Friday Find | Chicago Food Bloggers 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

by Lizzy 20 December 2013 Friday Find

Have you checked your calendar? At the risk of sounding hysterical or giving you anxiety, it’s December-freaking-20th! In case you’ve been hiding under reindeer hooves, Christmas is approaching quicker than you can say Blitzen. I bet you have that one impossible person on your list that you still haven’t crossed off because you’re “selective” (ahem, […]

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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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Roasted Butternut Squash Gratin

by Lizzy 4 December 2013 Food

I’m the type of person who looks forward to the same meal every holiday. I like the predictability of knowing there are special dishes I can only enjoy at designated times throughout the year. When I’ve hosted Thanksgiving in the past, I’ve prepared the same menu, and it’s the same way with Easter. It’s a […]

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Friday Find | Sur La Table Prep Bowls

by Lizzy 29 November 2013 Friday Find

I’m fairly busy in the kitchen this time of year. Whether it’s baking or cooking dishes to share over the holidays, I feel as though I spend most of my time in there. A friend gifted me these Sur La Table Prep Bowls for Christmas one year, and I’ve put them to good use ever […]

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Happy Thanksgiving Day

by Lizzy 28 November 2013 Food

In lieu of this week’s recipe post, I decided to partake in the gratitude ritual sweeping social media. As I prepare my Thanksgiving dishes to share with cherished friends today and later this weekend with my husband, I reflect on this year and remember I have a lot to appreciate. I’m thankful for my friends, family […]

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Friday Find | OXO Fat Separator

by Lizzy 22 November 2013 Friday Find

I waxed poetic about potatoes earlier this week, but let me supplement by saying I love a good sauce. As one of my best friends noted, I like a little food with my sauce. You can probably guess I’m a big fan of gravy as it fuels my Thanksgiving love affair. I’ve made a lot […]

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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

by Lizzy 20 November 2013 Food

I was Irish in another life. Either that or there’s some Irish blood in my lineage my family’s unaware exists. I say that because I’ve always preferred potatoes to any other starch. Now that might not seem earth shattering, but as a Puerto Rican I risk having my heritage stripped away for favoring potatoes in […]

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