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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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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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Classic Moscow Mule with Fresh Ginger Simple Syrup Recipe


It’s Friday and that means it’s time to kick back and enjoy a cocktail or three. I usually just pour a glass of wine and call it good, but I think its time that I start putting a little more effort into my Friday cocktails so I’m starting this weekend off with a classic moscow mule. Although Moscow Mules are…

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Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe


Spring is trying to show up early in northern Michigan, but as a life-long Michigander I know we are still in for some snow and cold. That means there is still time to indulge in some good old comfort food and creamy chicken and broccoli alfredo hit the spot when you need something filling and delicious. The enduring appeal of…

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FLAMING TURTLE CHOCOLATE FONDUE

Flaming Turtle Chocolate Fondue


Do you need a great dessert for your next party? Give this flaming turtle chocolate fondue a try and wow your guests with your mad cooking ninja skills. It’s easy to make and only required a handful of ingredients. You might even have everything you need. I know was only missing the heavy cream. You’ll need a fondue pot. There…

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italian farmers table

The Italian Farmer’s Table Cookbook Review


The Italian Farmer’s Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Northern Italy is more than just a cookbook. Although it is built around an intriguing collection of authentic regional recipes, it digs deeper to offer a glimpse inside everyday rural life in northern Italy. Its pages are filled with captivating descriptions of each regions’ distinct culinary identity and the unique…

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