#OneRoomChallenge: Downtown Chicago Urban Kitchen Rejuvenation

#OneRoomChallenge: Downtown Chicago Urban Kitchen Rejuvenation

Good Morning! I've just woken up from a 2 year blog break! While I do feel guilty that I haven't given this creative outlet attention in wayy to long,...

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H-apple-y New Year! Rustic Apple Pie Crostata

H-apple-y New Year! Rustic Apple Pie Crostata

If you spend enough time with me, you'll hear me reference The Food Network like it's a part of my weekly schedule. Okay, it is a part of my weekly schedule. My new favorite food show, aside from hilarious Chicagoan Chef Jeff Mauro, aka The Sandwich King, it's the new Saturday...

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Monkey Sea, Monkey Do: Chicago Seafood Spots

Monkey Sea, Monkey Do: Chicago Seafood Spots

I don't know about you, but I'm clinging on to Summer with a tight grip. While I may wear ankle boots at night, I'm still spotting sandals on the pavement, which tells me others are in the same boat (yes, I just used a sea reference). While seafood can be enjoyed year-round,...

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Mediterranean Meal Madness

Mediterranean Meal Madness

I'm pretty sure I'm on a never-ending Mediterranean food kick, and my obsession is likely here to stay. I was always a fan, but my tastebuds were reawakened on my recent trip to Israel and Greece. It's just so hard to beat the vibrant colors of fresh vegetables, the glossy sheen...

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Bright & Beachy Brunch: Summerhouse Santa Monica

Let's start with dessert, shall we? When I heard my friends Elliot, Elliot's Mom, and Vina were headed to Chicago and had time to meet...

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In Fajita The Moment

In Fajita The Moment

As winter hangs on for a little too long for our Chicagoan taste, some girl friends and I got together for dinner-in that would warm us up. I hosted and decided to go with homemade fajitas after I took inventory of my fridge and found chicken, bell peppers, avocados, and...

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TheRebeccammendations Turns Five!

Folks. Today, TheRebeccammendations® turns 5! That's 1/6th of my lifetime! When I started my blog St. Patty's day night in...

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  • Kinda feel like a chipmunk storing nuts and seeds for the winter but this muesli recipe from a cookbook at a bed and breakfast we visited in #teanau #nz is just too good, we’re going on 1 month of this mix for a wholesome way to start every day. #fourthtimeinarow #makeslotsofservings #easyschmeezy #muesli #recipe #breakfast #coconut #oats #almond #apricot #cinnamon
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  • We’re 1 week away and it’s not too late to find a fun and casual #ValentinesDay date idea in #Chicago. Link in bio! No frills, few reservations or tickets required, fun for pal get togethers, a date, family outing, or a night in. Featuring @burdickchocolate @pastoralchicago @sparrowchicago @commonsclubchi @nanaorganic @cantonregiorestaurant @true_food_kitchen @beatrixchicago @quartinochicago @thesecondcity @traderjoeslist.
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