Weekly Mix

The Weekly Mix

I’m trying my best not to write that this past week flew by (only the millionth time I’ve written that), but it really, really, did....

10 Quick Summer Recipes - easy quick recipes for the best season of the year!

10 Quick Summer Recipes

Happy first official day of summer! Despite having the heat tolerance of a polar bear, I look forward to this day each year. It marks the...

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The Weekly Mix

We’re about to head out the door to attend a wedding this afternoon! Connor literally was working the past 24 hours, so I’m sure we’ll be...

Strawberry Elderflower Sparkler

A few weeks ago, I attended a cousin’s bachelorette party in Chicago at Balena in Lincoln Park. It was the one of those perfect, low-key celebratory...

Ingredient Spotlight: Asparagus

Ingredient Spotlight: Asparagus

After asking in this year’s survey (still open!) what types of content you’d be interested in seeing in this space, tons of you responded with enthusiasm...

2017 Reader Survey - A Beautiful Plate

2017 Reader Survey (your feedback matters!)

Today is the most important day of the year. The annual reader survey is here! In less than five minutes, you can help me understand...

The Weekly Mix - A Beautiful Plate

The Weekly Mix

Happy weekend! I literally cannot believe that we’re already in the early days of June. Are we really almost halfway through 2017?! What?! Also, happy national...

Easy Rhubarb Muffins - rhubarb muffin recipe made with whole grain flour, studded with rhubarb pieces, and sweetened with maple syrup!

Easy Rhubarb Muffins

Easy whole grain muffins made with Greek yogurt, lightly sweetened with maple syrup, and studded with fresh rhubarb.  Can you do me favor? Run —...

The Weekly Mix - A Beautiful Plate

The Weekly Mix

Memorial Day weekend is here! Hope you guys have some fun things planned for the next few days! We’re celebrating fairly low key around...

Pineapple Punch with Ginger Beer - a refreshing pineapple punch with a ginger and citrus punch

Pineapple Punch with Ginger Beer

If you’re in need of a crowd-friendly cocktail (with a spicy ginger kick) to sip on this weekend, I’ve got you covered. Add a couple...