Jalapeno Deviled Eggs with Smoked Paprika

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riddle me this one. it’s midtwenties in Chicago this morning, yet allergies are up my nose, out my eyes and making me feel like I’m flying over the cuckoos nest. touché, pollen. the upside is i’m more than #blessed by my coworkers 13 times a day when i sneeze. i was away on business the…

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Gift Guide: For Her

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Gift Guide: For Her (and for me)! Here’s everything I’m dreaming about this holiday season. Zara Checked Blanket Scarf – $29.90 these are the sole reason I still live in chicago. i am not exaggerating (i mean, have i ever?) – these are my lifeline during the winters here. also, expert tip – when the…

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Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

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i just realized that every single one of my dishes for christmas eve has one common ingredient. booze. problem? or solution? i think so too. including this one. you’re welcome. i realize there are 6 enormous photographs in this post but i’m so obsessed with how gorgeous these brussel sprouts are. if i were making…

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Rosette Apple Pie

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santa claus is coming tooooooo townnnn. i’m like the female version of clark griswold. there is something about the holidays. yes, i love them. it feels like life fills up my glass with champagne that bubbles right over. like there’s a little extra warmth in everyone i meet. strangers are kinder. there’s a little more hope….

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