What's Cookin' Chicago
Happy Hump Day! I don't know about you, but I'm anxious for the upcoming holiday weekend to get here. We're looking forward to enjoying the long weekend together and indulging in some summer fare. And with any holiday weekend, there's always some gathering happening somewhere. If you're either
Island Pork Roast
Each month, close friends and family come over a themed dinner I prepare. It's something I've been doing for years and it's become a tradition to have a big feast, catch up with everyone and really take in the quality time spent with each other. This past weekend was our June dinner event and our
Round Up: Taste of the Tropics!
We finally hit the official day of summer this week - woohoo! With that, it's definitely nice to soak in all the sun, warmth and fun of the season. It reminds of how nice it must be to live in a tropical part of the world to experience this all year round. And with that, I'm hosting a dinner party
Round Up: Berry Bliss!
We're bursting with berries! It's definite the best time to take advantage of the bounty of berries this time of year. All my local grocery stores are fully stocked with an abundance of berries on sale - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc. So in honor of all the berries ...
Magic Shortbread Bars
Father's Day is around the corner... how will you be celebrating those wonderful father figures in your life? My dad is pretty amazing and I admit, I don't tell him or show him enough. Over the years, I've paid close attention to foods he like so I can spoil him with treats. This year is no ...
Smoked Salmon Crostini
For those that know me well understand my love of appetizers and snacks. I could just snack all day instead of a traditional big meal. The best part of snacking for me is just being able to nibble on small bites for some variety. That said, my favorite snack lately is simple - a toasted piece of ...
Round Up: Summer Sipping!
With the temperatures creeping up in the Midwest, we have to do a better job of being hydrated! Summer is a wonderful time to play with drinks - punches, cocktails, etc. Here's a top 10 list of some of our Summer Sipping favorites! Watermelon, Mint & Lychee Mojitos This pitcher is perfect for a ...
Grilled Honey Teriyaki Chicken
Even though it isn't officially summer, I tend to start summer off early once Memorial Day comes around. Which means, it's grilling season again! What tasty items have you thrown on the grill so far? We have been enjoying the beautiful weather later and taking advantage of our grill whenever ...
Round Up: Main Salad Suppers
The warm weather has been craving for salads lately and I could easily enjoy a big salad as a main entree. Who says it needs to always stick to being a side dish? When it comes to salad, my favorite is salad will include a combination of a fruit, nuts, cheese and a protein of some sort. There's ...
Classic Key Lime Pie
Summer is so close... I can taste it! One of my favorite desserts that captures the fun and fruity tastes of summer is a Classic Key Lime Pie . My husband absolutely loves this particular pie as well and I recently made this dessert to a special date night menu we had at home. It's wonderful for ...