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
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
12

Round Up Sunday is here! I hope you guys have had an amazing weekend, and that these round-ups start your Sunday’s off right. With the first snow in Chicago + an extremely busy week over here, I’ve been cozying up with hot coffee (lots), a great playlist, and of course, the final wedding details before the big day. The best cure for a wintery day and a busy mind? Breakfast. All. Day. Long. Specifically? Fluffy stacks of pancakes and waffles that fill your house with warm goodness. That’s why this Sunday I rounded up 22 cozy pancake & waffle recipes that are perfect for snuggling up and staying in.

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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
08

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulous week so far. We’re halfway there, and I’m ready for that weekend countdown. If you’ve been following along on Instagram I’m sure you’ve seen some sneak peeks of #AKThanksgiving! We’ve been busy in the kitchen over here creating some unique, nutritious, and oh-so delicious recipes for the coming holidays.

With every packed week of recipe-testing comes with (you guessed it) another big haul from Trader Joe’s. This time we rounded up 28 fall finds that are perfect for the holidays – whether you’re hosting a party of 50 or just baking up some goodness in the coming months. What’s on your Thanksgiving menu?

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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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Nov
05

Welcome to the first Round Up Sunday of November! I hope your new month is off to a wonderful start. Is it chilly where you are? Anyone have snow? Honestly I’m not a huge fan of the cold myself even though I’m from Minnesota. I thrive more with the sun on my skin and a warm breeze on my face but there’s something about that fall-into-winter season that gives me all of the cozy feels.

To me there’s nothing cozier than a day full of baking, especially with one of these delicious coconut flour recipes.

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Nov
01

Most of you know that in just a couple of short weeks I’ll be getting married (omg) and there’s still so much to do every day. With such a monumental event coming up I’ve been reflecting a lot on the past year. So many things have happened!

Does anyone else feel like the older we get the more we seem to pack into 365 days?

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