parmesan cheese

The holidays have come and gone, and now it’s all about hunkering down for the long winter stretch! After some very mild temps in Chicago we are bracing for our coldest day of the season this Sunday! A warm and

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Every week I love to indulge in a pizza night! Usually, we hit up our favorite local Italian neapolitan pizza spot – Spacca Napoli.  It has incredible white pizzas, robust Italian wine and out of this world gelato…it truly feels

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This past weekend one of my girlfriend’s shared this fantastic Giada de Laurentiis spinach sauce recipe for pasta. This sauce is made entirely in your food processor with spinach, garlic, goat cheese, and cream cheese. My girlfriend substitutes the cream

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Who doesn’t love a little comfort food on the weekends? I’m usually a classic Chicken Pot Pie gal with a full blown pie plate and homemade top and bottom crust – however, I must admit you’ve got to be ready

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It’s officially March yet my weather app is reading 19 degrees with real feel temp of 7! Come on Spring, can’t you get here any faster! Until that warmer weather arrives I am still whipping up soups galore at our

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Every few weeks I have an undeniable craving for a hearty pasta dish! I am a sucker for anything with alfredo sauce but I so rarely indulge because of the big calorie quotient that comes with it, so when I

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Ready for another Winter comfort food recipe to whip up this weekend while watching that Netflix marathon and snuggled under a blanket on the couch? YES PLEASE! Now, I don’t want to lead you astray…yes, this is comfort food (pasta, cheese, and

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Did you know that January is National Soup month? In honor of that I’m featuring this super hearty White Bean Stew filled with tomatoes, ditlani pasta, garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese! This past week in Chicago the frozen tundra temperatures

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August = Tomatoes! So, be prepared, the tomato posts are about to start kicking off in full speed! I literally cannot eat tomatoes fast enough right now – it seems you wait all summer watching these green balls get bigger

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So, I know what you’re thinking…onions and fennel as pizza toppings?! Don’t fear – these veggies are caramelized together, piled on top of a homemade beer pizza crust and loaded up with some fresh shaved parmesan cheese and then drizzled with

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