7 Layer Thanksgiving Dip

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Every year after Thanksgiving it's the same story. You take your leftovers, you make a sandwich and you call it a day. Well, I'm about to change all that with my super creative (and awesomely delicious) 7 Layer Thanksgiving Dip. This is one of the easiest leftover use-up recipes you'll find and you can literally put ANYTHING in it that you had during the Thanksgiving meal. Here is what I used: What You'll Need Mashed Potatoes Turkey Stuffing Cranberry Sauce Squash Gravy Green Bean ... [ Read More ]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide for a Foodie

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The snow has fallen (better late than never), the hot cocoa is warm, and the lights are up along the Magnificent Mile. You know this means? The 2015 holiday season is here and in full swing! As a result, I've been on a search to find the best gifts to get your foodie friend, significant other or relative this holiday season. From gourmet chocolate to my favorite cookbooks, I promise that you will find exactly what you need for the foodie in your life. 1. Total Terlato Gift Box Whenever ... [ Read More ]

Vegetable and Tofu Coconut Curry Pot Pie


I love all things curry. Now when you combine my favorite thai inspired dish with good old American comfort food...well life just get's a whole lot better. This vegetable coconut curry pot pie is the perfect mashup of those two cuisines. To make it even more unique, I'm using puff pastry instead of traditional pie dough (a little play on the curry puffs you get as appetizers at events). This dish is warm, hearty and most of all, a super quick and easy dinner to throw together. You can make ... [ Read More ]

Portillo’s Chopped Salad Copycat

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One of my favorite meals in the entire world is the Chopped Salad from Portillo's. I literally could eat this salad for every single meal and be happy. I'm not sure why I'm so addicted to this salad, but it might have something to do with the irresistible combination of salty bacon, creamy blue cheese and sweet dressing. Do you want to know the best part about making this salad at home? You can control the quality of product you're putting in it (and it makes it taste a whole lot better)! For ... [ Read More ]

Tomato, Corn & Brie Pasta

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Whenever I'm looking for a quick, easy and delicious dinner for my husband, I often default to one of my favorite pasta creations of all time. This dish has crunch, sweetness, tang and creaminess all on one epic plate. It's also great to make for a crowd because it is relatively inexpensive What You'll Need 4 tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 4 large ears of corn, shucked 1 pound Brie cheese, rind removed, cut into pieces 1 cup fresh baby arugula 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely ... [ Read More ]