Caramel Apple Party

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Nothing says fall like a caramel apple party. On Sunday a group of my friends (who also happen to be bloggers) gathered at my home to celebrate fall and decorate caramel apples. This was such a fun party idea- it’s festive, but really easy. Since I hosted, I made the caramel, and then everyone brought […]

The Rundown v 8 (and a Shake Shack Giveaway!)


The excitement of fall is over for me. At first I get excited to wear cute fall boots and coats, but now it has taken a turn towards cold. When it’s cold, I just want to drink red wine by the fireplace while watching Scandal (I’m obsessed). When I am not freezing, I am freaking […]

Lemon Sage Chicken


Short on time? This Lemon Sage Chicken recipe is just what you need. There are times when my recipes aren’t exactly planned out, they just come together based on what I find in my fridge. This recipe is a perfect example of that. The chicken was poached in butter, white wine, and lemon, and seasoned […]

The Pump Room at the Public Hotel, Chicago


The Pump Room at the Public Hotel is celebrating its 75th anniversary. While some hotel restaurants can be sterile and uninviting, The Pump Room, with its gorgeous globe lighting, is cozy, romantic, and welcoming. Some friends and I were invited to taste throw back 1930s cocktails and the fall menu. We were treated to a […]

3 Easy Appetizers with Ingredients from Aldi


Football season is in full swing, and the weather has gone from chilly to cold. It is the time of year when I just want to hibernate. I’m a very social person, so although I don’t want to leave my home, I still want to see my friends. I have learned that food is the […]

10 Easy Halloween Costumes Straight From Your Closet

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Halloween is just around the corner, and you’re more ready than you think. With a little creativity and some digging through your closet, you can make one of these easy costumes in no time! 1. A certain dynamic duo of Figure Skating Announcers won America’s hearts with their commentary and coordinated outfits at the Sochi Olympics. To get […]

Kabocha Squash and Ricotta Bruschetta


   Remember how I was talking about roasting squash the other day? I went overboard, and now my fridge is filled with squash, which means that I am coming up with fun new ways to eat it. This kabocha squash and ricotta bruschetta is my version of the incredible appetizer served at The Pump Room […]

RPM and Eataly: A Tale of Two Italian Restaurants


RPM Italian and Eataly’s La Pizza/La Pasta are two of the most buzzed about Italian restaurants in Chicago. They are similar in many ways. Both are owned by celebrities. Eataly is owned by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Lidia Bastianich, while RPM is owned by Giuliana and Bill Rancic (along with the Melmans of Lettuce Entertain […]

Grilled Zucchini with Tomato and Goat Cheese


Ready for a really easy recipe? Grilled zucchini topped with tomato sauce and goat cheese is a fresh tasting dish that can be served as an appetizer or meal. It is a healthy variation of pizza that can be served as a quick weeknight meal. I love simple rustic meals made of a few simple ingredients. Each ingredient […]

Adamus at The Silversmith Hotel


Adamus is one of the new additions to the loop dining scene, bringing life to an area that used to be a little too quiet. Adamus is tucked inside the newly renovated The Silversmith Hotel. They invited a group from the Windy City Blogger Collective to try the new seasonal fall menu. The menu was fall […]

The Easiest Way To Roast Squash


The hardest part of preparing squash is slicing the squash. It is so hard, dense, and awkwardly shaped that it can be dangerous to cut. Recently I tried cooking squash a new, much easier way. Instead of struggling to slice the squash, place the entire squash in the oven, and bake it until soft, and […]

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