slow cooker pot roast with gravy over egg noodles

Is anyone else super cranky about this unbearably hot heat wave we’re having in the Midwest? I had all of these wonderful Halloween + fall decorating plans for this weekend but it seems ridiculous to get sweaty while hanging my twinkly purple Halloween lights. Le sigh. So while I can’t quite fall it up outside,…

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spicy guacamole cheeseburger

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted something meaty + messy as my tagline proclaims, but that’s going to change given the amount of grilling and smoking of all the meats we’ve been up to lately. I’m also pretty sure that last night at our block party we agreed to dig a hole in our backyard…

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lemonade vodka spritzer with basil

Happy weekend everybody! I wanted to throw this super easy cocktail up on the blog before the weekend kicks into high gear. Summer is about to get crazy busy for us – in all the fun, beer-y, sunshine-y, summer-lovin’ kind of ways. It’s Pride Parade weekend in Chicago, so we’ve got a lot of parties…

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my mom’s potato + gnocchi soup

What is up with this wintry weather?! I am very much a winter gal as I don’t mind being cold, I think snow is bee-yoo-ti-ful, and crock-pot season is the best. Well…wait. I also love summer for smoking ribs, having beers on the front porch and for dancing around the yard with sparklers, and fall…

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toodle-oo 2015 – 2016, bring it

I’ve thought a lot about what to post here for the new year, and I think I’ve landed on the following. Warning, little-to-no foodie content here. I read this quote someplace (I think when I went down the twitter rabbit hole one night): β€œThere are only two days in the year that you can’t change.…

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2015 foodie bucket list – part 1

Alright so I know it’s the time for resolutions and all, but I absolutely hate the idea of quitting anything – I love beer, meat, and sweet indulgences. I also don’t like doing things that I just don’t want to do – surprise, right?! Maybe one day I’ll start exercising? UNTIL THEN friends, let’s march…

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