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Caprese Salad with Burrata

My family has a special relationship with caprese salad. We say it in all types of ways, but “CAH-PRAY-ZEE,” is probably the most popular way we say it amongst my “CAH-RAY-ZEE” family. My brother, Michael, though has taken it to a new level. One word: BURRATA. My brother is a champ in the kitchen and […]

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Best Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Bolognese sauce is the ultimate comfort food. Let it simmer on the stove for hours and it creates the perfect family meal. I’m sharing my best spaghetti bolognese recipe with you, and it’s been something I’ve been developing for a long time! With Easter coming up, it can be served as a perfect meal for […]

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Homemade Oven Fries

Reach for the fries! I mean, that’s what I live by. I took a shot a making my own oven fries this week and BOY I don’t know if I can go back to anything else. Super zesty, crispy, yet soft…I mean these could literally suit any fry lover. Check out the full recipe, and […]

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Giardiniera Chicken Sandwiches

I’d like to introduce an old favorite to you. You see, this sandwich was something I invented when I was trying to lose weight after college, but wanted something ridiculous and delicious and cheesy all at the same time. And you know what? It’s stood the test of time and I STILL crave it (for […]

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Beer Cheese Dip

I have the perfect dip recipe for you just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. We always called this Peggy’s Beer Cheese Dip, after our neighbor and dear family friend who would make this for parties. It’s quiet simple, and 100% amazing year-round. In fact, I’d consider it the yin to my Hot Sausage Beer […]

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Spicy Pasta Fagiole Soup

You guys have no idea how long I’ve wanted to share this recipe with you. This is a soup my mom has been making since I was a kid. Our family calls this Arrabiata Soup, but it’s simply a spicy twist on pasta fagiole. I absolutely love it. It’s hearty, it’s tasty, it’s spicy. It’s […]

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Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e pepe. Grown up macaroni & cheese. Cheesy, peppery heaven in a bowl. Whatever you call it, it’s an Italian classic and one of my favorite dishes to create. I made this one on a whim. I just wanted pasta at 11:00 pm one night, as one does, and whipped this one up. And […]

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Skinny Italian Wedding Soup

It’s blistery cold in Chicago, which calls for SOUP! It’s soup season, and I’m diving right into a bowl of Skinny Italian Wedding Soup. Now, if you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know how in LOVE I am with my turkey meatballs, so I took my recipe and turned it into the […]

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Blistered Shishito Peppers with Lemon Garlic Turmeric Dip

Now, this is probably the easiest recipe that I’ve come up with in my days as a food blogger. Shishito peppers seemed to have had their break out moment in the food scene over the last few years, and I hope they’re here to stay. I like to think that eating these are like playing […]

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Truffle-Salted Roasted Potatoes

Nothing says winter like roasty, toasty potatoes. Or at least in my carb kingdom, that’s the case. Now, this side dish is one that will stand out with its simplicity. In this case, I jazzed them up with truffle salt, but feel welcome to be as adventurous or as traditional as you want with seasoning these […]

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