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October 26, 2017

For Immediate Release Thursday, October 26, 2017   Contact: Ameerah Shakoor HGTV Communications Director am.shakoor@yahoo.com   FIXER-UPPER COUPLE RETURNS FOR REVAMPED SEASON 5, STRONGER THAN EVER     NEW YORK, New York, October 26, 2017 — Power…

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8 best doughnut shops in chicagoland, ranked

September 26, 2017

 This post was supported by Dunkin Donuts. Now that summer has officially come to an end (sigh), I’ve had a chance to reflect over the past three months. Being able to work and live in Chicago…

Food

ameerah’s chili

June 17, 2017

If there’s anything that I’ve learned throughout the past six months, it’s how to be more appreciative of the little things. Having a true Type A personality, I often find myself so hyperfocused on my academic…

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ameerah’s carry-on essentials

March 8, 2017

Many people love to travel simply because it gives us the ability to disconnect and relax from the stressors of our hectic world. While I enjoy relaxation as much as any other young professional, I love…

Food

chicken pot pie

February 26, 2017

Change is an integral part of existence. Free flowing, change comes and goes with one scarcely being able to predict its arrival. An inspiration to many and a detriment to some, change (and the forced act of…

Food

key lime pie cupcakes

September 24, 2016

As much as I’ve tried to avoid it, it’s clear— fall is officially here. In a few more weeks, we’ll be trading strawberry patches for apple orchards, t-shirts for sweatshirts, and frappuccinos for pumpkin spice lattes. Unfortunately, a return of…

Food

cajun chicken + shrimp alfredo

July 10, 2016

Sunday is both my most and least favorite day of the week. Like most people, I loathe Sundays because of the finality that they bring. Both the end of the weekend and the beginning of the work week are,…

Food

bananas foster crème brûlée

June 11, 2016

“Everything in moderation.” A wise yet simple phrase, which singlehandedly justifies every late night pizza run, looms in the back of my mind as I eat another pint of Butter Pecan…