Chicken w/ 40 Garlic Cloves & Creamy Thyme Sauce

Lately, I have been bored with the same old chicken routine.  I never was a big fan of chicken – my mom didn’t cook it much when we were kids {living on the east coast, we ate quite a lot of amazing seafood}, therefore, I never really took much of a liking towards chicken. I always… 

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Rotini w/ Chicken Sausage, Asparagus, Mushrooms & Gruyere

Sometimes the best dinners are created from the most random ingredients you find in your kitchen.   Yes, this is one of favorite challenges and {fingers crossed} usually has the most satisfying outcomes.  It really makes your creative mind work – side by side – with your taste buds – stretching to think what flavors… 

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Salmon w/ Dijon Dill Sauce

My mind has been racing.  How the heck is it already October?!  My to-do list from the summer never ceased, leading right into fall.  Here I am left standing in the dark wondering how September passed by so incredibly fast, and how we are galavanting through October.   {albeit, a little confused}  My feet hit… 

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S’mores Bites

I woke up this morning to the animals hooting and hollering at the zoo.  I don’t know what happens at 5:30am EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING but they must find some joy with waking up the neighbors at this horrible hour.  is it feeding time? mating time?  Whatever it is, it happens like clockwork down to basically… 

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My New ‘Staple’ Liquid Brine

Have you ever made a bone-in pork chop, even when seasoned generously with kosher salt and pepper and cooked to the exact temperature, that is so tough and dried out it is such an incredible disappointment?  Pork has a tendency to be dry and chewy… and, well, shamefully enough, this has happened one too many… 

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Cilantro & Jalapeno Stuffed Shrimp

This has been the most amazing sleeping weather lately here in Chicago.  I can’t even begin to describe the difficulty I have been having pulling myself out of bed in the morning.  The cool breeze fills our condo with the smell of fall, while the warm sun hovers over our faces as we slowly rise,… 

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nature boardwalk

Happy Friday!

Well, the weekend is FINALLY here.  As fast as this week has flown by, I can’t begin to tell you how ready I am for the weekend. What’s on tap for your weekend?  Any dishes you’re dying to try?  Feel free to share. xoxo, Jenn Tweet


Southwest Chipotle Turkey Burgers

southwest heat, chipotle smokiness avocado salty sweet potato fries … sorry, i got distracted.  where were we? one big mess of deliciousness corn, black beans, onion, a little zip from the jalapeno, smeared with a chipotle greek yogurt yup, i said Greek Yogurt… aka.  dive in and don’t look back.  Happy Hump Day!  Woo!  Perfect… 

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