Chicken Shop at the Soho House Chicago


SoHo House is a members-only club that recently opened a location in Chicago. While the upper floors of the club are private, the ground level has three restaurants that are open to the public. One of the restaurants that is open to the public is Chicken Shop, which its name suggests, specializes in rotisserie chicken. […]

Cranberry Coca-Cola Life Punch


With the holidays just around the corner, there is a good chance you might be entertaining lots of friends and family. Punch has always been popular at events and has recently become a big trend with the emergence of punches using new and innovative flavor combinations and ingredients. The best thing about punch is that […]

Hosting A Holiday Cookie Party

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My favorite part of the Christmas season is the baking. I could spend all day decorating cookies and watching the Love Actually, Serendipity, and The Holiday – these movies are modern classics. When I was a teenager, my sister and I took over the Christmas cookie operation at my parents house. They have a big […]

Holiday Hostess Gifts


Heading to Christmas and New Years Eve parties? Need holiday hostess gifts? Here are some fun and thoughtful ideas that will impress any host or hostess. I love the City Maps glassware that The Uncommon Green sells. A huge selection of cities are available in both rocks and pint glasses. You can purchase glasses representing where […]

Gingerbrunch at the Dana Hotel

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A leisurely brunch with girl friends, followed by an afternoon spent decorating gingerbread houses – while sipping mimosas sounds just perfect, doesn’t it? The best part was that the Dana Hotel did all of the work. You just need to make a reservation at hotel’s restaurant, Freestyle, for their Gingerbrunch, and the hotel will have everything […]

The Rundown v. 11

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Maybe the Canadians are on to something with celebrating Thanksgiving and October, and therefore spacing out Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year we went straight from Thanksgiving parties to Christmas parties without a break in between. Let’s start with the event nearest and dearest to my heart. The Windy City Blogger Collective, a group that I […]

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Warm, fresh out of the oven, cinnamon rolls covered in cream cheese icing is one of the most decadent breakfasts. I updated classic cinnamon rolls by adding pecans toasted in maple syrup to create Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls. Adding the maple glazed pecans is really simple- they just get spread out and added to the cinnamon […]

Spinach Parmesan Pasta Salad with Chicken


The holidays are a busy time, and for me the key to getting everything done is to plan ahead. I have been hitting the kitchen on Sundays and preparing a couple of things that we can bring to work for lunch, or have for dinner on a evening when I don’t have time to cook. […]

The Foodie Gift Guide


Wondering what to buy the foodie in your life for Christmas? Allow me to help. Here is a collection of gift selections that I think foodies will love. A Great Garlic Press – this is one of those little tools that I use all the time, and have an effective, and easy to clean garlic […]

What to Bring to a Holiday Party: Raspberry White Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Raspberry White Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Raspberry White Chocolate Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting is a dessert just a wonderful as it sounds, and a perfect addition to your holiday party menu. I have spent the past few weeks writing about desserts to bring to a holiday party, I covered my favorite store bought chocolate treats, halfway homemade desserts, and I shared […]

Umami Burger, Chicago

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For a city known for hot dogs, Chicago has certainly been flirting with burgers lately. In the past couple of months Chicago has added two high profile burger joints to the city’s roster of restaurants. Recently Shake Shack has been stealing the spotlight, but Umami Burger (an import from Los Angeles) arrived first. Umami Burger […]

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