Posts in category "Holidays"

15 St. Patrick’s Day and Weekend Restaurant Specials

15 St. Patrick’s Day and Weekend Restaurant Specials
St. Patrick’s Day weekend is one of the biggest day drinking holidays of the whole year and the perfect way to welcome in patio season in Chicago! Restaurants know that the Chirish need a chaser for all their green beer and I’ve been compiling the best food specials all over the city.   Chicago q... Read more »

8 Festive Cocktails for New Years Eve

Sugar Frost Cocktail: 1 part UV Sugar Crush, 3 parts lemon-lime soda- serve over ice in a highball glass
New Years Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year and along with that comes cocktails, and lots of them. Over the past few weeks I’ve been compiling several different festive winter cocktail recipes that would be a great addition to any New Year’s party!

The Chicago Food Lovers Gift Guide

KitchenAid Stand Mixer- I have several good friends who own this mixer and they all have nothing but good things to say about it. One of the great things is that there are so many options for add-ons whether it be a meat grinder or pasta maker.
People often ask me what they can get their food-loving friends for the holidays. So this year I put together a list of a bunch of items that I personally would love to get as a gift (or I already have and love) and I think the foodie in your life will too! I’ve broken... Read more »
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Holiday Food Events in Chicago

Holiday Food Events in Chicago
Chicago is a city that loves to be festive, and the holidays are a great excuse to check out the many great eating and drinking events happening all around the city. I know that as soon as the temperature drops below freezing Chicagoans tend to hibernate, but save that for January and February! I’ve put... Read more »

6 Easy Recipes for Halloween Finger Foods

Back when trick-or-treating after dark was still acceptable, before cell phones, and when dressing up meant wearing something actually scary, Halloween on a Friday was one of the greatest things that could happen as a kid. All of the children in the neighborhood dressed up, grabbed our pillow cases and set out for the yearly... Read more »

The (Food) Science Behind Thanksgiving

Bird is the Word…Plus Some Side Dish Science! While I love blogging, I’m also very thankful that I have what I consider a great “day job” as a media relations manager at the Institute of Food Technologists. Basically I get to nerd-out all day about the science behind food. If you ever had a kitchen... Read more »
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Healthy Easy Thanksgiving Green Beans and Friendsgiving

Healthy Easy Thanksgiving Green Beans and Friendsgiving
This year I participated in a little “Friendsgiving” the Sunday before the traditional Thanksgiving. For those of you who don’t know, Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving celebration with close friends usually the weekend before friends, boyfriends, and girlfriends separate to celebrate the actual Thursday with their families. The friend(s) who host the gathering are usually in... Read more »

Last Minute Halloween Party Foods

This recipe is super easy to put together! Simply use a canned tomato soup such as Campbells and cook as directed. Then pour the soup into little beakers that can easily be passed around at a party!
In honor of Halloween, I wanted to share with everyone some of my favorite “spooky” recipes I’ve been stalking over the past few weeks! If you’re stuck for ideas for a last minute bash I’ve got some great Sandra Lee inspired semi-homemade recipes to help you out! Bloody Test Tubes, Eyeball Martini, and Candy Corn... Read more »