Monthly Archives: August 2012

Midwest Bounty – Napa Valley has NOTHING on us!

I feel very lucky that I live where I do. Within a time span of 15-45 minutes I can be in a vineyard, apple or peach orchard, or at a local farm purchasing some of the best meats, produce, cheeses, … Continue reading

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Braciole – It’s Sunday Dinner!

Growing up, Sunday dinner was usually served in the dining room with a table-cloth and the “good” dishes. 99% of the time, Sunday dinner was meatballs, sauce and mostaccioli. Sometimes manicotti. Sometimes chicken cutlets with roasted potatoes. A green salad … Continue reading

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Cocoa Hazelnut Macaroons

Nutella. It is the food of the gods. Well, it is to me! If you have never experienced Nutella let me clue you in – chocolate and hazelnut, blended together in a lovely, creamy, silky spread. Swoon. If you see … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Empanadas

It’s been a rainy, chilly couple of days here in NW Indiana. I love it, especially after the drought and 100 degree temperatures we’ve been experiencing most of the summer. It really feels like autumn. Of course, that leads me … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Party Time | 3 Comments

Simple Sides

I’ve had a crazy week. The organization that I work for hosted a huge conference this past week, and I was responsible for a very large part of it. After staying in downtown Chicago and running around all week listening … Continue reading

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