Chai Spiced White Russians

The only good thing about this cold weather is being able to use delicious spices like CHAI.  Oh my goodness have I missed chai everything.  It tastes like Christmas in a glass! I teamed up with Chicago Vodka and 11th Orchard Bitters to make this unbelievably delicious holiday drink.  These are both amazing Chicago companies. ...
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Apple Cider Mules

Can you believe it’s November all ready?? It feels like just yesterday I was wishing for fall weather, and it feels like the holidays are already creeping up on us.  Instead of panicking, I am putting this nervous energy to good use, and planning my holiday menu!  First on the list?! A fabulous fall cocktail. ...
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Roasted Garlic Lupini Bean Dip

I find myself making Mediterranean food at least once a week these days.  Ever since buying our house last year, we haven’t been able to find a great Mexican restaurant for take out, and Mediterranean food has been our new go to for ordering in.  I wanted to recreate these authentic Mediterranean meals, and a...
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Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Chip Pancakes

1 ¼ cups all purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ginger ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt 1 pinch cloves 1 cup 2% milk 1 tsp vanilla 6 tablespoons pumpkin puree 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 eggs Chocolate chips Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, spices and salt in a bowl In a separate...
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Red Hot Chili

  It feels like summer has lasted all year, and I’ve been so anxious for boots, that crisp fall weather, and sitting by the fire.  I couldn’t wait any longer, so this week I cooked up some of my favorite Chili, buried myself in a blanket, and pretended that fall was here.  You can make...
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Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce

  Ever since moving into our house last year, I have been testing my green thumb, and I have something really exciting to announce.  I’ve done it!! I kept multiple herbs and other plans alive.  All summer!!  This is huge for me.  One of my favorites is a red chili plant, and boy has it...
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Tart Cherry Froyo Popsicles

Summer is coming to a close, and i am taking full advantage of these last days of warm weather.  I teamed up with Biotta Juices to make these Tart Cherry Froyo Popsicles.  Once you see how easy these are, you’ll never visit the freezer section of your grocer again!   1 cup plain Greek yogurt...
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Blueberry Mint Parfait

I spent the weekend up at my in-law’s lake house in northern Michigan last week and my mother-in-law had made the most amazing lemon blueberry cake for breakfast.  It inspired me to get in the kitchen and bake for fun (something I rarely get to do these days).  Since summer is coming to an end...
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