Where to Order Food Delivery in Chicago v. 2

Let’s face it. When a polar vortex hits, I am not leaving home. Even if I am out of food and wine. Instead, I will rely on Chicago’s many food delivery services to bring me everything I need. Here are my recommendations for where to order food delivery in Chicago. First off, I want to […]

goodnessknows and a New Year’s Challenge

Time. We are always saying that we need more of it. We can’t add more hours to the day, but we can change our own habits to gain more hours of productivity. I teamed up with goodnessknows and they challenged me to do something new this month. They want to encourage and celebrate every attempt on […]

Easy Italian Chicken and Veggie Bake

I love an easy recipe that can feed a lot of people. This Easy Italian Chicken and Veggie Bake is made with chicken breasts that are baked low and slow with fresh spinach and mushrooms, drowned in vodka sauce, and topped with a mozzarella. The active preparation time is just 15 minutes, and this is […]

Borobudur Indonesia

You might not expect to find the biggest most elaborate Buddhist monument in the world in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, but Borobudur is just outside Yogyakarta in Indonesia. During my trip, my sister forced me out of bed at 4am so that we could watch the sunrise from the temple. The […]

Cheesy Egg and Hash Brown Cups

Hosting a brunch? This simple recipe for cheesy egg and hashbrown cups is just the thing to serve. It incorporates all the best breakfast ingredients – eggs, hash brown potatoes, cheese, and prosciutto (which I think is better than bacon). This recipe gets made in a muffin tin, and it is easy to make a dozen […]

Favorite Healthy Recipes

It’s January, which means that it is time to start eating healthy! I added an exclamation point even though I am not particularly excited about this. I prefer to eat macaroni and cheese instead of salad bowls, but I do think that it is important to reset my eating habits at the start of each year. In […]

The Best Garlic Bread (and fun ways to serve it)

Did you know that you can make delicious garlic bread in just about 5 minutes?! It’s the perfect side to serve with pasta since it tastes even better when slathered in tomato sauce. Last night I used this recipe to make garlic bread to accompany the zucchini noodles in bolognese sauce that we ate for […]

French Onion Soup (made with beer)

I first shared this recipe years ago, along with some pretty horrendous photos. I love the recipe, so I thought it was time to return to it, update it, and give it some better images. This is a twist on classic French Onion Soup that adds a bit of beer. Of course, the best part […]

The Boston Guide

Charles says that I am bad luck. The only time his flights are delayed or canceled is when I am with him. It doesn’t help that Chicago and New England are notorious for having challenging weather. So I wasn’t too surprised when our flight home to Chicago after Christmas was canceled. The problem was that we […]

Brussels Sprout and Apple Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

My sister Kelly is obsessed with this brussels sprout and apple salad. She made a massive batch for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve because she wanted to add something fresh and healthy to the menu. I thought that the salad could use a little oomph, so I added two of my favorite ingredients: cheddar cheese and […]

Winter Tablescape with West Elm and Fiber Florist

I worked on a really fun collaboration this week and I am so excited to show it to you! Lindsay, who runs social media for West Elm Chicago (and who was the brains behind the Snap Kitchen Picnic last summer) came to me in October with an idea. She has discovered Vivian, aka Fiber Florist, via Instagram […]

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