A Squared: About


Welcome to A Squared!

I started this blog in late 2011 because after more than a year of intense wedding planning I felt myself getting restless waiting for my next project. I'm a goal-oriented kind of girl and when the next big life steps still seem so far away, it's nice to have something to focus my creative energies on. It began as a way for me share updates on our married life with far away friends and family, but has evolved into so much more. Really, this blog is a reflection of me, my everyday life, and the things that I love-- my favorite things, recipes, memories, travels, and life in Chicago, with big focus on food.

Anne + Alex = A Squared

I love to cook. It's my therapy. I especially love to cook for other people: my husband, our friends, family, and I love to entertain. Cooking at home helps me stay organized, on a budget, healthy, and above all, creative. I'm constantly trying new recipes, amending old ones, and then sharing them here with you.

At the same time, I also love when people cook for me-- I like to share family recipes, new and old traditions, recaps of parties and events that we host or attend, and Chicago restaurant reviews too. Chicago is a foodie city and one of the big benefits of living here is being able to try new [and amazing] restaurants all the time.

And speaking of Chicago, one of my favorite things to do with Alex is to explore Chicago together. If you've ever been to Chicago you will understand why we love living here-- it's quite possibly one of the best cities in the U.S. If you've never been, you should visit immediately. The restaurants, the buildings, the street festivals, and the wonderful people are just a few of the things that we love so much about our amazing city! We have been here since 2008 and there is still so much ground left uncovered, which is really exciting. In the event that we ever have to leave the city [even if it's just for the suburbs], we want to cross every item off of our Chicago bucket list before then!

Thanks for stopping by for a little glimpse into my world!

Press, Mentions, and Guest Posts...

A Cheeky Fox:
Smells Like Mother's Day: A Fragrant Reflection

An Eventful Life
Wedding Wednesday: Choosing a Menu

Chicago Blogger Network:
CBN Daily Dose: 1.09.13

Chicago Food Bloggers Blog:
2013 Chicago Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide
Five Questions with... A Squared! 
My Most Popular Recipe - Roasted Chicken Parm Pasta Bake

Color Me Styled:
Blog Gal

Featured Food Blogger - Chicago 

Huevos Benedict Recipe Wins Cuisinart's Point & Shoot Contest

Dining at my Desk:
Recipe of the Day: Day 5, Coconut Cherry Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle

Directional Dining:
Chicago: Siena Tavern

Food Network:
The Kitchen

The Best Fried Cheese Curds in Chicago

Honey & Birch:
Friday Feature Foodie: Anne from A Squared

[Im]Perfectly Balanced:
Cranberry White Chocolate Biscoff Blondies

Johnny Moneyseed:
How to be a Foodie on $75/Week 

Mooney Farms:
Bella Sun Luci Recipe Contest Winners 

Italian Dinners You Can Easily Make 

My City Agent Blog:
This Weekend in Chicago - Superbowl Edition

My Murmur App Blog:
Anne from A Squared Blog - Chicago

Personally Paleo:
Round-Up: 16 Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly Apple Dishes!
Project Soiree:
What I'm Reading Now: A Squared

Royalty Pecan Farms:
Winning Recipes | 2016 Royalty Pecans® Recipe Challenge
So Hungry I Could Blog:
$6 Snack: Gianduja ice cream from Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream in New York

Southport Grocery & Cafe Blog:
July 2012 – Posting Thanks

Spice Panda Blog:
“The Best Meal I Ever Ate In Chicago” – By The Food Bloggers You Love

Taste Trekkers:
My Top 5 Places to Eat before a Cubs Game at Wrigley Field in Chicago 

The Balanced Babe:
Healthy Go-To Dining Spots and More with Anne Colvin: A Squared

The Besty Blog:
Pasta, Chicken, Pies, & More from A Squared!

The Kittchen:
A Guest Post from ASquared: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bread Puddings for Two
My Favorite Meals Ever

Windy City Blogger Collective:
Friday Five 1.13.14
Friday Five 3.21.14  
Write What You Love & Love What You Write 

A Squared- Via Carducci Lincoln Park, Illinois - World's Best Rigatoni

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  2. Just found this blog today, love it! I'll be coming back for more!

    1. Welcome, Danielle-- So glad you like the blog! Be sure to follow A Squared for updates!


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