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stuffed baked sweet potatoes

okay, wedding time is “diet” time. and in my world diet just means maybe almost nothing. so let’s just say we’re being a little more health-conscious than normal. enter sweet potatoes. and you know me and my hearty meals, i

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20140319-092823.jpg

stuffed baked sweet potatoes

okay, wedding time is “diet” time. and in my world diet just means maybe almost nothing. so let’s just say we’re being a little more health-conscious than normal. enter sweet potatoes. and you know me and my hearty meals, i

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birchwood

Birchwood Kitchen

i love this little gem and i almost don’t want to blog about it because i want to keep it a little secret…but i guess i should share… the lowdown: who: an adorable little nook filled with great traditional cuisine

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birchwood

Birchwood Kitchen

i love this little gem and i almost don’t want to blog about it because i want to keep it a little secret…but i guess i should share… the lowdown: who: an adorable little nook filled with great traditional cuisine

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wasabi

wasabi

it’s cold and this is my favorite ramen in the city. never disappoints – except when they run out of ramen! grrr. go. the lowdown: who: you and a group of friends, or just you what: ramen and sushi and

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wasabi

wasabi

it’s cold and this is my favorite ramen in the city. never disappoints – except when they run out of ramen! grrr. go. the lowdown: who: you and a group of friends, or just you what: ramen and sushi and

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jalapeno poppers

superbowl sunday is rapidly approaching. and though i’m not on a wedding diet, i am trying to eat better. so here’s my take on lightening up some jalapeno poppers. baking instead of frying, low fat or nonfat cream cheese, etc.

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jalapeno poppers

superbowl sunday is rapidly approaching. and though i’m not on a wedding diet, i am trying to eat better. so here’s my take on lightening up some jalapeno poppers. baking instead of frying, low fat or nonfat cream cheese, etc.

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View from the John Hancock Tower at dusk

Chicago To Do List

Summer is coming and that means it’s visitor season. A lot of people ask me where to take their friends or parents when they come in town…so I decided to take my bookmarked email and post it here for y’all

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View from the John Hancock Tower at dusk

Chicago To Do List

Summer is coming and that means it’s visitor season. A lot of people ask me where to take their friends or parents when they come in town…so I decided to take my bookmarked email and post it here for y’all

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baked potato dip

baked potato dip

my dear friend taylor brought this to a potluck and i had to get the recipe. it’s easy – even a boy can make it ;) you can call it a baked potato dip, or my preferred name, Taylor’s cheesy

baked potato dip

baked potato dip

my dear friend taylor brought this to a potluck and i had to get the recipe. it’s easy – even a boy can make it ;) you can call it a baked potato dip, or my preferred name, Taylor’s cheesy

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endgrain

this has been on my list to try, and it definitely did not disappoint! brunch to me means an intimate restaurant, something savory, and definitely coffee. this place hits it all, and i can’t wait to try the dinner menu.

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endgrain

this has been on my list to try, and it definitely did not disappoint! brunch to me means an intimate restaurant, something savory, and definitely coffee. this place hits it all, and i can’t wait to try the dinner menu.

ramen misoya

Ramen Misoya

this has been on my list for a long time, and finally decided to venture out and do some holiday shopping at the outlets and swing by. YAY for crossing off my chicago food bucket list :) the lowdown: who:

ramen misoya

Ramen Misoya

this has been on my list for a long time, and finally decided to venture out and do some holiday shopping at the outlets and swing by. YAY for crossing off my chicago food bucket list :) the lowdown: who: