Category: recipes

BBQ Magic with Sandwich King Jeff Mauro and George Foreman

BBQ Magic with Sandwich King Jeff Mauro and George Foreman
With summer just around the proverbial corner, Food Network star and Celebrity Chef, Jeff Mauro, has created the ultimate sandwich for BBQ-season, The Triple Porker with a little help from the George Foreman Rapid Series 6 Serving Grill.  We received the Grill along with Jeff’s exclusive recipe for his “Triple Pork.” The “Triple Porker,” “Pork”  or “Three Pigs” BBQ sandwich... Read more »

Celebrate the Oscars with your own gala & signature recipes from Wolfgang Puck

Even through you might not be entertaining 1500 guests at your Oscar Party, there’s no reason why you can’t stage a mini Governors Ball–with a little help from Wolfgang Puck. The official Governors Ball, at Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center®, brings together 1,500 invited guests including Oscar winners,... Read more »

BRR! Warm up with bone broth

BRR! Warm up with bone broth
BRR, frigid, windy, cloudy, flurries. Winter has arrived. And Chicago is ready. Those of us who have lived here for more than a few years know the routine–gloves, hats, warm boots and lottsa layers. Something you may want to add this year–instead of–or in addition to– your Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts is bone broth. In... Read more »
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Thanksgiving Secret: Make It Ahead Roast Turkey

Thanksgiving Secret: Make It Ahead Roast Turkey
Is it too early to start preparing Thanksgiving dinner? With the big day only three weeks from tomorrow, the answer is NO. It is not too early to get cooking. Getting everything organized and done in time for Thanksgiving can be daunting and stressful to say the least. But it doesn’t have to be. According... Read more »

Sunday Breakfast (or any day) with Ina's Heavenly Hots

Sunday Breakfast (or any day) with Ina's Heavenly Hots
Breakfast at Ina’s, the new 50-minute documentary that made its World Premiere at October’s Chicago International Film Festival, got me thinking how much I miss Ina’s. Not just the restaurant but its personable owner Ina Pinkney, aka “The Breakfast Queen.” For over 33 years, Ina’s was a home away from home for many regulars who... Read more »