288 posts by mcsearnshaw@hotmail.com

  Soup in the Summer? Absolutely! Right now tomatoes and corn are at their peak season so this chowder is full of in-season flavor and veggies! The best part is that this soup can be served either hot or chilled.

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  Interested in a pizza crust with less carbs and more veggies? I mean, who isn’t! I must admit I have tried the cauliflower pizza crust and was a bit disappointed…it lacked color, flavor, and just left me craving the real

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  In my efforts to remain a little healthier at summer BBQ’s I typically steer clear of the potato salad. Trust me, I’m all about the hearty potatoes, a big slathering of mayo, and fresh herbs, but I often feel

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  July is all about blueberries! This is prime blueberry season and I am trying to eat as many fresh, plump, juicy berries that I can get my hands on! Blueberries always remind me of Maine and many summers as

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  Squash blossoms are indeed the piece de resistance of the early Summer Farmers Markets! I was beyond elated when I opened our CSA share this past Wednesday and saw a small container housing 12 elegant  squash blossoms! My mouth

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A few weeks ago in our weekly CSA share we received a whole head of cabbage. “Okay…” I thought. What to do with a whole head of cabbage? I didn’t want to go the route of slathering mayo into a

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Salmon is one of my favorite go to weeknight meals…it’s healthy, quick, and leaves you feeling full without all of the heavy bloating you can get from carb heavy meals! Foil packets are pure genius and I have just now

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  Just this past week when visiting Whole Foods for a few last minute groceries I noticed a stand of fresh sweet corn setup just outside of the store entrance. Fresh corn really seems to be a tell tale sign

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  One of my favorite things to do on a lazy morning at home is bake breakfast treats! There’s nothing better than staying in your PJ’s, watching TV, and biting into warm straight from the oven muffins! A few days

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After a long hiatus from blogging (and really cooking and baking), I am back! I couldn’t be more excited to be in our new apartment…in Pittsburgh! It’s still a little surreal that after 10 years of calling Chicago home we

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