The Rundown v. 13

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Happy Friday Everyone! I am celebrating my Friday with doughnuts. The doughnut trend is still going strong in Chicago, and I am 100% on board. Today’s doughnuts are from Glazed & Infused, which has six locations in the city. The Banana Nutella Pretzel and the Red Velvet are my current favorites. What else have I […]

Strawberry Watermelon POWERADE Punch

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With the Big Game just around the corner, many of us are hosting viewing parties and are looking for easy and festive game day recipes. How about making a light, refreshing, thirst-quenching, four-ingredient punch that can be prepared in just minutes? Watermelon Strawberry POWERADE Punch is kid-friendly and the perfect beverage to serve at a gathering. […]

Chop Shop Brunch


Chop Shop is a restaurant/butcher/event space hybrid in Wicker Park. After being invited to check out Chop Shop’s weekend brunch, Charles and I enjoyed a leisurely Sunday brunch, were we might have accidentally ordered more than we could eat. The downstairs has a butcher shop in the middle, tables for dining in the front, a […]

Chicken and Mushroom Ramen

Chicken and Mushroom Ramen

Have you heard that Ramen is the next big food trend? I think I have to agree. It’s healthy, satisfying, and always popping up in my instagram feed. On a lazy Saturday, I cooked up Chicken and Mushroom Ramen for dinner before we settled in for a movie marathon. This is the ultimate easy wintertime comfort […]

Range, Chicago


Range is a charming neighborhood restaurant in one of my favorite parts of Lincoln Park. The menu is comprised of rustic classics like roast chicken, skirt steak, and burgers. I recently got to attend a sampling of the winter menu and my friends and I were treated to six different selections from the new menu, […]

The Super Bowl Menu Guide

The Super Bowl Menu Guide

Is the Super Bowl about football, or is it about the food we eat while we watch football? Maybe the answer depends on if your team is playing in the game or not. Regardless of whether you are in it for the food, or the football, I have created a Super Bowl Menu Guide full […]

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip | The Kittchen

The Super Bowl is just around the corner, which means it is time to talk about appetizers that are perfect for game day. My friends and I are obsessed with Buffalo Chicken Dip, which is hugely popular in the Midwest. Buffalo Chicken Dip is a three layer dip. It is ranch flavored cream cheese topped […]

Southwestern Baked Eggs


Ready for another fun grab and go weekday breakfast? I created this recipe for Southwestern Baked Eggs that can easily be modified to incorporate your favorite ingredients. Simply fold flour tortillas so that they fit in a muffin tin, fill with mushrooms, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese, top with an egg, and bake. […]

Game Day Cooking Demo with Stephanie Izard at Macy’s on 1/28


Chef Stephanie Izard is one of Chicago’s most acclaimed Chefs, quickly rising to fame after winning season four of Top Chef (becoming the first woman to win). In 2010 Izard opened Girl & The Goat in Chicago’s West Loop, which earned a James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant. Just a year later she opened a diner Little Goat, and […]

The Kittchen Chicken Quinoa Bowl at Burrito Beach

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Have you picked up on the fact that I love love love Mexican food? My love of eating, and Mexican food, has led to the most exciting thing! My very own menu item at a Mexican restuarant! I am thrilled to announce that my creation – a Quinoa Chicken Bowl – is launching at Burrito […]

The Foodie Films Guide


Snuggling on the couch on a cold winter day is one of my favorite things. Another one of my favorite things is food. To combine the two, I have created the ultimate list of foodie films, and I have suggested what to eat while you watch. This should keep everyone busy during these frigid winter […]

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