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Healthy Slow Cooker Taco Soup

I’m so hesitant to call anything “healthy,” because 1) I work in marketing, where that word immediately raises tons of legal red flags without the proper claims; and 2) because I think each person’s definition of “healthy” may be…

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Butternut Squash Noodles with Spinach & Grilled Sausage

So, despite my best efforts (best = not giving into my donut cravings on every occasion), I am — according to my doctor and online resources — already at the weight I should’ve gained for my whole pregnancy with a ways…

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Apple Pastries with Dulce de Leche Sauce

For Christmas, I decided to make one of my favorite appetizers: Asiago Pepperoni Pinwheels. Given my newly immobile state, I Instacart’ed the ingredients instead of making my poor husband run to the store (again). These joyous little pinwheels require…

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Almond Snowball Cookies

Ever since I was little, my extended family gets together for a day of cooking/baking on three occasions: Pierogi Christmas cookies Paczki (pronounced punch-key) Yep, I may not look it, but I’m half Polish. My 98-year-old grandfather — birth…

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Cheesy Bacon Hash Brown Waffles

I woke up last Saturday morning to my grown 29-year-old husband craving waffles. At 7:30 am. “Let’s go buy a waffle maker! And waffle mix! And make waffles!” If only Williams Sonoma’s business hours matched his early morning ambitions. Lucky…

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Vegetarian Chickpea Chili

Funny story about this chili.  Laura and I recently spent the day together enjoying a much-needed cooking date, and we decided to make this chili from Cooking Light. Fall was just on the horizon, and as the temps in…

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Sweet Potato “Carbonara” with Sausage & Kale

For all of those times that you’re like, “PASTA” but the mirror is like “BIKINI,” this one’s for you. Summer is kind of the unofficial season of spiralizing. I mean yes, you can totally spiralize year-round (and I do!)…

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Honey Sriracha Salmon

Spicy Honey Sriracha Salmon

I am on a superrrrrrrrb salmon kick, guys! After years of drying out salmon to the point of utter distaste, I’ve finally mastered it.  Inspired by these amazing salmon bowls from For the Love of Basil and the best-ever salmon marinade…

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Lightened-up Cajun Broccoli Kale Dip

The weather in Chicago has been so depressing. If you live here, you know what I mean — temps hovering in the high 40s and cold, dreary rain all. day. long.  It’s even harder to bear considering last weekend…

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