A Conversation with Kit Graham

Food, Tastemakers
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There are times when I think I’ve done blogging all wrong. I’ve changed my URL three times, which can be SEO suicide if you do it incorrectly (which I did…twice). I’ve redesigned and rebranded my blog too many times to count, uncertain as to which direction I wanted to take it. Luckily though, there are other times where I realize that without my blog, I might not have many of the friends I have now, I wouldn’t have the job…

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Six Household DIY Projects I’ll Probably Never Do

Decor, Home
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This month, Brad and I moved from our respective homes into the rear apartment in a big, beautiful old house in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.  Before this, I lived in a convertible studio in a downtown high rise (translation: beautiful apartment, minimal space) and Brad in a smaller apartment in a different big beautiful old house with his roommate of the better part of the last decade. Suffice to say, we have more space than we do stuff, so we don’t know what…

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A Conversation with Stouffer’s Corporate Chef Holly Strauch

Food, Tastemakers
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Holly Strauch is proof that when you set your mind to something, you can achieve it. Since the eighth grade, the Chagrin Falls, Ohio native knew she wanted to work for Stouffer’s and not only did she make it happen, but she’s spent her entire career testing recipes, whipping up new ideas and helping the family-founded brand keep up with trends and innovations in the food space.…

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Garden Vegetable Turkey Burgers

Recipes, Worknight Dinners
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Garden vegetable turkey burgers are low-carb, gluten-free, high in protein and packed with delicious flavor for a quick and easy work night dinner or backyard barbecue.  Burgers are always a quick and easy option when you want a no-frills grilled dinner, but sometimes it’s fun to dress them up and take them to the next level.…

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3 Wholesome Ways to Start Your Morning

Food, Living
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Let me first make one thing clear: I am not a morning person. I have never been a morning person. I will probably never be a morning person. If it weren’t for the whole, ‘having a job and needing to be a responsible adult’ thing, I would probably go to bed around 2:00 a.m. and wake up around 10:00 a.m. (assuming a blissful 8 hours of sleep). In college, my earliest class began at 10:00 a.m. and my motto was,…

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A Conversation with Candace D’Agnolo

Tastemakers
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If you know me…if you’ve met me once…if you’ve seen me standing outside of my building holding a leash with a very tiny dog at the end of it, then you know that I’m all but obsessed with Henry, my little chihuahua. He’s about six pounds and full of energy and personality. He travels with me, he goes to work with me, and yes, he does sleep in my bed, sometimes squarely between me and my boyfriend and I know…

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Frozen Negroni Slushies

Recipes, Things to Drink
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This weekend, the heat index in Chicago is supposed to reach 110 degrees F. That’s pretty hot. It’s almost too hot to sit outside and sip a glass of wine, but it happens to be perfect weather for grabbing a frozen cocktail and hightailing it to the nearest swimming pool. In hot weather, you’ll want to batch up this frozen Negroni cocktail, a slushie version of the classic beverage.…

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