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Eggplant Parmesan Roll Ups

This recipe is one that I have worked on throughout my 20s. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the disaster attempt of 2011 in my college apartment, attempting Eggplant Parmesan for the first time. One word: Burned. Needless to say, much like me as a person, my eggplant parmesan recipe has grown over time. It’s […]

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Au Gratin Potatoes
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Best Ever Au Gratin Potatoes

I have a deep love for potatoes. Perhaps it’s my Irish roots, or maybe it’s just because it’s the perfect vessel for anything tasty….like Au Gratin Potatoes. I’ve created the best ever Au Gratin Potatoes recipe that is perfect for the holidays, Thanksgiving, or even just a cozy fall or winter night when you’r body […]

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Immune-Boosting Vegetable Soup

Immune-boosting vegetable soup…we’re at this point in the year, aren’t we? We’re essentially in full swing of flu season around this time of year, so immunity is at the top of my mind for sure. I needed a quick reset after just weeks of eating whatever I wanted, catching a cold, and just feeling under […]

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Travel Guide: Galena, Illinois

This may be only my second travel guide, but I have been to Galena, Illinois more times than I could count! It all started way before my mom even graduated high school. My grandparents purchased a home in The Galena Territory (home to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa), and the rest is history. Well, history […]

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Cream of Chicken and Rice Soup

My actual favorite soup of all time is Cream of Chicken and Rice soup. Since I was a kid, this soup has brought so many memories of comfort. I feel like on the southside of Chicago, if you’re at a wedding, funeral, baptism, or any other banquet celebration, you get a cup of this soup. […]

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Whole Wheat Veggie Pasta

This recipe for Whole Wheat Veggie Pasta has been with me for YEARS! To be honest, I haven’t really shared it with you all because I assumed it was “too easy.” Too easy? Don’t ya’ll like easy recipes? I know I do. My mom used to make this when we would have a chill night […]

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Copycat Penne Rosa

Now that back to school is in full swing, I am reminiscing on my most recent school days at Illinois State University! I have a bunch of cousins, as well as my little brother looking at colleges right now, along with being a new alumni board member, that it’s been jogging my memories of my […]

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Creamy Garlic & Mushroom Pasta

We’re getting closer to cozy season, which means it’s time for cozy food! My cousin had sent me a recipe that involved a whole bunch of chicken and cream cheese and it sounded absolutely divine. But quite frankly, I wasn’t in the mood for chicken and rice, and with everything happening in our environment right […]

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

I’m giving you the BEST Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe – I know I know…nothing beats your moms, but I promise that this one is a keeper. My friend, The Tipsy Housewife, asked me to create a recipe using a product she loves and works with quite often. As a fan of the brand, Chataeu Dumplings, I […]

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Baked Chicken Piccata

Even though summer is starting to set, it’s still here. And let’s face it, with global warming trying to kill us all, it’ll be toasty warm well into October…which means LEMON SEASON NEVER ENDS! Which means baked chicken piccata is on the menu. Now, I always promised I wouldn’t be one of those bloggers who […]

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