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Door County!

13 Sep

We are well into September and my favorite season of all- fall!- but sooner than we all would like it will be cold and snowy here in Chicago.  Luckily this summer we had a lot of fun outdoors with friends and family and certainly got our fill of Summertime!

Our weekend in Door County, WI with Uncle Brian and Aunt Debbie was a great time!

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Grilled Eggplant Rolatini and Apple Crisp

7 Sep

Fall is here!!!

I love fall.  It is probably my favorite season.  And, I have a confession to make.   I didn’t grill out for Labor Day.  I know it is the thing to do on the last hoorah of summer but I’m kind of over it and with the cooler temps and fall in the air I wanted comfort food!

Grilled Eggplant Rolatini

Brush1/2 inch slices of eggplant with EVOO, grill each side for 3 minutes.


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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

28 Aug

My hubby’s studio recital was this weekend and I wanted to whip up something sweet for the reception.  I have a ton of zucchini thanks to my veggie garden that decided to do nothing all summer and explode in late August so I decided to use some. If you put zucchini in a cake it’s healthy, right?

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Healthy Chicken Salad and Assorted Goodies For Ravinia

24 Aug

I am way behind on blogging but I have a ton of things in the can- a trip to Door County, a trip to Michigan, and of course the typical shenanigans that occur in my kitchen- but lets start here.  A little while back the hubby and I hopped on a Metra that was on its way to Ravinia to see Lord of the Rings on the big screen accompanied by live orchestra and choir.  In a word? Awesome.

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Belgium Waffles and Bacon- A Love Story

7 Aug

Saturday was my husband and my 6th wedding anniversary.  I can’t believe it has been that long- time sure flies!  He hasn’t kicked me to the curb yet but I suspect that might have something to do with the large percentage of my downtime that is dedicated to feeding him.

And today was no exception…

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A Foodie’s Birthday

1 Aug

Yesterday afternoon I was treated to a wonderful birthday lunch hosted by my friends Andrew and Michael that featured some amazing food.  Somehow they managed to fantastically arrange courses that included all my favorite types of cuisine- Middle Eastern, Italian, and French (I think a little hubby bird told them)

Here was the menu:

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Greek Salad with Beat the Heat Watermelon Granita

20 Jul

It is HOT in Chicago people!  With excessive heat warnings, a heat index in the 100s and pollution alerts, all I want to do is stay indoors!

Dinner last night was a combination of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, and some lamb (for hubby) brought together for a light, refreshing summer dinner.

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