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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Friday Find | Garrett Chocolate Covered CaramelCrisp®

by Lizzy 11 April 2014 Friday Find

I do not like caramel corn. Caramel popcorn to be more precise. I never have, and I thought I never would. Even as a kid I only wanted CRACKER JACK® for the prize. I’d fish that paper packet out and promptly hand over the candy-coated treat box to my little brother. All that changed with Garrett popcorn. I […]

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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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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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Friday Find | Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa

by Lizzy 15 November 2013 Friday Find

Rick Bayless is nothing short of genius. This isn’t breaking news, people. Not only are his restaurants some of my favorites in Chicago and O’Hare International Airport, he has a wonderful PBS show and critically acclaimed cookbooks in case you’re not convinced. Now he’s created a perfectly smoky pumpkin salsa. I’m officially head over heels […]

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Friday Find | CJK Foods

by Lizzy 18 October 2013 Friday Find

Let’s play a little word association game. What comes to mind when you see these words mentioned with food – convenient, healthy and anti-inflammatory? If you’re like me, you probably think pre-packaged, flavorless, frozen meals. Good thing there’s CJK Foods to dispel the myth that healthy food is boring and bland. The locally sourced, organic […]

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Friday Find | Prairie Fruits Farm Roxanne Cheese

by Lizzy 11 October 2013 Food

Remember this popcorn? Included in the lovely gift box my friend gave me was this locally made Roxanne cheese from Prairie Fruits Farm. It’s slightly nutty flavor paired perfectly with truffle salt and popcorn. A raw sheep’s milk cheese, the slightly salty flavor works well sprinkled over salad and pasta but imagine the possibilities! 

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Friday Find | Moore Family Farm Popcorn

by Lizzy 4 October 2013 Food

I had a milestone birthday this year and really struggled with moving into a new age bracket. Being summoned into another decade, I felt, was the nail in the coffin of 2013. Due to fabulous friends, I had a magnificent party including treats and gifts that show my friends really understand me.

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Truffle Popcorn

by Lizzy 2 October 2013 Food

I don’t believe in food rules. Correction – I don’t believe in food rules for me. I’ve found the moment I place restrictions on what I can or cannot eat, my mind plays a cruel trick on my body by insanely craving whatever it is I’m trying to deny myself as if a zombie apocalypse is imminent. […]

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Friday Find | Bacon Muenster

by Lizzy 23 August 2013 Friday Find

I’ve established I adore bacon. It’s probably running through my veins right alongside chocolate. What’s amazing is that it’s taken me this long in my bacon discoveries to come across StoneRidge’s Bacon Muenster.   

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