Posts tagged "Dinner Parties"

Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chopping Block and Common Threads

Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chopping Block and Common Threads
Get ‘em cooking. That’s the mutual goal for nonprofit Common Threads, with its mission to get 1 million kids cooking through healthy-eating and culturally aware cooking classes, and for Chopping Block, Chicago’s renown recreational cooking school whose aim is to get people to cook. This past week the two teamed up for a special Mediterranean... Read more »

The Thanksgiving Healthy Eating Poem

The Thanksgiving Healthy Eating Poem
T’was the season of Thanksgiving, And all across the land, Anticipation abounded, For the holiday most grand. Thoughts of turkey, stuffing, and pie, Danced in our heads, While notions of ruining our diets, Filled us with dread. ‘Cause Thanksgiving meals average, 3,000 calories, Nearly a pound of weight, just one night, Wrecking havoc on our... Read more »

Brisket for the (High) Holidays

Brisket for the (High) Holidays
Growing up, brisket was synonymous with the Jewish high holidays, especially when Grandma was cooking. Over the past few years, though, I’ve noticed that brisket seems to be, shall we say, off-trend. And for really no good reason; insofar as meat goes, it’s relatively cheap per pound, it’s not a complicated dish to prepare, and... Read more »
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Travel-Themed Baby Shower

Travel-Themed Baby Shower
For the globetrotting mama-to-be, coming up with a travel-themed baby shower was easy. And the best part was designing the menu, all based on different places she had been. Here’s what we did…. Oh, and by the way, it’s a girl!

A Children’s Books Themed Baby Shower for a Book-Loving Family

A Children’s Books Themed Baby Shower for a Book-Loving Family
This past weekend, I threw a baby shower for one of my good friends. My co-conspirator planner and I had such a great time planning the shower, both because the shower was a (successful!) surprise (mom-to-be thought it was a later weekend and a much smaller affair), and because we came up with the perfect... Read more »

Dinner Parties: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (whew...I was busy!)

Dinner Parties: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (whew...I was busy!)
One of my very favorite things to do is have a dinner party. It’s actually why I went to culinary arts school – I think few things bring people together like food……and wine(!) – and I wanted to feel comfortable in the kitchen so I could throw a party sans stress. I held my first... Read more »
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