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Sugar, Sugar!

I haven’t mentioned it yet, but I’m obsessed with Sweet Paul Magazine…. The new Fall’12 issue is out already and I could not believe my eyes when I saw this recipe, mostly because it’s GENIUS. And so so flexible and inspiring! I told you to save the apple peels from […]

Apple Spice Scones

Apple Spice Scones

Is it Fall, yet? Heard people say “you know Fall’s here when coffee shops start serving Pumpkin Lattes” hehe. So it’s here!   I don’t know about you guys, but Autumn to me reads apples, pears, pumpkins and cinnamon. And booties with sunglasses., skinny jeans, hoodies and red lipstick…. browns […]

Gingerbread Pound Cake

Gingerbread Pound Cake

…and still no new mixer… So I made this by hand. I used Paula Deen’s pound cake recipe, and added my fall twist on it. Her Ingredients are: 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, plus more for pan 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour, […]

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

New morning routine (after doggy beach with Chuck, of course) I had one very very ripe banana starring at me, so I had to use it. I’m not fond of only banana flavored things (although banana juice sounds like it’d be fun) so I added a bunch of blueberries. 1 […]

Conan in Chicago

Conan in Chicago

I’ve been trying to score freebies lately so when i saw an entry form to go to Conan’s live taping in Chicago I pretty much jumped out of my skin, stood outside of it, and gave it a slap on a face! They made me choose what day I wanted […]

Ribs, Ya’ll!

Ribs, Ya’ll!

My first time at RibFest and I must say, it’s not for everyone. I made the mistake of going on a Saturday night. It was crowded. I was confused. You need to buy tickets ($1=1ticket) in order to purchase anything (or at least most things) Your hands will be sticky, […]

Peanut Butter, No Jam

Peanut Butter, No Jam

Whoever came up with the idea that peanut butter and jam go hand in hand, or bread in bread, was not my kind of human. But he managed to fool my boyfriend that it tastes good. Ugh. I had no choice, but to think of a way to make this […]

Do Division Street Fest

Do Division Street Fest

Finally! Every year I’d miss all the fun festivals in the city, and this summer I’ll be able to enjoy most of them! I kicked it off with Do Division, in Wicker Park. It was packed with local goodies, from jewelry to beer to live tunes and amazing foods from […]

Racuchy – a treat to make you smile

Racuchy – a treat to make you smile

I believe that your childhood encounters with foods make you the eater you grow up to be. Everybody has these couple dishes we remember eating when we were little, for me it was all at grandma’s in Poland. Grandma cooked dinner fairly early, around 2pm everyday, so we would have […]

Pizza Fridays!

Pizza Fridays!

I happen to eat a looooot of pizza. We order delivery at least once a week or we go get slices to go. Today, I decided to see how hard it is to make a home made pizza (er, how easy it is to save 10-20 bux!) I’ve dealt with […]