CREAMY PARMESAN SQUASH PASTA

CREAMY PARMESAN SQUASH PASTA

Fall is in full swing in Chicago. Nothing gets me more in the fall spirit than festive comfort food. This recipe is easy and full of flavor. I have honestly never cooked pumpkin but wanted to incorporate it into this recipe, what is more fall festive than a pumpkin, right? Unfortunately, the grocery store didn’t have pumpkins available… other than canned pumpkin. So, I resorted to butternut squash.

Squash always reminds me of my grandpa, he used to have the biggest garden in his backyard and grow everything, including squash. When we visited, he always made the best squash muffins and had tons of mashed squash in the freezer, I was hoping it was reserved for the future muffins he would send home with me. Since my childhood, I look back to those memories of cooking with my grandpa and all of the delicious things he would make from the garden in his back yard. Living in Chicago, I can’t have a full blown garden just yet but I am excited for the day when I will have my own garden that I can pull ingredients from. Until then, I am forced to rely on the grocery store’s product availability.

Anyways you didn’t come here for my reminiscing, scroll down for the recipe and enjoy!

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SPRITZ COCKTAIL

SPRITZ COCKTAIL

I am hoping that if I keep making Spring and Summer recipes that it will encourage the weather to warm up! I have been interested in making a spritz cocktail ever since it hit Instagram like crazy last year. Unfortunately, I was in the process of moving and adjusting to life in Chicago, so I didn’t get the chance to try it out. I posted a Spritz photo to my Instagram and got several questions about how to make it or what recipe I used. As requested, here is the Aperol Spritz recipe I use.

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GARLIC & HERB-ROASTED CARBONARA

GARLIC & HERB-ROASTED CARBONARA

Now that the holiday season has come to an end, it’s time to settle in because the cold is here to stay for a few months. This recipe has the warm comfort food feeling with all of the flavor you are looking for in the winter. Pasta, especially homemade pasta, is my favorite comfort food. I made this recipe one night for dinner and absolutely loved it. I posted pictures on my Instagram story and got several requests for this recipe.  Continue reading “GARLIC & HERB-ROASTED CARBONARA”

GRAPEFRUIT ROSEMARY SPRITZER

GRAPEFRUIT ROSEMARY SPRITZER

I have (not so patiently) been waiting for spring. According to the calendar, it’s springtime but someone forgot to tell the weather. Even though it’s still chilly I am ready to start making fun and fruity cocktails, starting with a Grapefruit Rosemary Spritzer. I’m not usually a grapefruit fan because of how tart they are, but this is recipe is a must!

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THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR BREAKFAST IN BED

THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR BREAKFAST IN BED

The best start to the day is being able to stay tucked in bed, cuddled up next to your favorite person (your dog counts). These days call for breakfast in bed, I like easy breakfasts because the easier the recipe, the sooner you get to climb back into bed. It’s okay to treat yourself and lazy sometimes!

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