Category: Dessert

5 Places to go just for Dessert

5 Places to go just for Dessert
Dessert is arguably the best part of the meal. And sometimes, there are those moments, when you simply want to go out, just for dessert. Below are 5 places to try for your dessert night out. Pizzeria Bebu: Whoever invented the skillet cookie is my hero. Bebu serves ‘Nora’s cookie,’ which arrives in a skillet, piping... Read more »

6 Desserts You'll Fall in Love with

6 Desserts You'll Fall in Love with
Chicago is a food city in every way. It’s important to know where to go to get the best pizza, steak and burger in the city, but sometimes the end of the meal can be the most important part, so it’s good to know where to satisfy that sweet craving. The following six restaurants offer some... Read more »

Recipe: Pecan Pie Bars

Recipe: Pecan Pie Bars
There are 3 dishes I look forward to seeing present on Thanksgiving day and pecan pie is one of them. I absolutely adore pecans and the corn syrup, buttery goo in the pie is brilliant. I went to a dinner party over the weekend and volunteered to bring dessert. Given that Thanksgiving is on the... Read more »
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A Pumpkin Pie Recipe

A Pumpkin Pie Recipe
For the last several years my family has been traveling for Thanksgiving and eating at hotels for the Thursday feast, so we haven’t been able to bake our favorite recipes. Though I don’t love everything on the table at T-Giving, pumpkin pie is in my top 3. I have always wanted to prepare a pumpkin... Read more »

Bang Bang Pie Shop

Bang Bang Pie Shop
I never knew a pie shop could be so peaceful, so full of zen, until I sat on the patio at Bang Bang. The shop is somewhat hidden, nestled by its lonesome on California Ave. in Logan Square, and once you arrive it is pure bliss. There are a handful of chairs indoors and a... Read more »

Lincoln Park's, White Oak Tavern & Inn, Just Might be Worth a Visit

Lincoln Park's, White Oak Tavern & Inn, Just Might be Worth a Visit
A bit hesitant at first, yes, though I had walked by it too often and was too curious, so it was only a matter of time before I would open the door to White Oak Tavern and Inn. Forgive me for being a bit reluctant, but historically, the tiny pocket of restaurants in Lincoln Park... Read more »
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Homemade Shamrock Shakes

Homemade Shamrock Shakes
I haven’t made a Shamrock Shake since elementary school. A student’s mom used to bring in all the fixings on March 17th, and we spent the afternoon on a sugar high drinking our mint green shakes. This year, instead of going to McDonald’s, I decided to make my own. Given that it is almost St.... Read more »

A Classic Creme Brulee Recipe

A Classic Creme Brulee Recipe
One of my grandma’s favorite things to eat was creme brulee. She absolutely adored this dessert, craved it on a weekly basis and if she went to a place where they brought a torch table side to burn the sugar, it was a huge bonus. She has been in my thoughts a lot lately, and... Read more »

'Tis the season: A Recipe for Peppermint Bark

'Tis the season: A Recipe for Peppermint Bark
Last weekend was full of Holiday Cheer. I decorated my tree, enjoyed my favorite holiday drink (spiked egg nog), and caught a glimpse of Santa Claus in the city (I think). I also made peppermint bark, which is becoming one of my favorite things to make during the holidays. In order to make peppermint bark... Read more »
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My Very First Chocolate Pie

One of my co-workers begged me to make a chocolate pie for two months. Well, begging may be a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s just say he requested it numerous times. As spring slowly tries to make itself known in Chicago, I decided to make this decadent pie a week ago for a barbeque... Read more »