For those of you following along on snapchat, you already knew I spent Thanksgiving up in Seattle with my husband and parents. And for those of you who don’t do snapchat, well now you know!! Besides the obvious family time and Thanksgiving dinner, that trip also meant a GIANT football game during rivals week. The … Continue reading "Pull Pork Burgers"
Mac and Cheese is a staple in my life. I’ve told you this before it’s a miracle that I didn’t turn into a noodle considering 99% of my diet from age 2-18 was pasta. I love it every which way, but the ultimate pasta dish for me is a mac and cheese. And today, because … Continue reading "Delicious Mac And Cheese"
We’re reaching the height of the winter holiday season, and at this point many of us are feeling a little frazzled, a little harried, and more than a little ready for things to slow down. I don’t know about you, but the more effort I make to stay grounded, the more able I am to … Continue reading "French Lentil Soup"
Picture the perfect brunch scene: fluffy pancakes patiently waiting for syrup to rain down. The coffee’s hot, the pancakes are golden, the whipping cream is cool, and the syrup is warmed. Your knife slides effortlessly into the tender little rounds, and you just know you’re in for a treat. To me, there’s nothing more decadent … Continue reading "Sweets That Brings Back Childhood Memories"
This layerless lasagna recipe from Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri uses an egg-rich dough, but store-bought fresh pasta sheets can be substituted. Everyone loves lasagna, which makes it a safe bet for holiday cooking. But it’s also a labor of love, the kind of dish that by its nature takes over your table. The solution to … Continue reading "Lasagna For The Holiday Appetizer"
My partner, Mike, and I have been on a huge vegetable kick lately. We must be growing up or something, because all of a sudden, we can’t get enough vegetables. When I was a kid, I don’t remember eating vegetables at all; I think the only vegetables I ate were carrots and potatoes, neither of … Continue reading "Zucchini Brings Flavor To Your Meal"
There’s so much to love about Chicago summers, and tops among them is the food: The bounty of fresh fruits and veggies at farmers’ markets, the icy, cool treats, and all those amazing restaurant patios. Here, seven influential Chicago food bloggers and podcasters tell us about their all-time favorite summer eats, the best local spots … Continue reading "Chicago Summer Faves"
You know, until recently, I never really got the appeal of cheese pizza. Growing up, my pizza of choice was always ham and pineapple. Fast-forward many, many years and I’ve pretty much tried every type of pizza. Even so, amidst my extensive eating of porchetta pizzas, grilled-cheese pizzas, and caramelized-shrimp pizzas, I’ve been slow to … Continue reading "Pizza Secret Weapon"