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Pandemic Noodles and Petty Thoughts

I’ve discovered something amazing about my ability to write blogposts.  It isn’t really a gigantic lightbulb moment, it is something little I’ve known for years.  It is actually something that would be kind of obvious to most folks but for some reason it has taken me by surprise.  I can’t write with disruptions. I can handle a little …

Bacon Breakfast Potato

Small Potatoes

Small Potatoes.  Do you ever feel like your life is small potatoes compared to the bigger picture?  I’ve been trying to write a post for the past couple of weeks and all I do is delete what I type because I feel like it is such a tiny view in world that seems so large. My first …

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The Birthday Blog: The Road to 50

Like it or not, I turned 50 yesterday.  I love a good milestone birthday to make you take a look at yourself.  With the passage of time, I’m sure everyone looks at the road markers of their life.  Where have they gone?  Where should they be? Who has passed them on the way? What has limited someone’s dreams? …

Appetizer Eggs

Muffuletta Deviled Eggs

With everything going on in the world today, it is kind of nice to have things that are part of your “old” normal routine.  Whether you have a certain day you wash the sheets or a soup you eat every Monday, it gives you a sense of control over a life that is currently uncontrollable.   I’ve …

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Meet the Alternative to Meat?

Life is funny.  The last few weeks have been consumed with food. Whether it was writing about Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week (and eating at a ton of restaurants), writing about food adventures or taking an awesome baking class, all my attention has been on food.  With one exception, I haven’t been doing the best job of …

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Hyatt Regency Schaumburg & Gallagher’s: A Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week to Remember

Guess what today is?!?! Today is March 6…and that means only one thing…Chicago Northwest Restaurant Week (March 6-March 15, 2020) has officially started!  I’ve been sharing some bites to entice you from the expansive group of restaurants participating this year.  So many places to go…how do you choose?  How do you get the most out of this amazing week? …