In search of bolognese

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Today we venture south to Bologna, a medieval looking city with a center that’s more Chicago State Street than Little Italy. Bologna is referred to in a number of ways. La Grassa (the fat one) celebrates the first bolognese sauce that originated in the city. La Dotta (the learned one) refers to the university that […]

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Honey Cornbread Muffins

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I learned an important lesson this week while making cornbread muffins. Don’t over-think things. Simple is best. Who says the best lessons aren’t learned while baking anyways? A few weeks ago I made a cornbread crumb cake that was delicious albeit a little time-consuming. And yesterday I cooked up a batch of vegetarian chili and was looking for […]

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Summer Corn Chowder

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Happy Back to School Day to all the parents out there! All too often we celebrate the fresh starts, new classes and that whole importance of educating our youth when in reality we should be celebrating the fact you just survived three months of 24-hour parenting without the assistance of teachers. So let’s take a moment to […]

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Panzanella Salad

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Considering I’m a true adult now and all, I figured I should start expanding my salad repertoire and get a little fancier. Just kidding. I just had some rock hard bread that I didn’t want to go to waste. Truth is I love carbs as much as the next runner gearing up for a big […]

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