Kale Caesar Potato Salad (with bacon)

Kale Caesar Potato Salad with Bacon | via thekittchen.com

Confession: I am not a fan of potato salad with mayonnaise based dressings. This inspired me to play around with different ingredients and dressings, and the result was a Kale Caesar Potato Salad with Parmesan and crispy crumbled bacon. The dressing is creamy and cheesy, and the potatoes soak it in nicely, and the kale […]

7 Layer Taco Dip

7 Layer Taco Dip - the appetizer you need to serve at your next party | via The Kittchen

When I was having trouble deciding what to prepare for our most recent party, I asked my friend Maya what she wanted to eat at the party. She provided a very detailed answer. She said that she wanted a 7 Layer Taco Dip. And then she went into detail about each and every layer and the […]

The Rundown v21


Let’s see… Last time I wrote one of these posts I had just quit my terrible 9-5 job to work for myself. Everyone has been asking me about the adjustment, and of course I love it, but it has been more of an adjustment than I anticipated. I guess that I thought I would have more […]

Bar Takito


Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with tacos? Since I grew up in Maine, and went to school in the middle of nowhere Massachusetts, I didn’t get to experience good Mexican food until I moved to New York when I was 22. Then I was hooked. When I moved to Chicago seven years ago, my […]

Farro Salad with Goat Cheese, Chicken, and Spinach

Farro Salad with Goat Cheese, Chicken, and Spinach | via The Kittchen

Judging  by the fact it is popping up on menus, and disappearing from grocery store shelves, farro is becoming the new food trend. Farro is an ancient grain with almost the same exact nutritional properties as quinoa. Farro tastes like a cross between barley and brown rice; it is chewy and has a touch of […]

The Wisconsin Room at The American Club

The Wisconsin Room at The American Club

Charles and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway to The American Club in Kohler, WI. The luxury resort is home to nine restaurants, one of which is The Wisconsin Room, a stately restaurant with wood paneling, chandeliers, and plush seating with large windows overlooking the lush green grounds of the resort. […]

Mexican Corn Pasta Salad

Mexican Corn Pasta Salad

Recently my Mom called me, and after she was done scolding me for dying my hair pink, she told me that she had started adding corn to her pasta salad and she loved the texture and taste it added to a recipe she had been making for decades. This inspired me to create this Mexican […]

Breakfast Tostadas


Last weekend Charles and I had a low key brunch at one of my favorite restaurants, Summer House. When it comes to brunch, there are two types of dishes I want: Eggs Benedict, or egg dishes with a Mexican twist. On Sunday I ordered Breakfast Tostadas with pulled chicken, avocado, queso fresco, sunny side up eggs, […]

Mon Ami Gabi


Bastille Day was the perfect reason to gather a group of girlfriends, sip Sparkling Rosé, and dine on French food. My darling friends at The Everygirl invited me to dinner at Mon Ami Gabi, and it was one of the most elegant and delicious meals I have had lately. Not only was the food incredible, but […]

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches - made in a slow cooker | via thekittchen.com

I’ve got something fun for you today. I have teamed up with six of my favorite Chicago food bloggers for a virtual dinner party! Each of us prepared a different dish for a summer barbecue, and if you put it all together you have a complete party menu. I prepared BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders using […]

Caramel Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies


This might not come as a surprise, but when you combine chocolate chip cookie dough, marshmallow fluff, and milk chocolate caramel squares, it’s absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, the outcome of these Caramel Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies wasn’t as pretty as I had hoped, but they are so melt in your mouth delicious that Erin might need to […]

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