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 »

Recipe: Sweet & Tangy Chicken Escebeche

Recipe: Sweet & Tangy Chicken Escebeche
Growing up, my mom used to make this incredible chicken dish with wild rice, cream of mushroom soup and Parmesan crusted chicken. I rarely go back for seconds, but I always did with this meal. So good! Recently, I was looking for a chicken dish, but one that was a little lighter. I have actually been... Read more »

Recipe: Oatmeal Souffle

Recipe: Oatmeal Souffle
Growing up, we often made breakfast at home on Sunday mornings. It was the one day of the week where everyone was home, and we spent the mornings experimenting in the kitchen. With all the snow we got this weekend, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to stay home and have a cozy breakfast, in. I decided... Read more »
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5 Places to go for Valentine's Day

5 Places to go for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! If you are still deciding where to go, below is a list of a few special places that range from casual to fancy to flirty and will definitely impress your date. Tortoise Supper Club: Dim lighting, dark wood accents, intimate booth seating, multiple fireplaces and live jazz music... Read more »

Recipe: Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

Recipe: Mini Bell Pepper Nachos
To me, Superbowl Sunday is about the food and the game, most of the time. However, I have very little interest in the Eagles or the Patriots. SO, this year, it is ALL about the food. I wanted to share a recipe from SkinnyTaste, in case you are looking for a fun appetizer, that’s a... Read more »

Recipe: Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles

Recipe: Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles
My senior year in college, my roommates and I ordered Chinese takeout every Thursday night. With no class on Fridays, it was our kickoff to the weekend. We paired it with watching Grey’s Anatomy and prepped for a night out. It was one of my most favorite nights in college! I don’t order Chinese food as... Read more »
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6 Burgers to try this Month

6 Burgers to try this Month
It seems like burgers are quickly appearing on every menu, and it’s getting competitive too. Who is combining the best meat, the perfect cheese, the freshest bun, the right toppings and sauce too. Burgers are indeed all the rage. Below is a list that ranges from simple to creative and a must-try. Owen & Engine:... Read more »

Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Peppers
There are certain recipes I consider to be my ‘go-to’s’. To me, these recipes are reliable, easy to make, not too time consuming, healthy and delicious. Turkey stuffed peppers are quickly moving into my top five ‘go-to’ recipes. I love Gina’s recipe, but I did make a few adjustments to add more flavor. I use freshly made turkey... Read more »

5 Cozy Places to Dine this Winter

5 Cozy Places to Dine this Winter
It’s easy to stay home when the temps drop to single digits. However, there are so many cozy spots in Chicago to visit that are worth braving the cold. Below is a list of five places to try this winter that are cozy-chic establishments not to be missed. Summer House Santa Monica: The interior of... Read more »
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Recipe: Belgian Waffles

Recipe: Belgian Waffles
One of my favorite moments during the holiday season is Christmas morning. We take forever to open gifts while sipping hot coffee and nibbling on coffee cake and then finally get around to making breakfast at 2:00 pm. It. Is. The. Best. I used to always make biscuits, but this year we got a waffle maker... Read more »