Archive for April 2014

Starbucks Brings Teavana to Chicago & Launches Oprah Chai

With its first store opening in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1971, Starbucks is now a part of our daily routine, and has changed the way we think about coffee. Hungry for more Starbucks has taken on a new challenge: tea. Yes, you can buy a cup of hot tea at Starbucks, but at its... Read more »

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 »

Sox Park's 12-Scoop Banana Split Sundae

I woke up Monday, March 31st, with a smile on my face. Not because I was working a half day, although that it is a nice way start to a week, but because it was White Sox Opening Day. After a treacherous winter, which led to a rush in thawing out the field just 2... Read more »

How to Make Pierogies - A Ukrainian Favorite

I visited Ukraine in the fall with my dad and while taking a tour of Kyiv one day, I dined at a traditional Ukrainian restaurant for lunch. After sipping on borscht (which was accompanied by sour cream and a shot of vodka) I tasted my first pierogies. During my introduction with pierogies, I have to... Read more »