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Spicy Garlicky Spinach Pizza from Blossom to Stem |

Spicy Garlicky Spinach Pizza

I know, I know, it’s spinach pizza. It sounds kind of boring. We’ve all seen some version of this before. But this one is different from all of those sodden, cheese heavy versions. It’s light and fresh with some heat and chew, and unlike those cheese bombs, it’s the sort of thing I can (and …

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Spiced Cranberries | Blossom to Stem |

Spiced Cranberries

We’re in the long slog part of winter. The holiday season is far behind us, and spring in Chicago is still months away. This is, for me, the toughest time of year. I get stir crazy. I long for sunlight that stays past five o’clock and for sidewalks that don’t end in ankle-deep gray slush …

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Small Batch Eggnog

Small Batch Eggnog

Eggnog is a divisive beverage. It inspires strong feelings. There are some who look forward to the time of year when it’s socially acceptable to down a glass of frothy nutmeg-topped egg and cream, and others who consider it a gloppy scourge of the holiday season. I have always fallen firmly into the former camp. …

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Halvah Milk Chocolate Hot Fudge. This recipe is a twist on hot fudge sauce with sweet sesame paste, milk chocolate, and a hint of coffee. So good. Gluten free. From Blossom to Stem | Because Delicious |

Halvah Milk Chocolate Hot Fudge

I’ve spent the afternoon curled up with my dog on the couch, basking in the gentle glow of the lights of the Christmas tree, with my “Mopy Holiday” playlist featuring some of my favorites like The Pretenders “2000 Miles,” Joni Mitchell’s “River,”  The Pogues’s “Fairytale of New York,” and Laura Marling’s “Goodbye England (Covered in …

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