The Kittchen Turns 3!


   Three years ago, on my 28th birthday, I was handed a printout and log in information for The Kittchen, and this blog was born. So The Kittchen and I have the same birthday. Tomorrow The Kittchen turns 3 and I turn 31. I never thought that my hobby would become what it is today. […]

Bacon Mozzarella Benedict

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Having houseguests is the perfect reason to cook a fancy breakfast. My sister and her boyfriend recently came to visit and this Bacon Mozzarella Benedict was inspired by my sister’s boyfriend’s love of poached eggs and his obsession with bacon. I added a mozzarella sauce because I am a firm believer that cheese makes everything […]

Pear, Pomegranate, and Goat Cheese Salad (plus a Door to Door Organics Giveaway!)


Healthy eating and a busy lifestyle have a tendency to clash. My new favorite way to save time and to eat fresh healthy food is my Door to Door Organics subscription. It saves me a trip to the store and brings fruits, vegetables, and other essentials straight to my doorstep each week. Just check out the […]

deca at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago

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Deca, the restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, is a Michelin Bib Gourmand winner and they recently welcomed Executive Chef Martin Knaubert who previous worked as a chef at The Four Seasons kitchens all over the world (The Four Seasons owns The Ritz-Carlton Chicago). He was in Berlin, Florida, Hawaii, China, Syria, and Canada before coming to Chicago. He recently […]

How To Put Together A Cheese Board


  October is American Cheese Month and in celebration of this glorious month celebrating my favorite food, I met with Bryan Bland, the Head Cheesemonger at Pastoral. Pastoral is a small local chain that specializes in artisan bread, cheese, and wine and to honor American Cheese Month, Pastoral is offering a special cheese plate featuring […]

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 […]

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