Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day

The Allis

Did you know that Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants? Valentine’s Day is number two. This means that you need to decide where to celebrate Mother’s Day now while you can still snag a reservation. I have rounded up a list of restaurants perfect for brunch or dinner on Mother’s […]

Frontier, Chicago

Frontier Chicago

I am one of those people who never knows that to order at brunch, which is why I especially appreciated the opportunity to attend a brunch menu tasting at Frontier. Frontier is a manly gastropub that has the vibe of a hunting lodge. Deer heads are mounted on the wall, a fire burns in the […]

Two Bean Bison Chili

Two Bean Bison Chili | The Kittchen

  Two Bean Bison Chili is a super simple one pot meal that can be made in just 30 minutes. This hearty chili has the perfect balance of meat, beans, peppers, and a kick of spice. This meal is high in protein, low on fat, and big in flavor. If you are unfamiliar with bison meat, […]

Another Broken Egg, Birmingham


Brunch is usually a special weekend treat. Brunch on a Tuesday? That doesn’t happen very often for me, but when I was in Birmingham I had a pleasure of brunching at Another Broken Egg. Southerners do brunch right, let me explain why. Biscuits, grits, sausage and gravy – the South takes brunch to another level […]

Easy Mini Breakfast Quiches

Easy Mini Breakfast Quiches, a recipe for a crowd that can be prepared in just 30 minutes.

Need to make breakfast for a crowd? This recipe for Easy Mini Breakfast Quiches takes only 30 minutes to prepare and is perfect for a weekend brunch.  Instead of making dough from scratch, I used store bought dough, cut it to size, pressed it into cupcake tins, and then filled each quiche with vegetables and […]

The Rundown v 16


  Does anyone else have spring cleaning fever? I have become obsessed with cleaning and getting ahead. Laundry is finally getting folded, my closet has been purged, and I have been preparing all my lunches for the week on Sundays. Another big change? I am going to the gym again after an eight month hiatus […]

The Commons Club at the Virgin Hotel, Chicago

Virgin Hotel Chicago

On the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day, Charles and I escaped the madness and had a quiet leisurely brunch at The Commons Club at the Virgin Hotel. The Saturday before St. Pat’s is when Chicago celebrates and things kick off with the river being dyed green. Then things quickly escalate into a full blown drunken […]

Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken with iDevices

Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken

  Roasting two chickens over the weekend is the best way to get ahead for the week. I am currently on the paleo diet – I have cut out most carbs, sugar, alcohol, and dairy (other than butter and a tiny bit of cheese in salads). The diet focuses on eating lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, […]

SAW’s Juke Joint, Birmingham

SAW's Juke Joint

One cold January day, an invitation to travel to Birmingham, Alabama popped into my inbox. Two days of activities hosted by Delta Faucet and Southern Living Magazine, paired with the promise of warmer weather- it was an easy sell. I might not know anything about living in the south, but I love Southern culture and […]

Roasted Asparagus Soup

Roasted Asparagus Soup

When my husband and I are trying to lose weight, we make roasted vegetable soups. They are loaded with healthy vegetables, easy to prepare, and can be made in large batches. Recently, I created this roasted asparagus soup seasoned with lemon juice and roasted garlic. The process of making roasted vegetable soup is simple, I roast […]

Creamy Parmesan Pasta with a Poached Egg


I’ve found the ultimate brunch for the person who tends to prefer the lunch side of brunch. Inspired by a dish from Nellcote’s old brunch menu, I created Creamy Parmesan Pasta with a Poached Egg. It’s fresh pasta tossed in a parmesan cream sauce with a touch of lemon, topped with a runny poached egg. This […]

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