Category Archives: Appetizers

Make-Ahead Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket

Well it’s finally the day! The day I have been waiting for since last November…Ohio State Football is set to kickoff in only a few hours! ūüėÄ Andrew and I are huge Ohio State fans. You know the kind of … Continue reading

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College Football Bites Roundup

Tomorrow marks one of my favorite days of the year! The kickoff to the college football season!¬†Although college football officially kicked off on Thursday night, for me it doesn’t officially start until Ohio State takes the field! I am so … Continue reading

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Corn and Black Bean Taquitos

Corn tortillas are tightly rolled around a cheesy corn and black bean mixture and baked until crisp.¬†They’re quick, delicious and so easy to make. And did you catch the best part? They’re baked, not fried! So¬†not only are they healthier … Continue reading

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Farmstand Corn Fritters

The heat and lack of rain that we have been experiencing lately has really taken a toll on not only our lawn but also the quality of produce at our farmers market.¬†You see this years corn crop has been less … Continue reading

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Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz

When it feels like the surface of the sun outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or fire up the grill. Instead, this time of year one of my favorite meals to make is¬†ceviche¬†served … Continue reading

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Summer Eats Roundup

Today is the day I have been waiting for ever since the start of fall last year. It’s the first day of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere…my absolute favorite season! ūüėÄ To that first dip in the swimming pool … Continue reading

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Corn and Black Bean Empanadas

Both Andrew and I are crazy about Mexican food. I swear I could probably eat it every day of the week and not grow tired of it. Although I have eaten countless varieties of savory empanadas over the years, this … Continue reading

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Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

Since the weather has been warming up here in Central Illinois, Andrew and I have been taking advantage of the unusually high temperatures by firing up the grill and dining al fresco each evening. This light and simple salad is … Continue reading

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

I am always on the lookout for new sweet potato recipes.¬†Andrew and I usually have sweet potatoes at least once a week. Whether they are¬†mashed,¬†baked,¬†roasted¬†or thrown into¬†chili,¬†they are definitely one of my favorites!¬†These guilt free baked potato chips are one … Continue reading

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Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

This hearty chicken noodle soup¬†is great anytime of year, but especially during cold and flu season and the cold¬†winter months. Chock full of hearty vegetables and homemade ¬†egg noodles, this soup is sure to make¬†anyone that is feeling under the … Continue reading

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