Old Town Social, Chicago

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We moved to Old Town two months ago, and one of our favorite things to do on weekends is to explore neighborhood brunch spots. Recently we went to Old Town Social, a large bar/restaurant with a hint of rustic Southern Charm and an eclectic menu. The restaurant is right on North Avenue, and just a […]

A Maine Adventure: Cabbage Island Clambakes


I spent the weekend in Maine with my family. We went up to Boothbay Harbor for our friends’ wedding, and the day after the wedding my Mom arranged for everyone to go on an adventure to Cabbage Island for a traditional Maine clambake. We kept joking that we were showing my husband “the real Maine”, […]

Vacation Day

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Hi everyone! I am giving myself a day off. I am in Maine with my family, exploring all this great state has to offer. I will tell you all about it when I get back – and I will share lots of new recipes. See you tomorrow! – Kit

Kaminsky’s – Charleston


After I traveled to Charleston in grad school, I had such wonderful things to say about the city that my parents were inspired to travel there themselves. It was my mother (who has a major sweet tooth) who told me about Kaminsky’s, a bar that serves desserts. This, I think, is the best type of […]

Nick’s on King Street – Charleston


We explored many restaurants while we were in Charleston last month. I have already told you all about Husk, and High Cotton, and today I am writing about Nick’s on King Street. I will admit that this place is more touristy than I usually go for, but I enjoy the laid back rustic atmosphere and the Southern […]

Easy Turkey Chili Lunch

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Today I am sharing the last in my series of posts on easy packable lunches. This turkey chili recipe is made with a crockpot and just takes a couple of minutes of preparation time. The best thing about chili is that it is easy to customize based on what you like. If you don’t like […]

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Whiskey Caramel Frosting

Banana Chocolate Whiskey Caramel Cupcakes

These Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Whiskey Caramel Frosting sound like lots of different flavors, but they just work. The cupcakes are made with boxed cupcake mix with the additional of smashed banana. Then the cupcakes are topped with a whiskey caramel frosting. It is a simple recipe, and one that has received rave reviews from […]

Kanela Breakfast Club

Kanela Breakfast Club Chicago

   Kanela Breakfast Club is a charming spot in Old Town with sidewalk seating. We moved to Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood earlier this summer, and have enjoyed exploring the eateries in our new neighborhood. We love a great brunch and I think that Kanela might become one of our regular brunch spots. The sidewalk patio […]

The Rundown v. 4

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How is it August already? Can we get time to slow down a bit? In Chicago, we suffer through long brutal winters, and this inspires us to make the most of every summer – packing in as much activity as we can before we need to slip back into hibernation. Here is a little summary […]

A Maine Favorite: The Clam Shack Lobster Roll

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The lobster roll is a simple treat loved by the masses. Its rich buttery taste is an affordable way to enjoy the flavors of lobster in a casual environment without the work of shucking lobster yourself. Made popular in New England, its appeal has spread across the country, with restaurants specializing in the tasty treat […]

Cranberry Chicken Salad

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Today I am sharing another easy packable lunch recipe. This Cranberry Chicken Salad is one of my favorite lunches. It is made with a store-bought rotisserie chicken, so the preparation time is only 15 minutes. This chicken salad is great in a sandwich or it can be served over salad for a lighter lunch. I […]

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