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Review: Cleaning Up After Four Crazy Pugs With Swiffer WetJet

In Gifts & Gadgets On August 30, 2014 1 Comment

I was beyond excited when a #BigGreenBox arrived at my doorstep. Little did I know that its contents would make cleaning up after four (yes, four!) crazy pugs… Read More »

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Add Sparkle to Your Weekend Routine

In Beverages On August 18, 2014 0 Comments

Chores are defined as unpleasant but necessary routine tasks. Well, my weekends are full of them! Chores, routines, and tasks. So I’m always looking for new ways to add… Read More »

Talking About Culinary Fight Club

In Entrees, Events & Entertaining On August 17, 2014 0 Comments

The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club! Well I’m not Brad Pitt, so I’m going to break the rules and talk… Read More »

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National Rum Day: Captain Morgan’s #CaptainRumDay Competition

In Beverages On August 15, 2014 11 Comments

To celebrate National Rum Day (August 16), I’m participating in the Captain Morgan® #CaptainRumDay challenge. I was asked to create an original cocktail recipe using Captain Morgan White Rum… Read More »


Review: Urban Accents® Gourmet Spices & Blends

In Gifts & Gadgets On August 9, 2014 30 Comments

Whether you’re an experienced master chef or you just like to dabble in cooking at home on the weekends, the most important tools in your kitchen to make your… Read More »

When It Counts: A Smooth Shave Puts My Best Face Forward

In Kitchen Confessions On August 6, 2014 15 Comments

I’ve always had sensitive skin. So I tend to avoid shaving until the very last possible moment. And during the summer, I get even lazier – only shaving when… Read More »

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Salad Dressing Recipe Mash-up Goes Swimmingly With Fish Tacos

In Entrees On August 4, 2014 13 Comments

I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use pantry staples. When you use the same brands year after year, you can take for granted all its… Read More »

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Hot Sauce Recipes For Movie Night

In Entrees, Snacks & Candies On August 2, 2014 15 Comments

Summer movie night at home means dinner and a movie – with snacks! Dinner needs to be simple, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. So… Read More »

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Rum-infused Bing Cherry & Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cake

In Desserts On July 27, 2014 14 Comments

Growing up, I remember visiting relatives who lived on this massive farm. At least to a young kid, it seemed like the farm was so huge that it… Read More »

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RSVP for #MyMarianos Twitter Party, June 9

In Contests & Promotions, Twitter Party On June 4, 2014 876 Comments

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know I do, and I’m excited to host a party about outdoor entertaining and summer events! On Monday, June 9,… Read More »

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Classic-With-A-Twist: This Ranch Patty Melt sizzles with flavor

In Entrees On May 25, 2014 1,654 Comments

When you think about classic American foods, the cheeseburger definitely ranks among the top of the list. There’s something so satisfying about biting into a juicy, perfectly cooked… Read More »

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S’mores Marshmallow Pop’ms

In Desserts On May 22, 2014 2,292 Comments

The arrival of summer means that s’mores season is in full bloom. It’s almost impossible to ignore the grocery store end-cap displays stacked with Hershey bars, marshmallows and… Read More »

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Reimagine Your Caramel Blondie Bars

In Desserts On May 19, 2014 2,085 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hershey’s®. All opinions are 100% mine. In the early 1900’s, Chicago was known as the Candy Capital… Read More »


Review: YouCopia Classic SpiceStack®

In Gifts & Gadgets On May 17, 2014 1,596 Comments

If your kitchen cupboards are like mine, sometimes you’re afraid to open up a cabinet door for fear of what might come falling out. And as much as… Read More »

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Why is Arrabbiata Sauce angry?

In Entrees On May 16, 2014 798 Comments

I must admit for most of my adult life I’ve never made spaghetti sauce from scratch. With so many good pre-made sauces on the market, I usually stock… Read More »


Shopping Just Got Easier (+More Fun) With #AmazonCart

In Gifts & Gadgets On May 12, 2014 1,041 Comments

I’ve been an customer since January, 2001. That’s more than 13 years – longer than a lot of other relationships in my life. I’ve never really enjoyed… Read More »

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Enter the “My Mom Makes” Sweepstakes

In Contests & Promotions On May 10, 2014 792 Comments

In honor of Mom, Baked Chicago is kicking off its 1st Annual “My Mom Makes” Sweepstakes. Share your Mom’s best dish in the comments section below. You can… Read More »

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Rockit’s Bacon Grilled Cheese Patty Melt Burger

In Entrees On May 9, 2014 13 Comments

To celebrate National Burger Month, Rockit Bar & Grill and Rockit Burger Bar are hosting their 9th Annual Burger Fest from May 12 – 16. Each day a… Read More »

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The Guy’s Guide for the Perfect Mother’s Day Picnic

In Events & Entertaining On May 7, 2014 18 Comments

Finding the right gift for mom on any occasion can feel like an impossible mission for some guys (me included!). And when it comes to Mother’s Day, the… Read More »

Are you part of the Burger Nation?

In Desserts On April 30, 2014 2,123 Comments

This post brought to you by Private Selection. All opinions are 100% mine. Burgers are every bit as American as hot dogs or apple pie. Everywhere you travel… Read More »