Posts in category "Recipes"

Holiday Sweets: Peppermint Snowballs

It’s funny how something that us Midwesterners tend to complain about, the weather, can actually become a time capsule of memories.    The white blanket of snow that covers the ground outside transports me back in time to when I was a kid.  Growing up there were lots of days spent building snow forts, making... Read more »

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Salsa Verde Turkey Enchiladas

Have you hit the I can’t eat any more leftover turkey sandwiches wall yet?  If you are like me and the thought of another sandwich makes ya want to cry, I have a recipe for you.  Enter turkey enchiladas.  Initially I thought I’d go the more traditional route and use my turkey in a soup... Read more »

Homemade Applesauce Equals Apple Cider Cupcakes

Remember when I mentioned I have a produce hoarding problem?   Well my dad, the instigator that he is, dropped off a Jewel sized basket of apples from his tree off in my garage.  He’s a bandit, I swear.  With Mikes nagging to use them up, I set out on a two day adventure of making applesauce.... Read more »
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Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

Ever turn over your package of tortillas and think what the eff are all these ingredients?  Well if the answer is yes, I’m with ya and if it’s no, do it!  L-cysteine, sorbic acid, calcium propionate to name a few.  Now there are many things that I can do away with but I have a horrible inner... Read more »

Summer Beet 'n' Greens Salad

Growing up in a small town(or maybe it’s the Polish in me) has shaped my outlook on things.  My grandfather instilled the saying, “waste not, want not” deep into my brain which is why I think my husband calls me the make something outta nothing queen. As I stared into my garden trying to figure... Read more »

Warm & Creamy Summer Superfood Salad

Salad.  What does that word mean to you?  To so many the first thing that pops into their head is this   source   Now ask yourself, are you bored with that being the definition of a salad?  If the answer is yes, then I’m your girl and if its no then I’m willing to... Read more »
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Rainy Day Eats: Sriracha Tortellini Soup

A gloomy and rainy day always screams one thing in my head when the “Whats for dinner?” question comes about.  In my household, rain equals soup.  What’s better on a rainy day than opening the windows and making a batch of soup in comfy clothes.  I guess a glass of wine can always make it... Read more »

Overripe Banana: Pancake Edition

Ever look into your fruit bowl only to find the bananas you swore you just bought are already turning speckled?  What is the first thing that pops into your brain?  Whatever that was, say banana bread, erase it.  From now on everytime you lay eyes on an overripe naner, you’ll only think one thing…nanercake. Nanerwhhhhat?... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day Magically Delicious Bars

It’s that time of year again. Irish or not, it’s time to pull out your green gear and hook up with your closest friends and family for a St. Patrick’s day celebration. source Don’t let the Chicago River out shine your festiveness by showing up to the party with some magically delicious bars Let’s be... Read more »
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Homemade Dog Treats

If you follow me on Twitter, you may know that my husband and I recently became furbaby parents.  Duke is an eight week old Weimaraner who loves to chew on just about anything he can get his paws on. When he’s not chewing on everything in sight, he’s enjoying puppy lattes.  I’ve trained him well.... Read more »
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