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๐Ÿ’•A life you adore around a table you love. ๐Ÿ“Chicago ๐Ÿ–ฅ Recipes, Motherhood, & Everything In-Between ๐Ÿ“ฌ alifefromscratch@gmail.com Skillet Potatoes ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

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Allllllllll the questions and comments about these skillet parmesan potatoes. Rightfully so as they taste even better than they look. Step by step instructions in my story and, per your request, recipe link in my profile. Enjoy. โ˜บ๏ธ
Baked skillet gnocchi. Like a big warm cozy Fall hug. โ˜บ๏ธRecipe in profile, should you want to try it out! (And you should, you really really should).
Fall calls for meat sloooooowly braised in all the delicious things. Think red wine, whole San Marzano tomatoes, fresh herbs, smashed garlic and a pinch of cinnamon. This pork then cooks until it easily falls apart. Toss it up with some fresh pasta and parmesan and youโ€™ve got yourself a meal worthy of a perfect fall evening. ๐Ÿ‚ Step by step instructions in todayโ€™s story. Enjoy!
Hard morning...and then this. Hey there God, thanks for making it crystal clear for me today. ๐Ÿ’•
Three different flu shots in three different places. ๐Ÿ˜‚But we got it done! ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸปHave you gotten yours yet? ๐Ÿ’‰ Be well, friends. ๐Ÿ’™
Soups on! Specifically Zuppa Tuscana soup to be exact. This soup comes together so easily with fresh minimal ingredients and itโ€™s just. so. darn. delicious. Ask my dear friends, @mbizzlemb and @joshuanmeyer81 , who pretty much eat it weekly throughout the fall and winter. Canโ€™t say I blame them one bit. Full recipe right in profile! Enjoy. โ˜บ๏ธ
Mmmmmm a crisp Fall day in Chicago and homemade Mexican chicken soup. What a great pairing. Full recipe in story, enjoy! ๐Ÿ‚
12 years ago today this one made me a mom, which has been the greatest joy I have ever known. Happiest of birthdays #9 ! I love You more than I could ever show you, but Iโ€™m promise so hard to keep trying. ๐Ÿ’™
My current fall decor. Really pulls the room together, donโ€™t you think?
Could not have been happier to sit in a water park all day to watch these cuties not stop smiling. ๐Ÿ’™#boymom
Happy Friday and Happy Fall! ๐Ÿ‚
You know whatโ€™s quite delicious? Layering a bed of fresh arugula with edamame, mango, red and yellow pepper, carrots, scallions, avocado, cilantro, pulled chicken and toasted cashews. Next up simply toss is all together with the magic Thai vinaigrette listed below and youโ€™ve got yourself something you can feel pretty excellent about eating.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป ๐ŸŒˆ THAI VINAIGRETTE 1/3 cup olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 4 TBS soy sauce 2 TBS water 2 TBS rice vinegar 1 TBS honey 1 TBS chili garlic sauce 1 TBS sesame oil 1 TBS grated ginger 1 lime, zested and juiced ๐ŸŒˆ Whisk all ingredients together and pour over salad. Toss gently to coat. Enjoy!
Thankful Iโ€™m in a stage of mothering where I can take two days to rest when I need two days to rest. Also thankful for a big pot of homemade chicken rice soup with fresh lemon and dill. Step by step instructions in my story today and full recipe in bio. Be well friends. ๐Ÿ’›
One of my favorite salads to make during busy sport weekends. BBQ chicken quinoa salad with avocado. It never gets old, my friends. Enjoy those kiddos on the field, rink, court....whatever they may play. ๐Ÿ’™
Friendship is serious business. And I canโ€™t think of a better way to love my friends than to cook a meal for their family on a day they could use a little break. Fills my heart with so much joy, it may actually burst. โค๏ธ (Psst - lasagna soup is amazing and the full recipe link is right in my profile)!
Did you know you can bake soft shell tortillas in the oven for a slightly crunchy taco? I. Know. ๐Ÿ˜Simply grease a baking dish, fill your tortilla with your favorite filling, top with cheese, and place in a 350 degree for ten minutes or so. Life changing, my friends. And just in time for Taco Tuesday! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒฎ
My top two tips for cooking with kids? Prep everything and just expect moments like this to happen every. single. time. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Trust me, if you go in knowing that itโ€™s way less irritating all around. Who knows, you may have the next famous โ€˜cookerโ€™ (as B calls it) on your hands. Got to start them young. ๐Ÿ’™
Homemade chicken and sausage gumbo. Works oh so well for the whole summer/fall transition days we have going on. Not too hearty, but still warm, healthy, and satisfying. Your Sunday dinner just got that much better. โค๏ธ
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