What's Cookin' Chicago
Door County Summer Cherry Pie
What's on your 'foodie bucket list?' On mine, I wanted to visit Wisconsin's Door County and get cherry wasted. That is, indulge in all things cherry! A few weekends ago, I did just that with The Baron and we had a wonderful time taking in the quaint towns along Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula. ...
Strawberry Banana Vanilla Soy Ice Cream
We can never have too much ice cream at our house so my boys are always looking for some after dinner. But to be honest, I'm not all that fond of making ice cream. It's not so much making it but rather all the effort involved. Or maybe it's just that I loathe how my bulky freezer bowls for my ice
International Can-It-Forward Day!
Join us today for the International Can-It-Forward Day? It's an event where you can learn the basics of canning to preserve the season's freshest produce among other things. This year it will be held via live webcast on Saturday, August 16th and our host will be the ever popular judge of Bravo's ...
The summer is coming to a close with Labor Day weekend just around the corner and kids starting school (if not already). Given this, my friends and I wanted to take advantage of the perfect grilling weather this weekend. Since we are huge fans of Korean cuisine, we figured a Korean Grilling Party
Kickin' Teriyaki Chicken Wings
I took a much needed weekend away and it's great to come back refreshed and relaxed! Even better are recipes that require little to no effort at all. We love our chicken wings and I had a craving for Asian flavors. To combine the two ideas, these Kickin' Teriyaki Chicken Wings fit the bill. A ...
It's Canning Season... Are You Ready?!
It's canning season... are you ready? This year I'm participating in the International Can-It-Forward Day and cannot be more excited. To help me get in canning mode, my friends at Ball graciously sent over some canning products to test out and get me in prepared for a day of canning! So what is ...
Best Ever Butter Yellow Cake
I love birthdays. It's so fun to celebrate with loved ones and I especially enjoy celebrating the birthdays of my closest family and friends. This week, the Baron celebrated his birthday and in honor of his special day, I had him choose whatever crazy, out of the ordinary, ultimate cake he wanted.
Back to School Snacks & A Language Stars Open House!
It's officially August and that means kids are going back to school! If you're looking to have some great, wholesome snacks ready for the kiddies, I've got a few ideas to share. Here are some treats to help get everyone geared up to starting a new school year... Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola ...
Bacon & Blue Cheese Flatbread
Every now and then, I get some free time to really take in some of my favorite Chicago neighborhoods. Not too long ago, I spent the weekend reviewing quite a few restaurants while exploring some shops and markets in the area. On my little foodie excursion, I picked up a few things that were unique,
Peach Melba Ice Cream
Summer is slowly coming to an end. The funny thing is that it didn't even feel like summer with the cool weather we had in the Midwest. I can't complain though... I actually enjoyed the weather and loved how mild it was. But even the cooler weather hasn't stopped me from enjoying ice cream. There