Weekend Project: Glitter and Gold Coasters

Glitter and Gold Coasters

Maybe I am finally a real adult because I finally have furniture nice enough to necessitate coasters. Charles and I moved in June, and since then we have been investing in new furniture. Our latest purchase is a live edge walnut coffee table – and it just wouldn’t be the same if it became covered […]

Spicy Mexican Chicken Soup

Spicy Mexican Chicken Soup

I invented the recipe for this Spicy Mexican Chicken Soup while I was working from home on a snowy day. The soup is the cross between a soup and a chili, it is hearty and thick, and if you let it simmer a bit longer it could even be a dip. The soup has chunks […]

Banana Cream Pie, with a layer of Chocolate

Banana Cream Pie

My lovely friend Maya just turned 26. She is one of the most frequent visitors to my home, often coming over for dinner and red wine when Charles is out of town. When I offered to make her a birthday cake, she said that prefers pie, and asked if I would make her a Banana Cream […]

Blog Post #1000: 10 Things I Have Learned About Blogging

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It’s a landmark day here at The Kittchen. This is my 1000th blog post. I have done a lot of writing in the past 3+ years. To celebrate this occasion, I though that I would indulge with some funfetti cupcake pancakes, and share some blogging advice I have picked up over the years. 1. Consistency is […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones are the perfect thing to bake on a snowy winter Sunday, and the perfect thing to grab for breakfast to eat on your way to work. I married a Brit, and have become obsessed with British breakfast foods. While the Brits don’t have the best reputation when it comes to food, […]

The Rundown v. 14

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I’m ready for winter to be over, but it usually snows until mid April in Chicago, so I am going to make my escape. Next week we are heading to Puerto Rico (have you been?). Things are a bit quiet in the dead of winter in Chicago, and that is a good thing, because it’s too […]

Spanish Omelette with Olive Oils from Spain

Spanish Omelet

Looking for an easy brunch recipe for two? I have created a recipe for a Spanish Omelette that is an easy, and cheesy, twist on the original. A Spanish Omelette is an egg omelette with potato, onion, and parsley. It is thick, and unlike a French omelette, it is not folded. The combination of the […]

The Allis at the SoHo House Chicago

The Allis Chicago

  The Allis is hands down one of the coolest spaces in Chicago. The rustic mets refined decor includes massive chandeliers, plush velvet chairs, wooden tables, a long marble bar, exposed brick, and oversized windows that let the light pour in. The menu at The Allis is short and simple, but in the best possible […]

Heart Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

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First things first. There is no real ice cream in these Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches. Instead, the ice cream is made from frozen pureed DOLE Bananas! Bananas make a beautifully creamy healthy alternative to ice cream. To make ice cream sandwiches, I prepared peanut butter and oat cookies that are somewhat similar to a […]

Sweet and Spicy Sausage and Farfalle

Sweet and Spicy Sausage and Farfalle

Sweet and Spicy Sausage and Farfalle is pasta served in a creamy tomato sauce with spinach, onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes and chunks of sweet Italian sausage. The red pepper flakes add heat which contrasts nicely with the sweet sausage, and the Parmesan cheese pulls everything together perfectly. This is a meal that my mother […]

Potato Hash and Sunny Side Up Egg Breakfast

Potato Hash with Sunny Side Up Eggs

Ready for a knock your socks off breakfast that is easy to prepare? Even some with basic cooking skills can prepare this potato hash and sunny side up egg breakfast with ease. The secret here is the ever so slightly spicy potatoes, that are layered with shredded cheddar, canadian bacon, and a sunny side up […]

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