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Palmitos Salad

by Lizzy 11 November 2015 Food

It’s said life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. It’s a lesson I still struggle with as a perpetual planner. I cannot live without a calendar at home, work, and synchronized on my phone. As you’ve likely noticed though, I haven’t posted in months. I could make excuses, but I prefer […]

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Chicago Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide 2014

by Lizzy 17 December 2014 Food

You may have noticed I’ve been an absentee blogger the past few months. However, I’ve returned bearing gifts! After several miserable attempts at publishing a gift guide of my own on this blog like last year, I surrendered to the gift giving gods and instead submitted my selections to the 2014 Chicago Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide. Believe me, […]

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Truffle Butter

by Lizzy 16 April 2014 Food

Growing up in my household meant Easter was a grandiose religious holiday with an equally impressive dinner to celebrate. The wondrous aroma of yeast rolls filled our house intoxicating anyone who walked through the door from church. They were best served hot from oven to table, despite my handling the steamy gems like a game […]

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Glazed Carrots

by Lizzy 9 April 2014 Food

Sweet food should be relegated to dessert in my humble opinion. I don’t mind salt in my dessert, but don’t pair fruit in any form with my savory dish. The same goes for vegetables; I’m apt to choose fennel or spinach over corn or carrots any day. There’s just something candy-like and cloying I find […]

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Parsnip Sticks

by Lizzy 12 March 2014 Food

It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. In my case, food cravings trigger creativity. Generally, once a month I get an urgent and insistent hankering for some particular food that is, of course, nowhere to be found in my kitchen. Sometimes it’s something odd I rarely eat, and it’s as though the craving […]

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Cornflake Cookies

by Lizzy 25 December 2013 Food

On this holiday, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you’re spending the day like I am…sharing food with good company! Today’s post is short and sweet, like the sweet recipe for Cornflake Cookies that follows. I cheated a little linking directly to the source because it’s perfection. There’s nothing I can […]

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Teaching Papi | 5 Tips on How to Read a Recipe: Domino Potatoes

by Lizzy 18 December 2013 Food

My Esposito has come a long way in his cooking, and as I mentioned previously he can now cook a lot of dishes on his own. Because we are both the eldest children in our families we’re used to being the boss and that leads to ignoring my instructions in the kitchen sometimes. While I […]

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Friday Find | Wüsthof Classic Santoku 5-Inch Knife

by Lizzy 13 December 2013 Food

 This time of year, I cook more than usual, as I’m sure many home cooks do during the holidays. The biggest favor a friend of mine did was give me this Wüsthof Classic Santoku 5-inch Knife. See, I have small hands. In fact, they’re so small my friends and even my husband make fun of […]

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Hazelnuts

by Lizzy 11 December 2013 Food

Have you noticed green vegetables have made a resurgence? Spinach, Brussels sprouts and kale (apparently now on its way out) have all held the limelight at one point in recent food history. And we just follow marketers when they tell us this or that formerly hated green vegetable is the next trendy superfood dissing the last one for the next. […]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2013

by Lizzy 6 December 2013 Food

It’s here! I feel like Oprah announcing my holiday gift guide except you’re not getting a new car.    After gathering hundreds of products over the last few months, I’ve selected some foodie goodies to share. Some of these items are Friday Finds and others have been on my wish list. I hope you find it […]

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