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Give Thanks

photo via Rifle Paper Co. Happy Thanksgiving! Where are you celebrating? We are heading to Indy, Cincinnati and West Lafayette to see both my and Dan's family. A little tour de midwest over the next few days to celebrate what we are thankful for and break bread with loved ones.  This year, I am so thankful for my family ...

Roasted Acorn Squash for Fall

Did you eat squash growing up? I've had butternut squash, but when Dan brought home a whole acorn squash I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Until I saw this beautiful dish on Pinterest via Edible Perspective. It just looked so good and, quite importantly, relatively simple. I already had a lot of the ingredients - and ...

Date Night to Motown!

In this case, it was a date night with my mom :) Last week my mom came to Chicago for a special girls' night to see Motown the Musical, so she and my dad drove up on Thursday, I took a half day off from work and we met up for lunch. After, we walked around the Gold Coast and shopped a little before going to dinner at the ...

Hot Town, Summer in the City

[caption id="attachment_805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Geraniums in our flower boxes[/caption] The past few weeks have been so good. With Memorial Day last week, it's finally (un)officially summer, and the weather is cooperating. We have spent so much time outside, just soaking in the sun and enjoying this beautiful ...

Chicago Lately + Weekend Links

After January and February dragged on and on  and ooonnnnnn, March just whizzed right on by. It's still chilly, but the days are longer and there have been more blue skies, and with the changes we've been busy the past few weekends! For those of you in or visiting Chicago, here's what we've been up to lately (plus some links ...

Kale & Sweet Potato Enchiladas

  One of my go-tos in the kitchen is Mexican. Tacos, enchiladas, you name it. I have some taco tricks up my sleeve...I mean these look good right? But, thats not why we are here tonight. I would like to share these other, less photogenic, red chile sweet potato enchiladas instead. Yum! This recipe is LOOSE - I ...

The Best Braised Short Ribs

Dan and I made braised short ribs for dinner on Valentine's Day - our first time making them  - and they were phenomenal. In fact, Dan might have declared it one of the best meals he's ever had. All the better I'm sure because we typically stick to vegetarian dishes or fish when when we cook at home, plus we used high ...