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Gourmet Pizza…boom (with Yukon Gold potats, caramelized shallots, and arugula)

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We have eaten at Karyn’s on Green a number of times and love it! If you haven’t been and you live in Chicago, go dammit! ASAP! You won’t be disappointed. We ate a pizza there that totally tickled our taste buds so I was inspired to recreate it.

Makes one 12 inch pizza that Aaron and I can house, bigger families make more! Although Aaron and I do have insane appetites.

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Easy Delish Breakfast

I will admit that I am kind of a carb lover but for me it really comes in waves. I can easily go without eating pasta and bread but when I want it, I want it now dammit. Aaron and I are suckers for bagels, especially everything bagels (we also love other flavors). We love Hometown Bagels that are Chicago-Style. Apparently they are baked with steam, rather than being boiled then baked. We are lucky cause these particular bagels are sold at the farmers market downtown at the Daily Plaza and Aaron works right by there! He picks some up for us when needed on Thursdays.

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The Perfect Bite Burrito

This burrito is another collaborative creation. My friend Terran and I really jive well in the kitchen and bounce ideas back and forth like nobody’s business. We wanted to come up with a fairly simple yet delicious burrito. You can easily get carried away with what you put in them and we wanted to pick ingredients that go together so well that they create the perfect bite.

If you haven’t noticed I tend to make dishes in quantities that serve more than 1 or 2 people. I do this because I tend to buy ingredients in larger quantities which is more affordable and because I like to have leftovers for lunch the next day so that we don’t go out and buy our lunches.

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Comfort in a Bowl

This is a dish that I came across a while back and made some modifications to our taste (here’s a link to the original). It is so delicious and easy that Aaron has taken it upon himself to master it as well, which I love! I was photographer the day this was made and he was head chef. He is a great cook and gives himself less credit than he deserves. This dish requires minimal ingredients and is pretty quick from start to finish. If you are a garlic lover then you will go bananas over this!

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