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About ciaotochow

ciao to chow: initially created as a little spot on the web devoted to the "chow" I find while studying abroad in Rome. But really, ciao to chow is about my life: the day-to-day experiences, funny stories, moments of laughter, and the food...that continue to inspire me and make me grateful for each new day.

Ciao to Ciao to Chow

Hey, y’all! (Yes, six months later I am still talking in a Southern accent even though I live in the Midwest.) I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to be saying goodbye to ciao to chow. Well, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Lunch Date

This morning, after a quick bowl of Special K fruit & yogurt (with a sliced ‘naner on top), I headed out for a run on my usual 5-mile route. Besides the occasional “misting,” the workout went well. Thanks, Rascal Flatts … Continue reading

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Like Jared.

After baking over 80 cupcakes and cooking dinner two nights in a row, Layne and I were ready to let someone else do the dinner-makin’ on Monday night. (source)  Well, Jared didn’t really handle the dinner prep, but he did … Continue reading

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My new best friends are J. Biebs & 8th graders

The way to a middle schooler’s heart is through his or her stomach — guaranteed. My sister Layne is a middle school science teacher, and after visiting her students last year and totally charming them with my sparkling personality and … Continue reading

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What Screams America

I don’t care what anyone says… Homemade burgers on the grill, baked beans, and a beautiful fresh fruit salad are the (food) definition of America. And when a meal looks and tastes like this, I’m so alright with that 😉 … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day & OIAJ

Now that I’m back in the states, I’m hoping my blogging can become more regular again. But with a crazy-busy summer packed with a full-time internship in Manhattan and a family trip to Greece, this could prove rather difficult…. While … Continue reading

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Family = Craziness, Family = Love

There are few things I like more in life than weddings. I have been to a ton of weddings about 3 weddings in my entire life, but those 3 were pretty darn good — and this one was no exception! There’s … Continue reading

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