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Tomato Pepper Jam Recipe

Tomato Pepper Jam Recipe

Blessed with two moms who love to garden, I found myself staring at about 6 pounds of tomatoes at the end of August. It would be very wasteful to let these beauties go bad, and you can only eat so many salads and avocado toasts, I needed to use a […]

Eduardo Kobra x Vivian Maier – Chicago

Eduardo Kobra x Vivian Maier – Chicago

I passed by this mural all summer long and every single time it took my breath away. Murals are taking over Chicago’s walls, and muralist Eduardo Kobra’s color-filled tribute to Vivian Maier stands out from the crowd. Known for her black and white photography, the moment I saw Vivian Maier’s photographs […]

Berry Refreshing Frosé

Berry Refreshing Frosé

Frosé all day! Summer is here and there is no better way to beat the heat but a tall glass of Berry Refreshing Frosé. What exactly is frosé you ask? It’s basically a wine slushy! Made with summer’s favorite pink beverage, ice cubs and fresh berries. Although I normally don’t […]

Cajun Lobster Tails

Cajun Lobster Tails

I’m a big believer in the saying, “eat good, feel good”. Actually, I’m not very sure that’s an actual saying, but hey, it makes sense don’t it? So for dinner today I made Cajun Lobster Tails. It takes literally 15 minutes to pull off this fabulous dinner and it will […]

Blueberry Scones – Recipe

Blueberry Scones – Recipe

This Blueberry Scones recipe is easy and most of all, delicious. Great for a Sunday afternoon soiree with friends or family. Kids love these, too! Meal prep and make the whole batch and keep them in a sealed freezer bag in your freezer. Take one out every morning and let […]

3 Places for a Fresh Croissant in Chicago

3 Places for a Fresh Croissant in Chicago

Let’s be honest, foodies: there is nothing more sad than a dry croissant. January 30th is National Croissant Day and I refuse to let you suffer by eating a bad pastry. Luckily, Chicago has great patisseries where you can pick up a freshly baked croissant and pair it with your morning cappuccino or […]

Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

It’s become my own personal tradition to bake gingerbread cookies for friends and family during the holidays. I’m not a big fan of the thin, super hard and crunchy gingerbread cookies you can get from the stores and bakeries, so my recipe is made sure they turn out soft and […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Eggs Benedict

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Eggs Benedict

Thanksgiving leftovers are the best, so this morning I turned mine into brunch. I made a Thanksgiving Leftovers Eggs Benedict! But first, a little about my Thanksgiving so far. This year I celebrate Thanksgiving twice, once with a dinner for two on Thanksgiving, and the second time on the weekend […]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

Chicago may still feel like early spring (70s in November? What?) but the truth is simple, the holidays are just around the corner, and we all know the “foodie” on our shopping lists is the hardest person to shop for. So, I rounded up the ultimate holiday gift guide for […]

‘Tis the Season: Cold Spell Mint Eggnog

‘Tis the Season: Cold Spell Mint Eggnog

Added a shot of Cold Spell “Intense Mint Whiskey” in my eggnog today and it was life changing. Everyone loved it and it got me thinking.. aside from the traditional rum, what makes your eggnog stand out?