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Sweet, Spicy, Rosemary, Toasted Pecans

With the holidays FAST approaching and with my limited schedule, I figured I would share something that is a constant on my coffee table this time of year.  I make a LOT of batches of toasted nuts because they are fast, easy, and OH SO DELICIOUS.  Today, I used pecans because I had a bunch… 

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One of the coolest things about my boyfriend is that he grew up on a big farm in Massachusetts.  That means that, besides his ability to spout random facts about tobacco and tractors, when his parents come to visit, WE GET SQUASH!  So today, I go to my pile of squash from Plainville Farm and… 

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Stew 17

I’ve made it no secret that it is getting cold here in Chicago.  It has me pretty excited since I can make all of my cold weather recipes.  I’ve already made a ton of soup this week so why not branch out into something a liiiiiittle thicker… STEW!  Beef Stew! I picked up a couple… 

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Celery 14

It is cooooooooold.  Soups, stews, chilis… they will all be coming your way.  I figured I’d start off with something super simple that I pretty much make with any vegetable I have too much of.  Today, it’s celery but you can use this same recipe for broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, whatever!  It’s all good. Like any… 

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Sqaush 16

Last week I saw THIS episode of The Chew.  Clinton Kelly made the most delicious, decadent looking squash fondue and I KNEW I had to make it.  Every bit of it just looked so amazingly delicious.  And guess what, people…. IT IS.  So cheesy, and creamy, flavorful….. I’m drooling just thinking about it. First, you chop up… 

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Who’s ready for some turkey burgers?!  Yes, it may be freezing here in Chicago, but how about one last taste of summer goodness.  One last meal before every Chicagoan gains 30 pounds for winter.  I used to not like ordering turkey burgers in restaurants.  I always thought they were too dry.  Well, the dryness has… 

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It’s been a looooong week, so I think dinner should be a breeze tonight!  I’ve been so busy this week that I’ve barely been home!  That means a lot of fresh veggies are just sitting in my fridge all lonely and cold.  Well, let’s pair them with that chicken breast that’s been stuck in my… 

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Pumpkin cookie

The cake cookie.  It might be the love of my life.  It’s so easy and ridiculously delicious.  There are a bunch of different ways to make cake cookies.  For crispier, denser ones, you can dump a pound of butter in with a box of cake mix and that’s IT.  (You’ll be seeing those for Christmas,… 

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Who doesn’t love a good french fry?!  It’s salty, it’s crispy, it’s delicious!  But let’s be real, they are never THAT crispy when they come out of the oven.  Every time I’ve ever tried to make them, they come out soggy and mushy.  The last few weeks, I’ve made it my mission to figure out a… 

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Alrighty people, it’s football season!!!!  Now, I’d be lying if I said I was pumped to watch some football; I don’t really have a team that I am super passionate about.  I guess I’m from New York so…go Jets… Giants?  But, I live in Chicago now so…. go Bears?  My boyfriend is from Massachusetts so… 

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The season is here!!!  Time for cool weather, pretty colors, and EVERYTHING pumpkin!  I suppose summer isn’t quite over yet, but the change is happening and that makes me happy!  The one thing people seem to OBSESS over this time of year is the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  It’s not just Starbucks that makes them.  It… 

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