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I love to share my tips and tricks on cooking budget meals and making recipes with fresh, local ingredients.

Posts by Kristina Vanni

  • 3-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

    cookies…for breakfast?  Why not!

    These bite-sized treats are healthy, satisfying and made with only 3 ingredients!

    Wait until you see how easy it is to make these 3-ingredient Breakfast Cookies.

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

    With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching you will see a lot of recipes for guacamole or margaritas.  I wanted to share a recipe inspired by one of my favorite south of the border flavors – Mexican Hot Chocolate!  Highlighted by that intriguing flavor combination of rich chocolate and spicy cinnamon.

  • BANANAS FOSTER BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

    I’ve always been of a fan of transforming dessert favorites into new ideas for breakfast!  This easy casserole is inspired by the southern classic, Bananas Foster.

  • BEEF FOR DINNER 15 WAYS

    Today we have 15 of our favorite beef recipes for you to choose from.  Which one will you make this weekend?

  • NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER ROLL

    I’m not kidding when I tell you this might be the best lobster roll I have ever tasted!  Now, I can’t take all the credit, because this recipe actually comes from Chef Vosika at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.  I knew it was going to be good because New Englanders know their lobster!

  • OATS AND FLAX BLUEBERRY CRUMBLE

    This easy dessert will serve you well this holiday weekend, or throughout the summer!  You can’t get much better than a fruit crumble. The version I have for you today features one of my favorite fruits – blueberries!

  • TROPICAL CRUNCH SMOOTHIE

    This easy smoothie is not only a fun afternoon snack, it helps remind you that summer is just around the corner! 

  • HOW TO EAT A WHOLE LOBSTER

    We all know a whole lobster is a decadent treat, but it can be intimidating to figure out the best way to get every single delicious morsel.  Today we are going to show you an easy step-by-step way to eat a whole lobster!

  • Orzo Skillet Dinner

    Happy Monday! My apologies for a bit of silence at the end of last week, but things were hectic at work with deadlines and such, and by the time I came home all I wanted to do was stay away from the computer. That being said, this weekend was much needed and I definitely enjoyed some necessary relaxation

  • Warmer Weather Cravings


    Earlier this week, I put together a post about one of my warm weather cravings for salads. We haven't quite hit Spring yet here in Chicago, but as soon as the temps reach mid 40's to low 50's, my food wants immediately change. Since there are quite a few of you that are new around here, I thought I'd bring back some of my must-try warm meals.

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