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Cast Iron Skillet Recipes You Need to Try This Winter

This kitchen must-have heats everything evenly, can saute, sear, bake and broil and goes right from the stovetop to the oven—making it ideal for one-pot meals.

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Finding Your Goodness During Quarantine

“Try, try try, I implore you to find a moment in a week for yourself, to have a self-love moment. We all need it.”

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Trader Joe’s Now Has Deep Dish Cookies & We Are Slain

Trader Joe’s doesn’t judge. Trader Joe’s understands.

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I Have the Secret to Giving the Best Gift This Holiday Season

When you drive 12 hours to Chicago to avoid the chaos you’ve heard is the O’Hare International Airport, you prepare: energy drinks, water, healthy snacks and an amazing playlist. What you don’t prepare for is the assault on your eardrums…

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Slice of Heaven: The Best Places for Pizza Night

From deep-dish, to thin-crust, to wood-fired and gluten-free pies, here’s where to score the best slices in town.

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11 Donut Shops You Need in Your Life

National Donut Day is just around the corner! Click through our album for ideas on where to get knee-high in sugary goodness to celebrate this sweet day!

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Dessert Fix! Where to Eat the Best Apple Pie

It’s the season for the tart and sweet treat, and if you don’t have time to whip up your own, these local restaurants and pie shops have you covered.

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Urban Putt: The City’s First Mini Golf Course Opens

Thanks to the just-opened Urban Putt, the city’s first and only mini golf course, families now have a place to practice their short game in the 7×7.

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Benito’s Chicago Eatery: A Family Style Pizzeria with Authentic Eats

Benito’s Chicago Eatery is not only kid-friendly, but sources more than half of its menu locally and uses fresh organic ingredients. Read on to find out more about this Ballard hot spot that is serving up authentic Chicago eats.

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East Bay’s New Family Friendly Restaurant: Little Star Pizza

Deep Dish in the East Bay-Little Star Pizza Opens in Albany
Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza has hit the East Bay by way of San Francisco with family friendly restaurant Little Star Pizza’s recent opening on Solano Avenue in Albany. This is…

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Explore: Rockridge

From Alcatraz to 51st and Telegraph to Broadway, Rockridge is a nice, roomy pocket of Oakland with a little something for everyone. Visit Child’s Play where resale items make saving money, well, child’s play. Then take your saved dollars for…

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Explore: Solano Ave, Part One

This long stretch of stroller-friendly retail heaven is on the border between Albany and Berkeley; this week we’ll round up our picks on the Berkeley end. Stay tuned for our Albany picks. Organic bedding, high-end nursery furniture, wooden toys and…

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