Shakshuka (eggs poached in tomato sauce)

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Oof. So I just checked the date of my last post.....April 19th. That is FOUR MONTHS.   Not only is that depressing that I haven't been able to chat with you all for that long - but that is exactly how long I've been living off of frozen chicken nuggets, Potbelly's, and anything else I can microwave and shove in my face within 6 minutes.   There is laundry exploding out of my closet. I have 2 dish detergent pods left and it will be a miracle if I remember to stop at … [Read more...]

Banana Streusel Coffee Cake

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Brunch is the BEST. Seriously the best.   It's like the Disney princess of meals - birds chirping, sun shining, cake before 10am…..pretty much best morning ever. Plus I get booze before noon and cinnamon rolls are considered a "side dish".   Only I'm not going to lie, probably what I love most about brunch is that I DON'T make it. Sunday morning is usually a big enough struggle to draw straight eyeliner or locate my purse, so when someone else makes me coffee…pours my … [Read more...]

Exclusive Interview with Celebrity Chef, Georgia Pellegrini!

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Hi lovely readers! I cannot tell you how excited I am for today’s post! I got to sit down with celebrity chef, and author of “Girl Hunter” and “Modern Pioneering”, Georgia Pellegrini for an exclusive interview! She is one of the coolest chicks I’ve met with probably THE coolest cookbook I’ve ever seen. Her newest book, “Modern Pioneering” is a road map to a self-sufficient lifestyle – overflowing in tips and tricks for true farm-to-table cooking. Her book and philosophy are … [Read more...]

Mexican Chicken & Rice Bowl

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Hi Everyone!! I'm BACK! I'm back! I'm back…! I swear. I know I have been just about the worst boyfriend in the world. I never called. Didn't text. Taunted you with my yummy Lentil Farro Salad pics and then just took off. You can crazy ex-style Facebook stalk the bejeezus out of me and you won't find a trace of Whipped on the internet, in the fridge….I even forgot my password to log in to my own website!   So basically this is the point where I come crawling back begging you … [Read more...]

Lentil Farro Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

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Omygoodness. I have been SICK. Like living on chicken broth, abandoning all personal hygiene, and finishing every TV season of everything kind of sick. By the time I crawled out of my cave of blankets and tissues it was like Tom Hanks in Castaway - complete Wilson situation with my Apple TV. Slow motion grab for Netflix as I was pulled back into the land of makeup and responsibility.   So after a nasty week of feeling terrible I am happy to report that I have finally rolled off … [Read more...]

Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

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The weather God is becoming seriously egotistical. OK we get it! We fully understand that you can bury my poor little puppy under a mountain of snow in .02 seconds. And that you think its funny when I trip on a deceptively mushy pile of snow and butt dive on Michigan Ave (high point - old lady behind me thought it was hilarious). WE KNOW. I think we should maybe treat the situation like dealing with a toddler....like maybe if we ignore him (and you groundhog!), this little snowstorm tantrum … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered S’more Pretzels

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I feel like whoever decided that Chocolate and Valentine's Day should go together was either a politician, the pope, or a middle school teacher because that was pretty much the best strategic move in the history of Hallmark holidays. How do we keep the peace on the one day of the year that can make even the biggest commitment-phobe pop on a Nicholas Sparks movie and just about any breathing female want to Dirty Dancing jump into Ryan Gosling's arms (EVERY DAY. Crazy Stupid Love anyone??). No … [Read more...]

Vegan Queso Dip & A Vegan Super Bowl!

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There is something about smooth, spicy, Queso Dip that makes me..... ......want a beer. Which is an actual MIRACLE because I am a diehard Wino. In my mind literally EVERYTHING goes with wine. Oatmeal...gummy bears at the movies, hot dog at the baseball stadium (No judging!). So the fact that Queso actually makes me crave beer  means that Bud better get on this if they want to catch the .001% of us that don't have a problem getting booed in the wine line at Wrigley Stadium.   So to … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Stuffed Spinach Sausage Bread

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  SUPER BOWL is coming! We are two weeks away from football food bliss, beer, and fabulous TV commercials. I'm sure somewhere in there you can sneak in a little actual football, but for me its all about the chips and dip marathon and hilarious commercials. Obviously not a surprise to you all!   And seriously, these commercials better be good this year. Like Force Volkswagon good, or a nip slip from Bruno Mars at Halftime, because if I am missing my Sunday night Downton … [Read more...]

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

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PHEW. We survived the end of the world! According to my weather lady it actually ended twice. Three times? I can't remember. I was too busy drowning in my thermal pjs, XXXL sweatshirt that I could literally hibernate in, wool socks....fleece robe....occasionally I would peek out of one of the sleeves and beg a passerby for a cup of hot tea. Or the TV remote. Temps are back up to a balmy 30 degrees, but I'm not going to lie... -46 wind chill or 35 degrees I am a GIGANTIC weather wimp! If I was … [Read more...]

Favorite Recipes of 2013

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Out on the town toasting the holidays with my dad! Hi! It's me. Kristina... Remember??   I feel like I need to reintroduce myself after this long hiatus I've taken from blogging over the holidays! Things like sugar cookies, onDemand movie marathons, and literally doing nothing have gotten in the way of me being anything close to productive. I just shamelessly self tanned (little NYE prep - which may or may not have been a terrible decision, we'll see what color I turn tomorrow...) … [Read more...]

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Cream Pie – My 1st Video!

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AH! Big day for Whipped. Today.... I'm launching my first ever Cooking Demo Video! Ok, and I'm so nervous!! So be nice please. In the spirit of Christmas...at least wait until I've had a few glasses of wine to lay it on me :)   I've been wanting to start posting videos for a while now, I think its a cool way to show some of my more labor intensive recipes so you guys can get a good look at what you need to do. That's why I thought my Chocolate Cream Pie would be a perfect video … [Read more...]