all in vegetable & bean soup

I have a really weird love/hate relationship with soup. As you know I love nothing better than chomping down on a giant cheeseburger or eating a plate full of tacos – so soup just often seems kind of meh to me. Geez, am I selling you on this soup recipe I’m about to post? Lol.…

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prosciutto sandwich with lemon pesto mayo

Hiya friends! I took a little break last week from posting because I headed back to Saugatuck with two good girlfriends for a lovely weekend getaway. We had some roaring fires, made delicious burgers on the grill and I rediscovered my love of puzzles (seriously though, I’m going to puzzle so hard from here on…

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carrot coconut soup

Alright y’all, it’s that time of year where I want to eat all the soups and I want them all to be orange-ish. I came across this interesting sounding recipe in Bon Appetit and thought I’d give it a go. I’m obsessed with all things coconut lately (see exhibit A + exhibit B of my…

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meatloaf with mushroom gravy

I know – there is nothing sexier for Valentine’s Day than a big ole pile of meat smothered in mushrooms, right? πŸ˜‰ Since I’ve been easing into mushrooms (I’ve hated them my whole life, but I think I’m turning a corner!) I thought the logical next step was to try out a mushroomy meatloaf. I…

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beef goulash with blue cheese and dill

Sometimes all I want is to throw a bunch of hearty stuff in a pot and be done. So Goulash it is! It’s so, so easy to make and is a nice change from Italian pasta dishes. This recipe is super tangy with the blue cheese and has a sweet kick with the mound of…

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chicken cassoulet with fennel and sausage

Well friends, I’m starting off the year with a post that does not check anything off of my 2015 to-do’s (see here, here and here) – but the stomach wants what the stomach wants. I first had a cassoulet when my great friends Justin & Jim had us over for dinner recently. I was hooked…

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burger patty melt with hot sriracha mayo

I’m posting yet another recipe from Southern Cooking’s Off the Eaten Path – seriously one of my favorite recipe collections! I saw a picture of this ridiculously messy, meaty, spicy, cheesy patty melt and HAD TO HAVE IT. It’s basically like a burger in the middle of a grilled cheese with creamy, amazing, magical, sriracha…

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dave does dinner: grilled mahi mahi fish tacos with jicama slaw

Since summer in the windy city is winding down I wanted to post just a few more delicious dinners to have outside before the sunshine turns to snow. As one of my final farewells to summer I have to post about my favorite – TACOS! These super easy grilled fish tacos cook up in minutes,…

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broccoli cheddar beer soup

The combination of cold weather and my recent pizza/burger binge left me wanting something warm and vegetable-y. I found the soup recipe below, added beer to it (duh) and also swapped half & half for the heavy cream because I still feel full from Thanksgiving. It turned out super creamy and the beer and sharp…

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linguine with anchovy garlic sauce

Judge me all you want for avoiding these weird little fishies prior to this recipe. While I realize anchovies aren’t very exotic or rare to find in a ton of dishes I’ve managed to avoid them due to my lingering childhood phobia – you want me to eat WHAT out of a can filled with…

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