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Taste of Boston 2016: Part 1
My husband and I love to travel. It's been great to have someone to explore a new place with, each focused on something different. Him: history, relevance, sports, and culture. Me: food, relevance, and culture. Together, we have grown to have a better appreciation of all the places we visit as we
Round Up: Bacon Bonanza!
TGIF! We're wrapping up this week on a delicious note... with bacon! Some may agree that bacon makes everything better. If you feel this way, this post is dedicated to you! Here are 15 recipes we love that highlight bacon like no other. From salads, appetizers, main entrees and everything in ...
Pan-Fried Soft Shell Crab & Cornmeal Crabcakes
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We've extended our weekend to a whole week... and we're eating our way through Boston, MA. Follow us on Instagram (@wcchicago) to see what delicious things we're up to! Since we're visiting the east coast, it seems only fitting to share a seafood recipe or two with
Round Up: Beach Eats!
As we start to wind down for the summer, you may be trying to squeeze in a few more lazy days at the beach or pool! I know we're scrambling to find some time for relaxing by the water before the chaos of the fall and upcoming school season creeps in. So if you're planning on hitting the beach these
Teriyaki Ginger Chicken Skewers
Still firing up those grills?! I've been on a skewer kick lately because somehow I came across a box full of wooden bamboo skewers I forgot about from previous summers. So when you have a box of skewers, you try making whatever you can on a stick lol! Here's an easy recipe for Teriyaki Ginger ...
1st Wedding Anniversary: Spanish Paella Party!
The past week has been a busy one (hence the slight break in new posts) but I'm happy to be back! It started off a couple weekends ago where we celebrated my father in law's birthday. A week later, we celebrated my husband's big 40th birthday and an early celebration of my mother in law's birthday.
Birthday Round Up: Patricks's Picks!
Today's a special day... it's my husband's 40th birthday and so I'm dedicating this post to highlight some of his favorite dishes! He selected these specific recipes because they have been highly requested at our kitchen table... and believes you'll like them too. So in honor of him on his big 4-0
Shrimp & Avocado Cocktail Salad
We've been experiencing quite a heatwave here in Chicago. And when temperatures rise, I tend to reach for salads and other no-cook recipes for meals. This Shrimp & Avocado Cocktail Salad is one I recently prepared, which was a perfect cool meal. Large steamed shrimp and creamy avocado are tossed in
Homemade Caramel Sauce from Ball
This is the time of year where I start thinking about preserving the flavors of summer as gardens and summer harvests are at it's prime. One way I cling onto summer is my preserving and canning fruits and vegetables so I can use them well after the summer is over. My friends at Ball Canning ...
Low Country Southern Boil
Happy Monday - hope you had a wonderful summer weekend! We were busy teaching back to back culinary classes at our kitchen studio in Chicago this past Saturday and boy, was it a delicious blast. Our first class of the day was our Low Country Southern boil. Friends got hands on in preparing our ...