Beer Cheese Soup

Beer Cheese Soup Recipe


Beer cheese soup makes for a warm and satisfying meal on cold, blustery days. Unfortunately, it has a reputation for being a bit tricky to make because it can turn into a gloppy mess if you aren’t careful. However, you can achieve picture-perfect (and palate-worthy) results at home with this easy recipe. Tip: Take a “low and slow” approach while…

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White Bean and Sausage Soup

White Bean and Sausage Stew Recipe


Winter has settled back in over Michigan so it was time to pull out this White Bean and Sausage Stew recipe. It is really delicious and can be made in a single skillet for easy clean up. This recipe freezes well so you can make larger batches for even easier weekday meals.  Perfect for those nights when the calendar is…

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Roasted Red Beets & Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Roasted Red Beets & Brussels Sprouts Recipe


This easy, yet elegant, side dish can elevate a basic weeknight meal into something truly extraordinary. This eye-catching creation features rich, beautiful jewel tones that add a vibrant pop of color, along with plenty of great flavor. This is a great way to enjoy the fresh veggies you picked up at the farmers market.  Roasted Red Beets & Brussels Sprouts…

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easy five cheese lasagna recipe

Easy 5 Cheese Lasagna Recipe


It’s hard to imagine a classic lasagna recipe without lots of luscious cheese. Three of the most common types of cheese found in traditional lasagna recipes are mozzarella, ricotta, and Parmesan. This recipe builds on this delicious cheesy foundation with the addition of freshly grated Asiago and shredded Gruyere to create this indulgent yet easy 5 cheese lasagna recipe. This…

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Chunky Italian Meat Sauce Recipe

One-Pot Chunky Italian Meat Sauce Recipe


This hearty, chunky meat sauce takes a little while to come together, but it is so worth the extra effort. This recipe makes a large amount of sauce, so be sure to use a 6-quart or larger Dutch oven or pot when making it. This sauce can be enjoyed immediately after cooking, but it tastes even better a day or…

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31 gifts

Favorite Travel Bags + Thirty One Gifts Twitter Chat #31Travels


I have been loving my gear from Thirty-One Gifts. So many of their items are perfect for travel! It seems like every time I pack for a trip, regardless if it’s via air or car, most of my bags are from Thirty-One Gifts. For example, on a recent trip to Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, Louisiana, this is what I…

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Donut Vault

A Chicago Must Visit: Doughnut Vault


If you’re looking for what may be the best donut you will ever have in your life, I may have just the place for you. The Doughnut Vault is an amazing little hole in the wall (I mean that almost literally) nestled in central Chicago, with barely enough standing room for maybe 4 people, marked by nothing more than a…

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Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio Review


The Chromecast Audio is an interesting little puck shaped device that plugs into your speakers and allows you to cast your music to them while controlling it from your phone without interrupting other apps or programs. Well, that’s great, but doesn’t my phone already do that? In short, yes. I, in all honesty, was unsure of what purpose this device…

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DysonSupersonicHairDryer

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Review #dysonsponsored


please note: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I already love Dyson vacuums. I’m particular to the stick vacuum. That has quickly become our family favorite and it is the one I use all the time. When I heard about a…

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