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Champagne Poached Salmon with Champagne Cream Sauce

Austin has been amazing. And hot. And delicious. I’ve met new friends, seen old friends, and unfortunately, had my allergies waking up my roomies with my snores. last night I had poached goat that was out of this world, and a soft shell crab that was almost too cute to eat. Almost. I washed it…

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Cajun-Style Blackened Halibut

I was in DC over the weekend for a super quick visit. I dropped Lily off at my parent’s house in Chicago and quickly reminded my mom, “She gets 1 1/2 cups…twice a day.” She cut me off half way through my sentence saying, “Nicole, I know, I know..” When I returned Sunday night, I…

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Maple Glazed Salmon with Tomato-Dill Couscous

When did yesterday get weird? Hmm. During my morning cup of coffee, I decided to get on Twitter and thank my Illini basketball players for a fabulous season. Unfortunately, they were knocked out of the NCAA tournament after a very questionable call with just over 90 seconds left in the game. The guys were so…

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Meatless Monday: Giant Whole Wheat Apple-Oat Breakfast Cookies

In high school I had a really fun job at a paint-your-pot pottery studio. I loved helping with kids’ birthday parties and as someone who used to be somewhat artistic, it was a fun outlet for my creative side. The studio so happened to be right by a bakery. In fact, you couldn’t get to…

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