What's Cookin' Chicago
November Resto Round Up!
Patrick and I have been so busy lately but I love that we are never too busy to schedule date nights together each week. We enjoy checking out restaurants to try out new offerings, learn about new restaurant concepts and above all, enjoy great food! Here is a round up of recent places we've visited
Sous Vide Caramel Apple Galette
Thanksgiving is merely 2 weeks away... are you ready? I know of quite a few friends who have their menus drafted and their shopping list started. Where are you in the holiday planning? For me, I'm playing with a few recipes to try out, as we are hosting a Post-Thanksgiving Friendsgiving dinner. One
Holiday Foodie Finds: November Edition!
If you're like me, you're probably gearing up for Thanksgiving later this month! I've been checking out a few new things that can help me for the holidays both in and out of the kitchen, while being somewhat food related. Here are some foodie finds that I recently enjoyed and maybe you'll find ...
Sous Vide Chili Rubbed Ribeye Steak
Steak. It's what's for dinner. We are definitely carnivores at home and we enjoy our share of good steaks. So when I got the SousVide Supreme , I knew I had to try my hand at a sous vide steak. The result was beyond amazing. This Sous Vide Chili Rubbed Ribeye Steak was rubbed with a blend of ...
Sous Vide Pot Roast
Clocks have been set back an hour this past weekend and I am thrilled to have that extra hour to use! But along with that hour is having to deal with shorter days, early nights and well, the winter weather mindset comes in with the cold temps. When the cold sets in, I want nothing more than comfort
GF Bananas Foster Pancakes
Pancakes are a special weekend treat at our house. My lil guy, Joel, loves to help out in the kitchen, especially during weekend breakfasts and this past weekend was no exception. We enjoy playing around with ingredients to add to our pancakes or coming up with a different topping aside from the ...
Tropical Green Smoothie
Now that a majority, if not all, my favorite summer farmer's markets are no longer available, I wanted to find another way to get fresh, organic and high quality ingredients. That's when I learned about Door to Door Organics here in the Chicago area. They are an online grocer specializing in ...
Meaty Fire Roasted Garlic Chili
Nothing says a lazy fall day like enjoying a good, hearty bowl of chili. We love chili most during the fall months. I usually make chili on weekends because often times, recipes I've used call for slow cooking for hours. But during the week, we had a major craving for chili and slow cooking for a
I love potlucks. For those that know me, I used to host potlucks weekly among friends and members of my old culinary group I managed. In an effort to bring back the potluck trend, I hosted a Fall Potluck Luncheon a few weeks ago. The event was a success and although it was a small gathering, it was
Roasted Garlic Lemon Cornish Hen
A good roast chicken dinner is a classic meal enjoyed by many. We love our share of chicken at our house but I wanted to try something a bit different, yet familiar with a typical chicken dinner. Instead of chicken, I served up these Roasted Garlic Lemon Cornish Hens . These miniature chickens were