The Rundown v. 31

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I have been on the road a lot in the past month! I have some really fun travel posts coming your way from NYC, Costa Rica, and Finland. Last week I flew to Finland and to explore the country with 4 other “influencers” and I had the time of my life. I returned to Chicago […]

Recipes that Celebrate Summer

Recipes that celebrate summer

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, which means summer has finally arrived! To celebrate, I teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to share recipes that celebrate summer – recipes using seasonal ingredients, cocktails to cool down with on hot days, and meals perfect for grilling or picnics. They are exactly the type […]

Eggs in Purgatory with Garlic Bread

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On weekends I love making brunch at home, and usually it involves eggs with runny yolks. I think that they are one of the most satisfying foods you could eat. I do make avocado toast topped with a sunny side up egg very often, but sometimes I mix it up and make something else, like […]

How El Mangroove Hotel Saved Our Vacation

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After a few days exploring the Arenal Volcano region of Costa Rica in La Fortuna, my sister and I drove to the beach. We had a very simple plan. Drive 3 hours, check into the Riu Guanacaste (located on the Northern Pacific region) which we had booked on Priceline using their Express Deals option. What […]

PRE Brands Sirloin Steak and Blue Cheese Pizza

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That’s right. I am combining two of my favorite things in one recipe today. This steak and blue cheese pizza is one of my favorite new recipes. It has all the flavors I love, caramelized onions, spinach, blue cheese, balsamic vinegar, and PRE Brands Sirloin Steak. The caramelized onions take a bit of time, but […]

How to Host Brunch without Cooking

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I recently hosted the most effortless brunch. I hosted 20 of my blogger friends from the Windy City Blogger Collective, and only spent an hour pulling the whole thing together. The best part was that I didn’t cook a thing! Wondering how I managed to host a brunch without cooking? I will let you in […]

Date Night at Pub Royale and Queen Mary Tavern

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I am really excited to introduce you to my two new favorite hangouts. Conveniently they are located just a block apart, and I highly recommend visiting both. The pairing of Pub Royale, a lively Indian restaurant with an atmosphere mimicking a British pub, and Queen Mary Tavern, a nautical inspired cocktail lounge, is just too fun to […]

PRE Brands Beef and Quinoa Stir Fry

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Summer is quickly approaching, so I teamed up with my friends over at PRE Brands to create a a quick, easy, and healthy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry recipe. This recipe combines PRE-Brands Extra-Lean Ground Beef with a rich flavorful sauce with a touch of sriracha, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, and peas on a bed of […]

Exploring La Fortuna Costa Rica

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Last week, my sister and I went on a road trip through Costa Rica. Kelly happened upon round trip flights from JFK to Liberia, Costa Rica for $192, and I happen to love Costa Rica. I booked a $38 flight on United to get to New York, and the next day Kelly and I departed […]

Sriracha Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Sriracha Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli has always been my favorite vegetable. As a kid I would eat heaping portions of it. Recently I while I was filming a video with the United Fresh Produce Association, I tried the roasted broccoli at The Purple Pig, and I was inspired to create my own roasted broccoli recipe. I think that people […]

Exploring Chicago Restaurants with the United Fresh Produce Association

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I am so excited to share this project with you! In June, the United Fresh Produce Association is hosting their annual convention in Chicago, it’s an event that brings together companies in every segment of the fresh produce supply chain – that means the growers, shippers, and everyone in between, all the way up to the retailers and […]

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