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Rum-infused Bing Cherry & Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cake

In Desserts On July 27, 2014 0 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 2 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 304 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 288 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 313 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 283 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 2 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 2 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 13 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 0 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 5 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 257 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 »

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Crunchy Fiesta Chicken

In Entrees On April 29, 2014 307 Comments

It’s rainy and damp, and hardly festive right now. But Cinco de Mayo is almost here, so I’m hopeful that spring will decide to return soon…and stay for… Read More »

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Jazzy Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

In Desserts On April 27, 2014 302 Comments

I would never call a chocolate chip cookie boring to its face… but I might talk about it behind its back. Have you ever craved something sweet and… Read More »


Perfectly Painted Pop Culture Easter Eggs [video]

In Kitchen Confessions On April 19, 2014 2 Comments

What do Pussy Riot, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Sandra Bullock, The Tonight Show’s Questlove and Pharrell’s big hat have in common? They’re all immortalized in this pop culture… Read More »

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An Egg-cellent Tip for Perfectly Hard-Cooked Eggs, No Boiling Required

In Kitchen 101 On April 17, 2014 2 Comments

Alton Brown, one of my culinary heroes, shows how to perfectly hard cook eggs, no boiling required. This method is especially time-saving when you have a large number… Read More »

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Some Bunnies Bring A Fresh Take To Easter Brunch!

In Appetizers, Events & Entertaining On April 10, 2014 279 Comments

Everybunny needs a little extra help and a fresh take in the kitchen when it comes to getting ready for family holiday gatherings, like Easter. Honestly, I get bored… Read More »

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DIY Cake Stand

In DIY On April 7, 2014 259 Comments

I was shopping in my local Target, getting ready for Easter. I came across some cake stands and I thought it would be nice to have one for… Read More »

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Feeding My Pretzel Addiction: Fresh-Baked Soft Pretzels

In Snacks & Candies On April 3, 2014 3 Comments

Did you know that April is National Soft Pretzel Month? I’m not sure it needs an entire month to itself but I do applaud the pretzel in all… Read More »

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Attack of the Blobbs!

In Desserts On April 1, 2014 2 Comments

Ina Pinkney’s Blobbs Brownie Cookies Recipe Revealed Chicago’s very own Ina Pinkney, aka The Breakfast Queen, invented “Blobbs” in response to the gourmet brownie craze of the 1980s…. Read More »