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How to Make Beer Cheese

Mitch here!

This global health catastrophe really takes the fun out of binge-eating junk food, which is tough because binge-eating junk food is my favorite thing. But today I’m bringing you Kelly’s best family recipe–Beer Cheese–and if those two words don’t do it for you, then I don’t know what will.

What's Been Helping You

What’s Been Helping You?

We’re all wearing Coast Rain Jackets: Here’s mine in the short cut and mid-length cut, and here is newer version of the girls’ coat. This one is on sale at Nordstrom, too, and part of the spring sale. I’m also wearing my vívomove Luxe hybrid smartwatch from Garmin, a company that’s providing critical flight information to pilots flying twin-turboprop small planes transporting essential supplies during the pandemic.

Crispy Oven French Fries

Chef Mitch here!

I’m a little ashamed to admit how quickly a desperate french fry craving set in after we started quarantining. I miss a lot about my pre-quarantine life–family, friends, freedom–but it’s the lack of French fries that hit first.

So I decided to do something about it.

COVID-19: Supply Prep

Mitch here!

Now more than ever, it’s important to practice social distancing and self quarantine if possible so that we prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the elderly, those who have preexisting conditions and/or compromised immune systems, and the medical professionals who are on the frontlines. Let’s work together so that our healthcare system doesn’t collapse.

Anyway, it goes without saying that in no way am I trying to incite panic with this post or encourage hoarding if your community’s stores are visibly struggling to keep shelves stocked.

The Frozen Pizza Diaries

Mitch here!

As a blogger husband on the internet in 2020, I know I’m supposed to fill your feed with trendy diet fads designed to make you feel guilty and me feel special. But it’s Opposite Day on the internet, and instead, I’m writing from my (ever-expanding) gut to share details on my favorite food. I’m talkin’ frozen pizza, and while it ticks every single one of the millennial food shaming checkboxes,

Cookin’ with Mitch: Italian Sausage, Zucchini and Tortellini Soup

Chef Mitch here!

I love a recipe that has all the ingredients right in the title. This soup hasn’t yet had its Cobb Salad, Italian Wedding or Reuben sandwich moment but it’s on it’s way. In our house we just call it “Gammie’s Soup” and it is the absolute perfect meal for a chilly winter day…and as a family in the middle of a Chicago winter you’d better bet we’re souping this soup on the reg.

Shop Amazon Prime Day 2019 Before it Ends

Shop Prime Day Before it Ends!

Mitch here!

Does anyone know why the world’s major retailers convene for these massive sales in the middle of July? Of course, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public in a few short days, which the ladies in my life seem to be very excited about. But we’re here to talk AMAZON PRIME DAY 2! I went through the whole sale so you don’t have to.

broccoli cheese soup

Cookin’ with Mitch: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Mitch is back!

Do I look tired? Lately, I’ve been much less Cookin’ with Mitch and more Admittin’ Defeat with Mitch. Kelly’s wild pregnancy cravings change mid-cook, and much of what I make ends up in the garbage… though frankly, it probably belongs there. ;) Don’t let this fancy, once-in-a-while cooking column fool you; I’m not great in the kitchen. One just can’t write a blog post called Microwavin’

Toddler Play Clothes

What’s New with Emma

Let’s start out the week with some cuteness, shall we?! Today, I’m sharing what’s going on in Emma’s life at the moment… because Girlfriend is busy. ;)

Also, fair warning: This is a LONG post. I’m feeling good today, and I’m in the mood to chat. 😂 With any hope, it’ll be a somewhat entertaining post!

Here we go:

end-of-winter date night ideas

15 End-of-Winter Date Night Ideas

Hi, Friends! Cassandra here from The Calm Collective again. (I’m helping Kelly out while she and Mitch are on their babymoon in Rhode Island!)

What are you guys up to this weekend?! I’m currently embracing a quiet night in with some vino, Netflix, veggie chili, and a sweet pup at my feet. The candles are burning, the twinkle lights are [still] on, and there’s a bubble bath in my very near future.

macOS tricks by Mitch Larkin

10 Quick MacOS Tricks

Mitch here!

Kelly is a lot of things. She’s beautiful; fashionable; intelligent; loving; funny; nice-smelling; mother to my child(ren). But technically savvy with her Mac she is not. Honestly, Kelly running a website is a more surprising than Noodle cooking a soufflé would be. But here we are.

Even worse is that Kelly, in all her technical prowess, is kind of my boss for half the day.

What is sous vide?

How to Sous Vide

A perfectly cooked chicken breast. BUT HOW?

Mitch here!

Raw chicken is absolutely disgusting. The bone-in, skin-on cuts are a complete horror show, but frankly, any raw chicken is gross. A plain old raw chicken breast sitting there all slimy, pale pink and… hold up… gulp… I need to change the subject.

If I was in charge, I’d live life as if raw chicken didn’t even exist,

10 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving for the First Time

10 Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving for the First Time

I can’t believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Did you know that because it’s celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year, the earliest date it can land on is November 22nd and the latest is the 28th? Since tomorrow is the 22nd, it’s no wonder we all feel a bit blindsided by Thanksgiving this year! It is early. (Next year, btw, we’ll celebrate on the 28th.)

Lincoln Park

A Preppy Girl’s Guide to Lincoln Park, Chicago

I’ve been putting off creating city guides for New York and Chicago since… I started this blog five years ago. 😂 They’re frequently requested, but I just never sit down to create ’em. I suppose it’s because it seems like such a daunting task. How could I possibly put together a comprehensive guide to navigating what are arguably the two best cities in the country (😉) and not miss anything?!

what we're doing for Thanksgiving