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Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe with Brussels Sprouts (and no dairy)

This healthy, creamy cauliflower soup recipe is super delicious and takes just 30 minutes to make. It’s full of veggies and dairy-free. Yum This pureed cauliflower soup recipe needs just a handful of ingredients so it’s just my style. It’s made with vegetable stock instead of dairy, then topped with caramelized Brussels sprouts and some …

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Here’s a pork carnitas recipe that’s not only kid-friendly but also foodie-friendly. This pork carnitas recipe works for my picky toddler, my adventurous five-year-old, and my foodie husband and I tell you, finding a meal that pleases them all is like finding a tiny unicorn ? Our Chicago home is within walking distance to Antique …

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Mini pizzas recipe using cookie cutters and wheat tortillas

Mini pizzas have quickly become a dinnertime staple at our house. They’re just so cute and easy to make, and Elise can help with the recipe. The final mini pizzas are about 2-1/2 in diameter – perfect for kids to handle on their own or for adults to pop in their mouths amuse-bouche-like. I usually …

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Mac and Cheese Recipe – 4th Place in Chicago charity cook-off

This PB&J mac and cheese recipe got 4th place beating in a Chicago charity cooking competition besting not only Stephanie Izard, Top Chef winner, but also Roger Herring, chef and owner of Socca in Chicago. Hip hip yay! —— Peanut butter & jelly mac and cheese. Yeah, that’s right. My totally original recipe for this …

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Mac and cheese bacon cups

The Fulton Market area of Chicago where I work is filled with food wholesale companies – fish, meat, eggs, butter, …and (xoxo) bacon. This week I walked into Meadow Brook Egg Company and walked out with a twelve-pound box of premier restaurant quality bacon. I’ve been dreaming about trying Megan’s famous bacon cups since Shane …

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Rainy Day Green Pea Soup

Here’s one of my favorite it’s-a-rainy-day-and-I-am-low-on-groceries recipe: Green pea soup with toasted baguette slices. It’s a healthy, low fat, non-dairy recipe from Ellie Krieger, one of my favorite Food Network chefs. 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 large onion, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups) 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon (I subbed …

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Yummy Individual Chicken Pot Pie Recipe in Ramekins for St. Patrick’s Day

This easy chicken pot pie recipe is my favorite way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I started making this homemade chicken pot pie recipe as a St. Patrick’s Day dinner tradition but it tasted so good that I ended up adding it into our winter dinner rotation. I like making individual mini chicken pot pies …

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