Grilled Chicken, Goat Cheese & Peach Salad with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yesterday evening, I attended a women’s mixer at our church with some of my friends. It was so nice spending quality time together, meeting new women, and laughing and conversing over the ups and downs of motherhood. Each woman was asked to bring a salad to share with everyone and there were so many! Salads […]

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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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Kale & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re a frequent visitor of Marina Makes, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of kale and my obsession started even before the leafy green grew in popularity. You’ll also know I’m a sucker for the kale and goat cheese combo (see my recipe for kale and goat cheese scrambled eggs here). My taste buds […]

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Kale & Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Growing up, I despised breakfast. Most likely because I liked to sleep in until 11 a.m. and cereal was just never my thing. Now I can’t get enough. I love ordering breakfast at restaurants and my husband and I have egg and ham sandwiches way too often.  Lately, we’ve tried to make a point to […]

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Happy Birthday, Marina Makes!

A newborn, career change, and over 100 posts later and the blog is a year old! It’s been quite the adventure starting Marina Makes, one that I never really thought I’d still be on, but here I am still keeping up and sharing my love for food and crafts. It’s still messy around here (very messy […]

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Ham and Goat Cheese Pretzel Sandwich

Today is National Pretzel Day, making me wish I lived close to a Hannah’s Bretzel. Have you ever been? It’s this amazing sandwich chain with multiple locations in the city. I am OBSESSED! Every single sandwich is made with pretzel bread, (can you hear the choir angels singing?) and not just any old pretzel bread, the […]

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Fontina and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese with Tomato Jam

We’re a whole-wheat bread kind of family. We rarely use white bread when making sandwiches, buttttttt we make exceptions when having grilled cheese. Because let’s be real, grilled cheese is always best on a crusty white bread. Speaking of grilled cheese, today is National Grilled Cheese Day! I love that there’s a day dedicated to […]

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