Veggie Breakfast Bake with Chicken Sausage

Breakfast & Brunch, Recipes

Whenever I’m hosting a brunch, my menu generally looks something like this: a sweet pastry (chocolate chip sconesare one of my favorites); smoked salmon, a dozen bagels and at least three different types of cream cheese from the bagel shop in our neighborhood; a bottle (or three) of champagne and a carafe of orange juice; a seasonal fresh fruit and yogurt parfait bar and of course, a baked egg dish that I can make the night before and bake off…

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12 Luxe Stocking Stuffers or Small Gifts

Home, Living

When you hang your stockings by the chimney with care this year, get excited because there are so many fun pocket-sized goodies to fill them. Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers for a girlfriend, mom, sister or friend, there’s no need to limit yourself to candy and new socks. Here are stocking stuffers that any lady will love. …

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Home, Living

Holiday gift shopping couldn’t be easier this year. You can literally shop for everyone on your list without lifting a finger – or a heavy shopping bag – and you can do it all with a laptop and a glass of wine from the comfort of your living room. I did some of the leg work so you don’t have to and rounded up dozens of gift ideas for the home cook, the consummate hostess, the homebody and the wine…

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37 Holiday Appetizers Perfect For Parties or Entertaining

Food, Menus

As much as I love to cook a big holiday meal, there’s a lot to be said for a meal that consists entirely of hors d’oeuvres. Growing up, my family always had appetizers on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day we’d have a big breakfast and head to family friends’ for Christmas dinner. I thought our holiday appetizers tradition was unique until about five years ago.  Since moving to Chicago, I started spending the holiday with local friends and families, and…

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