What's Cookin' Chicago
Round Up: BBQ Bonanza!
Let's face it - BBQ or Bar B Q or Barbeque can have all sorts of various definitions, depending on who you ask. In some parts of the country, it's practically a religion or even a sport. Others, it's merely a flavor or style or referred to as a type of sauce. Regardless of what BBQ means to you, ...
The Green Machine Cocktail
Last weekend, my husband and I had a glorious 'staycation' in Chicago. To kick it off, we met up with our friends from Tanqueray for a wonderful and delicious brunch at the Godfrey Hotel's IO Rooftop Lounge. It was a gorgeous Saturday morning with perfect weather to relax and enjoy the open views.
Coconut Ginger Chicken Skewers
This past weekend was nothing short of gorgeous weather here in Chicago! The sun was shining, light breezes flowed through just when it was needed and for a brief moment, it felt like summer. I'm anxiously awaiting more of those beautiful days very soon because it had us outdoors enjoying every ...
Round Up: Burger Love
Memorial Day is around the corner and for us, it marks the day to fire up the grill to welcome summer! One of our favorite grilled meals is a good, juicy and flavorful burger. I'm sure we won't be alone this coming Memorial Day holiday grilling up some burgers! If you're planning on doing the same,
June Classes - Open for Registration!
We've been quite busy lately and our summer season of culinary classes is ramping up! And with that, it's the perfect time to share the wonderful platform that I use for my classes - Dabble . I've been working with Dabble since the fall of 2011 and the past few years have been nothing short of an
BLT Chopped Salad
Summer seems like it's just around the corner and lately, I've been into a lot of salads. One particular salad I can't get enough of is this BLT Chopped Salad . First off, bacon. That's reason enough to know it's gotta be good. Second, it's all the best parts of a traditional BLT (bacon, lettuce,
Round Up: Strawberry Fields
We're coming into the middle of May and soon, the beginning of Strawberry Season will be here in a few weeks. I'm starting to see some strawberry sales at the grocery stores for berries probably grown out west... and that's making me anxious for our season to happen next month. So if you're ...
Chocolate Walnut Baklava Triangles
What happens with you combine flaky pastry sheets slathered with butter, stuffed with walnuts and chocolate chips, then drenched in sweet citrus kissed syrup? You get these glorious Chocolate Walnut Bakala Triangles ! This is a twist on the popular baklava dessert that makes it easy to share and ...
Event Recap: 40th Fiesta Party!
This past weekend was quite a party packed one! I celebrated my 40th birthday on Saturday with a Fiesta theme (a nod to the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations) and it was beyond amazing. Patrick did a great job planning and hosting my special day while allowing me to provide some input since he ...
Fresh Raspberry Cream Scones with Lemon Glaze
Mother's Day is coming up - how will you celebrate? This year, I have a special Mother's Day for the simple fact that my son, Joel, was born on the same date six years ago. It really gives me all the feels because his existence is why I can even celebrate Mother's Day to begin with! But even though