What's Cookin' Chicago
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
Cochon555: Chicago Tour Stop 2016
I love pork. Probably more than I should! So when the opportunity to attend Cochon555 came up, it was a no-brainer. This past Sunday, April 24th, Cochon555 was held at the Loews Chicago Hotel and we had our restaurant editor attend on our behalf to enjoy all things pork! It was an amazing culinary
Eat A Dish for Make A Wish!
Last week, Maggiano ’s Little Italy restaurants kicked off their annual “Eat-A-Dish for Make-A-Wish” campaign. This special campaign, hosted by Maggiano's, is now on their 13th year in which they have partnered with Make-A-Wish ® , a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with ...
Resto Review: Umami Burger's Falafel Burger
Umami Burger has added a delicious new item to their menu, the Falafel Burger ! Complete with a falafel patty, beet infused couscous, crushed avocado, romaine, tomato, tzatziki and pickled red onion, the Falafel Burger will be a delicious way for the typical meat lover to mix things up, or will be
Sous Chef Joel Makes GF Nutty Brownies
I love the springtime because it means a fresh new start after the cold and dreary winter. The spring also gives us a reason to gather with friends to enjoy the glorious weather! Friends and neighbors are celebrating spring with a cookout where each family is bringing something to share. How will
Chicago French Market: Delicious Updates!
The Bensidoun family, market operators in France since the early 1900s and now the largest market operators in Paris, operates and manages Chicago French Market . The family operates nearly 100 open-air and indoor markets throughout the U.S. and Europe, including eleven Chicagoland outdoor,
Round Up: Grilled Cheese Glory
Did you know that April is Grilled Cheese Month?! We love our share of grilled cheese sandwiches at home but I love putting a delicious spin on them every so often. Why limit yourself to just cheese and bread? Mix it up with a combination of cheeses. Incorporate some spreads like pesto. Stuff your
Sous Chef Joel Makes GF Chocolate Chip Cookies!
It's a lazy weekend and that means I can finally peruse the aisles while I shop at my leisure. Walmart has some new things in the baking aisle - Pillsbury Gluten Free baking products! I stocked up on a couple of their mixes at Walmart since they make it easy for me to prepare homemade baked goods
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Meatballs - who loves them?! There's something about meatballs that is comforting to me. Maybe it's because I grew up excited about 'spaghetti & meatball' night, whether it was made at home or was a special dinner out at the local Olive Garden. Regardless, I always remember enjoying pasta with ...
Culinary Travels: Marco Island, FL
It's been somewhat quiet here lately and that's because life has gotten hectic! Work has been busy, leaving little time for me to dedicate to kitchen fun. However, our family took a much needed getaway where we headed south for Spring Break. Our destination? Marco Island, Florida. It was a ...