Mini Skinny Chicken Pot Pies

I never am much of a comfort food lover until Sunday afternoon comes around, when all of a sudden, my inner appetite gets the best of me and my mind can’t focus on anything else.  Anything and everything filled with cheese, carbs and dairy and I am one happy girl.   ok, i sound sort… 

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Pumpkin Lover: Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies!

I’m going to preface this post… you are going to WANT to try this recipe.  Okay, It’s a must.  Sorry.  Just face it.  You’re going to HAVE to try it. Come on, let’s get a little festive…  Fall has barreled in full force.   I have officially pulled out all of my warm, cozy sweaters, winter… 

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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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