Eating in Austin


I made it to dozen different restaurants when I was in Austin. Today I am going to tell you about an incredible brunch, a funky doughnut shop, a taco truck, and a beer garden with a Southern twist. I was in Austin with my friend Jocelyn for the Blogher Food conference. Jocelyn and I decided […]

Gold and White Thanksgiving Tablescape


While eating the meal is my favorite part of Thanksgiving, I do look forward to designing a new tablescape each year. This year I put together a Gold and White Thanksgiving Tablescape. The place settings and decor was all either white or gold and the florals provided additional pops of color. I mixed and matched items […]

Roasted Tomato Guacamole

Roasted Tomato Guacamole

My friend Paul says that everything is good in moderation but guacamole is best in excess and I couldn’t agree more. Everyone loves guacamole and there are so many ways to prepare it. At my most recent party, I made a pair of guacamoles, a mild Roasted Tomato Guacamole, plus a spicy guacamole with roasted […]

Classic Cheeseburgers


One thing I love about Chicagoans is the way that they spend as much time outside as possible for as long as they can. They might even tailgate when there is snow on the ground. While I wouldn’t tailgate in the freezing cold, I do like to take advantage of warm fall days. They are […]

The Most Delicious Thanksgiving Corn Recipe


You will probably go back for thirds of this Thanksgiving Corn. Fresh corn is sliced off the cob and cooked with bell peppers and seasoned with cream cheese, paprika, and chili powder. The satisfying crisp texture of the corn and bell peppers is the perfect contrast to the mashed potatoes it will sit beside on […]

Austin Food Crawl


On our second day in Austin, Jocelyn and I focused on trying as many restaurants as possible. We tried brunch, ice cream, pizza, and barbecue, all in the span of about 5 hours. Our first stop was Elizabeth Street Café for brunch. The small restaurant serves up food with an Asian influence, so in addition […]

Blue Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin


I can’t exactly tell you that this recipe for Blue Cheese Potatoes Au Gratin is healthy, but I can tell you that it is amazing enough to deserve a spot on your table on Thanksgiving. This new recipe was the rookie of the year at our annual pre-Thanksgiving feast/photoshoot. Thinly sliced red potatoes are layered […]

Easy Goat Cheese and Vegetable Pasta with O Organics®


It’s no secret that cheese and carbs are my favorite things in the world, and my favorite recipes involve both. I came up with this easy Goat Cheese and Vegetable Pasta recipe on the spot at a super fun event hosted by Jewel-Osco to celebrate their O Organics products. We kicked off the day with […]

Sirloin Steak Salad

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I am excited to spill the beans about a project I worked on over the summer! I teamed up with Pre-Brands to create recipes for their new packaging! You might remember Pre-Brands since I have worked with them before, and I regularly use their products in my recipes. I love Pre-Brands because their beef is […]

6 Butternut Squash Recipes

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Fall is in full swing, and I thought that I would pull together some of my favorite butternut squash recipes for you. Butternut squash is a food that my husband and I both love, and I prepare it often when it is in season. I have rounded up recipes for entrees, salads, and side dishes […]

Exploring Austin


I had been looking for an excuse to go to Austin, and when the Blogher Food conference announced it was going to Austin in 2016 the stars aligned. I expected Austin to be similar to Nashville but with more emphasis on food than country music. While the conference was two days, I wanted to give […]


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