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Chicago Food Bloggers 2013 Holiday Gift Guide
View it here. Download it here (11.5MB) It's here! It's here! It's our very first Chicago Food Bloggers Holiday Gift Guide! At nearly 150 pages, it was quite a doozy to put together! But we think the results are worth it -- there are gifts for every foodie in your life, and even a few that go ...
classic vanilla cupcakes
Just a few months to wait for the vanilla counterpoint to those chocolate cupcakes. That's nothing. Absence makes the heart go hungrier is how the phrase goes. Happy Halloween! What did you go as? Oooh spooky. Or oooh sexy. I went as nothing, because I'm an adult. Just kidding, adults can dress up.
brown butter vanilla rice crispy treats
I'm just going to act like it's been one week since I updated this blog and not over six months. A lot has happened in that week. I moved back home to Chicago! There just weren't enough shootings in Boston, you know. I already miss the oysters. And the people. Hi Danielle! Hi Daphnie! Especially ...
Happy Pączki Day! Are you aware it's pączki day? Are you Polish? If so, of course you are. If not, too bad for you, eh? Pączki are Polish pastries eaten on Fat Tuesday, or lent eve. When I was growing up my whole family would go to my Great Grandma Jenny's house in East Chicago, Indiana, for ...
my newest project
Introducing... Chicago Food Bloggers ! This is what I have been working on for the past few weeks. It's based on Boston Food Bloggers , whose founder, Rachel Leah Blumenthal, gave the site her blessing. Cities like Austin, Charleston, Los Angeles, and New York all have their own food blogger groups
I was going to make an introduction about some nonsense that has nothing to do with the recipe and then tie it to the recipe with the thinnest of transitions, like I usually do, but the note about using a scale became so long that I have decided this whole post is going to be about using one. Look,
homemade hamburger buns
I love any business makeover show. Hotel Impossible, Tabatha Takes Over, Restaurant Impossible, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (and the lesser American equivalent), Bar Rescue . Except for the screaming and yelling; that I could do without. Particularly Restaurant Impossible's Robert and Bar Rescue's
classic chocolate cupcakes
Whatever happened to magic? When I was growing up magic seemed, if not quite at Houdini levels, popular enough that there were a few television specials every year. At least once a summer CBS would trot out David Copperfield to make corny jokes, inappropriately dance with scantily clad women ...
braised beef over orange zest pappardelle
How bout them Super Bowl commercials? Pretty great, eh? Almost as great as how much talk there is about them. It must be nice to work for an advertising agency and you just film a dog dancing for 30 seconds and CNN reports it as news. "Wasn't that Pepsi frog funny? You are in the Situation Room." I
day twenty-two - final challenge
Note: For six weeks, July 5 - August 11, I will be enrolled in the culinary arts cooking and pastry/baking certificate programs at Boston University. Cooking is Monday and Tuesday, baking is Wednesday and Thursday. We have to keep a daily journal of the experience, so I'll be blogging about the ...