Spicy Sausage Dip

The other day I was reminiscing about college and living in the dorms. I thought about the friends I made my first couple of years, all of the classes I never wanted to study for, and for some reason, my mind jumped all the way to disgusting cafeteria food (most of my trains of thought […]

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Loaded Veggie Minestrone Soup

I’m wrapping up soup week with this hearty minestrone filled with SO many veggies – tomatoes, green beans, carrots, celery, onion, cannellini beans, kale and zucchini. Phew, that was a long list, but that’s what makes this soup so darn good. The texture is out of this world. And of course, the pasta and parmesan […]

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Nonna’s Homemade Chicken Soup

Chicken pastina soup was the meal my mom would make when it started to get cold or whenever someone in the family was sick. While it didn’t cure the common cold, it was one of my favorite meals to eat on a chilly night. It’s a meal that my entire family looked forward to and […]

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Slow-roasted Tomato Soup & Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese

I declare this week as soup week on the blog because it is unbearably frigid in Chicago and I need all the soup I can get to keep me warm!! I’m kicking it off with my own twist of an old favorite: tomato soup and grilled cheese. Speaking of grilled cheese… a few weeks ago, […]

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Homemade Peppermint Pudding

We’re all familiar with the lyrics from “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” that say, “come bring us some figgy pudding…”, but do most of us know what figgy pudding actually is? As I’m sure you know, the rest of the lyrics mention that the guests won’t go until they get some, so I figure […]

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Frosty’s French Toast

Most mornings, our kiddos have a mediocre breakfasts because I am not a morning person. I’m pretty much a groggy bear until about 8 a.m. after the coffee has kicked in. My poor kids. Sometimes I make big batches of pancakes and freeze them so I can easily heat up something for them and a […]

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Leftover Turkey Phyllo Wraps

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones. It’s so nice to have a holiday that reminds us of the importance of being grateful and I love that we get a day dedicated to simply gather with friends and family.   One of the things I’m most thankful for is […]

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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Tacos

Feast Day is near and if you’ve visited the blog lately, I’m sure you can tell that it’s all that’s on my mind. Do you blame me though? If Feast Day is also on your brain and you’re continuing to plan what to make this Thursday,  here are some recipes I posted the past couple […]

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Green Bean Casserole

Hey now, hey now… this is what green beans are made of. See what I did there? Any Lizzie McGuire fans? No… just me. Okay, cool. My life was all about the green beans yesterday. As I sought to prepare my final Thanksgiving dish for the blog this year, I had a tough time deciding […]

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Italian Sausage, Squash & Farro Stuffing

My parents have hosted Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember and every year our house was packed with a bunch of Greeks and Italians. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, first cousins and even second cousins. It was always a special time being with our extended family. Because our Thanksgiving gatherings are always full of people, […]

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