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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Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins

Who’s ready for Thanksgiving food?? This girl is!! Bring on the tryptophan. In the coming weeks, I’ll be posting a bunch of recipes perfect for bringing to a gathering, or for serving at your own. When I was younger, I thought Thanksgiving food was pretty standard, but after making recipes over the years, I’ve realized the […]

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Cheddar & Oregano Pumpkin Cheeseball

I still remember the last year I trick or treated (such a sad day). It was eighth grade and I was with all my friends. We had pillow cases and mouths full of braces — our glory days, for sure. I think we came to a consensus that it would be our last time collecting […]

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Chicken Pot Pie Topped with Cheddar Thyme Biscuits

This Chicagoland second wind of summer weather is messing with my fall food obsession, friends, and I’m not having it. I’m all for warm weather, but sticky, humid, can’t-open-the-windows-weather is not fun in October. I want to feel the cool breeze while the leaves crunch under my shoes instead of sweat dripping down my face. […]

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Summer Veggie Pizza

And this is how you say, “so long, summer!” Not so long as in, “I’m so over you”, but more like bidding farewell to a friend you’ve loved and cherished and can’t wait to see again. This pizza is a celebration of all the goodness summer brings. Kind of like a thank you to summer! […]

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Guide to Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City is a beautiful town in the upper peninsula of Michigan, known for its serene atmosphere and endless food and drink options. The first time my husband and I visited was before kids in 2014 and we had a blast. We stayed at a bed and breakfast with delicious food and the best hosts, visited […]

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Stove-top Shells & Cheese

I love me a good boxed mac and cheese. Whenever I make it for the kids, I end up devouring most of the box (sorry guys!). There’s just something about a spoonful that brings me back to my childhood when we would live for mac and cheese days. Having a bowl full of pasta and […]

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Pineapple Slaw

My husband and I traveled to Hawaii for our honeymoon and it’s a trip I’ll never forget. We began our vacation in Kauai and ended it in Maui, and both islands were so full of beauty. The lush mountains, sandy beaches and winding roads made it the perfect paradise. We had such an amazing time […]

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