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New Hair, Don’t Care

New Hair, Don’t Care

Finding THE hair stylist is the hardest task a girl can take on. I’ve been to probably 8-10 different hair stylists (always once, never came out of there happy… sigh.) and I have finally secured THE GUY. The color guy. My hair guy. Dave. Dave has worked for Bumble and […]

It’s My Way Or The Pie Way

It’s My Way Or The Pie Way

Sometimes a girl’s gotta bake a pie. Ingredients: 1 pie crust (or make it from scratch, I’m not judging) 2 apples Drizzle of honey and lemon juice ~ half a cup of brown sugar Pinch of salt and cinnamon 1 glass pan Directions: Thaw the crust according to instructions. Meanwhile, […]

Late To The Party

Late To The Party

So Spring is here, at least on the calendar, and I’ve come to realize that my winter mission to find a new apartment has come to a fail. Perhaps my plan that stated “less people are moving in winter so I’ll have more to choose from” kicked me in the […]

Now Obsessing: Cajun Seasoning

Now Obsessing: Cajun Seasoning

I’m not huge on spicy, hot foods, in fact, whenever my boyfriend takes me to his mom’s house, we make a pit stop at a drive-thru somewhere because I know I won’t be eating any of that spit-fire papaya salad, hell no. Take me to a pho shop and I […]

Perfect Almond Croissant

Perfect Almond Croissant

It ain’t easy being a girl. It’s even harder if you love your pastries as much as I do! I’ve been to many bakeries around Chicago and I think I have finally found the PERFECT almond croissant. Well, actually the credit goes to my friend Leila. As a pastry chef […]

Oh Em Cheese!!!

Oh Em Cheese!!!

I spent most of my morning on twitter , scrolling, RTing, tweeting, following… When one post caught my eye: national grilled cheese month. Happening NOW. 2 hours later I was still thinking about grilled cheese so I decided to make my own to kick off this celebratory month. It’s got […]

French Macarons

French Macarons

I’ve been absolutely obsessed with French macarons and I think I found the best macaron baker EVER. I’ve been ordering LOTS of macarons online, since Chicago bakeries SUCK at making perfect macarons, and a few months ago I came across www.LeilaLove.com. I’ve ordered many many times from her and each […]

…And Some (more) Cupcakes!

…And Some (more) Cupcakes!

  Today I went back to Tails in the City to exchange Chuck’s pajamas. Came out with a hat and a scarf set, too… I think I might be a little obsessed with this place, oops. On my way out I noticed there’s a cupcake store next door, More Cupcakes. […]

Cranberry Dog Biscuits

Cranberry Dog Biscuits

I found this recipe while baking the Carrot Oat Doggie Biscuits today. I had a box of dried cranberries in the cupboard just sitting there and I was trying to make enough to last me a while, and different types of treats. I didn’t want my Chuck and Oprah to […]

Carrot Oat Doggie Biscuits

Carrot Oat Doggie Biscuits

I was so glad I came across Doggy Dessert Chef today! I ran out of doggy biscuits throughout the holidays and I had to whip something up really fast. I live in a high rise building with lots of dogs here, and my two pups are very overprotective of the […]