi Recipe

Take Out at Home: California Rolls Sushi Recipe

I love sushi! I usually have sushi with my friends at a local sushi restaurant in Chicago. But, not everyone has access to a good sushi restaurant. If you frequent sushi restaurants, then you know when you find a good sushi place. It is your […]

Ham and Cheese Crescent Bites

Ham and Cheese Crescent Bites

Sometimes I have plenty of time to put together appetizers for guests or parties. I’ll have a fun menu and spend two days cooking and baking. Then, there are other times I’m not in the mood to be in the kitchen or simply don’t have […]

EZ Black Bean Turkey Chili

EZ Black Bean Turkey Chili

I can’t believe we only have one week left in August. Where the heck did the summer go? I feel like I keep repeating myself but seriously it flew by. The last week has felt a lot like fall too! The weather has been solidly […]

Gorgonzola Apple Steak Salad

Gorgonzola Apple Steak Salad

Where did summer go? I traveled to Denver and Las Vegas and a few weekend trips here and there–and I woke up this morning and suddenly it’s two weeks until Labor Day. I swear the trees know something we don’t know (or aren’t willing to […]

Veggie Quesadilla

Veggie Quesadilla

Happy Monday Everyone! I’ve been slacking in the cooking department lately–mostly because I’ve been lazy, visiting friends, and hanging out by the pool. Just like most of you, I’m always looking for something quick to make in the summer. So, today I’m sharing a recipe […]

Summer Bowtie Pasta with Bacon and Avocado

Summer Bowtie Pasta with Bacon and Avocado

Summertime is full of life, sun, and fun. While fall is my favorite season, summer comes in a strong second. I love the events, the local county fair, the pool time and the early morning summer walks with my pup. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve […]

Peach Blueberry Summer Salad

Peach Blueberry Summer Salad

Picking peaches as a kid is one of my favorite memories. The warmth of the sun, walking along the peach trees, and picking my own fruit are all great parts of picking your own fruit. So, when peaches come into season I’m always looking for […]

Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

With the summer heat in full force, I’m spending a lot of my free time out in the garden, floating around the pool in my cool new donut float, working on DIY projects, and spending as much time as possible outside. This summer has been […]

Bourbon French Fry Bacon Sliders

Bourbon French Fry Bacon Sliders

  I love a good cheeseburger but too often I find myself making the same old plain cheeseburger. I hosted a brunch a few weeks back and wanted to get creative with the menu and didn’t want to serve another pasta. So, I landed on […]

Cajun Turkey and Brie Paninis

Cajun Turkey and Brie Paninis

Most weeks I try to cook all of my meals on Sunday. If that doesn’t happen, I have to look for recipes that are quick on weeknights. Now, quick could mean a bowl of cereal or a cheese quesadilla or something equally easy but not […]