When we look through recipes online or in magazines, what really prompts us to go out of our way to make a list and head out to the store with the intention of buying all the ingredients specifically for that recipe...
If there's ever one recipe that will help create even more recipes, it's those for roasted vegetables. I absolutely love to fire up the oven and get my produce seasoned and roasted to eat them as-is, puree them into...
Right now, it's Brussels sprouts season and you can find them fresh at many local grocery stores throughout the Midwest. Places like Trader Joe's even carry stalks of them this time of year. Unfortunately, Brussels sprouts get a bad rap because...
Saturday was a crisp fall morning perfect for heading out to any farmers' market, even if  just to take a look at all of the beautiful fall colors existing within the produce: bright red beets, crisp green lettuces, orange...
Going back to Ohio this year at the cusp of summer's end and the start of fall was a really blessed opportunity to appreciate what's so beautiful about rural communities, ethnic neighborhoods and simple, all-American living. I was born...
This year during my stay in Ohio I tried to visit as many farmers' markets and produce stands as possible so that I could get a grasp on the local food buzz- who's who in local farming and vending and...
If you live in Chicago, Los Angeles, anywhere in Mexico or near a large Mexican population you've probably heard of paletas. If you haven't heard, they are some of the most delicious summer treats one can enjoy. Made with...
It's been several weeks since I’ve returned from New York City and the Martha Stewart Pie Show. I still feel elated by just being there, as it was truly one of the most exciting things a foodie like myself could ever be...
One of the best things about large squash such as pumpkin is that since they have a long shelf life, you can decorate your home with them (I personally prefer the real thing to any plastic decor) and still...
These cold fall days seem darker, windier, and overall just more like winter than fall. A good soup always makes me feel warm inside and warms up the kitchen while it's cooking. Try this simple soup which blends leftover summer produce into a...

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