One thing that I love to do is cook. I am a cook definitely not a baker! I can ruin a box of brownies, just ask my husband! I was super excited to be invited by Mom Central for a Knives Skill class at The Chopping Block! I have always wanted to learn how to chop vegetables properly and attend a class at The Chopping block in Chicago! Lucky for me I got to do both a few weeks ago!  I spent a fun afternoon in the gorgeous Chopping Block kitchen with fellow bloggers working with Chicago Cutlery and learning how to slice, dice and mince vegetables. In the end, we turned our hard work into a wonderful and healthy lunch!

Do you know how to properly chop up an onion? It can change your life! I always have known that good knives can make a big difference when cutting up vegetables but holding a Chicago Cutlery Design Pro knife changed my life! I am serious when I say everyone must own at least one of these knives! They are AMAZING!!!

When you cut flank steak you are supposed to cut against the grain, that is something I have always done wrong!

MJ Tam  mixing up our delicious salad!

Meredith and Sandee placing the fruit on the vanilla bean tart!

I had a blast socializing with my favorite Chicago blogger friends, making new ones, learning to chop and enjoying our labor!

I try to cook for my family at least 5 nights a week. Some nights can be hard with various activities that are on our scchedule but that is when a crock pot can come in handy! A few of my favorite recipes at the moment are individual lasagnas, these are awesome! I subsitute making the homemade sauce for Newman's Own.:) You can make these ahead of time and pop them in the oven when it is time for dinner! In the fall our family loves Picky Palate's Turkey Chili and Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs!

 What are your go to weekly recipes?

Disclosure: I wrote this review after attending in an event by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.



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