Nov
27

Fluffy roasted sweet potato muffins packed with delicious flavors and plenty of chocolate chips. Great for breakfast, snacks or freezing for later! 

How are you and how was your thanksgiving holiday weekend? We literally had the MOST amazing turkey with crispy golden brown skin. I think it’ll be our go-to for years to come.

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Nov
20

Sweet and spicy maple roasted butternut squash with brussels sprouts and savory, crispy bacon. This filling, veggie-packed dish is perfect for a side dish or a main meal!

I hope your weekend was as relaxing and rejuvenating as mine was. My house is a disaster and we’re in recovery mode after our wedding weekend, but oh my goodness did we HAVE FUN! I can’t wait to show you all of our amazing photos from our photographer and all the other details.

Before I let you get on with your holiday festivities, I have one last recipe for your Thanksgiving table that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

As Taylor would say… Are you readddyyyy for it?

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Nov
19

Happy Round Up Sunday, everyone! As you probably know, I celebrated my wedding day on Friday and it was nothing short of magical. #AmbitiousWedding was one for the books, and I can’t wait to share the full recap with you guys soon. But for now we’re in full-on #AmbitiousThanksgiving mode! You knew this round-up was coming…I rounded up 37 MUST make Thanksgiving recipes that are going to wow your whole family.

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Nov
16

Delicious maple glazed carrots roasted with pure maple syrup and garlic. Topped with creamy goat cheese crumbles and crunchy pistachios — this easy, veggie side dish will impress everyone at your holiday gatherings! 

Coming at you live with another delish side dish to share with family and friends this season. Among all of the turkeys and stuffings and gravy, every Thanksgiving table needs some gorgeous, bright veggies. Don’t you think?

It’s the best way to make sure your traditionally beige plate is filled with a little pop of color. I mean, we eat with our eyes first, right? So it’s time I introduce you to my new fav side dish: my sweet and savory maple glazed carrots.

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Nov
15

A lightened-up, gluten free take on a Thanksgiving classic! This cornbread stuffing has bites of sweetness from dried cranberries and incredible flavors from thyme and sage.

In the thanksgiving of my dreams, I have sweet cornbread drenched with honey butter. There’s also fresh cranberry sauce with a hint of bourbon, sweet potato casserole, fresh green beans and creamy silky smooth mashed potatoes.

Turkey is of course optional because let’s face it, Thanksgiving is all about the people you’re with and all of your favorite side dishes.

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Nov
14

Gluten free paleo orange bread kissed and infused with fresh orange juice & zest, then covered with dark chocolate for the ultimate treat. This bread will blow you away by how good it is.

It might be my wedding week, but don’t think I forgot about all of you. My passion and joy in life involves making recipes and I couldn’t neglect you during the holiday season.

I’m going to keep all posts this week pretty short and sweet, which means we can avoid talking about my obsession with Jelena (justin + selena getting back together) and get straight to these delicious recipes.

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Nov
09

Stuffed acorn squash with cranberry, pecans and quinoa then drizzled with a simple goat cheese crema. Perfect for vegetarians at Thanksgiving, or anytime you’re looking for a healthy plant based meal or side.

Here we are again! Thanksgiving is getting close and I’m more than ready to bust out all the fabulous recipes I’ve been testing in my kitchen over the last few weeks. Safe to say Abra and I have been eating very, very well.

To me, Thanksgiving can involve your Grandma’s classic recipes but it can also be about experimenting with new recipes and creating your own traditions. Since coming into Tony’s family, I’ve introduced my both my cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole to the table and now each year we’re sure not to miss it.

I’m even more excited about the recipes I’m going to post this week and next because they are creative, beautiful and healthy. YASSS.

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Nov
06

Incredibly flavorful yellow curry chicken and rice made in one pot with plenty of veggies and delicious flavors from coconut milk, ginger, garlic and turmeric. Great for meal prep!

Hello, hello! I hope you’re reading this with a smile on your face, a cup of coffee or tea in your cup and of course that you had a relaxing, rejuvenating weekend. Did you do anything fun?

We spent Friday night dining out at my favorite sushi place in the world and sipping wine. I was craving the roll called the black mafia — if you’re ever craving sushi in Chicago, this place is where it’s at!

Saturday went by quick too — we met our wedding photographers and scoped out beautiful spots around the city to take wedding photos (we’re less than two weeks away). And on Sunday, I relaxed on the couch, made a puerto rican chicken stew with tostones and caught up on several episodes of Stranger Things.

(The stew was fantastic by the way, I’ll post the recipe soon.)

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Oct
30

A spicy southwest inspired version of tuna mac and cheese with black beans and yellowfin tuna made in partnership with Genova Seafood! Great for weeknight dinners, game day or anytime you have a comfort food craving.

Raise your hand if you loveeeee mac and cheese.

As a kid, my Dad would always make me mac and cheese made with sharp or white cheddar, LOTS and lots of pepper. If I was lucky, he’d would add peas (because I loved them more than any other veggie in the world).

Now that I’m into full on #adulting into my late 20’s, I LOVE when my mac and cheese is packed with anything just a little bit unique: truffle mac and cheese, mac and cheese with a Ritz cracker topping, mac and cheese with brussels, butternut squash mac and cheese, or even a classic broccoli cheddar mac and cheese. Can mac and cheese be its own food group yet?

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Oct
27

It’s here…the final day of #AKPumpkinWeek 2017! I hope you’ve loved every minute of these new amazing pumpkin recipes, because I’ve had the best time cooking up this goodness all week long. We’ve had a chilly week here in Chicago (I actually turned the heat on a couple of times) which has made for the perfect weather for all things pumpkin.

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